Things To Do In Cleveland Ohio

things to do in cleveland this weekendCleveland, Ohio is one of America’s iconic cities with a rich and diverse history. The “216” is one of the most deceptively cool places to visit in the nation. From dining, entertainment, cultural educational, family fun, nightlife, shopping and sports, Cleveland is ripe full of unexpected
pleasures and unique experiences.

1. Tabletop Board Game Cafe

Remember when families and friends would have a game night? Many great memories and friendships were made while playing Monopoly, Scrabble, Chutes and Ladders and countless classic board games. Tabletop Board Game Cafe is a place where you can resurrect that old-school vibe while enjoying great food and drinks.
1810 West 25th Street Cleveland, OH 44113

2. The Grog Shop

If you want to hear the best of underground music, see a music legend or two and NOT go broke at the bar? The Grog Shop is the place for you. For over 25 years The Grog Shop has hosted concerts and is a key venue of the Cleveland Music Scene.
2875 Euclid Heights Blvd Cleveland Heights, OH 44106

3. Angelo’s Pizza

Arguably the best pizza in Cleveland, Angelo’s has been a favorite of pizza aficionados for over 35 years. One of Lakewood’s most admired businesses, outstanding food and service has been Angelo’s formula for success.
13715 Madison Ave Lakewood, Ohio 44107

4. B Spot Eton

Cleveland culinary legend Michael Symon’s B Spot Eton Square is where you can have an upscale burger to match Eton Square’s undeniably luxurious atmosphere. In addition to experiencing some of the most decadent burgers on earth, B Spot has spiked milkshakes and great beer selection to wash it down with.
28699 Chagrin Blvd Woodmere, OH 44122

5. Jack Casino Downtown

Jack Casino Downtown has ensured that Cleveland never sleeps. With 3 floors of gaming including high roller poker rooms, fine restaurants and lounges, Jack Casino Downtown aims to make everyone feel like a winner
100 Public Square Cleveland, OH 44113

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6. Jack Thistledown Racino

Jack Thistledown Racino has brought the legendary Thistledown racetrack back from the dead after re-opening in 2016. Open 24 hours a day, you can enjoy live and simulcast horse racing, casino games, restaurants and live entertainment.
21501 Emery Rd North Randall, OH 44128

7. Hard Rock Rocksino

The Hard Rock Rocksino is another example of a historic landmark being reborn. The former Northfield Park has brought back harness racing along with gaming and numerous options for live entertainment and dining including Kosar’s Wood Fired Grill owned by Cleveland Browns all-time great Bernie Kosar and Club Velvet.
10777 Northfield Rd Northfield, OH 44067

8. Progressive Field

Progressive Field is where the Defending AL Central Champions Cleveland Indians play. For over 23 years,  Progressive Field has had innumerable classic moments in Cleveland sports. Recent upgrades and exciting play help Progressive Field remain one of America’s favorite ballparks for fans and players alike.
2401 Ontario Street Cleveland, OH 44115

9. Quicken Loans Arena

Quicken Loans Arena is the home of the 2016 World Champion Cleveland Cavaliers and 2016 AHL Champion Lake Erie Monsters. In addition to being the home of King James, “The Q” hosts premier concerts and events year round.
1 Center Ct. Cleveland, OH 44115

10. Greater Cleveland Aquarium

The Greater Cleveland Aquarium is a great choice to take the family to see aquatic wildlife. With specials for families, students and seniors, The Aquarium has activities throughout the year that everyone can enjoy.
2000 Sycamore Street Cleveland, OH 44113

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11. Cleveland Metropark Zoo and Rainforest

The Cleveland Metropark Zoo and Rainforest is one of city’s most popular attractions. Since 1882, generations of Clevelanders have enjoyed and Zoo which has had many improvements over the last 15 years.
3900 Wildlife Way Cleveland, OH 44109

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12. Cleveland Museum of Art

Located in University Circle, The Cleveland Museum of Art is one of the most highly regarded in America. General admission is free to see some of the most exquisite art displays in the world.
11150 East Blvd Cleveland, OH 44106

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13. Children’s Museum of Cleveland

Recently re-opened in a new building, The Children’s Museum of Cleveland has enlightened area students since 1981.
3813 Euclid Ave Cleveland, OH 44115

12. Legacy Village

Legacy Village is one of the marquee shopping areas in the city with dozens of stores, hotels and restaurants in Lyndhurst.
25001Cedar Rd Lyndhurst, OH 44124

13. First Energy Stadium

First Energy Stadium is home of The Cleveland Browns. In addition to hosting America’s most loyal football fans, First Energy Stadium is home to many events throughout the year.
100 Alfred Lerner Way Cleveland, OH 44114

