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Things to do in Downtown, Cleveland

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bar
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“ASAP IPA and an assortment of other delicious brews on tap. Wood fired pizza and wings and fresh salads are also amazing. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Tea Room
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“If you appreciate a great pot of tea and/or a quite spot to work or chat with a friend Cleveland Tea Revival is the place for you! It is small, but a calming and centering part of any day.”
  • 9 locals recommend
University
“Want to find a good place to eat, or catch a concert, or to check out for your future scholarly quests? CSU is home to students with broad scope of interests, backgrounds and even nationalities.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Trendy dessert & martini bar with a lineup of sandwiches, flatbreads, pasta & entrees.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
“The locals play kickball on the greens and sand volleyball close by. There's a great photo opportunity with a Cleveland script sign overlooking the small marina. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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“ Prime rib & pasta are on offer at this spot staging comedy shows, burlesque acts & dinner theater.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Tower city center are one of the most beautiful mall's that you have ever seen its a 5 minute drive or 25minute walk , you will find from clothes, Hard rock cafe to sightseeing from the top of the tower you can find everything.”
  • 2 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Industrial-chic brewpub serving a menu of carefully sourced American fare & housemade beers.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Health
“If you have ever cycled before Harness is awesome! If not, I would also suggest checking it out - they are super accommodating for first timers - just be sure to get there a little early to learn the ropes. They cycle in a 'sanctuary setting' which I was not too sure about at first, but ended up loving it! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Vegan. Fresh made juices, smoothies, bowls, sandwiches, soups of the day, etc. the Bravacado at lunch time - a must try!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Route
“West 6th Street is a place you might go after 10 PM for a fun night out of dancing and drinks with friends! Our favorite bars include Dive Bar, Barley House, and Velvet Dog - rooftop patio. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“Friday Dance Cruise This cruise is a “must” on your to-do list for the summer…The Main Deck offers a Variety of music from Blues to Country to Rock & Roll and the Second Deck spins current hits BOTH DJ’s are here to get you movin’-n- groovin’ on the Dance floor! Boarding: 9:15PM - Sails 9:45PM to 11:45PM, 2 hour Cruise Time Cost: $25.00 per person Buffet Dining and Lakefront Cruise - Boarding Time: 6:30 p.m. Cruise 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Return to dock for Brief intermission to board City Lights Cruise passengers at 9:00 PM (City Lights Cruise 9:45 PM to 11:45 PM) Dinner Cruise boarding • 6:30 p.m. 21 yrs & over only. $54.95* per person ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“One of the most popular nightclubs in Cleveland. Packed every weekend with no cover charge.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Unassuming spot with a large menu of Thai fare, including lunch specials & build-your-own curries.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“The West6th is the party place in Cleveland you can find all the club, bars in one street. You can get there by using the RTA train in 8 minutes or 5minutes with Uber or drive.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Comedy Club
“Comedy club in an intimate setting, similar to The Laugh Factory. Check their website for events”
  • 4 locals recommend