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Top Winter Activities To Do This Winter in Cleveland! 

Written by Marketing & Communications Manager: Belle Mercurio

In need of something unique to experience this winter? We have compiled this list of the most popular activities to around the CLE this year.

Visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Explore the fascinating world of rock and roll history while staying warm indoors. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in downtown Cleveland is a must-visit attraction.

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Wild Winter Lights: Experience the magic of the zoo after dark with their Wild Winter Lights display, featuring over one million holiday lights and festive decorations.

Ice Skating: Head to The Rink at Wade Oval or the Cleveland Foundation Skating Rink in Public Square for some outdoor ice skating. Both locations offer skate rentals and a festive atmosphere.

Cleveland Museum of Art: Enjoy the extensive art collections at the Cleveland Museum of Art. It’s a fantastic way to spend a cold winter day, and the museum often hosts special exhibitions and events.

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Polar Express: If you have kids or are young at heart, consider taking a ride on the Polar Express through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It’s a magical experience during the holiday season.

Indoor Rock Climbing: Warm up and get active by trying indoor rock climbing at one of Cleveland’s climbing gyms, like the Cleveland Rocks Climbing or Climb Cleveland.

Sleigh Rides: Several farms and parks around Cleveland offer horse-drawn sleigh or carriage rides during the winter months, providing a charming and cozy experience. Try Ma and Pa’s in Burton, OH.

Cleveland Orchestra Performances: Enjoy world-class music by attending a performance of the Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall. Their holiday concerts are particularly enchanting.

West Side Market: Warm up with a visit to the West Side Market, where you can explore a variety of food vendors and enjoy some delicious local cuisine.

Skiing and Snowboarding: Although the terrain is relatively gentle, Brandywine and Boston Mills ski resorts, located just outside the city, offer skiing and snowboarding opportunities for all skill levels.

Winter Hiking: Cleveland Metroparks and Cuyahoga Valley National Park offer beautiful winter hiking trails. The landscape takes on a serene beauty with a fresh layer of snow.

Indoor Waterparks: Warm up at indoor waterparks like Kalahari Resorts in Sandusky or Great Wolf Lodge in Sandusky, just a short drive from Cleveland.

Cleveland Cavaliers Game: Catch an NBA game at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse and cheer for the Cleveland Cavaliers during the winter season.

Cleveland Botanical Garden’s Frost Experience: Explore the Cleveland Botanical Garden’s Winter Show, featuring beautiful indoor gardens and holiday-themed displays.

Cleveland Breweries: Sample some local craft beer at the many breweries in the area. Many breweries have cozy taprooms where you can enjoy a brew by the fire.

These winter activities in Cleveland offer a mix of indoor and outdoor experiences, ensuring you can make the most of the season, whether you prefer cozy indoor outings or adventurous outdoor activities.

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