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Best things to do in Lincoln Nebraska - Allea Grummert - Nebraska Husker football game day

Nebraska Husker football game day.

I’m really excited to interview Allea Grummert of about Lincoln, Nebraska. Allea’s tips for the best things to do in Lincoln are awesome because she grew up nearby and moved to Lincoln 16 years ago for college. She stayed for the community and how it feels like a “big small town.”

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Capitol Building. Photo by David Mark on Pixabay.

Lincoln, Nebraska

We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Visit Lincoln, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.

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Best things to do in Lincoln Nebraska - Allea Grummert - Cheering on runners at the Lincoln Marathon

Cheering on runners at the Lincoln Marathon. Allea is in the pink shirt and white hat.

Getting around Lincoln

The local airport is Lincoln Airport (LNK), which is about a ten-minute drive into the city. Allea says not all airlines fly into Lincoln, so your other option is to fly into Omaha’s Eppley Airfield (OMA) and then make the hour’s drive to Lincoln. Use our Expedia tool below to find flight, hotel, and rental car options.

Allea says that you’ll need to rent a car if you want to explore beyond the downtown area. For the best rental car offers, visit Avis, Budget, or Hertz.

StarTran is the local public transportation, which is great for getting around the city center. It’s $1.25 per ride or $2.50 for a day pass, and the Downtown Trolley is only $0.25. Uber and Lyft are excellent ways to get around.

When you only need a car for a couple of hours, you can rent by the hour with Zipcar. Join now to get $25 loaded into your account.

Best things to do in Lincoln Nebraska - Allea Grummert - Lincoln Haymarket

Lincoln Haymarket.

Places we talked about on the Lincoln, Nebraska podcast

Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Allea Grummert about Lincoln, Nebraska. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.

  • Red dots = best places to eat in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Green dots = best things to do in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Yellow dots = best places to stay in Lincoln, Nebraska

Who is Allea Grummert?

Allea Grummert is a copywriter and email marketing automation expert for online businesses. She’s based out of Lincoln, Nebraska, and has lived there for 16 years. A Nebraska native (from a town of 118 people!), she’s considered fleeing to “cooler” places over the years but has stayed put because Lincoln offers a thriving community, music scene, and a “big, small-town” feel you can’t get just anywhere.

Best things to do in Lincoln Nebraska - Allea Grummert at The Mill

Allea at The Mill.

Here are is an article from Allea’s blog and some of the ways she can help you grow your business:

You can connect with Allea on her website and on Twitter and Instagram.

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Best things to do in Lincoln Nebraska - Allea Grummert - Ice cream from 402 Creamery

Ice cream from 402 Creamery.

Stay tuned for our next episode

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Leisa meditating at the base of Cathedral Rock.

Listen to the next episode when Leisa Peterson of shares the best things to do in Sedona, Arizona. In this episode, Leisa and I talk about climbing Cathedral Rock, exploring Subway Cave, and having fun at the Tlaquepaque Art & Shopping Village. We hope you’ll join us when We Travel There.

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