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Take a Day Trip to Ohio City

Find out the best way to spend a day in this Cleveland neighborhood.

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Take a Day Trip to Ohio City

By Laurel Wilson

Posted On: Jul 1, 2022

Ohio City is a neighborhood in Cleveland across the Cuyahoga River from Downtown. It has been on the upward swing for years and continues to grow! New luxury apartments, restaurants, bars, and coffee shops are popping up around the neighborhood seemingly every day. It's hard to keep up with all of the new businesses in the area.

Below is a one-day Ohio City itinerary that'll help you taste and see all that Ohio City has to offer a day-tripper! And to get started, here are a few tips that'll help you during your day in Ohio City:

  • The ideal days to do this one-day Ohio City itinerary are Thursdays-Saturdays, as many places are closed at the beginning of the week.
  • Bring some quarters! You can usually find free street parking close by. But just in case you can't, make sure you have some quarters on-hand to feed the meters.
  • Wear comfortable shoes because Ohio City is very walkable and that's the best way to see the area! 

cup of coffee in a green ceramic mug next to a bloody mary with olives glass on top of the menu for Juneberry Table restaurant in cleveland ohio neighborhood of Ohio City

Stop 1: Breakfast at Juneberry Table

Juneberry Table is a new brunch restaurant serving up all-day-breakfast dishes and delicious cocktails. The design, color palette, and the light pouring through the windows creates a dreamy space for a date or catching up with friends.

Order a Bloody Mary and something off the ever-growing list of amazing, locally sourced, menu items that'll leave you wanting more. Juneberry Table is a smaller space and tends to have a wait on weekends (reservations are currently unavailable), but put your name in and go next door to explore one of the adorable antique shops until your table is ready. Juneberry is very much worth the wait!

Address: 3900 Lorain Avenue

Stop 2: Helm Collective and All Things For You

Helm Collective and All Things For You are located very close to Juneberry Table and are the perfect spots to check out before or after your delicious brunch. Helm Collective has a very curated collection of antiques and art, while All Things For You is a much larger space full of different vendors. You never know what treasures you'll find at these great antique shops!

Addresses: 3904 and 3910 Lorain Avenue

Stop 3: The Cleveland Candle Company

The Cleveland Candle Company is a very fun local spot in Ohio City where you can create your own custom scented candle. It takes no more than an hour to make your candle and the staff is excellent at assisting you along the way. You can pick your candle up after it cures, later that day, and then head home with your new creation!

It's such a memorable activity to do with friends or family and a great way to support a local business. And if you don't have the time to make your own candle, you can also buy pre-made candles as well.

Address: 2032 W 25th Street

Stop 4: Rising Boutique

Rising Boutique is a cool place to shop ethically sourced new clothing as well as an incredible curated collection of vintage pieces as well. A great stop to treat yourself or buy a really thoughtful gift for someone special in your life.

Address: 2138 W 25th Street

front street view of west side market in cleveland ohio

Stop 5: The West Side Market

The West Side Market is the star of the Ohio City neighborhood. It's Cleveland's oldest market and has been around since 1840. With over 100 local vendors, you can spend a lot of time meandering and sampling different treats at the market.

Make sure to walk upstairs for an incredible view of the market from above, get some popcorn from Campbell's Sweets, order cupcakes from Grandma Campell's Cupcakes, or grab some cannoli from Theresa's Bakery. You can't go wrong here as everything tastes amazing!

Address: 1979 W 25th Street

hand holding up a plastic cup of iced red drink from Edda Coffee Roasters in Cleveland Ohio neighborhood of Ohio City

Stop 6: Lunch at Edda Coffee Roasters

Edda Coffee Roasters is a newly opened all-day coffee shop and cafe that opened in Ohio City in the retail space below The Intro apartments. It's a gorgeous space with lots of seating and a nice lunch menu. The coffee can give that little boost needed to keep seeing all the Ohio City sights!

Address: 2011 W 25th Street

Stop 7: Walk to Hingetown

Up next, go for a walk and explore Hingetown. This area gets its name because it connects Ohio City and Gordon Square Arts District. Driving over to Hingetown is always an option, but walking is suggested as there are so many lovely historic homes to see along the way.

A few of the most scenic streets are Jay Ave, Bridge Ave, and Clinton Ave. If you're interested in visiting haunted places, walk by Franklin Castle (4308 Franklin Blvd), as it's considered one of the most haunted sights in Cleveland.

Address: Start at W 25th Street

display of clothes inside retail store Shore Society in Cleveland Ohio
Shore Society in Cleveland

Stop 8: Explore Hingetown - Shopping at Harness Collective

Once in the Hingetown area of Ohio City, stop into the lovely shops of Harness Collective. Shore Society is a local favorite for lake day essentials, nautical apparel, and accessories. Him&His Design next door is another amazing boutique owned by two local interior designers selling beautiful homewares and vintage treasures.

Address: 2908 Church Ave

Stop 9: Jukebox

At this point, you may be craving a little break after your walk. Jukebox has one of the cutest patios in Cleveland and some amazing food and drinks to fuel the rest of your day. They're best known for their perogies and excellent cocktails.

Address: 1404 W 29th Street

Stop 10: Head back to W 25th Street / pick up your candle

If you're enjoying walking, start heading back towards W 25th Street at this point. But if you're feeling adventurous, there are almost always electric bikes and scooters available that you can rent and ride back to W 25th St. It's another fun way to experience the area!

Just don't forget to pick up your candle from Cleveland Candle Co!

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Stop 11: Pioneer Cleveland

Pioneer is another new local restaurant and bar that has recently opened below The Intro apartments. Between the delicious woodfired food and cocktails and the fun camping theme, this is the perfect spot to grab a drink and appetizers before grabbing dinner. Get the dry rub wings, they're incredible!

Address: 2407 Lorain Avenue

Pizza on a table at Bright Side restaurant in Cleveland Ohio

Stop 12: Dinner at Bright Side

Bright Side is a newly opened restaurant on W 25th Street in the Market Garden Brewery family. Bright Side has a cool and classy vibe complete with rose gold disco balls, phenomenal local beers, and a brand new blackberry seltzer. Don't miss out on the Sunnyside Pizza or Rosemary Pomme Frites!

Address: 1948 W 25th Street

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Stop 13: Grab an ice cream cone

Before you head home or back to your hotel for the night, you really must stop for some ice cream at either of these two Ohio Ice Cream Trail stops: Mitchell's Ice Cream and Mason's Creamery. People are very passionate about which one is the superior ice cream shop, but there's room for both in our hearts!

Mitchell’s is on W 25th Street and Mason's is a few blocks into the neighborhood on Bridge Avenue. Wherever you choose, enjoy!

Address: Mitchell's Ice Cream (1867 W 25th St), Mason's Creamery (4401 Bridge Ave)

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Bedroom of rental in Ohio City

Where To Stay

If you would like to make this one-day Ohio City itinerary into a staycation, there are some really cozy rentals in the neighborhood which will help you fully experience the area. There are also amazing hotel options in Downtown Cleveland, including The Hyatt Regency at the Arcade and the Kimpton Schofield Hotel.

There's no wrong way to spend a day in Ohio City, so make this itinerary your own and have an amazing trip!

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