HYAD = Have Yourself A Day
Shall we hashtag it? #HYAD
We'll be doing special blog posts dedicated to 24 hours in any given city, and how we would spend it. We're starting the series with Cleveland because we feel it's an underrated city. Mind you, there are lots of cool parts and neighborhoods in Cleveland and tons to do, but these options are at the top of our list.
Have Yourself A Day : Cleveland
24 HOURS IN CLEVELAND, OHIO
GRAB YOURSELF SOME BREAKFAST AT
3900 LORAIN AVE. CLEVELAND, OH 44113
DO A TOURISTY THING, AND HEAD OVER TO THE
ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME.
1100 E 9TH ST. CLEVELAND, OH 44114
The R&R Hall of Fame is extremely well done, and awesome to walk through, even if you're not into museums. Unless you hate music, but like.. who hates music? So, do yourself a favor and spend some time wandering through it. You won't regret it.
The building itself is located extremely close to the water, Voinovich Bicentennial Park, the infamous Cleveland script, and a great place to snag some photos. So, after the R&R Hall of Fame, take a nice walk toward the water, take some photos, and head over to
NUEVO MODERN MEXICAN & TEQUILA BAR
1000 E 9TH ST. CLEVELAND, OH 44114
(conveniently located a matter of steps away) for lunch, some fantastic tequila flights, and a lovely view.
Now, if you're in the mood for a nice, lengthy walk, you can walk towards
401 EUCLID AVE CLEVELAND, OH 4414
However, an Uber is perfectly acceptable as well! The Arcade is filled with shopping and dining options, but is mostly just aesthetically gorgeous to walk through. We recommend popping into THE TEA LAB, getting yourself a cup, and check out the number of boutiques and shops throughout.
After leaving the Arcade, walk over to the nearby CHOCOLATE BAR for something sweet, be it a dessert or a martini(OPTIONAL). Cross the street, and head down E. Fourth Street, where you'll be surrounded by a number of bars and eateries, and a unique view of both the Quicken Loans Arena and Progressive Field. Take your pick, and step into any bar for pre-dinner cocktails and/or appetizers. We recommend WONDER BAR or SOCIETY LOUNGE.
Save room for dinner at Michael Symon's
2058 E 4TH ST CLEVELAND, OH 44115
also on E. Fourth Street. Lola offers a lovely atmosphere, and a seasonally changing, but never disappointing menu.
After dinner, head over to a neighborhood called The Flats. Start at
BIG BANG DUELING PIANO BAR,
1163 FRONT AVE CLEVELAND, OH 44113
and wander around the block for tons of bars and late night entertainment options.
THE PUNCH BOWL SOCIAL CLEVELAND
1086 W 11TH ST. CLEVELAND, OH 44113
is another one of our favorite stops, especially if there's any type of sporting event going on. The Punch Bowl is a huge building, with a large diner, a number of bars, an arcade, a bowling alley, and even some rooms upstairs with games like shuffleboard all available for your use!
Finish your night exploring the Flats before heading back to your hotel.
Where to stay in Cleveland?
CLEVELAND MARRIOTT DOWNTOWN @ KEY CENTER
1360 W. MALL DR. CLEVELAND, OH 44114
HYATT REGENCY CLEVELAND @ THE ARCADE
420 SUPERIOR AVE E. CLEVELAND, OH 44114
KIMPTON SCHOFIELD HOTEL
2000 EAST NINTH STREET, CLEVELAND, OH 44115
METROPOLITAN @ THE 9
2017 E 9TH ST. CLEVELAND, OH 44114
ALOFT CLEVELAND DOWNTOWN*
1111 W 10TH ST. CLEVELAND, OH 44113
*CLOSEST TO THE FLATS
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