West Side Market
What better way to start your day off in Cleveland than at a truly historical and iconic Ohio landmark, the famous West Side Market. Opened in 1840, West Side Market is Cleveland’s oldest publicly owned market, originally a simple open-air market started by locals Josiah Barber and Richard Lord. This yellow brick market house has an impressive interior concourse and was designed by Hubbell and Benes, the same men who helped design the Cleveland Museum of Art. Inside the market, your group will find over 100 vendors from every ethnic diversity imaginable. A quick walk around may intimidate your group as far as shopping options go, but take your time and enjoy the classic Cleveland atmosphere!
Within the market, you can find fine meat, fresh vegetables, even fresher seafood, cheeses, baked goods, flowers, herbs, candies, and nuts, as well as many other niche market items you won’t find anywhere else. Make sure you bring your camera and notice the 137-foot clock tower that has been working since 1912!
Spending a morning, or even a whole day, at Cleveland’s West Side Market is a historical tradition, and it’s pretty fun as well! If you aren’t in the mood for shopping you can take a half hour tour of the facility for only $5 or hit up all the sample stands for local Ohio delicacies! Join the over one million annual visitors who flock to this location, perhaps to experience Cleveland and Ohio in the fullest, or perhaps because of the many Travel Channel and Food Network specials boasting the best fresh food shopping in the nation here!