Reading is sexy, and fortunately, Cleveland has no shortage of great bookstores. Browse the carefully curated section at Tremont’s new Visible Voice, or explore stacks ceiling-high at the Larchmere neighborhood stalwart Loganberry Books (and try to catch their classic movie screenings the fourth Thursday of each month).
Pick a dreamy evening for stargazing at the Ralph Mueller Observatory, which is open on Wednesday nights (when visibility is clear) during CMNH’s extended hours. Want a primer on what you’re seeing? The museum’s Shafran Planetarium is an entertaining crash course in the night sky.
Take a guided tour through the herb, rose, and woodlands gardens (among others) at the Cleveland Botanical Garden, then end up in the steamy glasshouse, where you’ll walk through waterfalls while birds flutter by and, at 2pm each day, newly hatched butterflies take flight for the first time.