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Carter Lake overview

Carter Lake is a budget-friendly place distinct for its live music and theaters, and known for its zoo and college atmosphere. You're sure to appreciate the ample coffee and dining options. Take a campus tour or explore the surrounding area of Creighton University and University of Nebraska-Omaha. Don't miss your chance to see attractions like Freedom Park Navy Museum and Hot Shops Art Center. A family- and business-friendly area, Carter Lake also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Carter Lake

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, Carter Lake has accommodations to fit every need. There are 133 hotels in the Carter Lake area and you can shop as many as 36 deals for rooms on Hotels.com, some with discounts of up to 45%.
  • • 38 2-star hotels with an average price of $47 per night
  • • 79 3-star hotels with an average price of $62 per night
  • • 11 4-star hotels with an average price of $84 per night

Here are the top hotels based on 21942 user reviews of Carter Lake hotels:
  • • Best Western Plus Omaha Airport Inn (Carter Lake)
  • • Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Omaha Airport (Carter Lake)
  • • Super 8 Omaha Eppley Airport/Carter Lake (Carter Lake)
  • • La Quinta Inn & Suites Omaha Airport Downtown (Carter Lake)
  • • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Omaha Airport (Carter Lake)

How to get to Carter Lake

Fly in to Omaha, NE (OMA-Eppley Field), 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from downtown Carter Lake.

What to see around Carter Lake

Live music and theaters are highlights of the area, along with cultural places like:
  • • Freedom Park Navy Museum
  • • Hot Shops Art Center
  • • Holland Performing Arts Center
  • • Omaha Civic Auditorium
  • • Joslyn Art Museum
It's notable for its lakes and favorite places for nature lovers that include:
  • • Glenn Cunningham Lake
  • • Standing Bear Lake Recreation Area
  • • Zorinsky Lake Park
  • • Chalco Hills Recreation Area
Below are some favorite shopping areas to find that perfect souvenir—or simply browse:
  • • Westroads Mall
  • • Oak View Mall
  • • Shadow Lake Towne Center
  • • Village Pointe Shopping Center
Enjoy the university setting or the collegiate vibe around the area of:
  • • Creighton University
  • • University of Nebraska-Omaha
Some highlights of the area include:
  • • Sacred Heart Parish Church
  • • TD Ameritrade Park Omaha
  • • Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge
  • • CenturyLink Center Omaha Convention Center
  • • Lewis & Clark Landing

When to visit Carter Lake

Wondering when's the best time to visit? Here are seasonal norms to help you plan your trip:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 58°F day, 13°F night
  • • April-June: 87°F day, 34°F night
  • • July-September: 88°F day, 47°F night
  • • October-December: 71°F day, 14°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 3.6 inches
  • • April-June: 11.9 inches
  • • July-September: 10.3 inches
  • • October-December: 4.8 inches