Is it all about the Instagram photo? Sometimes.
I recently found myself in Cleveland, Ohio late in the evening when nothing was open and without having the option to stick around for another day. You see, I was visiting on business but I didn’t want to miss out on my chance to see the city!
So instead of sitting in my hotel room, passing the time until I left, I decided to drive around and see what fun I could have without actually going inside any attractions. They were all closed, remember?
As I drove around Cleveland, snapping pics of the most iconic places I could find, I got a good feel for the city and actually had a blast doing so! Therefore, if you find yourself driving through Cleveland or you’re only in the area for a hot minute, here are the five places I found where you can take a great Instagram photo to share with your friends – places that capture the iconic vibe of Cleveland, Ohio.
5 Iconic Places to Take a Photo in Cleveland, Ohio
You know that sometimes you just want a photo to prove you were there, right? Well, in Cleveland, Ohio there are several iconic places to quickly stop and take a pic. These are just a few of my favorites.
1. The Cleveland Sign
What says “I’m in Cleveland” better than a large Cleveland sign? Lucky for us, there are five of these signs around Cleveland to choose from. This one is found on Abbey Ave and offers a beautiful overlook of the city behind it. Where can you find the others? This article might help.
2. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Of course, this is an iconic spot because Cleveland is the home of rock and roll!! Even if you can’t go inside and take a peek around (which I totally want to someday) it is a great place to stop for a quick pic.
3. Giant FREE Stamp
If you know me at all then you know that I swoon over giant roadside attractions. They’re so quirky; I simply cannot resist! This stop is no different and it’s a quick and easy stop for a pic.
Find the giant free stamp at Willard Park in Cleveland, Ohio.
4. Overlook of the City
If you’re looking for a great landscape photo of the city, be sure to look past the Cleveland sign off Abbey Ave. It’s rustic and new all in one pic – love it!
5. A Christmas Story House
Can you believe it!?! The real Christmas Story House can be found in Cleveland, Ohio off West 11th Street and offers not only a view of the house from the street but also an inside tour, museum, and gift shop.
Be sure to include a glimpse of the leg lamp from the front window – it’s a major award!
Need help finding these stops quickly?
Cleveland Sign: 1430 Abbey Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: 1100 Rock and Roll Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Giant Free Stamp: Willard Park, Corner Of East 9th And Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH
City Overlook: Near the Cleveland Sign
A Christmas Story House: 3159 W 11th St., Cleveland, OH 44109
Grab a Bite to Eat
If you’re like me, all of this running around taking pics can make you hungry. Luckily, I found an amazing restaurant downtown that serves non-GMO foods and caters to several different allergies. It’s spectacular! So when you’re in Cleveland, Ohio be sure to check out Townhall off 25th street.
Know of a great photo opportunity in Cleveland, Ohio? Tell us your stories in the comments.