Make a Splash on a Rainy Day in The CLE
DESTINATION CLEVELAND SUGGESTS ACTIVITIES TO KEEP DRIZZLY DAYS FILLED WITH FUN
CLEVELAND (July 27, 2017) - Summer days in the CLE present residents with countless outdoor activities; but when the weather isn't in Cleveland's favor, residents won't let a little rain damper their summer plans for adventure. Whether it's finding ways to forget about the rain or discovering a quiet place to watch the storm, Destination Cleveland recommends residents take the opportunity to explore more of the area.
CLE's Trampoline Kingdom
- Instead of jumping into puddles, residents can bound from one aerial activity to the next at Sky Zone. In addition to freestyle trampolines, Sky Zone offers four special jumping areas that allow contestants to soar to new heights while challenging each other to some friendly rivalry. Thanks to these bouncy platforms, dodgeball enthusiasts enjoy a new twist to the classic game by running on walls to sidestep an opponent's powerful throw or launching themselves above one's aim. Dreams of dunking can come true as basketballers bounce above the rim in the SkySlam Zone, while volleyball fans rise above the competition for that game winning spike.
- 31500 Viking Pkwy., Westlake
- 750 Alpha Drive, Highland Heights
(Board) Game On
Tabletop Board Game Cafe
- With nearly 1,000 different board game options, residents will forget about the rain at Tabletop Board Game Cafe. Guests can try their luck with new mind-boggling puzzles and challenges, or travel back to their childhood with favorites like Candy Land and Clue. If gamers are overwhelmed by the options, the Tabletop staff is always nearby with a recommendation and tutorial if desired. No need to leave in the middle of the game for food and drink as guests can complement their appetite for adventure with a variety of beer, wine, sandwiches, paninis, soups, appetizers and snacks.
- 1810 W. 25th St., Cleveland
Dave & Buster's
- Playing in the rain takes on a new meaning when residents head to Dave & Buster's to make the most of dreary days. From classics like Skee-Ball to Pac-Man Battle Royal and Dance, Dance Revolution, entertaining options are not in short supply in this indoor gaming paradise. Arcade fanatics don't have to rack up points for tickets on an empty stomach; by utilizing the Eat and Play Combo for lunch or dinner, they can enjoy food and drinks using additional gaming money on the Power Card. The day ends at the Winners Circle where champions bask in victory and claim their well-deserved prizes.
- 25735 First St., Westlake
16-Bit Bar and Arcade
- Locals can take a trip down memory lane when they head to 16-Bit Bar and Arcade. Filled corner to corner with vintage arcade entertainment, 16-Bit offers more than 40 classic games to play and conquer. Gaming options abound for local gamers who either want to play the role of a monster demolishing city after city in Rampage or indulge in a more upbeat throwback option with Mario Bros. or Super Pac-Man. The best part? All arcade games are free to play. Gamers can play into the night as they sip on 16-Bit's extensive drink list and fun-filled specialty drinks, like its one-of-a-kind Hulk Hogan drink complete with a firecracker popsicle adorning a glass poured to the brim with vodka and lemonade.
- 15012 Detroit Ave., Lakewood
Forest City Shuffleboard
- Residents can shuffle over to the Ohio City neighborhood to experience the recently opened Forest City Shuffleboard arena. With five indoor and two outdoor shuffleboard courts, as well as two regulation shuffleboard tables, there are a variety of ways to challenge friends and family. After a few rounds, locals can grab some drinks from the bar and dine at the Forest City Kitchen, which features a rotating selection of eats from Cleveland-area chefs and businesses.
- 4506 Lorain Ave., Cleveland
Rising Star Coffee Roasters
- For some extra pep in their step on a rainy day, residents can pay homage to local coffee entrepreneurs with a cup of java from Rising Star Coffee Roasters. With locations in Downtown, Ohio City and Little Italy, Clevelanders can try amazing coffee flavors and pastries in-house or even take some coffee beans to-go and brew at home. With friendly service and delicious drinks, Rising Star can energize any Clevelander's rainy day.
- Hingetown location: 1455 W. 29th St., Cleveland
- Little Italy location: 2187 Murray Hill Road, Cleveland
- Downtown location: The Arcade Cleveland, 412 Superior Ave., Cleveland
Movie and a Meal
- Film enthusiasts can combine a little bit of history with modern day technology at the Capitol Theatre. Built in 1921, this iconic movie theater in Cleveland's Detroit Shoreway neighborhood provides an incredible experience with its beautiful interior décor and a variety of current, independent and historic movie showings. The theater offers matinee prices daily, as well as happy hour specials for adults Monday through Thursday.
- 1390 West 65th St., Cleveland
- Rainy days can sometimes bring a chill to the air, but locals don't have far to go to warm up after their movie. Just steps away from Capitol Theatre, nestled in the Detroit Shoreway, is Toast, which treats guests to a new experience every visit with a menu that changes weekly. Toast works with local farmers to use only the freshest ingredients and partners with up-and-coming wine producers to give residents a chance to try a drink outside the norm. Residents can raise a glass to special deals during "Toasty Hour" (Monday-Friday from 4:30-6:30 p.m.) on appetizers including an extensive cheese board and flavorful drinks.
- 1365 West 65th St., Cleveland
- Just a short walk from the theater (or drive to avoid the rain), Clevelanders can grab a bite at Happy Dog. Serving 50 house-made toppings including bacon, mac-and-cheese and Froot Loops, locals will have plenty of tasty choices to create their hotdog masterpiece, complete with a side of tasty tater tots, fries and special sauces. Chances are high that tunes from one of CLE's local bands will fill the restaurant as Happy Dog's performance schedule is jam-packed with great shows.
- 5801 Detroit Road, Cleveland
- Rainy summer days give residents the perfect opportunity to stay indoors and explore the many museums in University Circle, the most concentrated square mile of arts and culture institutions in the country. By purchasing the CirclePass, Clevelanders can take in the history, artistry and architecture of University Circle's signature museums at a special discounted rate. The CirclePass allows members to visit the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Cleveland History Center, Cleveland Botanical Garden and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. And, of course, the Cleveland Museum of Art is always free. No need to bring an umbrella as museum-goers can hop on the CircleLink Shuttle to travel (dryly) to each venue.
- Museum of Contemporary Art (Cleveland): 11400 Euclid Ave., Cleveland
- Cleveland History Center: 10825 East Blvd., Cleveland
- Cleveland Botanical Garden: 11030 East Blvd., Cleveland
- Cleveland Museum of Natural History: 1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland
- Cleveland Museum of Art: 11150 East Blvd., Cleveland
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DON'T FORGET: Destination Cleveland's Concierge Team is also available to help residents and their visiting family and friends explore the region. Contact our team through email at email@example.com, live chat at thisiscleveland.com or stop in the Cleveland Visitors Center (334 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 44114) Mon. - Sat., 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. to plan your adventure.
ABOUT DESTINATION CLEVELAND: Destination Cleveland is Cleveland's convention and visitors bureau. This private, non-profit organization's mission is to drive economic impact and stimulate community vitality for Greater Cleveland through leisure and business travel. Cleveland welcomes more than 17 million visitors annually. For more information, visit thisiscleveland.com.