Fun Things To Do With Your Kids While Vacationing In Cleveland

When going on a vacation, it is a smart idea to have an itinerary set up in order to both keep kids entertained and avoid missing key attractions. Cleveland, Ohio, though not a typical well-known vacation destination, has a wide variety of entertainments from theater to history to downright fun.

Make sure not to miss these attractions when giving Cleveland a tour:

Where To Stay:

To make your Cleveland vacation unforgettable, book a room at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel. Offering more than just Direct TV Cleveland in the room, the hotel itself is a piece of brilliant history. The iconic hotel is right in the heart of downtown and close to all sorts of attractions. Not only decorated classically opulent, it also caters to personal preference with allowing people to select their own blankets and pillows for desired comfort.

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame:

On the shores of Lake Erie is the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Museum. This is dedicated to remember and honor some of the world’s best-known, influential artists who have in some way shaped the music industry through rock music. Seven levels of museum, this attraction has various exhibits dedicated to different musical genres, different iconic music cities, and rock and roll legends such as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and Jimi Hendrix. Newer influential artists such as U2, the Clash, and Bruce Springsteen also have their own exhibits.

Progressive Field:

While visiting the city, make sure to watch the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field (known as “The Jake” to locals). They offer a children’s play area known as “Kids Clubhouse” where kids can play on a mini field practicing sliding, fielding, and batting. For those disinterested in baseball, there are arts and crafts and a rock climbing wall.

Cleveland Museum Of Art:

Internationally known for its substantial holdings of Asian and Egyptian art, this museum houses more than 43,000 works of art from around the world. The museum itself is from 1916 and is still located in the original building.

A Christmas Story House:

Ralphie Parker’s home in A Christmas Story, this house is located in Ohio’s Tremont neighborhood. In 2004, a private developer purchased the home and restored it to the movie’s specifications, opening it as a public museum.

Great Lakes Science Center:

Located near the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this museum helps visitors to understand science, technology, and the environment. While there are permanent exhibits, check and see what traveling exhibits are available.

West Side Market:

The oldest operating indoor/outdoor market space in Cleveland, it is on the National Register of Historic Places. It began operating in 1840 and it is still one of the most traveled markets for food lovers today. Food Network Magazine named it America’s “Best Food Lovers” market and it has been featured on shows on both Travel Channel and Food Network.

With all of its attractions and historic landmarks, Cleveland is the perfect place for a family vacation.

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Abby Evans is a mother and freelance journalist currently reviewing fun activities for her family.


  • mysweetiepiepie

    The Cleveland Museum of Art is one of the best museums going and admission is FREE.

    Don’t forget we also have a zoo, aquarium, natural history museum, although not free; and an incredible network of public parks, some of them with nature centers.

    Oh yeah, and boating on Lake Erie plus tons of festivals in the summer and just about any type of ethnic eats your heart desires…

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