14. Playhouse Square

Playhouse Square is the 2nd largest Theatre district in America and has been entertaining Clevelanders for over 95 years.
1501 Euclid Ave Cleveland, OH 44115

15. Slyman’s

Slyman’s is a Cleveland tradition. People from all over the nation make it a point to have their world famous corned beef sandwiches when in town.
3106 St. Clair Avenue Cleveland, OH 44115

16. Take 5 Rhythm and Jazz Tapas Lounge

Take 5 is where Clevelanders go to hear the best in live jazz entertainment and outstanding dining.  Every week there it seems to be a natioal artist gracing the stage in its swank and intimate environment.
740 West Superior Cleveland, OH 44113

17. b.a. Sweetie Candy Company

b.a. Sweetie Candy Company is the largest candy store in the United States. Dentists throughout the city are thankful.
6770 Brookpark Rd Cleveland, OH 44129

18. Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Since 1942, The Cleveland Museum of Natural History has inspired minds young and old with its exhibits. Some favorites include the Shafran Planetarium and the Smead Discovery Center.
1 Wade Oval Drive Cleveland, OH 444106

19. Coventry Village

Arguably the most eclectic area in Cleveland, Coventry Village has been a haven for the creative and forward-thinking populace in Cleveland for many years. Its shops, restaurants and venues reflect the diversity of Cleveland.
Coventry and Euclid Height Blvd Cleveland, Height, OH 44106

20. Karamu House

Karamu House is the oldest African American Theater in America. Since 1915 Karamu House has been a national treasure.
2355 East 89th Street Cleveland, OH 44106

21. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Fans from all over the world converge on The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to see the exhibits and programming.
1100 Rock and Roll Blvd Cleveland, OH 44114

22. Great Lakes Science Center

Located right between First Energy Stadium and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is the Great Lakes Science Center where a universe of knowledge is kept. In addition to numerous scientific exhibits, Clevelanders reserve space for weddings and banquets.
601 Erieside Ave Cleveland, OH 44114

23. Edgewater Park

Clevelanders flock to Edgewater park every summer to enjoy the beach. Picnics, swimming and the landscape of Lake Erie keep residents coming back year after year.
4101 Fulton Pkwy Cleveland, OH 44144

24. Shaker Square

For almost 90 years, Shaker Square has been a hub for residents and tours. Its restaurants, shops, events and classic architecture gives Shaker Square an irresistible charm.
13219 Shaker Square Cleveland, OH 44120

25. Panini’s Bar and Grill Gateway

Since opening up in 1986, Panini’s has become a Cleveland favorite and has expanded to Tampa, FL. Home of the Famous Overstuffed Sandwich, Panini’s is a 216 foodie standard.
840 Huron Rd Cleveland, OH 44115

26. Kanzaman Hookah Bar and Grill

Belly Dancers, Hookahs, Live entertainment and Mediterranean food make The Kanzaman a unique experience and a must for tourists and Clevelanders.
1616 West 25th Street Cleveland, OH 44113

27. Whitmore’s BBQ

Whitmore’s BBQ is the home of the Polish Boy, a Cleveland based sandwich made up of beef sausage, cole slaw, french fries and BBQ sauce. A winning selection for soul food enthusiasts.
15301 Kinsman Rd Cleveland, OJ 44128

28. Fawaky Burst

Fawaky Burst is one of Cleveland’s finest juice bars. Located in South Euclid, Fawaky Burst offers a full menu of health-conscious entrees, catering and hosts local events every month.
4441 Mayfield Rd South Euclid, OH 44121

29. Little Italy Cleveland

Historic Little Italy has been the mecca of Italian culture, for over 130 years. Its stores, restaurants, art galleries and programs year-round place Little Italy Cleveland among the nation’s best and resilient.
Mayfield Rd Cleveland, OH 44106

30. NASA Glenn Research Center

The NASA Glenn Research Center has served America since 1941 and has been key in helping The United States reach Outer Space.
21000 Brookpark Rd Cleveland, OH 44135

31. Empress Taytu Ethiopian Restaurant

For over 25 years, Empress Taytu Ehtiopian Restaurant has been delighting palates across the city with its authentic East African atmosphere and cuisine.
6125 St. Clair Ave Cleveland, OH 44103

32. Rockefeller Park/ Cleveland Cultural Gardens

Rockefeller Park is home to the Cleveland Cultural Gardens. Along with tennis courts, ponds and playgrounds, The park is a shining display to the world of Cleveland’s diverse citizenry.
750 East 88th Street Cleveland, OH 44103

33. Huntington Convention Center Cleveland

Recently opening its new location, The Huntington Convention Center Cleveland is an ideal location for trade shows and conventions.
300 Lakeside Avenue Cleveland, OH 44113

