Summer Send Off

Autumn is approaching quickly! Make the most of the warm weather and blue skies with these fun things to do in Cleveland, Ohio.


Get out in nature

Cuyahoga Valley National Park - Though a short distance from the urban areas of Cleveland and Akron, Cuyahoga Valley National Park seems worlds away. The park is a refuge for native plants and wildlife, and provides routes of discovery for visitors. The winding Cuyahoga River gives way to deep forests, rolling hills, and open farmlands.

Edgewater Beach - Escape to the sandy beach of Edgewater to enjoy beach life in the city. A nature getaway to swim, play, picnic, and relax with your family and friends.

Cleveland, OH 44102

Solstice Steps at Lakewood Park - Carved into the natural landscape of Lakewood's largest park, the nearly 500-foot-long Solstice Steps provide an escape from the hustle and bustle of life. Sit down, breathe deeply and enjoy a picnic, read a book or just work on your tan all while taking in the sights and sounds of Lake Erie. Visit at sunset to experience the fire and fury of a beautiful Great Lakes sky.

Lake Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107

Holden Arboretum - The Holden Arboretum is 3,600+ acres of the most beautiful gardens and natural areas in Northeast Ohio. It is one of the largest arboreta and botanical gardens in the United States, with more than 3,600 acres, including 600 acres devoted to collections and gardens. Diverse natural areas and ecologically sensitive habitats make up the rest of the holdings.
9550 Sperry Rd, Kirtland, OH 44094

Prayers from Maria Sunflower Field - The Prayers from Maria Foundation first planted the Sunflower field in 2014 to gracefully draw attention to the lack of funding for childhood cancer. The field was inspired by the memory and spirit of Maria McNamara, planted as a way to love and honor the courageous children who are battling cancer and those we have lost.

34925 Chester Road, Avon, OH


Waterfront restaurants

Merwin's Wharf - This unique and casual dining destination features a variety of locally sourced menu options with scenic views of the Cuyahoga River and easily accessed recreational opportunities nearby.
1785 Merwin Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113

Shooters On the Water - Waterfront restaurant, concert, club and event space that's been a staple of downtown life for over 30 years.
1148 Main Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113

Nuevo Modern Mexican & Tequila Bar - Modern Mexican fare & a long list of tequila offered in a sleek waterfront space with a patio.
Located in Voinovich Bicentennial Park
1000 E 9th St, Cleveland, OH 44114

Pier W - This five-star landmark Cleveland restaurant has been serving a critically acclaimed seafood menu since 1965. Enjoy lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch & private functions perched high on a cliff overlooking Lake Erie.
12700 Lake Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107

The Harp - Pub featuring a menu of traditional Irish & American fare plus live music & a patio with lake views.
4408 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113


Pier W in Lakewood, Ohio

Recreation and activities

Indians Game - Catch the Tribe at a home before the last game on September 22! 
Progressive Field 2401 Ontario St, Cleveland, OH 44115

Cedar Point - Cedar Point is a sprawling amusement park with a wide range of water slides, thrill rides, coasters & entertainment. Spend the day at the roller coaster capital of the world.

1 Cedar Point Dr., Sandusky, OH 44870

Lakeview Cemetery - Lake View is a memorial to those who built our community, from titans of industry and civic leaders, to immigrant laborers and descendants of slaves. Tours, events, weddings and more await.
12316 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106 

Kayak or SUP - Kayaking and Stand Up Paddle boarding is all the rage. Cleveland offers a plethora of locations to take in the beauty of our Great Lake.
41 North Kayak Adventures - Lakewood, OH
Rive Cruiser Kayaking - Cleveland, OH
Burning River Adventures - Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Crooked River Adventures - Burton, OH
West River Paddling Company - Vermillion, OH
Chagrin River Kayak and Paddle board - Eastlake, OH

North Coast Harbor - Enjoy the energy along the shore at Cleveland's lakefront. North Coast Harbor is where the city meets the lake in Downtown Cleveland. Visitors, professionals, and residents enjoy panoramic urban skylines connecting the water with open green spaces. NCH is a place to enjoy summer food truck and yoga events, or simply to take a deep breath and relax as the sun sets over the waterfront horizon.

Explore Little Italy - A visit to Little Italy, one of Cleveland's most enduring neighborhood enclaves, will stay with you forever.
Cleveland, OH 44106

Shop, eat, and be merry at Coventry Village - The home of over 45 unique independently owned businesses in just 1/4 mile, Coventry Village offers unrivaled character.
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118


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