There are so many great places for you and your family to make memories in Cleveland. This list features some classic and some unique spots that you cannot miss when planning your family vacation to explore the city of Cleveland. You can stay a day, or five, for every adventure on this list. Staying at a vacation rental can ensure that you hit every place on this list.

Greater Cleveland Aquarium

An under-the-sea trip right here in Cleveland! The Greater Cleveland Aquarium is the perfect place for your little mermaid or pirate. You can check out the many galleries they have, play in the imaginarium or scuba dive with the sharks! The Tropical Rainforest exhibit features, not only fish, but other animals too like birds and lizards. You can also grab a meal at the cafe or take a treasure home from the gift shop. 

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Cleveland Botanical Gardens

Has your family been inside for too long? Try out The Cleveland Botanical Gardens, the perfect outdoor activity for your family. You can visit the eleven different gardens they have that display a variety of different plants and flowers and even herbs! There is also the Madagascar Glasshouse, which showcases a variety of exotic plants and animals, or the Costa Rica Glasshouse, which is home to a variety of butterflies. Enjoy lunch with your family by the lily pond or grab a bird feeder and seeds from the garden shop for more outdoor fun at home! 

Cleveland Zoo

The Cleveland Zoo is an adventure for the whole family. The perfect place away from the city, in the city. Take a 60-minute golf cart cruise around the zoo with a staff member for an educational and fun experience. Kids can also become a zoo keeper for a day to get a closer and a more in-depth look at all the different animals. All that adventuring can make you hungry so, be sure to grab a bite at the Plaza food court. 

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Do you have a little rock star at home? Then bring them to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for a new experience every time. The exhibits are only around for a limited time, but they are usually replaced by new or traveling exhibits. Go on tour with all your favorite bands through history and share it with your family. At the end of your tour, stop by the All Access Cafe and grab a bite made by their rock star chefs and do not forget to get some stylish merch from the All Access store.  

Great Lakes Science Center 

Bring the whole family to The Great Lakes Science Center for a jam packed experience. The center features nine different exhibits, there is something for everyone. Put on your space suit and get ready for the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, one of only 11 across the country. The family can also tour The William G. Mather Steamship. A boat-turned-into-a-museum filled with history and treasures. There is a place for your littlest explorer at the youth exhibit designed for kids ages seven and younger. Do not forget to bring some science home from the gift shop!

Plan Your Adventure

Whether you are from the area or out of state, these vacation rentals in Cleveland are perfect to visit with your family! Plan out a weekend or a week full of learning and exploring. If you come from out of state, or out of the city, plan your weekend by staying at The House Hotels vacation rentals. The House Hotels specializes in providing you and your family with a home away from home.  We offer a family traveler accommodation package so you do not have to worry about anything but making memories.