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Top 10 Places to Watch a Sunset in Cleveland

No matter your location in the greater Cleveland area, we have put together a guide of our top ten places to watch a sunset within the city where you can also enjoy views of Lake Erie. 

1. Edgewater Park + Beach

Located on Cleveland's near west side, Edgewater Park offers a number of locations to catch a spectacular sunset. The park features a beach, pier, and open grass area with lots of space.

2. Wendy Park

Another near west hot spot for sunset viewing, Wendy Park is located in Whiskey Island with views of downtown Cleveland, the Cuyahoga river, the historic Coast Guard Station, and Lake Erie.

3. Coast Guard Station

The historic Coast Guard Station is located just a short walk from Wendy Park and features scenic views of both downtown Cleveland and the lake. 

4. Flats East Bank Riverwalk

If you are looking for a sunset and bite-to-eat option, the Flats East Bank is an excellent choice. With the Riverwalk near a number of great restaurants, this location is a great place to enjoy a night out.

5. Voinovich Bicentennial Park

Located at the north end of E. 9th Street, Voinovich Bicentennial Park is another location that features dinner and a sunset option. Or take a picnic to enjoy the park's beautiful green space! 

6. E. 55th Street Marina

Just east of downtown Cleveland, the E. 55th Street Marina provides visitors with picnic areas and unobstructed views of Lake Erie.

7. E. 72nd Street Pier

This location features picturesque views of both downtown Cleveland and Lake Erie. Easily accessible from I-90, the 72nd Street Pier is located within walking distance to both the Lakefront Nature Preserve and E. 55th Street Marina.

8. Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve

Check out the Lakefront Nature Preserve located just north of I-90 at the far west edge of Bratenahl. With a number of trails and a variety of wildlife habitats, this nature preserve is a hidden gem.

9. Euclid Beach Park

Similar to Edgewater Park, Euclid Beach Park features a large beach, pier, and plenty of green space for a picnic. The newer constructed pier is positioned to provide the most spectacular views of Lake Erie and a colorful sunset.  

10. Wildwood Marina

Just east of Euclid Beach Park, the Wildwood Marina is a lovely place to watch a sunset and enjoy the boats as they come and go.

Let us know which spots you check out!


Whether you are in town visiting or a local resident looking to explore the city you call home, we put together a list of activities for a fun way to spend a day in Cleveland.

  • Start the day off browsing the historic West Side Market.

Since its opening in 1912, the West Side Market has been a proud staple of the Ohio City neighborhood. In close proximity to downtown and surrounding neighborhoods, the West Side Market is a perfect stop on a day of exploring Cleveland. Click here for market details

  • Grab brunch at one of the amazing restaurants Ohio City has to offer. 

Whether you are in the mood for chicken and waffles at Heck's Cafe or a gourmet omelet from Le Petit Triangle, there is a wide variety of options within walking distance of the West Side Market. Click here for a list of restaurants in Ohio City.

  • Go for a walk at one of Cleveland's many beautiful parks.

Whether you venture to the newly completed Wendy Park Bridge and Whiskey Island Trail or the Lakefront Nature Preserve, you will be able to enjoy beautiful views of both the city skyline and Lake Erie.

  • Hop on I-90E for a short drive and head to the newly reopened Rockefeller Greenhouse off of MLK Jr. Boulevard.

After a beautiful walk along one of Cleveland's many trails, the Rockefeller Greenhouse is an excellent next stop. 

Initially, the Greenhouse was used only to grow plants for landscaping City Parks and Gardens. While City beautification is still a  major goal, the Greenhouse and grounds have evolved into a free admission botanical garden with specialty plant collections, seasonal floral displays, outdoor classrooms, and theme gardens. Click here to learn more. 

  • Finish off your day with dinner at one of the incredible restaurants located in the St. Clair-Superior neighborhood. 

Located just east of downtown Cleveland and in close proximity to the Rockefeller Greenhouse, the St. Clair-Superior neighborhood features a wide variety of restaurants with cuisines including Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Ethiopian. Click here for a list of restaurants!

  • Watch a sunset at one of Cleveland's beautiful lakefront piers. 

Check out our next blog post in two weeks for the best spots in Cleveland to watch a sunset!

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