November 24, 2021

20 Places In Cleveland To Disappear When You Need To Just Get Away for a Little Bit

Whether it's holiday season or just a long weekend with the fam, we all need to get away from, time to time. Luckily, we know some great places to escape to to either get some peace and quiet or kill a couple hours.

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 Run, Bike or Walk the Towpath Trail
The historic towpath trail was a linchpin of Ohio economic development in the 1800s. Now, the miles upon miles of trails are a lynchpin of idle wandering and light exercise.
Photo courtesy Rick Hanger

Run, Bike or Walk the Towpath Trail


The historic towpath trail was a linchpin of Ohio economic development in the 1800s. Now, the miles upon miles of trails are a lynchpin of idle wandering and light exercise.

Photo courtesy Rick Hanger
Browse a Local Bookstore
We really have a great selection of local bookstores all over Northeast Ohio. Visible Voice in Tremont, Appletree Books and Mac’s Backs in Cleveland Heights, Horizontal Books and Zubal Books in Ohio City, Loganberry Books in Shaker Heights, Learned Owl in Hudson, Fireside Books in Chagrin Falls and the Bookshop in Lakewood are all worthy of a trip. 
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Browse a Local Bookstore



We really have a great selection of local bookstores all over Northeast Ohio. Visible Voice in Tremont, Appletree Books and Mac’s Backs in Cleveland Heights, Horizontal Books and Zubal Books in Ohio City, Loganberry Books in Shaker Heights, Learned Owl in Hudson, Fireside Books in Chagrin Falls and the Bookshop in Lakewood are all worthy of a trip.

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 The Buckland Museum of Witchcraft and Magick
2155 Broadview Rd.., Cleveland
The witch museum, which is the first and only museum in the United States dedicated to witchcraft, is meant as a family-friendly tourist attraction mostly focusing on the modern Wicca movement in America and Britain. The collection was started as part of a museum in New York City in the 1960s and was brought to Ohio in 2015.
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The Buckland Museum of Witchcraft and Magick

2155 Broadview Rd.., Cleveland

The witch museum, which is the first and only museum in the United States dedicated to witchcraft, is meant as a family-friendly tourist attraction mostly focusing on the modern Wicca movement in America and Britain. The collection was started as part of a museum in New York City in the 1960s and was brought to Ohio in 2015.

Photo via Scene Archives
 Visit the Cuyahoga Valley National Park
From hiking the Towpath, to seeing and taking a ride on the historic railroad to biking, there are an infinite number of activities to partake in at the picturesque Cuyahoga Valley National Park. If you haven’t been in a while (or, gasp, ever) now’s the time.
Photo via @CuyahogaValleyNationalPark/Instagram

Visit the Cuyahoga Valley National Park



From hiking the Towpath, to seeing and taking a ride on the historic railroad to biking, there are an infinite number of activities to partake in at the picturesque Cuyahoga Valley National Park. If you haven’t been in a while (or, gasp, ever) now’s the time.

Photo via @CuyahogaValleyNationalPark/Instagram
Go Biking at Ray’s Indoor Bike 
9801 Walford Ave., Cleveland  
Northeast Ohio bike enthusiasts have made Ray's a rousing success from almost the minute the gem of an idea became a ramp-laden reality. What better way to let some steam out than biking inside at Ray’s?
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Go Biking at Ray’s Indoor Bike

9801 Walford Ave., Cleveland

Northeast Ohio bike enthusiasts have made Ray's a rousing success from almost the minute the gem of an idea became a ramp-laden reality. What better way to let some steam out than biking inside at Ray’s?

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 Hit Up Lido’s Lounge
3029 West 117th St., Cleveland  
Lido’s is a place truly like no other in town. This dive bar/strip club is the perfect place to hide in a dark corner and drink your sorrows away.
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Hit Up Lido’s Lounge

3029 West 117th St., Cleveland

Lido’s is a place truly like no other in town. This dive bar/strip club is the perfect place to hide in a dark corner and drink your sorrows away.

Photo via Scene Archives
 Superelectric Pinball Parlor
6500 Detroit Ave., Cleveland  
Superelectric is a pinball parlor where fun-loving folks can while away the days playing vintage arcade games like pinball and anything else from the strange, cool world of vintage gaming. In addition to pinball and other games, there’s a full service bar plus a kitchen that is in the process of changing its menu.
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Superelectric Pinball Parlor

6500 Detroit Ave., Cleveland

Superelectric is a pinball parlor where fun-loving folks can while away the days playing vintage arcade games like pinball and anything else from the strange, cool world of vintage gaming. In addition to pinball and other games, there’s a full service bar plus a kitchen that is in the process of changing its menu.

Photo via Scene Archives
 Go Indoor Go-Karting and Axe-Throwing at Boss Pro-Karting and Axe Throwing
18301 Brookpark Rd., Cleveland  
What better way to get some of that aggression out then throwing axes and speeding around a track on a golf kart? That’s what you can accomplish at Boss Pro-Karting, just a few minutes away from the airport.
Photo via Boss-Karting/Facebook

Go Indoor Go-Karting and Axe-Throwing at Boss Pro-Karting and Axe Throwing

18301 Brookpark Rd., Cleveland

What better way to get some of that aggression out then throwing axes and speeding around a track on a golf kart? That’s what you can accomplish at Boss Pro-Karting, just a few minutes away from the airport.

Photo via Boss-Karting/Facebook
 Explore the Science Center
601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland  
The Science Center is one of the more underrated gems in town. It often gets overlooked because of its more famous next door neighbor but it's a great place to kill an afternoon.
Photo via Wikimedia Commons/Hillrhpc

Explore the Science Center

601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland

The Science Center is one of the more underrated gems in town. It often gets overlooked because of its more famous next door neighbor but it's a great place to kill an afternoon.

Photo via Wikimedia Commons/Hillrhpc
 Mahall’s
13200 Madison Ave., Lakewood  
Coming up on their 100th anniversary in a few years, this bowling alley, music venue, bar and restaurant was established by the Mahall family in 1924. It’s still one of the more happening spots in town. A mecca of awesomeness, with food, cocktails, music, bowling and beer. The doors opened in 1924. In 2012, new owners re-vamped the menu and space while holding onto the business’s historical integrity and glory. 
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Mahall’s

13200 Madison Ave., Lakewood

Coming up on their 100th anniversary in a few years, this bowling alley, music venue, bar and restaurant was established by the Mahall family in 1924. It’s still one of the more happening spots in town. A mecca of awesomeness, with food, cocktails, music, bowling and beer. The doors opened in 1924. In 2012, new owners re-vamped the menu and space while holding onto the business’s historical integrity and glory.

Photo via Scene Archives