Happy Friday, if you follow me on Instagram, you would know that I recently took a trip to Ohio. I only visited Cleveland. Ohio is so big that I did not make it to the other side of the state like I wanted to, so I really hope to in the future. Like my other travel guide I will recommend where to stay, what to do and where to eat. Let's jump in.
Where To Stay
Hilton Cleveland Downtown- All I need to say is, the highest rated hotel in downtown Cleveland. Breakfast, pool, free wi-fi, workout room. The go-to hotel for a stay in Cleveland.
Christmas Story House- The movie, "A Christmas Story" was filmed here in Cleveland, Ohio, and you can actually stay in the house. It is pretty expensive though at $595 a night. I have more details on the house under "What To Do."
What To Do
Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame- I was so bummed because this was closed when we went. Everything was roped off, and there was no where to park. One of the best things to see in Cleveland. The museum documents the history of rock music, the artists, producers, engineers, and other notable figures who have influenced its development. Definitely want to see this next time I go.
A Christmas Story House & Museum- "A Christmas Story House, now restored to its movie splendor, is open year round to the public for tours and overnight stays. Directly across the street from the House is A Christmas Story Museum, which features original props, costumes and memorabilia from the film, as well as hundreds of rare behind-the-scenes photos. Among the props and costumes are the toys from the Higbee’s window, Randy’s snowsuit, the chalkboard from Miss Shields’ classroom and the family car. After reliving A Christmas Story at Ralphie’s house don’t forget to visit the museum gift shop for your own Major Award Leg Lamp and other great movie memorabilia." My personal favorite Christmas movie.
Cleveland Botanical Garden- Holden Forests & Gardens takes pride in connecting people with the wonder, beauty, and immense value of trees and plants. This campus, located in the heart of Cleveland’s iconic University Circle, offers an enchanting escape from the bustling city. Entry to the mesmerizing, manicured gardens and specially curated glasshouses are included with your membership or general admission.
Where To Eat
Blue Point Grille- Serves the absolute highest-quality seafood, flown in daily from both coasts. The towering windows of the cosmopolitan dining rooms overlook the heart of the city with soaring views of the downtown skyline. There is an antique bar that is the backdrop for the Historic Warehouse District’s most spirited Happy Hour. Very pricy, but the view of the city is absolutely amazing.
Tabletop Board Game Café- This place is all about board games and food. The idea is to put your phone away, and enjoy some time eating with friends or family while playing games. There is so many games to chose from, so you will never be bored. I have never seen another restaurant like this before, so you have to try it out while in town because it is just fun. They serve soups, sandwiches, pizza, things like that. Little pricy, but not out of reach.
Lago East Bank- A late-night Aloft Hotel outpost offering upscale Italian dishes & cocktails with Lake Erie views. Very affordable, and you get to eat while having a great view of the water. Very affordable pricy like an Olive Garden style restaurant.
Wow, I haven't done a travel guide in so long because of COVID. I hope this summer I can do a lot more of them with restrictions easing up, and it being ok to start travelling again. Have a great weekend. I am so excited for Target's Designer Dress Collection dropping this Sunday hopefully I can get a cute dress, and do a review for y'all.