Why, hello there, summer. It's been too long, and then, it won't be long enough. But we love you. Oh sweet sunshine do we love you.
But let's stop griping about the relative brevity of summer on the north coast, shall we? Instead, let's get outside — every single minute that we can — and enjoy the good bounty of food, music, drinks, festivals and assorted fun that these glorious months provide.
In the following pages, we'll break down the simplest ways to embrace the sun and balmy temps: How to dress and where to shop, what to make, where to get boozy, where to go and what to do, what to listen to and when, and we'll point you toward 20 things to do adventure-style, from zip lining to body zorbing (!), that you might not have known you could do on the shores of Lake Erie. In short, the owner's manual for Cleveland Summer.
Lather up and enjoy.
Adventure Time: 19 Outdoorsy Things You (Probably) Didn't Know You Could Do in Cleveland
Sun Dressing: 10 Summer Essentials for the Cleveland Shopaholic
Melody Makers: Scene's Mixtape of the Live Music You Should Go See in Cleveland this Summer
A Taste of Culture: Food and Fun Abound at These 12 Festivals
Easy, Breezy Summer Menu
Day Trippers: For When You Just Have to Get Out of Town for a Little Bit
Patios? Patios! - 12 Patios You Must Enjoy this Summer (Plus 10 Dog-Friendly Options)