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Fall Weekend Getaway to Cleveland

Rikki Teeters

Guest post written by Leah Deppert of By Travel & Error

Cleveland Ohio

Autumn is the perfect time to visit Cleveland. While summers are a blast in the Land, CLE really shows off in the fall with it’s color-changing leaves, slightly cooler temperatures and plethora of activities and events for all. Foodie? Outdoor Adventurer? Beer/Wine Connoisseur? Theater Lover? Sports Fanatic? If you answered yes to any of those questions, it’s time to book your fall weekend getaway to Cleveland.

Cleveland Photos

Fall Weekend Getaway to Cleveland

Friday *Time to Paint the Town Red*

  •  4:00 PM: Check-in at your lodging. Cleveland has recently had quite a few amazing hotels built in the downtown area.
    • Kimpton Schofield Hotel: Location, location, location! Book here.
    • Aloft Cleveland Downtown: Artsy flair and close to many popular attractions like the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & the East Bank of the Flats! Book here.
    • Cleveland Hostel: Need a budget friendly option? Check out the Cleveland hostel which is outside of downtown but in a great neighborhood called Ohio City. Think lots of cool bars and plenty of locally owned restaurant options.
    • For a full list, check out TripAdvisor’s reviews!
  • 5:00 PM: Grab a glass of vino or craft beer (pumpkin-flavored preferably) from the Heinen’s Grocery Store 2nd floor rotunda balcony bar. Happy hour in a grocery store? YES! This historic building was previously home to the Cleveland Trust Company and has recently been restored to a grocery store. Check out their events calendar for themed nights like “Bubbles Because-Latin Lovers”. Done and done.
  • 6:00 PM: No visit to Cleveland is complete without a stop on East 4th Street. Craving pasta? Eat at Chinato. A bit more adventurous? Check out the innovative pairings at the Greenhouse Tavern. On a budget? Tacos at Barrio it is.
  • 7:30 PM: Time to be entertained! Consider going to a concert at the House of Blues, attending a show in Playhouse Square or cheering on the Cleveland Indians during the playoffs.
Cleveland

Saturday *Learn From the Past: A Day of History, Art & Good Italian Food!*

  • 9:00 AM: Wake up and head to the West Side Market! Taste and sample in-season goodies to your heart’s desire. If you’re still hungry, head to Lucky’s Cafe in Tremont. Order the Waffles, Shipwreck Omelette and Pecan Bacon. Yummm…
Cleveland West Side Market
  • 11:00 AM: Choose one or two museums to visit. There are so many to choose from, but some of the most popular include the Rock & Roll Hall of FameCleveland Museum of Art, and Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
  • 1:00 PM: If you’re lucky enough to visit when the Cleveland Flea is happening, be sure to check out this local favorite! If you’ve recovered from brunch, the food and drink options here will not disappoint.
  • 3:00 PM: Looking for a bit of fresh air? Check out one of the many stretches of the Cleveland Metroparks. Edgewater is close to downtown and has great paved trails and views of Lake Erie. Short drive don’t bother you? Check out one of the many apple orchards near Cleveland and pick a bushel while sneaking a few crunchy bites.
Fall in Cleveland Ohio
Fall in Cleveland Ohio
  • 7:00 PM: After a bit of R&R, head to Little Italy to feast on pizza, pasta, wine, tiramisu and cannolis. Corbo’s Bakery is the perfect after-dinner sweet spot.

Sunday *Explore the Great Outdoors*

Cleveland Coffee Ohio

11:45 AM: Check out of your hotel and say a “see you soon” to downtown CLE. Grab your wheels and head to the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad train station in Independence where you’ll hop on the 12:50 PM train headed for Peninsula. Enjoy the shades of yellows, reds, oranges and greens outside your window and experience all the fall feels.

