Hugh's Favorite Cleveland Locations

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MetroParks All around Cleveland The Emerald Necklace - Cleveland MetroParks were rated #1 in the US in 2021. And well deserved!
Edgewater Park Edgewater Park Great walks along the lake and Beach
55th Street Pier East 55th Street Nice Pier. Good Place to grab a beer or drink and watch the boats!
Rockefeller Park and Cultural Gardens University Circle Who has a 3 mile park in the middle of their city - Cleveland! Beautiful park.
Cleveland Zoo West 25th  
Merwin's Warf The Flats Nice Urban Park on the Cuyahoga River.

Breweries and Spirits

Collision Bend Brewery The Flats My favorite in Cleveland!
Market Grarden Brewery West 25th Award winning beers. Next to West Side Market
Great Lakes Brewery West 25th  
Butcher and the Brewer Downtown East 4th Street. Waling distance from hotel.
Heinen's Grocery Downtown July 1: Friday Night Welcome Party. 5-7 pm light hors d'oeuvres and joy. Heinen’s Downtown Upstairs Rotunda
Noble Beast Brewery Downtown  
Masthead Brewery Downtown  


Slyman's Deli Downtown Downtown  
Marble Room Steaks and Raw Bar Downtown Used to be the Federal Building. Pricey but Incredible!
Moma Santa's Little Italy Excellent Pizza and Italian Fare - Reasonable
Yours Truly Downtown Downtown Great American Style Restaurant at Playhouse Square - affordable and open 6:30 am to 9:00 pm
Le Petit Triangle Cafe Ohio City Great little local French Cafe in a cool area of the near West Side.
The Harp Irish Restaurant Near West Side W. 45th and Detroit. Greak restaurant, nice view of the Lake
Stone Mad Pub Gordon Square West Side Irish Bar and Restaurant. They brought all the stones for it from Ireland!
Music Box The Flats Trendy Restaurant in a vibrant area of the city along the Cuyahoga River
L'Albatros University Circle Fine Dining at Case Western Reserve University
Asian Town Asian Town 17 Restaurants listed. My favorite is Miega, 2nd floor Asian Town Center


Soldiers and Sailors Monument Downtown In the middle of Public Square. Check hours to visit inside!
Terminal Tower Downtown Cleveland's signature Skyscraper. Check out the Observatory Deck. Also the central terminal for the Rapid Transit (RTA)
Lakeview Cemetery Little Italy Historic Cemetery and Arboretum. Highly Recommend Website Informative stories about the history of Cleveland industrial pioneers.


Cuyahoga Valley National Park Richfield, Ohio Great Biking Trails now connected to Lake Erie! Goes along the Historic Erie Canal and Cuyahoga River.
Rowing The Flats Row the Cuyahog River Rentals
Bike Tours Downtown Tour the city of Cleveland by Bike!


Progressive Field Downtown Saturday July 2nd: Cleveland Guardians vs. New York
6 pm at Progressive Field
Baseball, fireworks, and beautiful
scenic views
Goodtime III Cleveland Flats Monday July 4th: Goodtimes 3 Dinner and Fireworks Boat Cruise on Lake Eerie.
6 pm - Enjoy a relaxing and delicious dinner buffet on the Harbor then enjoy the sightseeing on the Cuyahoga River and Lake Erie. As darkness falls, you’ll
enjoy a spectacular fireworks show.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Downtown Cleveland Rocks! Highly recommentd if you are a Rock fan.
West Side Market West 25th The Market is over 100 years old. A great place to visit and shop for fresh foods. Several great bars, restaurants and breweries in the area.
The Cleveland Zoo    
The Jack Casino Downtown Casino!
Greater Cleveland Aquarium The Flats If you like fish and sea things!


Residence Inn & Suites - Reservations;!!FOfmI8qiWcWBHqypJtzENF0!hl8-JqPdfSRQEOAIVffw03vHkmObRNstpFwmEG7GcvRnXzOKyUCTrr_lL9cabQtUxRaO$ Downtown Tuesday July 5th: Going Home Bagel Breakfast at the Residence Inn Downtown Cleveland 9 am - bagels, schmear, and memories
Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade Downtown This hotel was built in the beatiful Arcade of Downtown Cleveland. Highly Recommend at least looking in the lobby!


Cleveland Museum of Art University Circle My favorite museum. Must See! Rated #2 in US. Always Free. Pay only for special exhibits.
Cleveland Museum of Natural History University Circle Great Museum
Cleveland History Center University Circle The best Car and Cleveland History Musuem. Highly Recommend. Note: Cleveland built the first Car, Truck, Bike Seat, etc. Gasoline was discovered here! Also had the first Electric Street Light!
MOCA Cleveland University Circle Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland
Cleveland Botanical Gardens University Circle Beutiful Botanical Gardens!
Severance Center University Circle Home of the world renown Cleveland Orchestra
Playhouse Square Downtown Performing Arts District Second only to Broadway in the US!

Golf Courses

Fowler's Mill Golf Course Chesterland, OH About 1 hour from Cleveland. Excellent and Challenging Course.
St. Denis Golf Club Chardon, OH About 1 hour from Cleveland. Good Course.
Manakiki Golf Course Willoughby Hills, OH About 45 minutes from Cleveland. Highly rated Gold Course. Convenient location.
Golf Cleveland Listing Various List of Cleveland Area Golf Courses and their ratings.

For Kids

Great Lakes Science Center Cleveland Downtown  
Children's Museum Cleveland University Circle  

Suburbs and Day Trips

Ohio Wine Trail Geneva, OH  
Cedar Point Sandusky, OH About 1.5 hours from Cleveland in Sandusky, OH - Great for the Family. Waterpark available. Most Roller Coasters in the World!
Holden Arboretum Kirtland, OH About 1 hour East of Cleveland. Beautiful Trails, Canopy Walk, unmatched collection of trees and flowers. Somewhat pricey.
Presque Isle, Erie PA Erie, PA About 1.5 hours East of Cleveland. 10 mile Penninsula and State Park. Nice Beaches. Near Erie, PA dining, etc.
Niagara Falls Niagara Falls, NY One of the Seven Wonders of the US. If you have not seen it, you should. About 3.5 Hour drive from Cleveland.
Mentor Headlands Beach Park Mentor, OH About 1 hour East of Downtown Cleveland. Great Beach and Lighthouse.
Huntington Beach State Park Westlake, OH About 1 hour West of Downtown Cleveland. Nice Beach
Put-In-Bay Huron, OH Islands of Lake Erie about 2 hours West of Cleveland. Ferry to the Island, and Golf Cart rentals while touring the islands. Good Bars and Wineries. Boating, Fishing, etc.


Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Asian Town John & Helen Cassidy were married there! Roman and Latin Masses available.


Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Berea, OH The only way to fly!
Cleveland RTA Dowtown The RTA or Rapid Transit System has its hub in the Terminal Tower, walking distance from Residence Inn. It can take you to Little Italy, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, etc.
Lolly the Trolly Downtown Siteseeing done right! Tours all over Downtown and the Flats
Elcee2 Water Taxi The Flats  
Downtown Trolley Service Downtown Free Trips to Playhouse Square.


University Circle     University Circle was rated the #1 Arts Distict in the US in 2021.
Little Italy      
Asian Town Center      
The Flats      
West 25th      
Ohio City & Tremont      
East 55th Street      
Gordon Sqare      
Edgewater Park      


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