Visiting Cleveland from Avon Lake: 5 Recommended Itineraries

BBOnline has five recommended itineraries for you when visiting Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland is a short drive along the coast from Avon Lake, which offers you beautiful beaches, hiking trails and family activities. It's also located within minutes of Cleveland's gardens, performing arts and other sites of interest. While staying in an Avon Lake Bed and Breakfast, visit nearby Cleveland.

Trolley Tours of Cleveland
PO Box 91658
Cleveland, OH  44101
(800) 848-0173
www.lollytrolley.com

Visiting Cleveland is easy when you sign up for a trolley tour. Trolley Tours of Cleveland have taken visitors around the city for more than four decades. You can tour for one hour or two, depending on what sights you wish to see. Your itinerary may include the Flats, Playhouse Square or the Cultural Gardens. Rates vary for each season and you can't bring children under five on the two-hour trolley tours.

Playhouse Square
1501 Euclid Ave Ste 200
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 771-4444
www.playhousesquare.org

Theater, music and performing arts are all excellent reasons for visiting Cleveland. Playhouse Square is comprised of nine large theaters that host a variety of performances. Musicals, Broadway shows, concerts and plays are a few of the entertainments found at the Square. Both fine and casual dining is provided throughout the theater district. You should contact the Playhouse Square box office for tickets, show schedules or any other information you need.

Cleveland Botanical Garden
11030 East Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44106
(888) 853-7091
www.cbgarden.org

The Cleveland Botanical Garden is a collection of 10 different gardens. They each represent a variety of exotic and native plants. You can enjoy a walk through the Japanese Garden or stroll peacefully through the Katherine Phillip Geis Terrace. Entertain your kids in the lovely Hershey Children's Garden or Woodland Garden. A cafe, gift shop and gorgeous Glass House are also available for your pleasure. Take a tour of the Cleveland Botanical Garden Tuesday through Sunday. Hours of operation may vary due to the season. You can contact the garden for admission fees or with questions.

Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation
Rockefeller Park
750 E 88th St
Cleveland, OH 44108
(216) 916-7755
www.culturalgardens.org

This Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation is seen in the beauty of its gardens and exhibits. You can learn about Hungary, Poland and other countries when you visit. Each garden represents important times in history or cultural events pertaining to that country. There are gardens that date back to the early 20th century. Others were completed in the last few years. A gift shop, educational displays and special events are offered by the staff. Admission to see the gardens is free, but donations are gladly accepted.

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and The RainForest
3900 Wildlife Way
Cleveland, OH 44109
(216) 661-6500
www.clemetzoo.com

The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is a nice family attraction for any time of the year. The zoo features exhibits of both exotic and native animals. The Rain Forest and African Savanna exhibits are just a few you'll get to see. Add this place of interest to your itinerary once you settle into your Avon Lake Inn.