Get on a boat (or other watercraft)
We’ve got a river and a lake in Cleveland, and you and your visitors should take advantage of it. Book passage on the Goodtime III ($25 and up) for a booze cruise around the lake. If nature trails or more your thing, or if you just want to bar crawl from bank to bank of The Flats, you can cross the Cuyahoga on a Metroparks-run water taxi.
A well-kept secret at the heart of St. Clair Superior, Cleveland’s Asiatown district is well worth a visit any time of year for its dim sum palaces and massive Asian groceries. That said, during the spring and summer months the neighborhood explodes to life with the Night Market festival, a massive celebration of food, music, and Asian culture.
They don’t call Cleveland “Forest City” for nothing (fun fact: some people call Cleveland “Forest City”). The “emerald necklace” of the Cleveland Metroparks is waiting for you log off your Fire Stick, grab your visitors, and bike or hike through. Rocky River Reservation, Edgewater Park, and Squire’s Castle at the North Chagrin Reservation are just a few places to get your adventures started.
For folks on Cleveland’s East Side, traveling down Murray Hill to Little Italy has signaled a summer-ending celebration for generations. That’s where the Feast of the Assumption is held. Started as a traditional Catholic parade, the Feast has grown into a chance to wander Little Italy’s charming postwar buildings and sample more cannolis and stromboli than your belt buckle can handle.
Stand-up comedy. Concerts. Bowling. Surprisingly great fried chicken and a great cocktail list. If you can’t find something you or your visitors enjoy at Mahall’s, Lakewood’s oldest bowling establishment, you might not like anything. Also, it might be haunted, so tack it on to that Cleveland ghost tour.