Experience the vibrant pulse of Lakewood this summer, just a stone’s throw away from downtown Cleveland. Here’s why you should make Lakewood your next destination:

The Majestic Solstice Steps and Lakewood Park
Begin your Lakewood journey at the Solstice Steps in Lakewood Park, where the grandeur of Lake Erie meets the sky. Ideal for a tranquil sunset watch, this locale is a cherished spot for both locals and visitors. Beyond the views, the park is a playground for all ages, featuring everything from skate parks to sprawling green spaces for leisure, exercise and fun.
Solstice Steps — Historic Video

A Tapestry of Culinary, Cultural, and Shopping Adventures
From the bustling West End to the energetic Uptown, and from the historic Bunts to Birdtown district to the pulsating heart of Downtown, Lakewood is a treasure trove of experiences. It’s where diverse dining and eclectic shopping converge, pleasing both the epicurean and the shopper in you. Our Lakewood Sights chart can help plan your excursion.

Famous Culinary Delights Across Neighborhoods
Melt Bar and Grilled: The original culinary gem that transforms the simple grilled cheese into a masterpiece, celebrated on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.
Salt+: Where Jill Vedaa, famed for her Chopped appearances and James Beard nods, weaves magic into every dish.
El Carnicero: Revel in a fresh take on Mexican cuisine, crafted by the acclaimed Eric Williams, a favorite of food show aficionados.

Western Reserve Distillers: A Sip of Local Craftsmanship
Immerse yourself in the essence of Lakewood with a visit to Western Reserve Distillers. Discover organic, handcrafted spirits in a family-run distillery that’s passionate about the craft. Tours and tastings offer insights into the distillation process, making for an enlightening and delightful experience.

Stroll Through History
Take a self guided walking tour, outlined by the Lakewood Historical Society. Our streets are lined with historic homes that tell the tales of decades past. Lakewood is where mansions have Lake Erie as their backdrop and Victorian homes, bungalows, and four-square all have their place. These homes stand as monuments to architectural beauty and historical depth.

Make It A Trip To Remember
Lakewood isn’t just a stop; it’s an experience waiting to unfold. Whether you’re drawn by the thrill of the Women’s Basketball Final Four, the celestial spectacle of the Eclipse, or the lure of exploring Cleveland’s rich tapestry, Lakewood extends a warm welcome. From breathtaking lakefront scenes to a culinary scene that rivals the best, every moment in Lakewood is an opportunity to make lasting memories.

Embrace the unique charm of Lakewood in your Cleveland adventure. We can’t wait to welcome you!
Download our Lakewood Sights chart, segmented by neighborhoods, to discover the perfect spots for whatever your heart desires.

This is Lakewood — A glimpse of our fair city
Lakewood is a city rich in history and buzzing with vibrant energy! Whether you’re a longtime resident or just passing through, our special video tour will transport you through the heart of Lakewood, showcasing not only its breathtaking sites but also the spirited community events that make our city truly unique. Get ready to experience everything from the serene beauty of Lakewood Park to the bustling excitement of the Taste of Lakewood festival. So sit back, relax, and let us show you why Lakewood isn’t just a place to live—it’s a place to thrive! Join us as we explore the charm and character of historic Lakewood.




If you wish to learn more about the vibrant community of Lakewood Ohio, please check out the websites of these outstanding organizations:

Beck Center for the Arts
City of Lakewood
Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center, Lakewood
Cleveland Metroparks
Downtown Lakewood
Lakewood Catholic Academy
Lakewood City Schools
Lakewood Historical Society
Lakewood Patch
Lakewood Public Library
Lakewood Recreation Department
Lakewood YMCA
Lakewood City Schools
St. Edward High School
Uptown Lakewood
WE Lakewood


Photography: Explored Perspective, Korey Smerk