Five Reasons To Visit Cleveland This Summer

May 10, 2014 8:00 AM

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When thinking of summer and summer vacations, the thoughts of sun, water and fun come to mind. There is no need to spend thousands and miles and miles in a stuffy car when Cleveland has everything to make summer memorable. Enjoy activities from the classic baseball game in the sun to beautiful waves and water at the beach. Find treasures that are only offered in Cleveland through fragrance and creativity. But summer wouldn’t be complete without the screams of excitement while enjoying a world class amusement park. It can all be found in this great city of Cleveland.

Progressive Field
2401 Ontario St.
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 420-4487
http://cleveland.indians.mlb.com/cle/ballpark/index.

Spend a fun-filled afternoon or evening under the sun or stars while witnessing the excitement of two teams battling to win. See the Cleveland Indians at their best when they are up against teams like the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees or the Cincinnati Reds. Enjoy a delicious game day hot dog and a cold refreshing beer while cheering your team to victory. Even if baseball is not your favorite pastime, find great souvenirs in one of the gift shops or enjoy the club side bar and grill while enjoying great air conditioning. There is something for everyone at the great Progressive Field.

The Children’s Museum of Cleveland
10730 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106
(216) 791-7114
www.clevelandchildrensmuseum.org

The kids will be amazed beyond belief with the wonders of the world. Plan a day visit, birthday party or group trip and spend the day exploring exhibits through sight, sound, touch and smell. Dig in the sand and build a new creation. Don’t let the education be on hold for the summer; educational opportunities are hugging each and every corner of this wonderful children’s museum.

Indigo Perfumery
12011 Detroit Ave.
Lakewood, OH 44107
(216) 767-5563
www.indigoperfumery.com

Experience the world without leaving the comfort of home. Owner of Indigo Perfumery, Ann Onusko, traveled with her husband and frequented places such as France, California, Italy and more. One thing that she cherished from her trips were the wonderful perfumes and their creativity and complexity. Finding such fragrances in the US was impossible. Frustrated by the selection and restrictions, she decided to bring the fragrance to all of Cleveland. Her ambition and love of perfumes brings excitement into learning about different fragrances from Hungary, Australia, Ethiopia, France, Paris and so much more. Onusko is anxious to share her passion with customers and help them find the right scent for them. Her knowledge of not only the scents but the making is extensive and intriguing. Making a trip to her boutique could turn a local trip into a worldwide experience.

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SUP CLE Stand Up Paddleboarding
Edgewater Park
6500 Cleveland Memorial Shore
Cleveland, OH 44102
(440) 212-5041
www.facebook.com

Cleveland has some beautiful beaches and clean parks. But one beach has something no others have. SUP CLE Stand Up Paddleboarding is a new concept that has come to town and has brought a new excitement to beaches. No matter the age or ability level, paddleboarding is easy and fun. Visitors can purchase or rent equipment for a day, week or summer season fun. Think standing on a board is all paddleboarding is about? What about yoga? Yes, instructors teach yoga classes on the water on the paddleboards. SUP CLE is gearing up for a summer season of fun in the sun and smiles in the water.

Cedar Point Amusement Park 
1 Cedar Point Drive
Sandusky, OH 44870
(414) 627-2350
www.cedarpoint.com

In 1870, Cedar Point opened its gates to hundreds of excited patrons. Today, it is the second largest operating amusement park in the United States. With over 364 acres of roller coasters, thrill rides, safari animals, a huge water park and more, there is sure to be something for everyone. Soar the heights of the terrifying coaster called the Magnum XL-200 or have family day with Scoopy and friends. Listen to the thrilling screams of the kids and as a parent, embrace the quality time with the ones that are cherished. Relish in the smiles and laughter as the body experiences senses that are not touched daily.

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Danielle Coots has been writing since 1996. She has published short stories and articles in many publications. Danielle loves being active in the community and providing quality information regarding current and upcoming events in the Cleveland area. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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