Carolina’s last trip to Omaha was back in 2018, so the recommendations mentioned here are based on that experience. Since then, a lot has changed, including the impact of COVID-19, so some details may have been altered. Here are some essential tips for UNC Tar Heels fans heading to Omaha for the College World Series.

When it comes to game day necessities, the team hotel is the Embassy Suites nearest to Charles Schwab Field. Keep an eye out for team send-offs and welcome backs happening there. For more information, check the Carolina baseball social media channels. The Tar Heels will have an open practice at the field on Thursday, and there will be a FanFest area around the stadium during game days.

If you’re looking for a treat, Zesto across from the stadium has been a favorite spot for Tar Heels for nearly two decades. They are known for their delicious milkshakes, with the “Mandy Forbes” being a popular choice – a blend of peanut butter and hot fudge.

On the off day between games, consider visiting the remains of the old Rosenblatt Stadium, located near the zoo. While much has changed since 2018, it’s still a fun spot to explore. Don’t forget to check out Stadium View Sports Cards, a former CWS institution. And since you’re in Omaha, expect to be asked about visiting the zoo – it’s a local tradition.

For dining options, The Drover steakhouse is a must-visit spot in Omaha. Try their whiskey filet and enjoy the unique dining experience. If you’re looking for other dining options, the Old Market area, about a mile walk from the stadium, offers various restaurants. Spaghetti Works, Upstream Brewing, and M’s Pub are popular choices. For dessert, don’t miss Ted and Wally’s Ice Cream or eCreamery.

If you’re up for a day trip, consider visiting the Field of Dreams site or the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, just an hour away. And for breakfast or lunch, Wheatfields is a great spot with friendly service and delicious food.

Omaha may not have as many attractions as other major cities, but it has its charm. The locals are proud of the College World Series and are welcoming to fans from all schools. While there may be newer event hubs, few places can match the love and passion Omaha has for the CWS. So, make the most of your time in Omaha, enjoy the baseball, and immerse yourself in the local culture.