Discover Cleveland

group of case western reserve students walking through downtown cleveland during the discover cleveland event

 

During Discover Week, you will experience a one-day Discover Cleveland excursion, exploring the city’s scenic sites and attractions. Register via your Roadmap, where you can chose from multiple options, including several virtual options and socially distanced in person activities.There will be three time slots available throughout the day in conjunction with our CCEL Service Day program activities. We encourage students to take advantage of both programs

You'll find the full list of Discover Cleveland excursions at the bottom of this page.

 

Connect with and learn from the organizations and individuals who are actively making a positive change in Cleveland. As a college student, you have the ability to make change and influence the community around you for the better. Hear from representatives of the LGBT Center of Cleveland, Cleveland Can’t Wait, and others who wake up every day to make the city and region a better place.

Explore the unique dining, cultural, and shopping options of this distinct neighborhood. AsiaTown’s vibrant restaurants will take you on an exciting trip to Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, China and many more destinations to satisfy your palate. And don’t forget to check out the indoor shopping centers - Asian Town Center and Asia Plaza! The neighborhood is also filled with outdoor shops for you to visit on a sunny day. There is always something to discover in AsiaTown. Make sure to wear walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather, as you will be walking around AsiaTown.

One of the best ways to learn about Cleveland is without a filter. Hear from individuals who are helping document and share Cleveland through their Instagram accounts. See Cleveland through the lens of The Cleveland Bucket List, AuthenticallyCLE, and more!

Northeast Ohio has a true asset in the Cleveland Metroparks. With more than 23,000 acres of parks, 300 miles of trails, and access to the waterfront, the Cleveland Metroparks are committed to a mission of conservation, education, and recreation. Learn about how you can get away from campus and out into nature to explore all that Northeast Ohio has to offer.

Go on a virtual trip to discover the relaxing, picturesque, and sunny Edgewater Beach. Overlooking a panoramic of Cleveland’s downtown, the beach has one of the famous Cleveland signs with plenty of picture opportunities for social media. Nearby, the Gordon Square Arts District offers much to foodies and art lovers alike, boasting cool shops, delicious (and sweet) stops, local parks, and more. Galleries are plentiful, but additional art can be found among the walls and sculptures lining the streets.

Spend Shabbat with Chabad at CWRU!

A grassroots collaborative of artists from multiple disciplines, Kings & Queens of Art showcases artists from those presently or formerly incarcerated. With a friendly environment in which to create and grow, they believe that everyone has an artist inside of them. Join Kings & Queens of Art and hear from different artists on how they have found their artistic voice. Make sure to wear walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather, as you will be walking ~20 minutes to and from the destination.

Neighboring Shaker Square, Larchmere is filled to the brim with local restaurants, boutiques, antique shops, galleries, a bookstore, and more! Enjoy this community-driven neighborhood as you peruse the sidewalk sales and experience the charm! With so many unique places to visit, Larchmere is packed from one end to the other with fun, food and friends. Make sure to wear walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather, as you will be walking around Larchmere.

Virtually travel to a nearby outdoor mall that combines well-known outlet stores with unique boutique shops. There are also many delicious and exciting restaurants in the area and cool spots to lounge around and get to know your peers! Along with shopping, Legacy Village offers live music! Nearby is the popular Beachwood Mall with additional shopping and browsing options!

Founded over 75 years ago, the Cleveland Botanical Garden is a pleasant getaway from the urban city life of Cleveland. Home to a beautiful 18,000 square foot glasshouse and over 10 acres of outdoor gardens, one can see why these gardens are a favorite of CWRU students. Interested in volunteering? The Botanical Garden has a wealth of opportunities, from assisting with holiday events to helping manage the landscape. Make sure to wear walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather, as you wil be walking ~10 minutes total to/from the destination.

