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In Cleveland, we’ve got world-class experiences without the world-class ego. And for that, you’re welcome.
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Only have a couple days to spend in Cleveland? That’s definitely not enough time to see all the city has to offer, but you can still get a great idea of what truly makes the city amazing. Here’s a sample itinerary for 48 hours in Cleveland that will give you a variety of sites and tastes.
Downtown and Ohio City
RISE & SHINE: SADDLE UP!
Carpe diem with a classy breakfast at Urban Farmer, located in the equally-elegant Westin Cleveland Downtown. An elaborated brunch menu (all local- and organic-sourced) is popular on the weekends and takes a tour of all things biscuits, hash, Benedicts, and carbs with a hip Bloody Mary bar to hydrate.
A.M.: ON THE WATERFRONT
Head on over to the West Bank of the Flats and take a cruise in the Cuyahoga River via jetski, boat, or kayak. Rental information can be found here. Take the water taxi for $2 over to the East Bank Flats and walk along the boardwalk.
Or, rent the same toys along with paddleboards and boats behind the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the North Coast Harbor, and snag your touristy CLE pic in front of the new Cleveland script sign with the perfect backdrop.
Tour Option 2: Explore CLE via segway on an hour ride through the city. Everyone loves a good tour when we're off our feet!
LUNCH: BEER ME
Ohio City is basically Cleveland’s brewery district for craft beer and pub grub. Great Lakes Brewing Co. is the originator, from its famed Edmund Fitzgerald Porter to beer school on Wednesdays. Totter across the street to Market Garden Brewery for any of their 14 beers on tap and farm-to-table comfort food. Don’t miss a visit to the famous West Side Market right next door. And, if looking to booze and cruise, check out Cleveland's first ever Brew Boat, where you can pedal your way through the river with killer views and your favorite brews.
P.M.: THE LIFE AQUATIC
There’s an ocean of fish in an old power station in The Flats at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium. Its adventures include a 175-foot-long underwater Shark SeaTube and an 11,000-gallon Touch Pool (where you can gently poke horn sharks and stingrays). Optional: A 2.5-hour Lolly the Trolley tour departs at 2 p.m. from the Powerhouse.
DINNER: GO ON, GET HAPPY
East 4th Street is one alley you need to see. Some of Cleveland’s most celebrated restaurants and entertainment hubs pepper this pedestrian-only street, including Lola, Mabel's BBQ, and Pickwick and Frolic. Duck into The Butcher and The Brewer to imbibe hand-built beer, cocktails, oysters, cured meats, and cultured cheeses (the beef sliders are a must).
EVENING: PLAY BALL
Close with a classic Americana experience with the Cleveland Indians at the newly-renovated Progressive Field at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario. Optional: See a Broadway play or concert in Cleveland’s theater district, Playhouse Square, or grab a post-show beer at Hofbräuhaus Cleveland.
Coventry, Little Italy, University Circle, Chagrin Falls, and Beachwood
RISE & SHINE: BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS
Tommy’s Restaurant in Coventry Village is famous for its milkshakes, sandwiches, and American-Lebanese cuisine, but it also has a rad-tastic breakfast menu with Falafel omelets, 8-inch pancakes, tofu scrambles, and so much more. Walk off your food coma and prepare yourself for Cleveland's Little Italy, which lives up to the name. Stop into Presti's Bakery to cure your early morning sweet tooth and grab a mouth-watering cannoli or gelato.
A.M.: SMARTY PANTS
Make your brain bigger (figuratively, of course) by visiting Cleveland’s art and academic center, University Circle. Tour the Cleveland Museum of Art’s high-tech Gallery One — it’s free! Dinosaurs are the highlight at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Explore Madagascar and Costa Rica in the Cleveland Botanical Garden’s Glasshouse. Then ride the Euclid Beach Grand Carousel at the Cleveland History Center.
LUNCH: BOWLED OVER
Roll into The Corner Alley, located in the Uptown District, in the heart of University Circle for its rustic Italian fare and choice bourbon and craft beers. After fueling up, fire up your game on any of its 17 alleys. Roll large, my friend.
P.M.: QUAINT AND DELISH
Slow your stroll in the picturesque Chagrin Falls. Don’t miss retail stops at Cuffs, The Little Monogram Shop, and Hedges. Linger on the patio at Gamekeeper’s or roll up your sleeves for treats at Rick’s Café, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, and the Chagrin Falls Popcorn Shop Factory. Field trip: Descend the steps next to the popcorn shop for a personal experience with the falls.
