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Summer is finally here, and that means that countless families across the country are planning vacations to make the most out of their children’s time off of school. Florida and California are both popular destinations for family vacations because of the areas’ numerous amusement parks, but these locations tend to be more enjoyable during the off-season due to large crowds during the summer.

Thankfully, there are a number of other cities that have lesser-known attractions for children – though that doesn’t make them any less fun! One example is Cleveland, OH, which is home to a number of attractions to keep your little ones entertained. Here are some examples:

  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo – This 183-acre zoo features animal exhibits, a simulated rainforest, an interactive kids section, as well as several restaurants to choose from when you get hungry. The zoo is open 10-5 on weekdays and 10-6 on the weekends.
  • Great Lakes Science Center – If your children have an interest in science, this museum and educational center can be a great place to spend the day. Located in downtown Cleveland, the Science Center features a BioMedTech Gallery, space exhibit, and the prestigious NASA Glenn Visitor Center. The Center’s summer hours are 10-5 Monday-Saturday and Sunday 12-5.
  • Children’s Museum of Cleveland – Established in 1981, the Children’s Museum of Cleveland is the only cultural and educational center in the Cleveland area that is specifically for young children. The museum helps to facilitate learning by fostering creativity in a number of exciting interactive exhibits.

Sonesta ES Suites Cleveland Airport and Sonesta ES Suites Cleveland Westlake offer the perfect spot to return to after a fun day of exploring Cleveland. Our spacious suites offer enough space for families to spread out and relax, and also feature fully equipped kitchens so that you can easily cater to the picky eaters in your family. To book your stay at our Cleveland-area hotel, you can follow this link.