Friday, September 5, 2014

Friday Five: Come and Visit!

Today's RevGals Friday Five comes from 3dogmom:

"An unexpected road trip last weekend made me aware that there are places along the route traveled where, had there been time, I would love to have stopped to visit and explore. That (missed) opportunity, coupled with a recent article in our local newspaper about things to see and do locally inspired today’s Friday Five.

If someone told you they were coming to your city/state/country for the first time, what five things would you recommend that they be sure to see or do? This might be a city, national park, historic site, restaurant or other attraction. Have at it, and share the link to your blog in the comments below. Be sure to visit and comment on other participants’ efforts today, too. Oh, the places we can go!"


I live in an amazing little city, a near eastern suburb of Cleveland.  Welcome to my home!  And here's where we'd go if you came for a couple of days:

Let's first walk a couple of blocks to Lakeview Cemetery ~ nearly 300 acres of  horticulture, Cleveland history, the work of Italian stonecutters highlighted by stained glass ~ including a Tiffany designed chapel, and miles of walking trails and roads.  It's one of my favorite walking places, and takes us from Cleveland Heights at the top of the hill to the city of Cleveland at the bottom.

Next, we'll cross part of the Case Western Reserve University Campus and head for Wade Oval and the Museum of Natural History.  If your kids are anything like mine were, that will take care of the rest of the day. 
But if there's time, we'll cross the Oval and head for the Art Museum.  Both of these museums are world-class, but the Art Museum has just undergone an astounding renovation.  Bring your ipad to connect to the exhibits, and get here soon, for there's only a week left to see the Art of Yoga.
Now let's walk down the street for a Cleveland Orchestra concert.  If you love music, then you know that we have one of the greatest of orchestras right here, a mile from my house.
And finally, if it's not too late, or if the Orchestra isn't playing, we can walk back up the hill through Little Italy for dinner and art gallery browsing.
I've stuck to a walking tour, but Cleveland is a wonderful place to live. If you wanted to get into a car, I'd take you to the Lake, to the West Side Market, to the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame, to dinner on East 4th Street and brunch in historic Ohio City, to art galleries in Tremont, and then down to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park for a hike on the Towpath Trail.  I guess you'll have to stay for a week!

Image: Severance Hall, home of The Cleveland Orchestra


  1. What wonderful recommendations! And how spectacular that you live within walking distance of such treasures. My parents did their graduate work at Case Western, so you immediately had my interest there. Thanks so much for playing!

  2. I listed some of the same! Great places to see and spend time.

  3. So much to experience...exactly why I moved to a larger area. It feeds my heart and soul.