Start your day on a culturally rich note by exploring Little Italy. Find the holy Rosary at the historic Catholic Church, located in the heart of this historic neighborhood. Step outside the church to find the sweet aroma of Presti's Bakery and Café, where you can sample some of the finest pastries in Cleveland. Then stroll down Mayfield Road and Murray Hill to find numerous galleries showcasing the works of local artists and providing seasonal gallery walks. Continue on your cultural journey at the Cleveland Museum of Art, where you will find yourself mesmerized by the captivating and distinguished exhibits from around the globe.
At the Cleveland Museum of Art, find locally sourced and globally inspired dishes at the Provenance Café. Rejuvenate with a satisfying lunch before heading to Legacy Village and Beachwood Place for an afternoon of shopping at luxury retailers alongside unique boutique-style stores and pop-up shops. After a long day of shopping, head back to the hotel to freshen up for an eventful and memorable evening.
To add a layer of ease and comfort to your night out, reserve one of our private cars to whisk you off to East 4th in Downtown Cleveland. For dinner, indulge in delectable dishes carefully crafted by chefs like Michael Symon and Zack Bruell, and enjoy local craft brews and drinks at one of the several pubs and taverns. Drift into the old era of glamour in a speakeasy setting at Society Lounge, where you can enjoy hand crafted cocktails for the perfect end your night out on the town.
The Cleveland Metroparks
The oldest park district in Ohio, the Cleveland Metropolitan Park District was born in 1917, the initiative of a young, self-taught engineer who had conceived the idea of an outer chain of parks with connecting boulevards some 12 years earlier. From a few scattered donations of land in the Rocky River Valley, the Park District grew to embrace some of the most scenic areas of Greater Cleveland. The Cleveland Metropolitan Park District is now over 20,000+ acres which includes all different sorts of activities like golfing, horseback riding, swimming, hiking, biking, walking trails, skiing, boating and many more.
The Cleveland Museum of Art
The Cleveland Museum of Art was founded in 1913 “for the benefit of all the people forever.” We strive to help the broadest possible audience understand and engage with the world’s great art while honoring the highest aesthetic, intellectual, and professional standards. We are proud to be one of the world’s most distinguished comprehensive art museums and one of northeastern Ohio’s principal civic and cultural institutions and have gone through tremendous expansion over the past few years to truly be a world class treasure.
Lake View Cemetery
Lake View Cemetery, located in the vibrant University Circle area, was organized in 1869. We are considered “Cleveland’s Outdoor Museum and Arboretum.” It’s Cleveland’s historical, horticultural, architectural, sculptural, geological gem and contains the final resting place of some of Cleveland's most illustrious and industrious citizens in a beautiful horticultural park of 285 acres. Our magnificent collection of trees, shrubs and plants make for an exceptional green space in an urban area. This “green space” provides a wonderful refuge for birds and small animals, as well as a showplace of extraordinary architectural and sculptural treasures.
West Side Market
With its origins dating back to 1840 the West Side Market is Cleveland's oldest publicly owned market. Beginning as an open air marketplace on a plot of land donated by two Ohio City landowners located on the corner of West 25th and Lorain; the market is home to over 100 vendors of great ethnic diversity. It has undergone much growth and many improvements to arrive at its current form. The centerpiece of the market, the yellow brick markethouse with an interior concourse, was designed by the architects Benjamin Hubbel and W. Dominick Benes who also designed other famous buildings in Cleveland, such the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Wade Memorial Chapel in Lakeview Cemetery. The markethouse was dedicated in 1912 and with its 137 foot clock tower has stood as a Cleveland landmark for nearly a century. The Travel Channel and Food Network featuring segments on the West Side Market and last year it is estimated that over a million people visited the market. Whether as a day-tour destination or a weekly shopping experience, the West Side Market continues to be an interesting and historical Cleveland tradition.
University Circle is home to more than 70 cultural, educational, healthcare, social, religious and other institutions.