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How to plan the perfect day trip to Cleveland, OH

If you're searching for places to stay near Cleveland, look no further! Our Ohio campground is located only an hour away from this thriving city, making our Camp-Resort the perfect place to stay with your family if you're considering a trip to Cleveland. Set one day aside from your camping trip and follow this itinerary to give you an idea of how to spend a day trip in Cleveland, OH.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Explore the world of music at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame! At the hall, you can attend live music and events, grab lunch, shop for your favorite band's merchandise, experience The Power of Rock Experience in the Connor Theater, and so much more. Tickets start at $25 per child and $35 per adult, or you can become a member for as low as $50! Learn more about pricing here, and be sure to add this to your to-do list while camping at our Camp-Resort near Cleveland.

A Christmas Story House

A Christmas Story House, now restored to its movie splendor, is open year round to the public for tours and overnight stays, and is one of the most festive things to do near Cleveland. Directly across the street from the House is A Christmas Story Museum, which features original props, costumes and memorabilia from the film, as well as hundreds of rare behind-the-scenes photos. Among the props and costumes are the toys from the Higbee’s window, Randy’s snowsuit, the chalkboard from Miss Shields’ classroom, and the family car. After reliving A Christmas Story at Ralphie’s house, don’t forget to visit the museum gift shop for your own Major Award Leg Lamp and other great movie memorabilia. You can even shop through their online gift shop here.

Cleveland Guardians Game

Cleveland's very own Major Leage Baseball (MLB) team can be found playing throughtout the summer at Progressive Field. With games scheduled during the week, and on weekends, you are sure to be able to grab a hot dog and a drink while enjoying America's past time with friends and family, all while enjoying a great view of downtown Cleveland. With fun promotions scheduled throughout the year, and differing ticket prices available, you are sure to find something that the whole family will love.

Cloves of garlic at the Garlic Festival in Cleveland, OH.

Garlic Festival - August 26-27, 2023

The 2023 Cleveland Garlic Festival will take place on Saturday, August 26, 2023 from noon to 8pm, and Sunday, August 27, 2023 from noon to 6pm. This year's Garlic Festival will continue to bring the most delicious garlic laden foods around, and also Top Chef grill-offs, Miss Garlic 2023, garlic fries, Ohio craft beers, and more! Find more information here.

Thunderbirds in the sky showing red, white, and blue.

2023 Cleveland National Air Show - September 2-4, 2023

Cleveland will host the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds as headliners of the 2023 Cleveland National Air Show. Each show day, the six select Thunderbird demonstration pilots will put their distinct red, white, and blue F-16 Fighting Falcon jet fighters through a choreographed 50 minute performance at speeds up to 500 mph and as close as three feet from each other. 2023 will mark the 70th year the Thunderbirds have been performing and Cleveland is a part of the team's rich history. In 1965, the Thunderbirds made their first Cleveland appearance flying their North American F-100s (first supersonic jet fighters). To learn more about this great Cleveland event, and to purchase tickets, click here.

We hope this list gave you some ideas for the top things to do in the area. After you've spent your fun day away in Cleveland, it's time to head back to your home base at the best family campground in Ohio - Clay's Resort Jellystone Park™! In addition to Cleveland's attractions, you can enjoy 15+ of our own attractions included in your stay. After you rest up from your exciting day in Cleveland, you can relax at our Adventure Park and swimming pools, soar high on our jumping pillows, or unwind with awesome arts & crafts. Don't let the family-fun stop in Cleveland - make it a longer trip and choose Clay's Resort Jellystone Park™ as your next place to stay near Cleveland, OH!