Exploring Cleveland’s Hidden Cultural Gems

Exploring Cleveland’s Hidden Cultural Gems

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Cleveland is packed with great culture, from museums to theater to music. And while the obvious choices of University Circle, the Cleveland Orchestra, and Playhouse Square provide amazing options to expose your children to culture, there are also other, less obvious choices, too.

Explore Cultural Neighborhoods

Cleveland has a rich ethnic history that has been preserved in neighborhood enclaves. Take your kids to Little Italy, Asiatown, or Polish Village. You’ll not only find great places to eat, with fun new foods to try, but you’ll also have a chance to experience the culture through street art, shopping, and more.

Get Festive (at a Festival)

Cleveland is packed with festivals and a lot of them offer the chance to experience other cultures in a fun, kid-friendly environment. The Tremont Greek Fest, the Feast of the Assumption, and Cleveland Kurentovanje are great options for festival fun and food with a healthy dash of culture.

Support Community Theater

Playhouse Square offers incredible theater options, even for the youngest of visitors, but there are also great community theater options to enjoy in Cleveland. Talespinner Children’s Theatre, Beck Center for the Arts, and the Fine Arts Association all offer theater that is accessible for all ages, as well as an off-the-beaten path way to enjoy a cultural experience.

Whether it’s University Circle or Ukranian Village, Cleveland has a rich tapestry of culture to expand your child’s world (and your own)!

From Cleveland that I Love,


About the author

Jen Rome
Jen is a born-and-raised Cleveland girl who is dedicated to experiencing and celebrating all the wonderful places in town, with her son Jeffrey, her husband Matthew, and a cavalcade of the best gal pals you could ever want. Jen owns her own consulting business; blogs for her own site, as well as Northeast Ohio Parent and Cleveland Plus; and holds board positions with Playhouse Square Partners and the John Carroll University Cleveland Alumni Chapter. She likes to say she wears many hats, all of them sparkly. Oh, and Jen is a big fan of all things sparkly, festive, and fun! Join her as she continues to find new and exciting things to do in the city we proudly call home!

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