The Cozad-Bates House, built in 1853, features Italianate architecture. After being saved from demolition, the house was made a historic landmark in 2006. The only pre-Civil War residential building left in University Circle, the house has become a symbol and reminder of Ohio's Underground Railroad network, nicknamed "Hope." On this tour, you will explore this site, along with others in and around the CWRU campus, related to the Underground Railroad. Make sure to wear walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather, as you wil be walking around campus.

Located along Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, the Cleveland Cultural Gardens is home to 26 nationality gardens. Throughout the year the gardens are tended to by the community, and during the annual One World Day, the area is blocked off and dedicated to a festival hosting over 30,000 guests spanning all of the gardens and including a parade, ceremonies, performances, tours, and--of course--food from every culture present. Make sure to wear walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather, as you wil be walking ~40 minutes total to/from the destination.

Already familiar with Cleveland and want to explore the CWRU campus itself? Join other students for a CWRU Rocks scavenger hunt where you will learn about the various statues, buildings, and hidden study spots all over the CWRU campus. Make sure to wear walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather, as you wil be walking around the CWRU campus.

With exhibitions on entrepreneurs, technology, and the community, there is always something to learn at the Cleveland History Center! Spend your time exploring the Hay-McKinney or Bingham-Hanna Mansions, the Chisholm Halle Costume Wing, or the Crawford Auto Aviation Museum, and--when you need a break--, take a spin on the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel, housed in a breathtaking room of floor-to-ceiling windows. Make sure to wear walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather, as you wil be walking ~20 minutes total to/from the destination. Also make sure to bring your CWRU ID on this trip, as you will need it to enter the center.

Established in 1924 and renovated in 2015, the Maltz Performing Arts Center is a gorgeous converted synagogue that can seat up to 1,200 people. Throughout the year it is used as a venue for numerous campus events such as commencement for numerous CWRU graduates.

With over 45,000 pieces dating back 6,000 years, there is something for everyone to see at the Cleveland Museum of Art. WIth free admission, a café, and a gorgeous naturally lit atrium, the Cleveland Museum of Art has become a year-round study space for many CWRU students. Find your favorite exhibit, secluded bench, or café snack on this trip! Make sure to wear walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather, as you wil be walking ~10 minutes total to/from the destination. Also, per the Museum of Art's policies, you may not bring a backpack into the building, and your phone number will be collectd before the tour.

Whether you're exploring the planetarium, dinosaur hall, or outdoor galleries, you are sure to find something fascinating at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. And with its constantly changing exhibitions, this destination can quickly become a year-round favorite. Insterested in hiking? Then sign up for the museum's classes and hikes throughout its 6,400+ protected acres. Part of the Natural Areas program, the museum protects all kinds of landscapes, from hardwood forests to islands to wetlands. Make sure to wear walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather, as you wil be walking ~20 minutes total to/from the destination.

A non-profit division of the Edward E. Parker Creative Arts Complex, the Snickerfritz Art Gallery's motto is "Think Art for social development." In addition to showcasing and celebrating black art and history, this cultural workshop offers classes, events, and more. Make sure to wear walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather, as you will be walking ~30 minutes from the destination.

Go on a virtual trip to discover the beautiful and delicious West Side Market located in the vibrant Ohio City neighborhood. The oldest publicly owned Cleveland market, it sells everything from prepared meals to sweet treats, groceries and more. With over 250 local businesses--such as the Glass Bubble Proejct and the original Mitchell's Ice Cream--, exploring easily walkable Ohio City is a great way to dive into the heart and soul of Cleveland.

A café and soul working space, Third Space Action Lab is a grassroots research, strategy, and design cooperative dedicated to solving complex socioeconomic problems with evidence-based strategies. A blackness first-safe space, they offer books, music, coffee, and more to feed the soul in an environment comfortable for all. Join the staff at Third Space to learn more about how they activate “third places” to create liberated spaces for people of color. Make sure to wear walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather, as you will be walking ~20 minutes to and from the destination.