Hugh's Favorite Cleveland Locations

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Locations

Links and Resources

Location

Notes

MetroParks

https://clevelandmetroparks.com/parks All around Cleveland The Emerald Necklace - Cleveland MetroParks were rated #1 in the US in 2021. And well deserved!
Edgewater Park https://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/search-results?searchtext=edgewater+park&entityfilter=0 Edgewater Park Great walks along the lake and Beach
55th Street Pier https://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/parks/visit/parks/lakefront-reservation/east-55th-street-marina East 55th Street Nice Pier. Good Place to grab a beer or drink and watch the boats!
Rockefeller Park and Cultural Gardens https://www.tclf.org/content/rockefeller-park-cleveland-cultural-gardens University Circle Who has a 3 mile park in the middle of their city - Cleveland! Beautiful park.
Cleveland Zoo https://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/zoo West 25th  
Merwin's Warf https://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/parks/visit/parks/lakefront-reservation/merwin-s-wharf The Flats Nice Urban Park on the Cuyahoga River.

Breweries and Spirits

     
Collision Bend Brewery https://www.collisionbendbrewery.com/ The Flats My favorite in Cleveland!
Market Grarden Brewery https://www.marketgardenbrewery.com/ West 25th Award winning beers. Next to West Side Market
Great Lakes Brewery https://www.greatlakesbrewing.com/ West 25th  
Butcher and the Brewer http://www.butcherandthebrewer.com/ Downtown East 4th Street. Waling distance from hotel.
Heinen's Grocery https://www.heinens.com/stores/downtown-cleveland/ Downtown July 1: Friday Night Welcome Party. 5-7 pm light hors d'oeuvres and joy. Heinen’s Downtown Upstairs Rotunda
Noble Beast Brewery https://www.noblebeastbeer.com/ Downtown  
Masthead Brewery https://mastheadbrewingco.com/contact-us/ Downtown  
       

Restaurants

     
Slyman's Deli Downtown http://slymans.com/ Downtown  
Marble Room Steaks and Raw Bar https://www.marbleroomcle.com/ Downtown Used to be the Federal Building. Pricey but Incredible!
Moma Santa's http://mamasantas.com/ Little Italy Excellent Pizza and Italian Fare - Reasonable
Yours Truly Downtown https://ytr.com/playhouse-square/ Downtown Great American Style Restaurant at Playhouse Square - affordable and open 6:30 am to 9:00 pm
Le Petit Triangle Cafe http://lepetittriangle.com/ Ohio City Great little local French Cafe in a cool area of the near West Side.
The Harp Irish Restaurant http://www.the-harp.com/ Near West Side W. 45th and Detroit. Greak restaurant, nice view of the Lake
Stone Mad Pub https://stonemadpub.com/ Gordon Square West Side Irish Bar and Restaurant. They brought all the stones for it from Ireland!
Music Box https://musicboxcle.com/ The Flats Trendy Restaurant in a vibrant area of the city along the Cuyahoga River
L'Albatros https://www.albatrosbrasserie.com/ University Circle Fine Dining at Case Western Reserve University
Asian Town https://clevelandmagazine.com/food-drink/articles/18-great-restaurants-in-asiatown Asian Town 17 Restaurants listed. My favorite is Miega, 2nd floor Asian Town Center

History

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

Adventure

     
Cuyahoga Valley National Park https://www.nps.gov/cuva/index.htm Richfield, Ohio Great Biking Trails now connected to Lake Erie! Goes along the Historic Erie Canal and Cuyahoga River.
Rowing https://www.theoutbound.com/ohio/kayaking/kayak-on-the-cuyahoga-river The Flats Row the Cuyahog River Rentals
Bike Tours http://www.bobsbiketours.com/tours.html Downtown Tour the city of Cleveland by Bike!
       

