Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Spring Break

For Spring break our family will be in Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Washington, DC and driving between them. Any suggestions? Something fun for a 13 and 15 year old?

6 comments:

Sylvia said...

If you're going to be in DC, I highly recommend the National Zoo. The Spy Museum in DC is also really neat, but unlike the zoo, it's not free.

Clint said...

When we were in D.C. two years ago, my then-13-year-old son's favorite site was the Spy Museum. But as Sylvia has already pointed out, it's one of the few things in D.C. that doesn't boast free admission.

asprochi said...

I'm a native Clevelander. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, great zoo. West Side Market at 25th and Lorain--has lots of food, veggies, butchers, etc. Across the street is Great Lakes Brewery, you can get them to show you the bullet holes from when Elliot Ness shot up Cleveland. The Museum of Natural History is great, also a game at Jacobs Field if they're playing yet. There is also a world class art museum, and if you can get to the Orchestra it's totally worth it. They frequently have family-friendly shows.

asprochi said...

Native Clevelander here. #1 suggestion is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it's worth the entrance price, and there's lots of stuff to see and play with. Museums, I'd recommend the Natural History Museum and the Art Museum, both world class. The zoo is also great. The West Side Market at 25th and Lorain is a hoot--local butchers, fishmongers, and veggie vendors. You can get everything from perogis and kielbasa to tandoori spices. Across the street is Great Lakes Brewery; you can take a tour--ask to see the bullet holes where Elliot Ness shot up the place. If you can get to a ballgame at the Jake...sorry, Progressive Field or whatever the heck they're calling it now, do. Not sure when you're going but it's a great ballpark. Also the Cleveland Orchestra IS world class and they frequently do family friendly concerts on the weekends. The metroparks are great for hiking and biking, or just driving through.

Edward M. "Ted" McClure said...

Pittsburgh: The dinosaurs in the Carnegie Museum.

marieelia said...

I second Ted's suggestion of the Natural History Museum's dinosaurs -- and the NHM also is featuring an exhibit on horses right now. The Andy Warhol Museum (where I work) can also be particularly great for teenagers because Warhol's work so iconic, and the museum has fun stuff like the silver cloud room and film screenings. Also on the North Side of town is the Mattress Factory museum, the Carnegie Science Center, and the Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History. The museums in Pittsburgh are particularly diverse and interesting.