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Autumn Cleveland Ohio Fall
  • 1:30 PM: Get off the train in Peninsula and rent bikes at Century Cycle to work off all those calories you’ve consumed this weekend. Make a quick stop at Szalay’s Farm & Market to listen to some live music, gawk at the hundreds of pumpkins and (of course) savor some fall treats (apple cider and corn on the cob on a stick, anyone?!).
Szalay's Sweet Corn Farm Market Cleveland
Cleveland Ohio Market
Cleveland Ohio Donuts
Cleveland Ohio Pumpkins
Cleveland Ohio Pumpkins
  • 4:30 PM: After more outdoor adventures, return your bike and head back to Independence via the train feeling tired but happy. Vow to return to CLE because you barely scratched the surface. Drive (or fly) home thinking to yourself, “I was skeptical, but Cleveland IS pretty great…” I won’t even say I told you so.

Check out this “All the Fall Things” video that Destination Cleveland recently released and grab your calendar to decide when you are booking your fall weekend getaway to Cleveland!

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10 Perfect Ohio Pumpkin Patches

Rikki Teeters

Pumpkin picking is definitely one of our favorite fall activities in Ohio! It makes for the perfect Ohio adventure with loved ones. Pumpkin season always passes way too quickly, so make sure to go out to your favorite local farm soon! We have compiled our list of 10 Perfect Ohio Pumpkin Patches to help you find farms with plenty of pumpkins! Happy Picking! 

10. Leeds Farm in Ostrander, Ohio

Photo by @paigeb614 in Ostrander, Ohio

Photo by @paigeb614 in Ostrander, Ohio

9. Jacquemin Farms at Shaw Farms in Milford, Ohio

Photo by @ arossmann824  at Shaw Farms in  Milford, Ohio

Photo by @arossmann824 at Shaw Farms in Milford, Ohio

8. Heritage Farms Pumpkin Pandemonium in Peninsula

Photo by @png_amandas at Heritage Farms in Peninsula, Ohio

Photo by @png_amandas at Heritage Farms in Peninsula, Ohio

7. Hidden Creek Farms in Sunbury, Ohio

Photo by @madsgreg at Hidden Creek Farms in Sunbury, Ohio

Photo by @madsgreg at Hidden Creek Farms in Sunbury, Ohio

6. Kingsway Pumpkin Farm in Hartville, Ohio

Photo by @samantha10780 at Kingsway Pumpkin Farm in Hartville, Ohio

Photo by @samantha10780 at Kingsway Pumpkin Farm in Hartville, Ohio

5. Luther’s Farm Fall Fest in Richfield, Ohio

Photo by @ratch_mc at Luther’s Farm Fall Fest in Richfield, Ohio

Photo by @ratch_mc at Luther’s Farm Fall Fest in Richfield, Ohio

4. Nickajack Farms Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch

Photo by @suzie_kb at Nickajack Farms Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch in North Lawrence, Ohio

Photo by @suzie_kb at Nickajack Farms Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch in North Lawrence, Ohio

3. Burger Farm & Garden Center in Newtown, Ohio

Photo by @kristin_aka_keb at Burger Farm & Garden Center in Newtown, Ohio

Photo by @kristin_aka_keb at Burger Farm & Garden Center in Newtown, Ohio

2. Lehner's Pumpkin Farm in Radnor, Ohio

Photo by @littleadvcbus at Lehner's Pumpkin Farm in Radnor, Ohio

Photo by @littleadvcbus at Lehner's Pumpkin Farm in Radnor, Ohio

1. Fleitz Pumpkin Farm in Oregon, Ohio

Photo by @amweills at Fleitz Pumpkin Farm in Oregon, Ohio

Photo by @amweills at Fleitz Pumpkin Farm in Oregon, Ohio

12 Best Spots to Watch the Leaves Change in Ohio This Fall

Rikki Teeters

There is no place in the world like Ohio in the fall. We have to admit Autumn is our favorite season (though we love each of Ohio's seasons). Fall is just magical! From cool air & crispy colorful leaves to football games and fall hikes, Ohio has it all. Here is our list of the 12 Best Spots to Watch the Leaves Change in Ohio This Fall!

Photo & artwork by @natterdoodles.  Print available in our shop! 

Photo & artwork by @natterdoodles. Print available in our shop! 

