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4 Spots Near Beachwood Where Kids Eat Free

June 3rd, 2018

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We know how tough it is to keep the family entertained, especially during the summer months. There is just so much time to fill!

It can get pricy going out to eat, though. That’s why we put together this list of nearby places where kids eat free. That way you can get out of the house without spending a lot. Take a look:

Bob Evans
3700 Orange Place, Beachwood

Drop into our local Bob Evans on Tuesdays after 4pm, and kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entrée. If you like filling home style American food, Bob Evans provides it comfort food style – and when the kids can eat free, well, that’s a nice bonus!

Burntwood Tavern
5835 Landerbrook Dr, Lyndhurst

The Burntwood Tavern is a traditional local spot, with all that implies: great comfort, a good hometown feel, and satisfying food. If you want to take the family, remember that on Mondays kids eat free all day with the purchase of an adult meal.

Willoughby Brewing Company
4057 Erie St, Willoughby

Don’t let the “brewing company” part fool you: this is a family-friendly establishment with great food, including gourmet pizza and fantastic sandwiches. Kids under 12 eat free when a full-priced adult meal is purchased, so consider stopping by for a relaxing afternoon with the family.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood
26300 Cedar Rd, Cleveland

If you want a quick escape into the city, you don’t need to worry about spending a lot on a meal. Drop in on a weekend, and on Saturdays at McCormick & Schmick's, kids eat free with every adult entrée purchased. This deal is good from 11:30am to 4pm, so it’s easy to take an afternoon out and eat while you do it!

4 Fun Spots Near Cleveland to Get Outside With Your Dog

May 2nd, 2018

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There is nothing quite like summer in Northeast Ohio. Your dog thinks so, too, which is why it’s a great time of year to get out and spend an afternoon with them under the sun.

But where to go? After all, you can only stroll around the neighborhood so many times before you want to see something new.

That, and your dog wants off his or her leash! They want to run free! And that’s exactly why we put together this list – to give you four great spots in the region to take your dog on a nice summer afternoon.

Fair Harbor Dog Beach
301 Huntington Beach Dr, Fairport Harbor

If you want to enjoy a fun summer day out with your dog friend, there are few better places than Fair Harbor Dog Beach. Most of the park is a leashed area, but there is a leash-free beach where dogs can romp around in the sand, swim, and generally do all the fun stuff dogs love to do.

There are loads of amenities, including grills, restrooms, a playground, volleyball, and lots more. There is even a lighthouse and marine museum here, too, so it’s easy to make an entire afternoon of it. It’s an easy drive from Beachwood (where we are), so there is no excuse not to go!

Bow Wow Beach
5027 Stow Rd., Stow

Head down 271 and 80 into Stow and you’ll find Bow Wow Beach, a gorgeous 8-acre dog park surrounding a big 5-acre lake. Featuring beach areas, open grass to run around in, plenty of shade trees, a wash basin, waste stations and more, this has everything you could want from a dog park – including lots and lots of dogs!

If your dog likes to socialize, there are few better spots than Bow Wow, which is always full of friendly dogs for your furry friend to play with. And it’s just down the highway!

South Euclid Dog Park
699 S Belvoir Blvd, South Euclid

This park is kept in clean, pristine condition by its army of volunteers, which is especially nice for the pups who want to use the agility equipment there for their play. It's mostly gravel rather than grass, and there aren’t many shade trees, so bring extra water or utilize the water pump already on the grounds.

The dogs here tend to be well-behaved, which is a good thing, since it’s not divided into big dog and small dog areas.

Tremont Park
W 11th St & Clark Ave, Cleveland

Sometimes the thing you and your furry friend need the most is a day in the city. Even dogs like all the sights and sounds near downtown Cleveland! You won’t want to just go walking around aimlessly, though, so instead head for Tremont Park.

This gravel park has lots of benches so you can take a load off, a water fountain made for dogs, and more. The park is set next to open baseball fields, so you and your pet will be able to enjoy fresh air and openness even while right in the city.

5 Great Parks Near Beachwood to Visit This Spring

April 3rd, 2018

When spring arrives, we all get the urge to spend more time outdoors. And it’s a good urge to indulge in, too! Getting outside for a walk, hike, or just a relaxing stroll is good for the mind and body.

But where to go? After all, if you live in our area you know it’s a bit crowded around here.

Don’t worry, we have you covered. Here are five great spots near Beachwood, OH to spend a little time outdoors this spring.

Preston’s Hope

This playground on the east side, on Woodland Road, is a paradise for kids, with loads of things for them to see and do. Fake shops and buildings for them to play pretend in, climbing equipment, sand areas and more make it a great place for young people to get active!

Beachwood City Park West

With a little under two miles of trails perfect for cycling, jogging, or just a relaxing walk, along with gravel trails, boardwalk paths through wetlands, a hill to climb, and more, Beachwood City Park West is a nice place to get outdoors and enjoy the spring weather.

Acacia Reservation

In nearby Lyndhurst, Acacia Reservation is a great outdoors area with a number of looping trails perfect for a walk on a sunny day or a stroll with your dog. There are gazebos, some gentle hills, restrooms, and more. It’s so quiet, you won’t believe you’re in the city!

Horseshoe Lake Park

Horseshoe Lake Park over in Shaker Heights isn’t huge, but it’s a pleasant place to visit in the spring, with a U-shaped trail sweeping around the horseshoe-shaped lake. The sights and sounds are nice, and the park is rarely busy. It’s a hidden gem!

Viaduct Park

Over in Bedford you’ll find Viaduct Park, a nice place for a good hike that also boasts some fantastic water features, as the name implies. The roaring of the falls is wonderful, especially on a nice spring or summer day.

Any other local hidden gems we should know about? Tell us about them in the comments! We’d love to share them in a future article.

Until then, get outside and enjoy the sun!

5 Fantastic Places to Eat With the Family a Short Drive from Beachwood

March 9th, 2018

Finding things to do with the family that don’t cost a lot can be hard, but it doesn’t need to be.

Here are five great places to eat with the family near beachwood. They’re all good, fun, and affordable!

Sweet Moses

This classic style soda fountain and sweet shop is loaded with amazing sweets. Ice cream, desserts, and more are on hand.

It’s worth the calories! Plus, there aren't many things that please the kids more than a stop in a place like this. You'll have fun!

Mia Bella

You have to have an Italian place on your list, and Mia Bella is a good one. Excellent pasta dishes made the traditional way, good portions, affordable prices, and a cozy like-home feeling make this a good family restaurant.

Great Lakes Brewing Company

Don’t worry about the "brewing" part, this is not just a brewery, it’s also a fantastic restaurant with food the whole family will enjoy. Throw in a warm atmosphere and treats for mom and dad and you’ve got a fun weekend stop for you and the family.

Das Schnitzel Haus

Few areas do German food as well as Ohio does. In the Beachwood area you’ve got to try Das Schnitzel Haus. Great meats, hearty soups, stuffed cabbage, and a traditional atmosphere that will make you feel at home. It's worth a look!

Mitchell's Ice Cream

You've got to finish things off with some ice cream! Try Mitchell’s, a traditional ice cream shop that also has modern vegan options. Nothing like a tasty treat to satisfy the family!

We know many of you reading this know about many other great spots to eat with the family. We’d like to hear about them from you. Tell us about them in the comments so we can add them to our list. We may even recommend some in a future article!

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