There are so many great ways to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Northeast Ohio is full of indoor and outdoor activities that will pique your interest and satiate your hunger for adventure, but before you start planning a really long road trip, consider adventuring locally. Here are 10 of the best day trips in Cleveland to get you on your way.

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Best Day Trips in Cleveland

Where is a good place to enjoy live music in Cleveland?

There are numerous great places to enjoy live music in Cleveland, covering a wide range of genres. If you love jazz, be sure to head on over to the Society Lounge. Once you walk in the door, you’ll feel like you walked into a classic speakeasy. The cocktails here really help set the mood and the bartenders are exceptionally skilled at serving up some of the best “spirited” creations in town. And let’s not forget the music! The jazz musicians here are amazing, filling the air with classic tunes as well as their own renditions that have a more contemporary feel. The Society Lounge is also a great place for a date night, special celebration, with a group of friends, or as a wind-down after a night out on the town.

I’m looking for hiking trails in the Cleveland area.

There are scores of good hiking trails in the Cleveland area, each offering its own unique settings and levels of difficulty. One of the most popular is the Fort Hill Loop Trail. Located in the Rocky River Reservation, the trail leads to a very cool archaeological site featuring authentic earthworks thought to have been created by the pre-Columbian peoples that inhabited the area some 2,000 years ago. The views along the trail are awe-inspiring, especially during the fall when the leaves are changing. (Be aware that you have to climb a lengthy set of stairs to get to the archaeological site, so it is not the best for families pushing strollers or people with mobility issues). 

Can you suggest a great breakfast place in Cleveland?

Cleveland is not often thought of as a major food city, but the locals would definitely disagree with you! There are so many great places to eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (and late-night eats, too!). One of the most well-known and popular places for breakfast, however, is the Landmark Restaurant. The classic old-school restaurant has been a Cleveland staple for decades, serving up some of the best comfort food. Think biscuits and gravy, savory omelettes, pancakes, and grits....the list goes on and on. Bring your appetite cause it’s gonna get a workout!