31 Cool Things to Do Around Cleveland When It's Hot AF

Now that it's finally hot in Cleveland, there's bound to be a few days when you just have to cool down. Go swimming, visit a museum, get a drink or take on any of these other options from your new summer to-do list.

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 Go For a Swim in a Local Quarry
Nothing like jumping into a beautiful quarry for a swim on a hot summer day. There are at least eight quarries located within a couple hours drive and it makes for a really fun time.
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Go For a Swim in a Local Quarry


Nothing like jumping into a beautiful quarry for a swim on a hot summer day. There are at least eight quarries located within a couple hours drive and it makes for a really fun time.

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 Get Lost at the Cleveland Museum of Art
One of the best art museums around sits on East Boulevard just waiting for you. The world-renowned collection spans continents and eras, from Italian Renaissance to modern, from ancient Greece to African, and more. Obviously, always more. Spend a day getting lost.
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Get Lost at the Cleveland Museum of Art


One of the best art museums around sits on East Boulevard just waiting for you. The world-renowned collection spans continents and eras, from Italian Renaissance to modern, from ancient Greece to African, and more. Obviously, always more. Spend a day getting lost.

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Clay’s Park Resort
13190 Patterson Rd. NW, North Lawrence,330-854-6691
Clay’s Park Resort features a waterpark in its man-made lake, which offers water slides, zip lines, inflatables and more. 
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Clay’s Park Resort

13190 Patterson Rd. NW, North Lawrence,330-854-6691
Clay’s Park Resort features a waterpark in its man-made lake, which offers water slides, zip lines, inflatables and more.

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Dundee Falls
96 Dundee Wilmot Rd. N.W., Beach City 
These gorgeous falls are part of the Beach City Wildlife Area, and swimming around is a great way to refresh after a hike.
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Dundee Falls

96 Dundee Wilmot Rd. N.W., Beach City
These gorgeous falls are part of the Beach City Wildlife Area, and swimming around is a great way to refresh after a hike.

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Play: CLE
38525 Chester Rd, Avon, 440-695-3565
Play: CLE is the perfect place to stay active while also staying cool. There’s ziplining, rock climbing, a ropes course, a ninja warrior course and more.
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Play: CLE

38525 Chester Rd, Avon, 440-695-3565
Play: CLE is the perfect place to stay active while also staying cool. There’s ziplining, rock climbing, a ropes course, a ninja warrior course and more.

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 Spend a Day at the Rock Hall
Bitch about who's inducted and who's not if you want -- that's half the fun! -- but you can't take anything away from the stunning, unparalleled collection of rock history sitting in the glass pyramid by Lake Erie.
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Spend a Day at the Rock Hall


Bitch about who's inducted and who's not if you want -- that's half the fun! -- but you can't take anything away from the stunning, unparalleled collection of rock history sitting in the glass pyramid by Lake Erie.

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Praxis Fiber Workshop
15301 Waterloo Rd., Cleveland
Embrace your creative side with a trip to the Praxis Fiber Workshop. Beginners can take classes, and current artists can enjoy open studio time. Your work can even end up on display in the gallery.
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Praxis Fiber Workshop

15301 Waterloo Rd., Cleveland
Embrace your creative side with a trip to the Praxis Fiber Workshop. Beginners can take classes, and current artists can enjoy open studio time. Your work can even end up on display in the gallery.

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Tabletop Board Game Cafe
1810 W 25th St., Cleveland 
Grab a bite, play a board game and stay inside. Here, the collection of board games seems endless, and you can choose a classic or something you’ve never heard of before.
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Tabletop Board Game Cafe

1810 W 25th St., Cleveland
Grab a bite, play a board game and stay inside. Here, the collection of board games seems endless, and you can choose a classic or something you’ve never heard of before.

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 Surfing
Catching waves on Lake Erie seems like an urban legend, but trust us, it does happen! While winter is the best (and most insane) time of year to get some big surf action, there's still plenty of water to ride around on in warmer months. Since all of our local waves are caused by wind, you'll have to wait for the proverbial perfect storm to get some serious action. Edgewater is the best place to go.
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Surfing


Catching waves on Lake Erie seems like an urban legend, but trust us, it does happen! While winter is the best (and most insane) time of year to get some big surf action, there's still plenty of water to ride around on in warmer months. Since all of our local waves are caused by wind, you'll have to wait for the proverbial perfect storm to get some serious action. Edgewater is the best place to go.

Photo via @OhioLakeSurf/Instagram
 Stand Up Paddling
It's just like surfing. Kind of. If you want the feeling of catching a wave without worrying too much about swallowing mouthfuls of Lake Erie water or coming into contact with whatever creatures lurk beneath its surface, stand up paddling may be more up your alley. Stand on something that closely resembles a surfboard and glide calmly through the water as you push off with a paddle: a sort of surfing and kayaking hybrid. Huntington Beach and Edgewater both have this activity.
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Stand Up Paddling


It's just like surfing. Kind of. If you want the feeling of catching a wave without worrying too much about swallowing mouthfuls of Lake Erie water or coming into contact with whatever creatures lurk beneath its surface, stand up paddling may be more up your alley. Stand on something that closely resembles a surfboard and glide calmly through the water as you push off with a paddle: a sort of surfing and kayaking hybrid. Huntington Beach and Edgewater both have this activity.

Photo via @AlohaSUPOhio/Instagram