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For a city named after one of the most iconic US presidents, Lincoln is suitably steeped in history and culture. From the glory of the State Capitol to the roar of the football crowds, there is a devotion to the all-American way of life. Though it has big city credentials, with enough malls, museums, and entertainment venues to keep any urbanite happy, it has a pleasing small-town atmosphere, with regular Farmers’ Markets and green parks which just invite family picnics.

Things to see

Standing 400 feet tall, the State Capitol building is hard to miss, providing a handy landmark when navigating the city. It flaunts an impressive art deco exterior, but step inside and you'll be wowed by the detailed mosaics, ornate chambers, and panoramic views of Lincoln from the observation deck. If you know your Warhol from your Pollock, you’ll feel at home in the Sheldon Museum of Art, which has a prestigious collection of modern artworks. Sports fans, meanwhile, should head for the Memorial Stadium to be swept up in excitement for the Nebraska Huskers. On game days, their fans flood the stadium in a sea of red, so make sure you take a scarlet sweater. For families, the Lincoln Children’s Zoo provides a delightful day out; little ones will love puffing around on the miniature train, and with over 300 species of animal, they’re sure to find a favorite amongst them.

Hotels in Lincoln

There are a wide range of hotels in Lincoln, from discount hotels to more luxurious options. At the basic end, expect a no-frills brand hotel, with good-sized rooms, private bathrooms, and complimentary continental breakfast. If it’s comfort and glamour you’re after, there are a couple of hotels offering swish rooms furnished with attention to detail, including flat-screen TVs and free luxury toiletries. Pools, restaurants, and bars are available in the hotels at this end of the spectrum. Nearly all Lincoln hotels are family-friendly and offer value for money on family rooms and suites. Some also include business facilities.

Where to stay

For the best of the luxury hotels and for the most convenient access to Lincoln’s main attractions, downtown is the best district to stay in. Here, you’ll have parks, museums, shops, and restaurants all within easy walking distance and the State Capitol will loom large on the skyline. If you’re in Lincoln for a quick stopover or you have an early flight to catch, there are numerous hotels very close to the airport and there is fast, direct transport into the city. If you’re searching for a cheap Lincoln hotel, try the north district, which has many budget choices.

How to get to Lincoln

Lincoln is served by a regional airport, located just 4 miles northwest of the city center. Flights arrive from Chicago, Minneapolis, and Denver, so if coming from further afield, connections will need to be made at one of those airports. Taxis and public shuttles are available from the terminal and it takes 15-20 minutes to arrive in downtown. Some Lincoln hotels also offer their own shuttle services. Omaha Airport, which serves Nebraska’s state capital, is an alternative option, with direct flights from across the USA. From there, there are train and bus services to Lincoln, which take about 2 hours.

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