What to See and Do in Kid-Friendly Downtown Cleveland Visit Downtown Cleveland for a kid-friendly vacation. See the Cleveland Indians, Great Lakes Science Center, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Without a fun-packed itinerary, great eats, and reasonable costs, a family vacation in any city can flop but not in Cleveland. Located on Lake Erie’s southern shore, Ohio’s second-largest city has top-notch family attractions that make it an ideal “staycation” for cost-conscious travelers. Venturing past Downtown into diverse neighborhoods creates ideal side trips. Quaint Sandusky is an hour away, has water sports, the Kalahari Resort, and the Cedar
What used to be Cleveland’s Chinatown is expanding into a diverse Asian entertainment district with a rich history, fine dining, and exotic flair. Located less than two miles from Public Square, roughly between East 18th and East 40th Streets and Perkins and St. Clair Avenues, is the Cleveland neighborhood known as AsiaTown. Historically Cleveland’s Chinatown, the area is now home to a mix of Asian ethnicities and has been rebranded AsiaTown to reflect this diversity. AsiaTown boasts 20 restaurants and eateries serving a variety of Asian cuisine, the Asian Town Center Mall, and hosts the Lunar New Year Festival and
Tour the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s production facility for a fun and educational activity for the family. The Cleveland Plain Dealer has been providing Clevelanders with news since 1842, There are famous newspapers in cities all over the world. Many know The Plain Dealer due to its unique name and length of time providing news to area Clevelanders. This newspaper is as successful today, as it was when it started. The Plain Dealer continues to be Ohio’s largest newspaper. History of Newspaper The first newspaper in the United States was in Boston in 1690. The newspaper Public Occurrences was published and
Things to Do at Ohio Universities Spend the day or weekend at a university in Ohio. There are many events, activities, and sites to see on college campuses. Colleges and universities are wonderful places to go to just spend the day. In addition to great architecture, sporting, and performing arts, institutions of higher learning throughout Ohio have something for tourists to see and do every day. Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio Jack Nicklaus Museum Golfing fans all over the world appreciate the talent, skill, and career of Ohio State Alum and professional golfer Jack Nicklaus. The Jack Nicklaus Museum
Upscale Shopping & Dining in Western Greater Cleveland Great shopping, dining, and fun are close to home in Westlake, near Cleveland, at Crocker Park. Crocker Park, an upscale shopping experience, is located a half-hour west of Downtown Cleveland in the beautiful suburb of Westlake. Easily accessible from Interstate 90, the shopping area has many choices for fine dining as well as stores with the latest fashions in apparel, shoes, and accessories for the home. Designed to resemble a town center, Crocker Park is an outdoor area, with stores set up in front of streets with trees, benches, and comfortable furniture.
Northern Ohio — Cleveland, Toledo, and more — offer a wonderful collection of important art museums. What’s more: these museums offer free admission. Ohio’s industrial history and generous benefactors have created a collection of varied and important museums, many of which are free to the public. They range from the sparkling glass collection at the Toledo Museum of Art to Impressionist painting and sculpture at the Cleveland Museum of Art to American at the Butler Institute in Youngstown. The next time you find yourself in Ohio, make sure to visit one of these important museums. If you’re an Ohio resident,
Cleveland Zoo – Animals in Natural Habitat A review of the Cleveland Zoo, and the changes that have taken place to make the Zoo more educational and experiential. In past years, zoos in the United States worked to collect as many animals as possible. There was a desire to approximate Noah’s Ark, with two or more of any many species as they could contain and afford. Over a number of years, the Cleveland Zoo, one of the most prestigious zoos in the country, has evolved from a collection of animals to an experience, where animals roam in areas designed to
Overview of a Northeastern Ohio Premium Art Museum The Cleveland Museum of Art in Northeastern Ohio is one of Cleveland’s finest museums. Free to the public, the institution holds 46,000 works of art. Located in University Circle, a trendy area in Cleveland, Ohio, the Cleveland Museum of Art has served as a great asset to the community since 1916. A popular destination in the region, the museum is free to the public and open Tuesday through Sunday. Aside from the permanent collection of 46,000 pieces of art, the museum also features exhibitions, lectures, performances, and education and research opportunities. The