There’s no shortage of things to do in Cleveland: the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cedar Point Amusement Park, shopping, live music and events, restaurants, bars, and sports. But did you know that you can see a statue that looks like it’s crying black tears? Or tour the original A Christmas Story house? How about a museum dedicated solely to contraception? Once you wander off the beaten path, you’ll be surprised by all the cool and unexpected experiences this little city in Ohio has to offer.


01Eat kielbasa at West Side Market

You’ll find every kind of sausage under the sun at West Side Market: fresh, smoked, double-smoked, Polish, Hungarian, you name it. There are 100 stalls sprawling throughout this spacious market hall: butchers, bakers, fishmongers, cheese-makers, and sellers of spice and rice. Enjoying continuous usage since its construction in 1912, the beautiful barrel-shaped building has been repeatedly renovated and improved and has the airy feel of an aircraft hangar.