Ohio City Exploration – 5 Reasons To See CLE’s Ohio City

The more that I get to visit the Cleveland area, the more that I want to visit the Ohio City neighborhood to get lunch or just explore. Cleveland gets a bad rap from people who aren’t from the area (it’s really an amazing city), and areas like this prove that Cleveland really has a ton to offer! Need more reasons to get to the city? Here are 10 reasons I love Ohio City, and think you should put it on your travel bucket list!

5. Ohio City has coffee with a view!



At Passenger’s CafeΒ you can grab a coffee and pastry, and if the weather is pleasant, you can head to their rooftop patio to sip and enjoy the view of the city, as well as do some good people watching on the streets below. Passenger’s is also a hostel, with plenty of area to work in their cafe downstairs. The staff is always so nice, they have tons of fun art, and its a great way to catch a break during a busy day.

We usually make this stop at the end of the day, following a trip to the Cleveland Flea or just some exploration!

4. Get your groceries at Ohio City’s West Side Market!


The West Side MarketΒ is literally one of the most gorgeous area’s I’ve found in Cleveland. Full of vendors selling tons of different foods, you can get a taste of so many different cultures! If you’re craving it, you can probably find it here, and it’s authentic as can be. I love to go in and wander, because there is so much to see. Plus, the building that holds the market is a gorgeous historic building, because it’s the oldest market in all of Cleveland!

Fan of sweets like me? There are tons of vendors who have any sort of dessert you could possibly imagine, and they are all beautiful! Most of the vendors do take card, but it’s always a good idea to bring cash, just in case! There is nothing worse than not being able to get your favorite treat!

3. Check out the Many Boutiques in Ohio City!


I love a good shopping day. Ohio City has so many tiny, cute shops to walk through and browse! Salty Not Sweet is one of my favorite little shops, full of fun references to pop culture, handmade items from local artisans, and more! They always have different things, and this would be a perfect shop to hit up if you need a unique gift.

2. Grab Some Ice Cream in Ohio City!

If you’re a fan of ice cream, you need to make a stop at Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream!Β You can get a scoop of your favorite flavor, then head back and watch the factory team pack up ice cream for the Cleveland area! It is such a fun spot and is one of my family’s favorite stops to make. There’s a flavor for everyone, and you can take some home too!

1. Check Out all the Fun Murals in Ohio City!


Ohio City is full of tons of fun, unique murals! The Cleveland Post Card mural is one of my favorites, but it seems that they are ever changing which makes them more fun! We like to explore and find new murals, because, well, they make for really cool instagram shots!

Have you ever been to the Cleveland area? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below!




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  1. Looks so fun there, I’ll have to check it out! I love the idea of enjoying coffee on a rooftop!

    1. It really is a fun area to hang out in!

  2. So I definitely read the title wrong when I first saw it and read it as “Owl City.” I thought of the singer and wondered how it would be possible to visit him. Anyway, great post! It has been so long since I have been to Ohio and this looks like a fun place to explore!

    1. HA! I love this.. I would love to visit a city of owls though!

  3. There’s so much to do in Cleveland. The rooftop coffee house would be stop #1 for us.

    1. It’s a lovely little shop, I love it!

  4. I live an hour outside of Cleveland & I have never been to these places! I’ll definitely have to check them out.

  5. Looks like such a fun city. I love shopping, so I would love to hit all the shops you mentioned. Plus, those sweets! Yum! Love the murals too. It’s not too far from us, so a road trip is in our future.

  6. You had me at coffee πŸ™‚ Ha ha! But seriously, these all are such wonderfully unique and amazing things about Ohio, I would certainly enjoy the visit there to make wonderful memories

  7. I went to Cleveland a long time ago – dont remember all this fun stuff! I love a good food market, that is what my area is really missing.

  8. I think the murals would be the most fun for me! How cool! So many amazing photo ops.

  9. The West Side Market looks perfect for me! I love places like that!

  10. Wow! That market is gorgeous! I would end up buying all sorts of things I didn’t need just because of how much there is to see! Looks like a fun town!

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