Top Cleveland Summer Activities - Part 1

July 22, 2021

Top Cleveland Summer Activities

As so many of us emerge from our COVID caves, we find ourselves looking for new, fun, and exciting things to do close to home. If this describes you, then look no further. This list is for you. 

 

Whether you’ve lived in Cleveland for years or have moved here during lockdown looking for extra square footage, you likely already enjoy the scenic beauty to be found hanging out on Lake Erie, visiting  Chagrin Falls, and hiking in the Metroparks.  Read on to add some more activities to your summer rotation. 

 

Take Me Out To The Ballgame

Home to  Major League Baseball’s Cleveland Indians, Progressive Field is a world-class facility designed to give Cleveland’s die-hard Indians fans a one-of-a-kind experience. 

Dating back to 1869, baseball is one of  Cleveland’s oldest traditions. The seats at Progressive Field are some of the best in the game, featuring extra legroom and wide aisles. The elevation between rows is designed to give clear and unobstructed sightlines to the field. One of the field’s most unique features are the angled seating sections. “Located just beyond the dugouts in both the lower and upper decks, the seats are angled 8 to 12 degrees, offering fans who sit in these sections a view of the middle of the diamond minus the crick in the neck.” - Progressive Field History Page 

Check out their website for game schedules and tickets

 

Outdoor Concerts

The spectacular Jacobs Pavillion at Nautica is one of the several concert venues Cleveland has to offer. The Jacobs Pavillion at Nautica is a unique open-air concert venue set inside a waterfront dining and entertainment complex.

Jacobs Pavillion has hosted some of the biggest artists in the music industry, from Paul Simon to John Legend! So be ready to make epic memories and take beautiful selfies with stunning views of the Cuyahoga River behind you, at the best venue for live music in the Cleveland area. 

Check out their website for upcoming artists and events.  

 

Be A Part of History: Visit the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 

Though it opened on September 2nd, 1995, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame got its start ten years earlier. Cleveland threw in its bid to be the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame location in 1985 and won with a $65 million commitment from the city.  Billy Joel, Chuck Berry, and other Rock Hall of Famers broke ground in a fabulous celebration on June, 7th 1993. 

Visit The Garage and make your own music or check out any of the fantastic exhibits. 

 

Shop ‘Till You Drop: Stroll & Shop the Westside Market 

The West Side Market is the longest-running public market in Cleveland. It was renovated in the early 2000s and has only gained popularity with both locals and tourists over the years. Central to the market is the 1912 market house featuring a beautiful, century-old 137-foot-tall clock tower. 

With over  100 diverse vendors selling vegetables, fine meats, baked goods, cheese, flowers, and other specialty items, Westside Market is a great place to stroll, snack, and window shop.  You can be sure to leave with a one-of-a-kind memory and souvenir.