DINNER: ALL THINGS BEEF
Moxie, The Restaurant in Beachwood and its sister restaurant (located right next door), Red, The Steakhouse, dominate in all things beef. Come for the meat but be sure to take a twirl around the rest of the menu, being sure to admire their extensive wine list. Reservations highly suggested.
EVENING: ALL THAT JAZZ
Entering its 50th year, Nighttown in Cleveland Heights is one of Cleveland’s premier music venues. Hobnob with doctors, Cleveland elite, and a writer or two as swoozy jazz mixes with a soulful menu presented in six different dining rooms and three bars.
Ohio's first and only human-powered cycleboat! Bike, Boat and BYOB aboard our amazing 14-passenger pedal-powered party cruises on the scenic Cuyahoga River in Downtown Cleveland.
A communal brewpub with a modern approach to classic brewing techniques and rustic farmhouse fare. We embrace local flavors, artisan producers, heirloom ingredients and heritage meats.
Cleveland Botanical Garden, located in Cleveland’s University Circle cultural district, is an ever-changing 10-acre urban oasis where visitors find enrichment and inspiration through fabulous gardens,...
At Great Lakes Brewing Company we celebrate the abundance of the Great Lakes Region in every beer, dish, and story we share. Proudly independent since 1988, and employee-owned. For more about the GLBC...
Enjoy local, handcrafted food and craft beer steps away from the West Side Market. Dine inside or in Cleveland's first American Beer Garden.
With a focus on fresh and seasonal ingredients, let our dining options tempt your palate with inspired appetizers and entrees. There's always something for every appetite.
Eat: The Corner Alley serves up freshly-prepared, Americana-inspired cuisine with everything from scrumptious salads and delicious pizzas to gourmet sliders and a wide selection of vegetarian options....
The Westin Cleveland Downtown is a reflection and celebration of Cleveland's artistic and industrious spirit. Our unmatched location puts guests on the pulse of Cleveland's nightlife and dining...
Always filled with customers, vegetarians, vegans, meat-eaters, health-conscious and the just plain hungry. Whatever category you fall into, we will take care of you.
Local, organic sourcing and simple, straightforward preparations. The menus at our modern steakhouse create a home away from home by pairing the flavors of the season to showcase the very best from...
A 24,000-square-foot German microbrewery and restaurant located in the heart of Cleveland. Complete with live music daily, onsite brewed Hofbräuhaus bier, German delicacies found at any Oktoberfest,...
Our 185 seat restaurant features American Rustic Cuisine made from scratch with the freshest and finest ingredients. A casual, affordable, restaurant. Reasonable prices. In a category by itself. It's...
For over 50 years, a white-tablecloth restaurant, 6 private party rooms, 3 bars, eclectic American menu, three outdoor patios (2 heated for all-year use), one w/full-wall waterfall -- and on Down...
Rock connects us. Our mission is clear: To engage, teach and inspire through the power of rock and roll. We share stories of the people, events and songs that shape our world through exhibits,...
Progressive Field is an urban ballpark in the truest sense, both architecturally and aesthetically. Built within the physical boundaries of three main streets in downtown Cleveland (Ontario to the...
From dinosaurs to diamonds, the museum is a beautiful blend of traditional and interactive galleries related to history, art and the natural world.
The museum is also one of the most unique venues...
Why is the historic West Side Market a favorite destination for locals as well as out of towners? There is something for everyone, from everyday to ethnic.
Considered one of the top art museums in the nation, visit for an hour or explore all day; free of charge to all. Renowned for the quality and breadth of its collection. Home to world-class...
The Cleveland History Center houses exhibits that tell the story of Northeast Ohio through items, documents and artifacts from a variety of collections. Through the use of its vast and varied...
Chef Michael Symon’s Mabel’s BBQ is a Cleveland-style barbecue restaurant located in the heart of downtown Cleveland.
By incorporating Bertman’s ballpark mustard into the barbecue sauce, using...
The recipient of kudos from Esquire, Food & Wine, USA Today and Cleveland Magazine opens in downtown Cleveland for lunch, dinner, private meetings and parties.
Providing a steakhouse experience guests are not likely to find anywhere else. Exceptional food and service in a sleek yet intimate setting. Everything fresh, everything from scratch.
In 1903 Rose and Charles Presti Sr. opened Presti’s Bakery specializing in baking fresh bread. Fresh bread, donuts, cookies, cakes and pastries are still made by hand using the same recipes and...