Spring into Warmer Days
Destination Cleveland Suggests Ways for Residents to Celebrate Warmer Weather in Cleveland
CLEVELAND (April 19, 2016) - Cleveland prides itself on many things, and surviving the long and challenging winter each year is definitely an accomplishment. With another cold and (somewhat) snowy season in the books, it's time to store the winter's armor of boots and gloves and enjoy extra daylight and a well-deserved warm weather break. Destination Cleveland suggests the following ways to celebrate:
Enjoy the Great Outdoor Dining in CLE
Now that Clevelanders can enjoy a little more daylight, it's time to take dinner to the patio. Among all the great food options Cleveland has to offer, outdoor seating and rooftop bars definitely exceed the city's high culinary standards.
- Cold Brews on Warm Patios: Satisfy a hungry stomach and thirsty throat in Ohio City with a plate of organic Food Truck Tacos from TownHall or a basket of Nano Brew's famous chorizo chili and cheese sauce Stoner Fries. Pair these tasty treats with a cold beer or cocktail and sip the warmer days away on two of Cleveland's coolest patios.
- Courtyards with Character: Just beyond Downtown in University Circle, enjoy an evening of ambiance while dining in the beautiful L'Albatros Brasserie or Washington Place Bistro & Inn courtyard. Dining with a different kind of companion? Take advantage of the dog-friendly patios at Momocho and Great Lakes Brewery in Ohio City.
- Great Food, Great View: Dinner with a view of the gorgeous city should be on every Clevelander's bucket list. Try Greenhouse Tavern and overlook the bustle of East 4th Street or enjoy one of the most romantic views of Lake Erie and the city skyline at Pier W.
Experience the Cleveland Outdoors
- Try on Cleveland's Emerald Necklace: Offering 18 park reservations in the Northeast Ohio area, any of the Cleveland Metroparks are an undeniable destination to spend the extra daylight of spring. Choose from more than 100 trails for hiking, biking and walking tours, or spend the afternoon swimming at one of the eight lakefront parks. Don't forget to check out the 23 fishing areas scattered throughout the reservations; they're quite the catch.
- Pausing on the Plazas: Star Plaza, located at the corner of Euclid Avenue and East 14th Street, and Perk Plaza at Chester Commons (Chester Avenue and E. 12th Street) are the perfect spots for Clevelanders to pause their day, have lunch, read the paper, or relax with friends. Get a great view of the stunning Playhouse Square chandelier from Star Plaza or stretch out on the freshly cut grass at Perk Plaza.
- Great Times on the Goodtime III: Cleveland's largest excursion ship is undoubtedly a perfect setting for any special occasion, especially on a warm Cleveland day. Sail away on the Happy Hour, Friday Dance or Saturday City Lights Cruise for an unforgettable experience and impressive view of the Cleveland skyline.
Outdoor Shopping in the City
- The Farmer's Market Experience: Stop by North Union Market in Shaker Square, Kamm's Corner Famer's Market, or the outdoor produce stands at the West Side Market to shop for fresh selections of fruit, vegetables, meats, dairy, produce, baked goods, ethnic foods and international delicacies.
- Shop in Style: The stunning outdoor shopping, dining and residential lifestyle centers at Crocker Park and Legacy Village are the ideal places for Cleveland shoppers to spend a spring day. Enjoy these retail "neighborhoods" featuring tree-lined streets and a sophisticated mix of big-name retail stores shops, restaurants and cafes.
- Great Finds from Cleveland Artists: A self-proclaimed treasure hunt and culinary adventure, the Cleveland Flea offers something for everyone. Welcoming more than 170 vendors and 35,000 customers, this springtime once-a-month shopping experience offers an eclectic blend of vintage fare and new artistic Cleveland creations. Don't forget about Ohio City's Hingetown Market. Snack on brunch food while shopping local artists and vintage finds.
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 nearly 17 million visitors annually. For more information, visit www.thisiscleveland.com.