How to Spend 24 Hours in Lincoln, NE

Graduate Hotel in Lincoln, NE
Whether you need a quick getaway or you’re just passing through, Lincoln offers a variety of things to see, eat and do. Make the most of your short stay with this 24-hour Lincoln itinerary.

2 p.m.: Arrive in Lincoln and check in at The Graduate Hotel.
Graduate Hotel in Lincoln, NE
Graduate Hotel in Lincoln, NE
Drop your bags and start exploring all the hotel has to offer, including a pool, outdoor terrace, tiki bar, restaurant and game room/lounge – all decked out in 1970s decor (right down to the corncob curtains).

4 p.m.: Grab a drink at JJ’s Tiki Bar. 
Graduate Hotel in Lincoln, NE
Channel island vibes with a tiki drink at JJ’s, conveniently located on the first floor of The Graduate Hotel.

6 p.m.: Walk to dinner at The Oven
I hope you love Indian food, because this restaurant came highly recommended by several Lincoln experts. And for good reason. Take a seat on the outdoor patio and eat your way through a delicious selection of naan, chicken tikka, lamb vindaloo and saag paneer.

8 p.m.: Have some beers at Zip Line Brewing
Zip Line Brewing in Lincoln, NE
Porters, pale ales, stouts – take your pick at Zip Line Brewing. (The Hibiscus Saison is a personal favorite.)

11 a.m.: Wake up and get brunch at Hub Cafe.  
Hub Cafe in Lincoln, NE
Pro tip: order the Fried Farm Egg Sandwich!

2 p.m.: End the trip on a sweet note at Goldenrod Pastries
Goldenrod Pastries in Lincoln, NE
It’s not a trip to Nebraska without a slice of Goldenrod’s sweet cornbread cake. Top it off with an iced matcha latte and you’re ready to hit the road!

2 thoughts on “How to Spend 24 Hours in Lincoln, NE

  1. Food Gal Al

    Yummy! The Oven is and always will be my favorite Indian restaurant ever. Chicken Tikka Korma forever! And that soup they serve before the meal – to die. Great highlight post of Lincoln!

  2. Leslie

    We’ve been meaning to head to Lincoln to visit some friends. The Graduate looks like a dream!

    Thank you for sharing lady 🙂


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