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Old Yesterday, 05:56 PM
Location: Cleveland
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Originally Posted by on3 View Post
If you come back around Christmas time, you will have access to the greatest beer cleveland has to offer during the Christmas season. The coveted, Christmas ale from the great lakes brewery that you plan to visit. You can purchase it from any local place that sells beer in the Cleveland area around that time, but certain places sell out quick. I typically have a few kegs filled up each holiday season. Christmas just isn’t Christmas without Christmas ale.
A few kegs? Surely you have friends involved. Just finished a Chillwave, very enjoyable.

Another recommendation for the travelers: Saucy Brew Works and a trip to the free museum: Transformer Station just across the street diagonally. Also have a coffee shop and Bop Stop nearby if you want some music.

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Old Today, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by wherewhatwho View Post
My husband and I have been watching the Drew Carey show for the past few months and it inspired us to look into Cleveland since it is featured so prominently in the show. I didn't realize how much there was to do in your city! Of course I knew about the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (definitely interested) and the sports teams (not our interest) but the public theater and museums and other nearby attractions, wow! I've been to Cedar Point many times in my life but nowhere else in Ohio besides driving through.

We're planning a trip out sometime this year, torn between driving (about 7.5 hours) or flying and also trying to figure out how long to stay. Would 3 full days be enough time to see the main city attractions? We'd also love to see Cuyahoga Valley National Park as a day trip, likely a part-day trip. We're in our early 30s, enjoy eating and drinking but not partying and have the following on our list:

RRHOF, Christmas Story House, Cleveland Museum of Art, Botanical Garden and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. We're huge Broadway fans and would love to take in a show but as I'm not sure exactly when we'll be visiting yet (either June or September, most likely), we probably can't bank on that with COVID. Any other must-see attractions? Including parks.

Note: We're from the suburbs of NJ and have been to NYC's Museum of Natural History many times so we can skip this one, most likely. West Side Market might be a pass as well. We've been to indoor food markets in many places around the world and they just don't do it for us. We're looking for things that are special to the city or area that we can't readily see at home, like GERMAN FOOD! We have hardly any German restaurants here and will be looking forward to trying some places in Cleveland. Are there any other types of cuisines the city is known for or any specific must-have restaurants? We're not into high end fancy dining at all. And no Italian :P
I would make the drive; you're just about 400 miles-ish from Cleveland. Get on I-80 West..next stop Cleveland. PA Mountains make the drive very doable, passable.

You would want a car to get around town, especially if you're heading to Cuyahoga National Park, which you should do as well as visiting Garfield's home. Plus you could drive in and around the city and its great suburbs, especially lakefront ones like Lakewood, Rocky River, Bay Village.

Given that you're into to the Drew Cary Show, consider visiting the Polka Hall of Fame..lol.

Highly recommend hitting the Rocky River Reservation on the west side, part of Cleveland's Emerald Necklace MetroParks.

Also, September is the best weather month to visit and, I believe, downtown Playhouse Square theaters may be open again....fingers crossed.
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Old Today, 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by WRnative View Post
The Balaton on Shaker Square is the best Hungarian restaurant in Ohio, and IMO has the best Wiener Schnitzel in Greater Cleveland. You can take the Blue or Green lines from Tower City to Shaker Square. If you drive there, there is free parking behind the CVS almost adjacent to the restaurant. Make reservations.


[url=http://www.balaton-restaurant.com/housespecialties.html]Balaton Restaurant, Cleveland-Ohio[/url]

I enjoy the Balaton more than all of these restaurants.


I would drive, perhaps stop overnight in Youngstown and visit the Butler Institute of American Art and other attractions.


On the return trip home, you could visit Ohio Amish Country, or visit Falling Water once interior tours have resumed.

This dated travel article may prove useful. Check out other travel articles in the right margin. You easily could spend a week in Greater Cleveland, depending upon your interests, especially if attractions such as the U.S.S. Cod and Steamship Mather are opened again as the epidemic resides.


Perhaps check out the Blossom Music Center and the Jacobs Pavilion schedules.



The Cleveland Orchestra, which the New York Times says may be the best in the U.S., plans to resume on-stage concerts at Blossom Music Center this summer.


Read this thread beginning with post 35 and forward.


Perhaps check out Cedar Point and Put-in-Bay. Coming or going, you could head south on I-71 and check out the Mohican Region, especially if the Big House at Malabar has reopened. A year from now, the magnificent Ohio State Fair should once again be an option. Both the Cleveland and Columbus zoos are very good. The big Ohio destination, however, is Dayton. Another dated travel article.

[url]https://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g60785-c185858/Dayton:Ohio:Aviation.History.Mecca.Of.The.World.ht ml[/url]

On your return trip from Dayton, perhaps visit The Wilds near Zanesville.


Did the OP mention Dayton?
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Old Today, 05:10 PM
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How is the Cleveland Candle Company? The price at those type places are usually pretty high but the design/make your own sounds interesting. And I see they have one near WestSide Market and not far from Little Italy too.
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