Attractions

     
Progressive Field https://www.mlb.com/guardians/ballpark Downtown Saturday July 2nd: Cleveland Guardians vs. New York
Yankees:
6 pm at Progressive Field
Baseball, fireworks, and beautiful
scenic views
Goodtime III Cleveland https://goodtimeiii.com/ 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 https://www.rockhall.com/ Downtown Cleveland Rocks! Highly recommentd if you are a Rock fan.
West Side Market http://westsidemarket.org/ 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 https://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/zoo    
The Jack Casino https://www.jackentertainment.com/cleveland/casino/ Downtown Casino!
Greater Cleveland Aquarium https://www.greaterclevelandaquarium.com/ The Flats If you like fish and sea things!

Hotels

     
Residence Inn & Suites - Reservations https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1647552416155&key=GRP__;!!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 https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/ohio/hyatt-regency-cleveland-at-the-arcade/clerc Downtown This hotel was built in the beatiful Arcade of Downtown Cleveland. Highly Recommend at least looking in the lobby!

Culture

     
Cleveland Museum of Art https://www.clevelandart.org/ University Circle My favorite museum. Must See! Rated #2 in US. Always Free. Pay only for special exhibits.
Cleveland Museum of Natural History https://www.cmnh.org/ University Circle Great Museum
Cleveland History Center https://www.wrhs.org/ 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 http://www.mocacleveland.org/ University Circle Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland
Cleveland Botanical Gardens https://holdenfg.org/ University Circle Beutiful Botanical Gardens!
Severance Center https://www.clevelandorchestra.com/discover/severance/ University Circle Home of the world renown Cleveland Orchestra
Playhouse Square https://www.playhousesquare.org/ Downtown Performing Arts District Second only to Broadway in the US!

Golf Courses

     
Fowler's Mill Golf Course http://fowlersmillgc.com/ Chesterland, OH About 1 hour from Cleveland. Excellent and Challenging Course.
St. Denis Golf Club http://stdenisgolfclub.com/ Chardon, OH About 1 hour from Cleveland. Good Course.
Manakiki Golf Course https://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/golf/courses/manakiki-golf-course Willoughby Hills, OH About 45 minutes from Cleveland. Highly rated Gold Course. Convenient location.
Golf Cleveland Listing https://golfclevelandohio.com/ Various List of Cleveland Area Golf Courses and their ratings.

For Kids

     
Great Lakes Science Center Cleveland https://greatscience.com/ Downtown  
Children's Museum Cleveland https://cmcleveland.org/ University Circle  

Suburbs and Day Trips

     
Ohio Wine Trail https://www.ohiowines.org/vines-wines-wine-trail Geneva, OH  
Cedar Point https://www.cedarpoint.com/ 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 https://holdenfg.org/ Kirtland, OH About 1 hour East of Cleveland. Beautiful Trails, Canopy Walk, unmatched collection of trees and flowers. Somewhat pricey.
Presque Isle, Erie PA https://uncoveringpa.com/things-to-do-presque-isle-state-park-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 https://www.niagarafallsusa.com/ 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 https://ohiodnr.gov/go-and-do/plan-a-visit/find-a-property/headlands-beach-state-park Mentor, OH About 1 hour East of Downtown Cleveland. Great Beach and Lighthouse.
Huntington Beach State Park https://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/parks/visit/parks/huntington-reservation/huntington-beach Westlake, OH About 1 hour West of Downtown Cleveland. Nice Beach
Put-In-Bay https://putinbay.com/ 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.

Worship

     
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church http://latinmasscleveland.weebly.com/immaculate-conception-catholic-church-cleveland.html Asian Town John & Helen Cassidy were married there! Roman and Latin Masses available.

Mobility

     
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport https://www.clevelandairport.com/ Berea, OH The only way to fly!
Cleveland RTA http://www.riderta.com/ 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 https://lollytrolley.com/ Downtown Siteseeing done right! Tours all over Downtown and the Flats
Elcee2 Water Taxi https://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/parks/visit/parks/lakefront-reservation/elcee2-water-taxi The Flats  
Downtown Trolley Service https://www.playhousesquare.org/public-transportation Downtown Free Trips to Playhouse Square.

Maps

     
Downtown      
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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