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5. University Circle
With an unlimited list of things to do, consider extending your stay from a day to a weekend. No matter your interests, there’s a museum for that in University Circle. The dining is as culturally varied as you can get, and the bars and pubs are packed with the college crowd at night. Whether you’re looking to learn or play, there’s always something to see in this neighborhood.
The Edgewater neighborhood is one of the few
in Cleveland with access to Lake Erie and Edgewater State Park. The park offers tons of recreational activities, like beach volleyball and hiking. Or, watch the sunset and enjoy a relaxing picnic. The envy-inducing mansions along
Edgewater Boulevard make for a great view as you stroll along. There are also lots of quiet spots to take a coffee break or grab a bite to eat. Don’s Lighthouse is a landmark restaurant, and a great place for a nice meal or a drink. MoCa has desserts to satisfy and craving.
7. East Fourth
The East Fourth Street neighborhood is Cleveland’s entertainment destination. There’s always a show to catch at the House of Blues or Hilarities. With cuisine ranging from Italian at Chinato to Japanese at Noodlecat to steak at the nationally recognized Red, The Steakhouse, there is no way you’ll be disappointed. The nightlife is always bumping, so check out Society Lounge or Wonder Bar, both of which offer an extensive selection of wine, beer and cocktails.
8. Gordon Square
Gordon Square is the Arts District in Cleveland, and home of the Cleveland Public Theater. Check out Project Runaway alum Valerie Mayen’s YellowCake Shop, where exquisitely designed contemporary clothing is constructed in the store. You don’t want to miss 78th Street Studios, with its monthly “Third Friday” showcases. Sweet Moses Soda Fountain & Treat Shop has delicious homemade confections, and the Gypsy Beans & Baking Co. is a great place to relax with a cup of coffee. Notable restaurants and bars include LUXE Restaurant and Lounge, and XYZ the Tavern.