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What to Do as a College Student in Cleveland, Ohio

Guest Blogger: Kade Mindry, Cleveland State University ’24

There are plenty of things for students and people, in general, to do in Cleveland, Ohio. I have been here for three years, and this is my main list of things I want to do/have done since being here… and I still have some work to do!

Visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is in Cleveland and is a must-visit for music lovers. It showcases the history of rock and roll, from its roots to the present day.

Explore University Circle

University Circle is home to several museums, including the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, and the Cleveland Botanical Garden. It’s a great place to spend an afternoon exploring.

Catch a Cleveland Cavaliers Game

If you’re a sports fan, catch a game of the Cleveland Cavaliers, the city’s NBA team. The team plays at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in downtown Cleveland.

Go to the West Side Market

The West Side Market is a historic indoor market that has existed since 1912. It’s a great place to grab lunch, shop for groceries, or just explore.

Walk along the Cleveland Metroparks

The Cleveland Metroparks is a system of parks and nature preserves that surround the city. It’s a great place to go on a hike, bike ride, or picnic.

Enjoy the nightlife

Cleveland has a vibrant nightlife scene, with plenty of bars, clubs, and restaurants to choose from. Some popular areas include the Flats East Bank, Ohio City, and Tremont.

Attend a Concert or Show

Cleveland has several concert venues, including the Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall, the House of Blues, and the Agora Theatre.

Visit the Cleveland Zoo

The Cleveland Zoo is home to over 3,000 animals from around the world. It’s a great place to spend a day and learn about different species.

Check out the Cleveland Cultural Gardens

The Cleveland Cultural Gardens is a collection of gardens that represents different ethnic groups and cultures. It’s a beautiful place to take a walk and learn about the different cultures.

Visit the Cleveland Botanical Garden

The Cleveland Botanical Garden is a 10-acre garden that features several themed gardens, including a Japanese Garden and a Children’s Garden. It’s a great place to relax and enjoy nature.