34. Bar 32

Located on the 32nd floor of the newly built Hilton Downtown Cleveland, Bar 32 is considered by many to be the Penthouse Suite of Cleveland. With its stunning views of Downtown and Lake Erie, Bar 32 have upscale food offerings and a posh environment that only The Hilton can provide.
100 Lakside Ave East Cleveland, OH 44114

35. Siam Cafe

Siam Cafe is well known for high-quality Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese and other Asian culinary treats. From Chicken Lo Mein to Fried Oysters and Lobster, Siam Cafe rarely disappoints.
3951 St. Clair Ave Cleveland, OH 44114

36. Cleveland Improv

The Cleveland Improv hosts the country’s best comedians every week. Along with top-notch entertainment, patrons enjoy good food and drinks.
1148 Main Ave Cleveland, OH 44113

37. Severance Hall

Severance Hall has been the home of the Cleveland Orchestra since 1931 and is considered to be one of the world’s finest concert halls.
11001 Euclid Ave Cleveland, OH 44106

38. Heinen’s Downtown

Housed in the newly remodeled Cleveland Trust Building, Heinen’s Downtown Cleveland is where you go to grab the finest groceries and freshly cooked food.
900 Euclid Ave Cleveland, OH 44115

39. House of Blues Cleveland

Some of the biggest names in entertainment rock out at the House of Blues Cleveland. Fans enjoy their favorites artists along with food and beverages and the ever-popular Gospel Brunch.
308 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH 44114

40. Lincoln Park

Tremont area locals flock to Lincoln Park every year for its many concerts, festivals or for pure relaxation in one of the cities’ oldest neighborhoods

41. The Vault

In one of the oldest bank vaults in the city is where one of Cleveland’s premium cocktail lounges does business. Aptly named, The Vault is known for its wide selection of mixed drinks and mouthwatering dishes.
The 9 Level B1 2017 East 9th Street, Cleveland, OH 44115

42. Westside Market

A Cleveland jewel, The Westside Market is the city’s oldest public market. For over 100 years, residents gather here for the fresh food and nostalgoc feel that permeates throughout this local landmark.
1979 West 25th Street Cleveland, OH 44113

43. John Christ Winery

One of the area’s award-winning wineries, John Christ has been an Avon lake treasure since 1946. Every month John Christ Winery hosts a plethora of events for its patrons.
32421 Walker Rd Avon Lake, OH 44012

44. Cork’s Wine Bar

Another oasis for wine coinsurers, Cork’s Wine Bar in Historic Downtown Willoughby has a grand selection of wines to choose from. Cork’s stays filled with life through its monthly wine tastings, art reviews and live entertainment.
4084 Erie Street Willoughby, OH 44094

45. Crocker Park

Crocker Park in Westlake is one of Cleveland’s most exclusive areas. With top-rated restaurants, retail shops and luxury apartments, Crocker Park has a lot to offer.

46. Beachland Ballroom

Beachland Ballroom located in the Waterloo Rd Arts District is one of Cleveland’s most revered entertainment venues. With a heterogeneous mix of bands that rock their stage, fans have continued to come from all over to enjoy epic concerts since 2000.
15711 Waterloo Rd Cleveland, OH 44110

47. Great Lakes Brewing Company

Great Lakes Brewing Company has treated Cleveland and the world with one of the nations tops craft beers since 1986. Locals and out of towners come to enjoy their Eliot Ness, Burning River ales and a host of custom beers every week at the bbrewpub
2516 Market Ave Cleveland, OH 44113

48. Pickwick and Frolic

Pickwick and Frolic is home to one of the nation’s most distinctive and thrilling venues for comedy, dinner theater, murder mystery and live entertainment.
2035 East 4th Street Cleveland, OH 44114

49. Tremont Area

The Tremont Area is home to some of Cleveland’s highest rated restaurants, clubs and historic neighborhoods. Definitely on most tourists’ bucket list of places to go in town

50. A Christmas Story House and Museum

The house where Ralphie Stayed in the Holiday Classic A Christmas Story is now open to the public year round. Conpletely restored, fans can even stay overnight 7 days a week. Please don’t shoot your eye out!
3159 West 11th Street Cleveland, OH 44109

Christian Reynolds


Christian is the chief reporter, editor, and webmaster at Cleveland Leader. An aspiring news anchor, his hobbies outside of investigative reporting are golf, martinis, and adventure travel. If you have a scoop on any developing story, please contact him on this page.


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Christian is the chief reporter, editor, and webmaster at Cleveland Leader. An aspiring news anchor, his hobbies outside of investigative reporting are golf, martinis, and adventure travel. If you have a scoop on any developing story, please contact him on this page.

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