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GUIDE: Fun things to do on a rainy day in Northeast Ohio

GUIDE: Fun things to do on a rainy day in Northeast Ohio
Posted at 12:04 PM, Nov 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-18 12:04:38-05

When it's raining in Northeast Ohio, often times it may feel like there is nothing to do. The weather is sometimes not in our favor but it doesn't stop us from putting on a raincoat, grabbing an umbrella and stepping outside into the land of countless activities. We've created a rainy day guide in Northeast Ohio for dreary days.

Museum Mania

Buckland Museum of Witchcraft & Magic

Featuring artifacts from Raymond Buckland, the well-known author who wrote about witchcraft and other artifacts that are witchcraft and superstition related. Located inside A Separate Reality Records in the historic Tremont neighborhood, this museum gives visitors a look into the world of magic and witchcraft.

Visit them here: 2676 W. 14th Street Tremont, Ohio 44113 

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

Featuring Gothic Revival Conservatory and Gate Lodge( the birthplace of Alcoholics Anonymous), Stan Hywet is sprawling with 70-acres of formal gardens and a 65-room Tudor Revival Manor House. Tours of the property are offered but should be booked in advance as they are limited and fill fast. 

Visit them here: 714 North Portage Path Akron, Ohio 44303

Other museums to check out:

  • Cleveland Museum of Art:  11150 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106
  • Dittrick Museum of Medical History: Allen Memorial Medical Library, 11000 Euclid Ave #3, Cleveland, OH 44106

Caffeination Craze

Step inside one of the many artisan coffee shops in Cleveland with the smells of freshly ground espresso beans and the sounds of crafted hot beverages. There's always a reason to grab a cup of joe but when it's raining and cold, even more of a reason.

RELATED: A growing coffee industry puts Cleveland on the map, but how long will it last?

We recommend:

  • Phoenix: 1700 E 9th St, Cleveland, OH 44114. Find more locations here.
  • Rising Star: 1455 W 29th St, Cleveland, OH 44113
  • Six Shooters: 16021 Waterloo Rd, Cleveland, OH 44110

Bring out the board games

Take it back to the classics. Clue, Candy Land, Dominos, you name it, can all be found at Table Top Cafe in Ohio City. Featuring nearly 1,000 board games from classics to modern games, $5 get you unlimited access to the entire library of games. Sandwiches, paninis and drinks take board games to another level of fun. Grab some friends and get competitive.

Tabletop Board Game Cafe: 1810 W. 25th Street Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Movie and a Meal

If you're looking to watch a film, catch one at Cleveland's many local theaters. Capitol Theatre, located in the Gordon Square Arts District, always has blockbuster and local films to watch. They offer wine and beer to buy. On the other side of town, Shaker Square Cinemas also offers independent films and hosts film festivals throughout the year. Both theaters have an abundance of restaurants that are within walking distance, making it a perfect date with friends or a significant other.

RELATED: The story behind the first of 8 new murals going up in the Gordon Square Arts District

Capitol Theatre: 1390 W 65th St, Cleveland, OH 44102

Restaurants nearby Gordon Square Arts District:

  • Toast: 1365 W. 65th Street Cleveland, Ohio 44102
  • XYZ Tavern: 6419 Detroit Road Cleveland, Ohio 44102
  • Luxe: 6605 Detroit Rd, Cleveland, OH 44102

Restaurants near Shaker Square Cinemas:

  • Edwins Leadership & Restaurant Institute: 1301 Shaker Square Cleveland, Ohio 44120
  • Fire Food and Drink: 13220 Shaker Square Cleveland, Ohio 44120
  • Señor Tequila Mexican Grill & Cantina: 13114 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120

Get Creative

Get your hands dirty in a good way at one of Cleveland's numerous artistic spaces. The Waterloo Arts District is a good place to start because, over the last several years, artistic spaces have been popping up along Waterloo Road. From printmaking at Zygote Press to tapestry making and ice dyeing at Praxis Fiber Workshop, the neighborhood has burgeoning artistic spaces offering workshops for creative minds of all expertise levels.

RELATED: How art is being used to revitalize a forgotten Cleveland neighborhood

Praxis Fiber Workshop:  15301 Waterloo Road Cleveland, Ohio 44110

Zygote Press: 1410 E 30th St, Cleveland, OH 44114

Brick Ceramic + Design Studio: 420 E 161st St, Cleveland, OH 44110