12. Lanterman's Mill

Photo by @royal_imagery at Lanterman's Mill

Photo by @royal_imagery at Lanterman's Mill

11. South Chagrin Reservation in Bentleyville, Ohio

Photo by @alex_cooke at the South Chagrin Reservation

Photo by @alex_cooke at the South Chagrin Reservation

10. Devil's Bathtub in Hocking Hills State Park in Logan, Ohio

Photo by @evan_couch at Hocking Hills State Park

Photo by @evan_couch at Hocking Hills State Park

9. Glen Echo Ravine in Columbus, Ohio

Photo by @piercerdave at the Glen Echo Ravine

Photo by @piercerdave at the Glen Echo Ravine

8. Blue Hen Falls in Brecksville, Ohio

Photo by @kelwarner5 at Blue Hen Falls

Photo by @kelwarner5 at Blue Hen Falls

7. Lake Erie

Photo by @amyonthebay in Oregon, Ohio

Photo by @amyonthebay in Oregon, Ohio

6. The Ledges at Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Photo by @23cot at The Ledges at Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Photo by @23cot at The Ledges at Cuyahoga Valley National Park

5. Berea Falls in Berea, Ohio

Photo by @oltjonm at Berea Falls in Berea, Ohio

Photo by @oltjonm at Berea Falls in Berea, Ohio

4. Brandywine Falls in Northfield, Ohio

Photo by @dangerousbiz at Brandywine Falls

Photo by @dangerousbiz at Brandywine Falls

3. Athens, Ohio

Photo by @nick.bolin in Athens, Ohio

Photo by @nick.bolin in Athens, Ohio

2. Chillicothe, Ohio

Photo by @blakelloyd over Chillicothe, Ohio

Photo by @blakelloyd over Chillicothe, Ohio

1. Columbus, Ohio

Photo by @kscherer95 at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio

Photo by @kscherer95 at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio

An Autumn Stroll Through the Village of Mariemont

Rikki Teeters

We have lived near the Village of Mariemont in Ohio for the past 5 years. Every time we drive through it, it makes us smile. From the beautiful German architecture on The Mariemont Strand to the tree lined streets, this lovely little village is worth exploring soon! Make sure to stop in at the Mariemont Theater for a independent film or grab lunch at the Dilly Cafe!

This village is even more beautiful in the Fall! We just had to take a stroll through Mariemont to enjoy Ohio's nature and snap some shots with our phones! 

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7 Ohio Parks With Peak Fall Colors Right Now

Rikki Teeters

Ohio is absolutely beautiful right now! Our trees have turned vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows. There is not a more beautiful sight in the world. We put together a list of 7 Ohio Parks With Peak Fall Colors.

7. Harrison Lake State Park & Forest in Fayette, Ohio

Photo by @itsawanderful.life at Harrison Lake State Park & Forest in Fayette, Ohio

Photo by @itsawanderful.life at Harrison Lake State Park & Forest in Fayette, Ohio

6. Tar Hollow State Park in Laurelville, Ohio

Photo by @trustmeiamanengineer.419 at Tar Hollow State Park in Laurelville, Ohio

Photo by @trustmeiamanengineer.419 at Tar Hollow State Park in Laurelville, Ohio

5. Tinker's Creek State Nature Preserve in Aurora, Ohio

Photo by @whimseycraft_ at Tinker`s Creek State Nature in Aurora, Ohio

Photo by @whimseycraft_ at Tinker`s Creek State Nature in Aurora, Ohio

4. Findley State Park in Wellington, Ohio

Photo by @thisiscortney at Findley State Park in Wellington, Ohio

Photo by @thisiscortney at Findley State Park in Wellington, Ohio

3. Mt. Gilead State Park

Photo by @jmariedewitt at Mount Gilead State Park in Mt Gilead, Ohio

Photo by @jmariedewitt at Mount Gilead State Park in Mt Gilead, Ohio

2. John Bryan State Park in Yellow Springs, Ohio

Photo by @thereselink at John Bryan State Park in Yellow Springs, Ohio

Photo by @thereselink at John Bryan State Park in Yellow Springs, Ohio

1. Beaver Creek State Park in East Liverpool, Ohio

Photo by @melissabatesphotography at Beaver Creek State Park in East Liverpool, Ohio

Photo by @melissabatesphotography at Beaver Creek State Park in East Liverpool, Ohio

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10 Places in Ohio To Go Apple Picking

Rikki Teeters

Apple picking is one of our favorite Fall activities! Ohio has so many great spots where you can pick your own apples. This experience is perfect for a romantic date or a day out with the whole family! Here is our list of 10 Places in Ohio To Go Apple Picking This Fall!

