My wife and I recently visited Cleveland, Ohio and had about 36 hours to do whatever we wanted. We didn’t want to spend crazy amounts of money, and we aren’t big into bars or the partying scene. So, what’s there to do in Cleveland when you don’t have much time?
Let’s jump right in.
Editor’s note: I split this up into four sections based on our activities, click the next button at the bottom of each page to advance to each.
West Side Market
The West Side Market provides a fun atmosphere and myriad food options. It’s open from 7a.m. to 4p.m. daily and local vendors fill the scene, providing high-quality products (food) for affordable prices. According to its website, “Cleveland’s public oldest market is home to 100 vendors offering meats, seafood, fruits, vegetables, baked goods, dairy, flowers, ready-to-eat foods, spices, and nuts.”
The single most important thing to remember if you attend the West Side Market is to bring cash.
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Also, there is free parking next to the market, which is nice, because parking downtown is either hard to come by or costs money (you need change for the meters).
Most of the vendors have a minimum charge for cards, we saw it as high as $10 with one vendor. In short, I didn’t buy the $3 salsa that I wanted because I wasn’t about to pay $10 for it using a card.
Here’s a look at the market from the inside.
The market was great but since we didn’t buy a lot, we weren’t there very long. We decided to grab lunch nearby and stumbled upon the Town Hall Cafe a local joint known for its healthy food options and chill atmosphere. Needless to say, it was absolutely delicious.