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November 13, 2007 11:36 AM   Subscribe

I will be in Cleveland for Thanksgiving weekend... what is there to do and see that we shouldn't miss?
posted by chickaboo to Travel & Transportation around Cleveland, OH (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
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posted by amro at 11:56 AM on November 13, 2007


You should really watch the Anthony Bourdain "No Reservations" Cleveland episode. They hit some great spots!

Clip Here
posted by grumpy at 12:01 PM on November 13, 2007


I did search those but they are mostly dining recommendations, thanks amro. And I know about teh rock hall...
what aout the science museum, anyone know if it's true that it's closed? their website didn't say.
posted by chickaboo at 12:06 PM on November 13, 2007


This page has most of the holiday-ish things I would have recommended - especially Stan Hywet Hall, the Public Square tree lighting, Nela Park*, the Botanical Garden Winter Show.

If you're up for a rock show, there are a few good choices at the Beachland Ballroom - Cobra Verde and the Dreadful Yawns Wednesday night, and Devil Doll and the Dirtbombs Saturday night (not together).

*The Nela Park display only takes a minute to see and isn't in the best neighborhood, and isn't really worth a separate trip IMO. But depending on where you're staying, if you do head down to the Beachland for a show, you might be able to drive past it on the way there.
posted by boomchicka at 12:11 PM on November 13, 2007


The zoo is pretty good. Watch that Bourdain clip. It has lots of restaurant stuff, but also things like the book "warehouse" that I am totally going to check out the next time I'm in Cleveland.

Do you mean the Science Center? It doesn't appear to be closed.
posted by cooker girl at 12:13 PM on November 13, 2007


Oops, sorry. Never mind. It does look like the Science Center is closed for Thanksgiving, but only that Thursday and Friday.
posted by cooker girl at 12:16 PM on November 13, 2007


lol. Just two seconds before I reopened AskMe, two coworkers and I were discussing our love of Cleveland. Visit the contemporary art museum; that was one of my favorite places when I visited Cleveland. The thrift shopping is good there, too.
posted by limeonaire at 12:26 PM on November 13, 2007


The thrift shopping is good there, too.

Very true. This is the thing I miss most about living in Cleveland.
posted by amro at 12:51 PM on November 13, 2007


Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art website.

Suite Lorain website. Not much there, but you can get the address and store hours.

Plus, the Food Network's newest Iron Chef is a Clevelander. Here's a link for his 2 restaurants.
posted by xena at 12:59 PM on November 13, 2007


I admit I haven't clicked all the previous links (on dialup right now) but isn't that where the Christmas Story museum is?
posted by Miko at 6:29 PM on November 13, 2007


My girlfriend hails from the Mistake on the Lake and we've gone back for a few Thanksgiving and Christmas trips.

We've been to Lolita from xena's link and had a lovely time--it's a great antidote if you need to get away from the family. It's in the neighborhood of Tremont, which has plenty of interesting galleries, boutiques and bars. Nearby is Ohio City, another up-and-coming area and, yep, the Christmas Story House. Looks like the first-ever Christmas Story Convention is happening over Thanksgiving weekend, so there's your chance to get a leg lamp signed by one of the stars of the film. Ohio City also has the fantastic West Side Market. Try browsing the bakery section for lunch.
posted by hydrophonic at 7:25 PM on November 13, 2007


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