Things to do in Cleveland
A quick five-minute drive from EYC to Downtown Cleveland and you will have a broad selection of non-sailing activities including the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland Aquarium, Playhouse Square Arts District, Horseshoe Casino, movie theaters, and the West Side Market. Progressive Field (Cleveland Indians baseball) and First Energy Stadium (Cleveland Browns) are within minutes of the club if you are looking to catch a pro sports game under the lights. Many notable chefs have played a part in the resurgence of Downtown Cleveland offering a vast selection of restaurants, bars and concert venues including House of Blues, Music Box Supper Club, Nautica Pavilion and Beachland Ballroom & Tavern. Cleveland also has many new lifestyle districts throughout town: Flats East Bank, Tremont, Ohio City, Gordon Square, West 25th Street and East 4th Street to name a few.
Adjacent to EYC is the Cleveland Metroparks Lakefront Reservation which offers a public beach, fishing pier, volleyball courts, SUP board rentals, and fitness trails. The Metroparks holds public events such as Edgewater Live and Cinema at Sunset with live entertainment and food trucks. Just around the corner from EYC is Whiskey Island. There you can find additional marina space, public volleyball courts, fitness trails, a full restaurant and bar, and a water taxi to Downtown Cleveland. The newly renovated Coast Guard Station now houses the Foundry’s Sailing Center as well. Rock & Dock at North Coast Marina Harbor, located behind the Rock Hall, is also an option for SUP board rentals, jet skis and paddleboats if you are looking to stay active.
Approximately fifteen minutes east of Edgewater Yacht Club, University Circle is home to the Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, and the Cleveland Botanical Gardens as well as an extensive list of restaurants, bars and boutiques. Little Italy is just up the street from University Circle if you are in the mood for authentic Italian food and a rich cultural heritage.
Shopping malls are available both downtown and within a 30-minute drive east or west of downtown which include Crocker Park, Pinecrest, Beachwood Place, Legacy Village and Eton Collection. There are also many small business districts that provide unique shopping and dining experiences, including Tremont, Ohio City, Hingetown, Gordon Square, Detroit Shoreway, Coventry, Collinwood and Larchmere Boulevard.
The greater Cleveland area is home to many public parks and recreation areas including Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Scenic Railroad—ideal for site seeing, walking, jogging, hiking and biking. Cedar Point Amusement Park is under an hour drive west of Cleveland, also ideal for a non-sailing day if you are into the thrill of the roller coasters.