“No Class Days” are March 16 and 24—Looking for something to do on your day off?

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With CWRU’s “no class days” coming up on March 16 and 24, how will you spend your day off? If you’re still looking for something to do, we’ve got plenty of suggestions for you, so read on!

While these recommendations are Cleveland-specific, let them inspire you wherever you are. Most locations are easily available by foot, public transit or car.

Farmers Markets

While it may still be a little chilly, many farmers markets are open year-round. Nearby options include the Coit Road Farmers Market, Van Aken Market Hall and West Side Market, and further other options include the Miles Farmers Market and Crocker Park Indoor Winter Market. Together, they offer produce, meats, cheeses, coffees, baked goods, wines and more.


If you’re in the mood to visit some animals, try out the Greater Cleveland Aquarium or Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. For those who’d rather take a hike or just enjoy some greenspace, visit Edgewater Park, South Chagrin Reservation, Bedford Reservation or any of the other Cleveland Metroparks.


Whether you’re looking to buy or just want to browse, Cleveland has a wealth of options including The Arcade, Tower City, the Galleria at Erieview, Steelyard Commons, Ohio City, Legacy Village and Beachwood Place. And for those who enjoy thrifting, try out Common Threads, Value World or Savers.


For those without a car, options within walking distance include Barrio, Presti’s and Algebra Tea House. Nearby options include Grumpy’s Cafe, Lucky’s Cafe, and Kintaro All You Can Eat Sushi & Hot Pot. And, for those with a sweet tooth, try out the Chocolate Bar, Colossal Cupcakes, or BA Sweeties.

Whether you’re visiting a farmers market, zoo, shopping center, or restaurant, please make sure to follow all applicable COVID-19 policies and procedures. Whatever you do, have a safe, enjoyable day off!

This article was written by Kat Walcott ’22. Kat is the assistant chief of operations for CWRU EMS and also serves as Springfest director to help plan Springfest and Battle of the Bands at CWRU.