2 Dec 2020 - 3 Dec 2020
2 adults - 1 room
With its small-town feel and laid-back atmosphere, it's easy to forget that Lincoln Nebraska is a state capital. Look past the sleepy veneer, however, and you'll find plenty of impressive cultural attractions – including the Lincoln Children's Zoo and the Sheldon Museum of Art. The city is also home to UNL (University of Nebraska Lincoln), and the student population is partly responsible for Lincoln's low-key nightlife and liberal attitudes.
The neighbourhood you choose to base yourself in during a trip to Lincoln can have a big impact on your stay. If you hire a car at Lincoln Airport, it'll make getting around the city (and Nebraska) a lot easier. These are some of Lincoln's most popular neighbourhoods.
Downtown Lincoln is where the action is. This modern neighbourhood is home to the Bourbon Theatre, and close to the UNL campus with its art gallery. It's also within walking distance of Historic Haymarket. There are lots of restaurants, bars and big shops in Downtown Lincoln, so it makes the perfect base for exploring the city.
Historic Haymarket is Lincoln's renovated industrial neighbourhood. The 19th century red brick warehouses now house boutique hotels, trendy bars and upscale restaurants. This central neighbourhood is just steps away from Downtown, but has a trendier feel that's ideal for hipsters and nightlife seekers.
It's not a neighbourhood per se, but there's such a big cluster of hotels near Lincoln Airport it would be remiss not to mention it. Lincoln Airport hotels are well connected, with most sitting just off the I-80 road. These 3-star hotels are usually very good value for money, and a good option if you're renting a car.
If you're travelling to Lincoln on a budget, you'll want to book into one of these popular wallet-friendly hotels. Finding cheap hotels is easy – simply filter by price and sort from low-to-high. If you want a great price/quality ratio, sort your low-cost hotels by guest rating.
These hotels are popular with our users, and generally competitively priced.
Sunset Inn & Suites – Your continental breakfast (and ride to the airport) are included in your room rate at this understated hotel.
America's Best Value Inn Lincoln Airport – Children under 11 can stay for free at this basic hotel.
Microtel Inn & Suites – This 48-room hotel has a hot tub, gym and swimming pool. Not bad for a budget hotel.
Visit Lincoln during spring or autumn for excellent weather and an unbeatable buzz – this is football season, after all, and locals go crazy for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. If you do visit at this time of year, watch out for tornadoes. Summers in Lincoln can be hot and humid, while winters are freezing cold.
Cheapest time to stay in Lincoln
Hotels in Lincoln tend to be cheaper during the winter months, when football is on hold and the weather grows bitter. Arrive in November and you're likely to see the first snow of the year.
While last minute hotel deals in Lincoln can save you money, there is the risk that the hotel you're after will sell all of its rooms before you get a chance to book. You'll often find cheaper hotel prices the further in advance that you book, as demand hasn't driven up prices yet.
When you compare hotels with Skyscanner, you'll always get the best prices for your dates – whether you're booking at the last minute or a year in advance. Our results page shows you prices from a range of sources, direct from the hotel and deals from travel agents.
There's not a whole lot to attract a tourist to come specifically to Lincoln. However, having said that if you are in town there are several fun things to do. It is a very nice place to live with pretty low living costs, and very friendly people
LIncoln is a surprisingly trendy and wonderful town to visit. It has a very active downtown, pedestrian area with many local breweries and small cafes. The university in town contributes a lot to the feeling of the place, attracting people from hundreds of miles away for every home football game. There is a nice farmer's and flea market on Saturdays that is very enjoyable. The Speedway Museum alone is worth a visit to Lincoln. Cool, eclectic, unpretentious and fabulous. Great town.
Lincoln is a prettier city than I expected it to be and larger too. In a way, it reminded me of home in Georgia. The capitol building is among my favorites in the country. Good eats here too.
Great store a must to go to need a gd 5 hrs though great food on 2nd level pulled pork sandwich is great!!