Visitors to Cleveland looking for something off the beaten path will be happy to discover that beyond the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame there are many bohemian and arty neighborhoods in the city, each with its own unique character and charm.
Cleveland is a diverse city with many ethnicities and the neighborhoods of Cleveland reflect this. Here are a few cool, arty and ethnic neighborhoods to explore on your visit to Cleveland.
Coventry, Cleveland’s Hippie Hangout
Once the haven of Cleveland hippies, Coventry today remains a funky, bohemian retreat from the city. Located near University Circle, the neighborhood has a small town feel that attracts students, families and elderly immigrants, as well as old hippies. It is home to an eclectic mix of shops selling art supplies, vintage toys, records, books and ethnic clothing and jewellery.
Coventry is home to a number of diverse restaurants. Keeping with its hippie spirit, the most popular Coventry restaurant is Tommy’s, a large friendly restaurant that serves mostly vegetarian cuisine. Other Coventry restaurants include BD’s Mongolian Barbecue, Hunan of Coventry and the Winking Lizard Tavern.
There is plenty of nightlife in Coventry with several music venues including the Grog Shop, which hosts up and coming bands.
A number of street fairs and farmer’s markets in the summer take place over the summer in Coventry. Located in the Cleveland Heights area, it is also close to Cleveland’s Little Italy, the best place in Cleveland for authentic Italian food and the Cedar Lee art house movie theatre.
Cleveland’s Neighborhoods – Diverse and Rich in History
Visitors to Cleveland will be pleasantly surprised by its diversity and rich history, which is reflected in its many neighborhoods. Take some time to explore Cleveland’s neighborhoods on your visit to get a feel for this interesting, if often derided, post industrial city.