As the 2016 Republican National Convention is rapidly approaching, your friends at Rascal House have taken it upon ourselves to help all the visitors on their way to the CLE plan what they’ll do in their downtime. As a Cleveland born and grown company, we know our way around the city and most importantly, we’ve got you covered. Knowing that Cleveland is packed with character and culture, here are 5 little neighborhoods you’ve just got to see.
1. Uptown/University Circle
On the East side of Cleveland, you’ll find Uptown, loaded with world-class museums and tons of entertainment, including The Corner Alley, a classy new bowling alley located on the corner of Euclid and Ford. Uptown is quickly becoming Cleveland’s newest arts and entertainment district, complete with the renown Cleveland Institute of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, both located right on Euclid Avenue. Learn more about Uptown here.
2. Little Italy
Located right next to Uptown/University Circle, Cleveland’s Little Italy is definitely worth the trip. Whether you’re looking for an authentic Lasagna dinner or a dreamy Cannoli, you’ll find it all in Little Italy. If you’re not crazy for pasta, Algebra Tea House and Rising Star Coffee are definitely good enough reason to visit. Find more info here.
3. Ohio City
Take a trip to the West side of Cleveland and visit Ohio City. You’ll walk right into a local dream, complete with the West Side Market, where you’ll find 100 vendors selling exquisite artisan foods and goods, and famous craft breweries including the local Great Lakes Brewing Co.! Plan your trip here.
Also on the West side, you’ll find one of Cleveland’s oldest communities. Visit one of the many art galleries, book stores, boutiques or record stores that Tremont has to offer, or explore the Tremont Art Walk, every second Friday of the month. Also in Tremont: a fantastic Farmer’s Market in Lincoln Park. Find their schedule of events here.
5. Detroit Shoreway
Just 2 miles West of Downtown, Detroit Shoreway is a cool and exciting neighborhood with tons of character. Not only will you find beautiful Edgewater Park, but you’ll be entertained by both the Cleveland Public Theatre and the Capitol Theatre! If you’re into the arts, you’ll enjoy the Gordon Square Art District and the 78th Street Studios, where every 3rd Friday of the month artists open their studios to the public for fine arts and fine conversation. Visit their website here to learn more.
With all the art and culture Cleveland has to offer, what’s not to love? To read about our top 10 picks for must visit places in the CLE, click here!