10. CherryHawk Farm Apple Orchard in Marysville, Ohio

9. Burnham Orchards in Berlin Heights

Photo by @theheartsdlite at Burnham Orchards in Berlin Heights

Photo by @theheartsdlite at Burnham Orchards in Berlin Heights

8. Dodd's Hillcrest Orchards in Amherst, Ohio

Photo by @katiemac216 at Dodd's Hillcrest Orchards in Amherst, Ohio

Photo by @katiemac216 at Dodd's Hillcrest Orchards in Amherst, Ohio

7. A & M Farm Orchard in Midland, Ohio

Photo by @gentryts at A&M Farm Orchard in Midland, Ohio

Photo by @gentryts at A&M Farm Orchard in Midland, Ohio

6. Bauman Orchards in Rittman, Ohio

Photo by @iggyshihtzalea at Bauman Orchards in Rittman, Ohio

Photo by @iggyshihtzalea at Bauman Orchards in Rittman, Ohio

5. Hirsch Fruit Farm in Chillicothe, Ohio

Photo by @_jacobweber at Hirsch Fruit Farm in Chillicothe, Ohio

Photo by @_jacobweber at Hirsch Fruit Farm in Chillicothe, Ohio

4. Kuner's Apple Orchard in Clinton, Ohio

Photo by @rachellaurenlucy at Kuner's Apple Orchard in Clinton, Ohio

Photo by @rachellaurenlucy at Kuner's Apple Orchard in Clinton, Ohio

3. Patterson Fruit Farms in Chesterland, Ohio

Photo by @davekoen at Patterson Fruit Farm in Chesterland, Ohio

Photo by @davekoen at Patterson Fruit Farm in Chesterland, Ohio

2. MacQueen Orchards in Holland, Ohio

Photo by @mommatodelaney at MacQueen Orchards in Holland, Ohio

Photo by @mommatodelaney at MacQueen Orchards in Holland, Ohio

1. Lynd Fruit Farm in Pataskala, Ohio

Photo by  @girlaboutcolumbus  at Lynd Fruit Farm in Pataskala, Ohio

Photo by @girlaboutcolumbus at Lynd Fruit Farm in Pataskala, Ohio

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5 Spots to Find Sunflowers in Ohio

Rikki Teeters

Early every fall Sunflowers blossom all over Ohio. Some live in miles-long fields while others pop up in patches throughout our neighborhoods. These natural beauties only last for a short time. Make sure you go to see them while you can! Here are 5 Spots to Find Sunflowers in Ohio This Fall!

5. Maria's Field of Hope in Avon, Ohio

Photo by  @digital504  at Maria's Field of Hope in Avon, Ohio

Photo by @digital504 at Maria's Field of Hope in Avon, Ohio

4. Beavercreek Wetlands in Xenia, OH

Photo by  @jimcrottyphotog  at Beavercreek Wetlands in Xenia, OH

Photo by @jimcrottyphotog at Beavercreek Wetlands in Xenia, OH

3. Yankee Trace in Centerville, OH

Photo by @nick_d_photography at Yankee Trace in Centerville, OH

Photo by @nick_d_photography at Yankee Trace in Centerville, OH

2. Tecumseh Land Trust in Yellow Springs, Ohio

Photo by  @snookie0101  at Tecumseh Land Trust in Yellow Springs, Ohio

Photo by @snookie0101 at Tecumseh Land Trust in Yellow Springs, Ohio

1. Gorman Heritage Farm in Evendale, OH

Photo by @brookewallace3 at Gorman Heritage Farm in Evendale, OH

Photo by @brookewallace3 at Gorman Heritage Farm in Evendale, OH

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