West Side Story

For most people, when it comes to romantic holiday destinations, Cleveland is firmly off the radar but, for those willing to give the city a chance, there are some excellent attractions that are perfect for couples.

A well-known culinary attraction and a good place to start our romantic adventure is the city’s West Side Market that’s worth the try for couples. For food enthusiasts, strolling through its aisles of fresh and cooked-food stalls is a hugely satisfying experience and the moment made even better by the market’s historic setting.

Purchase some food at the market and have a romantic outdoor meal at Edgewater Park if the weather’s nice outside, which is just a few minutes away by car. This park offers great views of the city skyline and is set on Lake Erie.

While in Cleveland, one neighborhood that couples should make a point to visit is University Circle. For couples who love to reminisce the yesteryears, they will find tree-lined streets, historic houses and a host of attractions that are really suitable for them.

Another great place to visit is the Cleveland Botanical Garden and is the place to go for a romantic stroll. Visitors can visit the garden’s glasshouse, which has sections devoted to both the Costa Rican rainforest and the Madagascar spiny desert once visitors are done exploring its ten acres of polished gardens.

There’s a must do for art lovers as they will be pleased to know that University Circle hosts both the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (MOCA).

The Cleveland Museum of Art is the larger of the two museums and accommodates a collection of more than 40,000 pieces that spans several centuries and continents, should be travelers’ first stop. From the museum’s huge endowment, it has allowed it to collect some truly exemplary pieces and keep the admission free for all visitors at the same time.

Not far away is MOCA, and has only moved into its new, visually noticeable home, which was outlined by acclaimed architect Farshid Moussavi. MOCA, however, is exceptional for it’s a non-collecting institution, which means that its appeal to visitors in the exhibitions it hosts.

Couples should also consider staying at the Glidden House Hotel to get the most of their trip to Cleveland. 

Exploring Turkey

While you are exploring in this area of Turkey, you will want to take various tours. This area is absolutely encircling by ruins, nature’s hidden gems like beautiful islands, hidden lagoons, caves and huge mountains. If you are hungry for daring physical activity like into paragliding or just feeling adventurous.

For thousands of years, flying has been a dream of man and is now affordable and safe unlike before so we are one lucky generation. Give it a shot. You will always cherish the memory and look back on that moment you were able to fly. Just arrive at their office on the Oludeniz beach if you decide to try it.

To reach the mountain, the drive up takes about forty minutes and in itself is worth the time spent. You will be instructed to put on your flight suit upon arriving and after a few minutes of simple instructions. The pilot will then bind you with strap into the double harness in front of his and after raising the chute, you both run for the edge of the cliff. The current of air captures your chute and mildly lifts you into the clear blue sky. Once up there, you can see the view of the beach, the lagoon and the nearby islands are jaw-dropping.

On the cruise with the boat, you will soon unearth the beauty of the many islands while having a great time with their fun adoring staff. For a truly enjoyable day, the pauses along the coast for swimming and a delectable lunch are the right touch. You can even hike to the top of a large waterfall on one of the stops, at Butterfly Valley. The climb is quite risky but worth it.

There are ancient Grecian churches scattered along the top of green hills and cliffs on another island, the St. Nicholas. Their age, about 1500 years, are visible in their decay, but they are extraordinary. Be sure to bring your camera because it would be a shame not to be able to share a glimpse of their ancient, yet time remaining beauty with friends and family.