Cleveland March 31, 2018
9 Perfect Places In Cleveland For People Who Hate Crowds
There’s nothing wrong with craving a great atmosphere and a little bit of elbow room. While we Clevelanders are a very sociable and personable bunch, we often find ourselves craving a road trip that ends at a serene escape from reality. Whether you’re craving a treat for the taste buds or a visual journey through a forested wonderland, there are so many spectacular places to visit in and around The Land.
1. EDWINS Restaurant (13101 Shaker Square, Cleveland)
Edwins is totally unique and locals love its atmosphere and attitude toward second chances. This awesome eatery offers formerly incarcerated adults a chance to form a supportive network while concocting delicious cuisine, and the results are both delicious and inspiring.
2. Bedford Reservation (14505 Button Rd., Cleveland)
Bedford Reservation is an enchanting park in the Cleveland Metroparks and, amazingly, it is one of the less traveled outdoor wonderlands in Cleveland. This lovely place features a gorge that is a National Natural Landmark, and plentiful wildflowers ensure that the park pops with color in every season until the gray of winter descends upon Cleveland.
3. Etna Ristorante (11919 Mayfield Rd., Cleveland)
There's never a bad time to visit Little Italy, as the Cleveland neighborhood is friendly, welcoming, and overflowing with epic attractions. Etna Ristorante is one awesome destination you must swing by next time you find yourself in the area. Classic Italian eats combined with the lovely atmosphere (and a bit of wine!) will leave you feeling completely relaxed. You might even want to loosen that belt because their generous servings are sure to fill you up!
4. SPACES (2900 Detroit Ave., Cleveland)
Love art? We all do! The Art Museum is spectacular and beautiful, but with the unveiling of certain exhibits, it can get a bit busy. SPACES is the perfect destination for personal space-loving art fans, as this contemporary art venue features lovely works by modern artists. Parking and guided tours of this pretty place are free, so go ahead and immerse yourself in the wonders of the art world.
5. TY FUN Thai Bistro, (815 Jefferson Ave., Cleveland)
This restaurant is just cozy as can be, and the amazing comfort foods will leave you feeling warm and happy. Pair delicious food with the super-friendly service that the Tremont area is famous for and you've got a match made in heaven.
6. Cleveland Cultural Gardens (East Boulevard & Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Cleveland)
This antique park was donated to the City of Cleveland by John D. Rockefeller Sr. in 1896, and he donated an astonishing $300,000 toward its continued maintenance. The city turned the gorgeous stretch of land into a chain of cultural gardens that celebrate unique countries around the world. Unless you visit during a special event, this dreamy destination can become your personal oasis for peace and quiet.
7. The Learned Owl Book Shop (204 N Main St., Hudson)
Nestled in nearby Hudson is an enchanting local bookstore that will leave bibliophiles and fans of pop culture alike feeling warm and welcome. This charming storefront may not look like much, but beyond the threshold are three stories of enchanting... well, stories. The knowledgeable staff here will help you find the perfect literary adventure.
8. Platform Beer Company (4125 Lorain Ave., Cleveland)
Anyone up for a trip through Ohio City? This neighborhood brewery features seasonal flavors that are unique to Cleveland, and its intimate atmosphere is unlike any other microbrewery you've visited. Platform Beer Company features over 20 beers to choose from, so prepare your taste buds!
9. Worden's Ledges (Hinckley Reservation)
You've just uncovered one of the hidden gems in the Cleveland Metroparks! These amazing glyphs were carved into the Sharon Conglomerate ledges of Hinckley Reservation by a man named Noble Stuart between the 1940s and '50s. This place is otherworldly, and you'll appreciate the opportunity to explore nature with a man-made twist.
There’s no reason to endure crowded spaces in The Land. With so many intimate venues, a personable experience is only a short trip away. Which destination will you be checking out first?
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