So you booked a short term rental for your upcoming trip to Cleveland. Congratulations! Whether you are in town for business or pleasure, you will no doubt have plenty of interesting things to do while you are here. Fine restaurants, world-class museums, gardens, cafes, and more are available around every corner. However, you should know that short term rentals in Cleveland are close to a lot of great parks and nature centers as well! Getting out into nature and meeting locals are an important part of any trip. Parks are a great place to go to reflect on your day, pet some dogs, and just breathe. If you book one of the local short term rentals and need to plan a little nature break in your itinerary, check out what Cleveland has to offer!

Cleveland Metroparks 

Cleveland Metroparks include over 24,000 acres of land and 300 miles of trails. The goal of these reservations is conservation, education, and integrating nature into the recreational habits of those around Northeast Ohio. In fact, Cleveland Metroparks boasts that there are nearly 19,000 diverse activities available through the parks! If nature education programs like hiking, bird watching, paddle boarding, cross country skiing, kayaking, and biking sound like fun, that is just the beginning! The four closest Metroparks to Cleveland are: Lakefront Park, Brookside Park, Rocky River Park, and Garfield Park. These parks also include eight different golf courses, a zoo, and restaurants scattered throughout the area. While at your short term rental in Cleveland, take advantage of the Metroparks that offers amenities such as picnic areas, storm shelters, canopies, picnic tables, and grills. 

Huntington Beach

If you are interested in Cleveland Metroparks, one highly recommended section is the Huntington Reservation. Huntington Reservation was added to Cleveland Metroparks in 1925. It is located in Bay Village on the shore of Lake Erie. Popular activities include hiking, swimming, kayaking, and fishing. Three miles of nature trail wind through the park and beach area are available for any local short term rentals. 

Waterfront Parks

Located at the intersection of Belle & Lake Avenues is one of the best parts of Lakewood. Wherever your short term rental might be, Lakewood won’t be too far. Lakewood Park has a huge pool, tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, a new spacious playground, and an even newer addition: the solstice steps. These concrete steps span about 480 feet of shoreline and give onlookers a beautiful view of Lake Erie. This park is very walkable, scenic, and full of recreational activities.

Miller Road Park 

Miller Road Park is just 15 miles west of Cleveland and packs a lot into only 14.7 acres. It has walkable, bike-friendly paths that overlook scenic Lake Erie. A popular fishing pier is located here as well as a well-maintained boat launch that opens every spring. A gazebo on the property hosts free summer concerts and a large pavilion is available for private events and picnics. 

Short Term Rentals in Cleveland 

Hotels are nice, but they can be pricey, and they never really feel homey. If you book one of our local, short term rentals, you will feel a lot more immersed in the culture of the place you are visiting. You can also choose exactly the kind of home you want to stay in. If you are a traveling family looking for more space, you can choose something roomier. If you want to stay in a more historic space, that is also a great option! 

Ready to look at one of our short term rentals for your next foodie vacation in Cleveland? Visit our website at or call us at (216) 202-3501 to check out the great spaces we have available as well as the guest services we offer.