Cleveland July 29, 2018
This 27-Mile Road Trip Is the Best Way To Experience Cleveland In One Day
Cleveland is incredible. There is so much in this city that it is mind-blowing to consider that it has maintained a small-town atmosphere. One could easily spend a lifetime in this lovely place and still make new discoveries each and every day, but a few destinations, in particular, stand out. If you want to experience Cleveland’s highlights, you must take this sightseeing tour of the city.
Get ready for an incredible tour of The Land, because you're going to love these destinations. For an interactive map, click
1. b.a. Sweetie Candy (6770 Brookpark Rd., Cleveland)
Sweetie's is the place to go if you've got a sweet tooth. This candy warehouse is ginormous, overflowing with what is purportedly valued at $3 million worth of candy at any given time. This warehouse is a candy lover's dream come true, allowing you to purchase as many goodies as your car can possibly transport. Its campus also features an
old fashioned soda shop
and mini golf course, allowing you the opportunity to spend hours at a time in this incredibly sweet dream of a destination.
2. Wade Lagoon (University Circle, Cleveland)
University Circle is one of Cleveland's loveliest neighborhoods. Much of the architecture in this district is admired for its exquisiteness, while some of it is also downright quirky. The crown jewel of this neighborhood is Wade Lagoon, its own sparkling pool of blue. On its campus is a variety of prestigious institutions and a gorgeous art garden, making it the true cultural heart of the East Side. You can find more info on the lagoon in our
3. Dittrick Museum of Medical History (11000 Euclid Ave., Cleveland)
Fans of the magnificently macabre will adore this unusual museum. Located on the third floor of the Allen Memorial Medical Library, this strange museum documents the history and evolution of medicine as a modern science. You'll uncover everything from the tools that practicing physicians and sham doctors once utilized to the medicines they once prescribed. To learn more, check out our full article
4. Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (11400 Euclid Ave., Cleveland)
If you've never visited MOCA, there's no better time than now. This charming museum is incredibly unique in terms of its design and displays, placing emphasis upon artists from Greater Cleveland. Thanks to the FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, a kooky statue entitled "Judy’s Hand Pavilion" by artist Tony Tasset now shares its campus.
5. Lake View Cemetery (12316 Euclid Ave., Cleveland)
Since 1869, this cemetery has become a permanent home for many Clevelanders. Its gorgeously landscaped environment has become iconic, thanks to additions like the Wade Memorial Chapel and the James A. Garfield Memorial. To immerse yourself in visual splendor, check out this
photo tour of its campus
6. The Old Arcade (401 Euclid Ave., Cleveland)
This dreamy indoor street was one of the world's first shopping malls, and it cost nearly a million dollars at the time of its construction in 1890. It captures the spirit of a time when locals went Downtown to shop, particularly in anticipation of Christmas. This splendidly restored building glows to this day, and it has certainly maintained its status as a Cleveland icon.
7. The Free Stamp (East 9th St. and Lakeside Ave., Cleveland)
One of the most unexpected finds in Downtown Cleveland is a ginormous stamp. It's located in Willard Park within spitting distance of City Hall, a 28-foot-tall monument to Cleveland's unique personality.You can learn about its history and how it came to be in its current location
8. Tower City (230 W Huron Rd., Cleveland)
This charming Art Deco skyscraper is a multi-use complex with as charming shopping center at its heart. This behemoth was once the second largest excavation site in the world, second to only the Panama Canal. For more on its history, check out these
photos from its construction
9. Edgewater Park (Lake Erie and Cleveland Memorial Shoreway, Cleveland)
This lovely park is part of the Emerald Necklace, which is the local name for our incredible Cleveland Metroparks. This park consists of a 147-acre campus that includes a beach, walking trails, and one of the iconic Cleveland script signs. This is a gorgeous spot to admire both the sunrise over the city and the sunset over the western suburbs.
Northeast Ohio offers many awesome attractions, and it is truly stunning just how many are located right in Cleveland. The city is worth seeing via road trip, and these destinations are sure to leave you in awe.
For another road trip you won’t want to miss, check out this
Cleveland mac and cheese tour.