Lincoln travel guide

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You're Going to Love Lincoln

Lincoln is the capital city of Nebraska and is the state's government, education, and transport center. Founded in 1859, the city has a population of around 240,000 but still manages to retain a friendly, small town atmosphere. That atmosphere is enlivened by the presence of the university, which contributes to a great nightlife and laid-back, 'artsy' feel.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Lincoln

What to do in Lincoln

Nebraska State Capitol
Sunken Gardens
Top activities & attractions in Lincoln

When to Visit Lincoln

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Winters can be very cold in Lincoln but summers are warm and humid, while spring and fall have the added benefit of the football season to enjoy.

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How to Get to Lincoln

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Where to Stay in Lincoln

Baymont Inn and Suites has comfortable rooms and is just two miles from the city center. Hyatt Place Lincoln is another good option, located in the Downtown area.

Popular Neighborhoods in Lincoln

Where to stay in popular areas of Lincoln

Most booked hotels in Lincoln

How to Get Around Lincoln

The Cost of Living in Lincoln

Shopping Streets

The Downtown area has the usual mix of fashion, food, and technology stores, while Haymarket has more local craft stores and independent boutiques.

Groceries and Other

A quart of milk in Lincoln will cost around $0.87 and a dozen eggs is $2.53.

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Where to Eat in Lincoln

La Paz on N Cotner Blvd is a favorite local Mexican eatery, while Dish on 11th serves South American and Pan Asian dishes. You will pay around $10 for a meal in a budget restaurant and $25 in a more upscale establishment.

Most popular restaurants in Lincoln

Miller Time Pub & Grill - Lincoln
Excellent (400 reviews)
Venue Restaurant & Lounge
Contemporary American
Excellent (259 reviews)
Piedmont Bistro by Venue
Excellent (175 reviews)
DISH Restaurant
Contemporary American
Excellent (129 reviews)
Famous Dave's - Lincoln
Excellent (94 reviews)
Granite City Food & Brewery - Lincoln
Excellent (78 reviews)
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