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Cleveland in March with a 12 and 16 year old.

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Cleveland in March with a 12 and 16 year old.

We are going to Cleveland during mid March, could anyone recommend ideas for dinner activities etc for this age group? Thanks!

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1. Re: Cleveland in March with a 12 and 16 year old.

The Cleveland TA restaurant rankings are fairly accurate if your kids enjoy a particular cuisine. Alternatively, you might consider the Winking Lizard or Harry Buffalo (bison burgers) if you're looking for a downtown location. If you're in Cleveland on a day when the West Side Market is open, the kids might enjoy grazing at the various food stands inside that unique food emporium.

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2. Re: Cleveland in March with a 12 and 16 year old.

Thanks!

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3. Re: Cleveland in March with a 12 and 16 year old.

If you are downtown, don't forget the Hard Rock Cafe. Fun for the kids and not far from the Rock and Roll Hall of fame. I am also fond of the Winking Lizard for wings.

Edited: 13 January 2011, 17:11
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4. Re: Cleveland in March with a 12 and 16 year old.

If you have a car, you might want to try Melt Bar & Grilled in Lakewood, perhaps 15 minutes from downtown.

http://www.meltbarandgrilled.com/

Li Wah, just east of the I-90 Innerbelt in Asia Plaza, offers dim sum daily and otherwise some of Cleveland's best Chinese food (IMO try the tofu dishes).

http://liwahrestaurant.com/

If your kids have never had pierogies, and if you'll have a GPS or a very good downtown map (the AAA Northeastern Ohio map has an excellent downtown map on the back) with you, Sokolowski's University Inn offers a great ethnic culinary experience.

…metromix.com/restaurants/…content

Take the rail rapid from Tower City to Shaker Square for Cleveland's best Hungarian food in the charming Balaton. If you already have RTA day passes ($5/person), this might be fun.

For a great hot dog experience, the Happy Dog is relatively close to downtown:

clevelandfoodie.com/2009/11/happy-dog.html

Good eats!

Edited: 14 January 2011, 02:08
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5. Re: Cleveland in March with a 12 and 16 year old.

If you have a car with you, you might want to check out The Boneyard in Mayfield Heights. Lots of video games and a pretty good restaurant, too. There is also a Dave & Buster's in Westlake!

For activities, definitely check out the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, as others have said.

Believe it or not, the Lakeview Cemetery is pretty interesting, too. There are lots of historical and interesting people (President James Garfield, John D. Rockefeller, etc.) buried there and the property itself is absolutely beautiful.

There is also Beachwood Place in Beachwood, if you and your kids want to do some shopping. It is home to Cleveland's only Saks Fifth Avenue store and Nordstrom store, among many other shops.

Hope you enjoy your trip to Cleveland! :)

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6. Re: Cleveland in March with a 12 and 16 year old.

The Winking Lizard has a few locations scattered about the metropolitan area and is always a hit with my teen and tween. Other favs of my kids are Tommy's in the Coventry neighborhood (http://www.tommyscoventry.com/) which also boasts Big Fun (http://bigfunbigfun.com/) floor to ceiling with retro kitschy toys and stuff.

If their palates are a bit more upscale it's hard to top B-Spot (http://www.bspotburgers.com/) in Woodmere - you'll need a car for this one but it's only a couple of minutes off the beltway and no turns.

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7. Re: Cleveland in March with a 12 and 16 year old.

My wife, son age 12 and I just got back and had a great time. Check our my post called "A Birthday getaway in Cleveland. I think you'll find our itinerary a lot of fun. Depending on where you love you could also add the Pro Football Hall of Fame located close by in Canton, OH. They offer package deals for the museums and I also suggest getting the tickets for the adults and the 16 year old from "AAA" at a substantial discount. There is also a resident discount through the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame but I'm not sure which is a better deal.

Have a great time and be sure to let us know how your trip turns out.

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