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11 Fun Things You Must Do in Cleveland

Pack your bags and take a bus trip to Cleveland in the Buckeye State! With so many things to do in Cleveland, Ohio – from must-visit museums to highly-acclaimed restaurants – a good time is waiting for you!

Note: there are more things to see in Cleveland other than tourist attractions. Don’t you want to spend some time drinking on West 25th St like a true Clevelander or food shopping (and sampling!) at West Side Market? If you do, you’re in luck because we have the best summer activities picked out for you! If not, keep reading and you’ll surely change your mind.

Things to See in Cleveland

Things to do in Cleveland, Ohio:

1. Take a guided kayak tour or rent a kayak/paddle board on your own with 41 degrees North Kayak Adventures and venture out on Cleveland-adjacent bodies of water!

2. Take the infamous Melt Challenge at Melt Bar and Grilled – if you dare. Many have tried, but few have succeeded. What is the challenge exactly? Eat a monster grilled cheese featuring 13 different cheeses, 3 slices of grilled bread and a pile of hand-cut fries & slaw. That’s over 5 lbs of food! Good luck!

3. Take a relaxing stroll through the magnificent Cleveland Botanical Garden. You will be happy to know that it boasts a Japanese Garden, a Woodland Garden, a Butterfly Garden, and even a Kitchen Garden!

4. Step inside Presti’s Bakery in Cleveland’s Little Italy for coffee, a pastry, or a meal! Opened in 1903, Presti’s has long emphasized the quality of their food and service.

5. Let Cleveland’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) stimulate your mind and senses with their one-of-a-kind pieces beginning with the mirror-finished architecture of the building. “As a catalyst for creativity and growth,” MOCA is a major attraction to check out in Cleveland!

6. Grocery shop like a native at West Side Market in Ohio City, one of Cleveland’s oldest neighborhoods. Cleveland’s longest-running public market, boasting more than 100 vendors, has been raved as a Cleveland gem and a foodie must!

Things to See in Cleveland: West Side Market

7. After the market, stay around a while and spend a night out on West 25th St. Have a drink and relax like a local at one (or more) of the many bars and beer gardens the area has to offer.

8. Work up a sweat and bike the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, voted best of Ohio Bike Trail 2015. Running along the Cuyahoga River, the Towpath provides a scenic view, cultural landmarks, and a great experience for tourists and natives alike.

9. With the number of things to see in Cleveland, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a must. This city is the Rock and Roll Capital of the World for a reason. Learn about the power of rock and roll and get one step closer to idols like Elvis, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, and many more!

Things to See in Cleveland: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

10. In the up-and-coming Tremont district, you will find local Clevelanders dining at some of the best restaurants the city has to offer. So, pick a restaurant, any restaurant, and dine like a local! With such exciting variety, you are sure to have a good time and an even better meal.

11. Check out one of the hottest and newest events this summer right in Cleveland’s AsiaTown: Night Market Cleveland. Open on the last Saturday of every month (6pm – 11pm), this Asian-inspired food market is the talk of the town. You do not want to miss it.

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Jill Schwartz

Jill Schwartz

Jillian has lived in Massachusetts her whole life, but that doesn’t stop her from traveling to other parts of the world. While her most exciting memories have been in France and Belize, her favorite place to go is anywhere with a beach!

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