November 11, 2021

33 Things To Do in Cleveland With Out-Of-Towners That Don't Suck

We swear there are fun things to do in Cleveland. And if you have any guests visiting, they should be aware of this too. Next time you have guests in town and don't know what to do, here's a list of things that will forever endure them to this city.

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 Take A Hike Walking Tour
Take A Hike offers self guided tours from May through October and in-person tours from June through September. The tours go through a bunch of different neighborhoods including Playhouse Square, a monument tour, Public Square, the Warehouse District, University Circle, Tremont, an Early Cleveland tour and a bunch of others. Check these out.
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Take A Hike Walking Tour


Take A Hike offers self guided tours from May through October and in-person tours from June through September. The tours go through a bunch of different neighborhoods including Playhouse Square, a monument tour, Public Square, the Warehouse District, University Circle, Tremont, an Early Cleveland tour and a bunch of others. Check these out.

Photo via Scene Archives
 Explore the West Side Market
After celebrating its centennial and enjoying one of its busiest years in recent history, there's not much new to say about Cleveland's public market. It's the envy of folks around the country, stocked fully with the most delicious food in town no matter your taste.
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Explore the West Side Market



After celebrating its centennial and enjoying one of its busiest years in recent history, there's not much new to say about Cleveland's public market. It's the envy of folks around the country, stocked fully with the most delicious food in town no matter your taste.

Photo via Scene Archives
Asiatown Food Tour
A tour of Asiatown’s food spots? Sign us up. Presented by Night Market Cleveland and CleFoodies, eat your way through the midwest’s second largest Asiatown, sampling all of the different cuisines it has to offer.
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Asiatown Food Tour


A tour of Asiatown’s food spots? Sign us up. Presented by Night Market Cleveland and CleFoodies, eat your way through the midwest’s second largest Asiatown, sampling all of the different cuisines it has to offer.

Photo via Scene Archives
 Canoe Down the Cuyahoga River
Yes, canoe down the Cuyahoga River. Cleveland's history is dominated by the river, from city inception to present day. And there's no better way to see the city from ground level than to wind from the Flats, under the bridges and toward Valley View in a canoe. Just watch out for the ships.
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Canoe Down the Cuyahoga River


Yes, canoe down the Cuyahoga River. Cleveland's history is dominated by the river, from city inception to present day. And there's no better way to see the city from ground level than to wind from the Flats, under the bridges and toward Valley View in a canoe. Just watch out for the ships.

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 Go to Third Fridays at 78th Street Studios or Walkabout Tremont
The local arts scene is one to be treasured and supported in every way possible. It's impossible to list every gallery or artist, or even to mention every event, so we settled on two monthly events that showcase a wide range of talented artists. 78th Street Studios are exquisite and mammoth; the Tremont galleries are varied and easy accessible. Enjoy art in Cleveland, something your out of town guests may not associate our city with..
Photo by Emanuel Wallace

Go to Third Fridays at 78th Street Studios or Walkabout Tremont


The local arts scene is one to be treasured and supported in every way possible. It's impossible to list every gallery or artist, or even to mention every event, so we settled on two monthly events that showcase a wide range of talented artists. 78th Street Studios are exquisite and mammoth; the Tremont galleries are varied and easy accessible. Enjoy art in Cleveland, something your out of town guests may not associate our city with..

Photo by Emanuel Wallace
 See a Movie at Cedar Lee
There's only one theater in Cleveland showing the best movies to come out each year, and not just from Hollywood, but Bulgaria or Australia or an indie filmmaker in Montana. The Cedar Lee wins Best Movie Theater every year for a reason and is a gem for anyone local or out of town.
Photo via Scene Archives

See a Movie at Cedar Lee



There's only one theater in Cleveland showing the best movies to come out each year, and not just from Hollywood, but Bulgaria or Australia or an indie filmmaker in Montana. The Cedar Lee wins Best Movie Theater every year for a reason and is a gem for anyone local or out of town.

Photo via Scene Archives
 Cultural Gardens 
Take a walking tour through Cleveland's famed Cultural Gardens on the city's east side. Using just your phone, Mobile History Cleveland will guide you through the gardens year-round.  Download the app, which is complete with oral histories, images, and text stories about our city. Your visitors will think you’re an expert.
Photo via Scene Archives

Cultural Gardens


Take a walking tour through Cleveland's famed Cultural Gardens on the city's east side. Using just your phone, Mobile History Cleveland will guide you through the gardens year-round. Download the app, which is complete with oral histories, images, and text stories about our city. Your visitors will think you’re an expert.

Photo via Scene Archives
 Take a Trip on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad 
Not everything on the list is in Cleveland proper, but there are certain Northeast Ohio expeditions that we'd be crazy to exclude when having a visitor in town. Here's one: Take a trip on one of the longest, most historic railway tours in America through the 33,000 acres of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Photo via @Cuyahoga_Valley_Railroad/Instagram
Visit Edgewater Park
4101 Fulton Parkway., Cleveland
The Cleveland Metroparks’s Edgewater Park is great for those beautiful summer nights. You can pack up the whole fam, grab some food and beer at the Edgewater Beach House and enjoy a wonderful night making memories. People not from here won’t believe you’re in Cleveland.
Photo by Emanuel Wallace

Visit Edgewater Park

4101 Fulton Parkway., Cleveland

The Cleveland Metroparks’s Edgewater Park is great for those beautiful summer nights. You can pack up the whole fam, grab some food and beer at the Edgewater Beach House and enjoy a wonderful night making memories. People not from here won’t believe you’re in Cleveland.

Photo by Emanuel Wallace
 Take a Tour of Great Lakes Brewing Co. and Have a Pint
The craft brew renaissance in Cleveland began with the Conway brothers in 1988 and continues unabated today. Great Lakes is the anchor of the Ohio City brewing district, responsible for Christmas Ale, of course, and a local name known and respected around the country. Take a tour of the brewing facilities and see how it's done.
Photo via @GLBC_Cleveland/Instagram

Take a Tour of Great Lakes Brewing Co. and Have a Pint



The craft brew renaissance in Cleveland began with the Conway brothers in 1988 and continues unabated today. Great Lakes is the anchor of the Ohio City brewing district, responsible for Christmas Ale, of course, and a local name known and respected around the country. Take a tour of the brewing facilities and see how it's done.

Photo via @GLBC_Cleveland/Instagram