Finding things to do in Westlake, whether your stay in the City is for a few hours or lasts several weeks or months, is easy! We've provided a quick list of events and places to go to make your stay more enjoyable.
City Overview and Restaurant Guide
Be sure to check out our annual Westlake Magazine Opens a New Window. for a map of the city with a street index and points of interest Opens a New Window. , restaurant guide Opens a New Window. , residents' guide Opens a New Window. , and more. Copies can be found at City Hall and hotels in the city.
The City holds or co-sponsors a number of special events per year. See our Main Calendar for details on the specific events.
Annual Special Events
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Visit Westlake's "Downtown" where you can find a restaurant to satisfy almost every taste plus sample new ones on food trucks on Tuesdays, shop well-known and specialty retailers, catch the latest blockbuster film, relax in comfy chairs or benches outside with friends or your favorite book, delight in locally grown produce at our Farmers Market Opens a New Window. on a Saturday (indoor until March 30, 2019) Opens a New Window. , listen to a concert or watch fireworks during special events, and more! Free, metered, and valet parking is available.
Market Square at Crocker Park
Opened in 2016 and owned by the City of Westlake with management by Stark Enterprises, this 13,000 square-foot indoor facility with a half-acre of outdoor green space on Market Street is expected to be a popular venue for City, Crocker Park, and private events throughout the year.
Westlake is only a few minutes south of Lake Erie. The Cleveland Metroparks Huntington Reservation Opens a New Window. is the nearest beach and recreation area just a short drive north on Columbia Road. The park on Lake Road is also accessible from Crocker Road and Clague Road, Westlake's other major north-south roadways.
The City of Westlake has an abundance of beautiful parks that are open to all. They include the 86-acre Recreation Center Park with its outdoor facilities Opens a New Window. which is home to the Westlake Recreation Center Opens a New Window. , Clague Park Opens a New Window. , Roman Park Opens a New Window. , Tri-City Park Opens a New Window. , and Bradley Nature Park Opens a New Window. are home to some of the most beautiful spaces in Westlake.
Meadowood Golf Course Opens a New Window. is a City-owned public 27-hole course that offers 18 holes of executive golf and 9 holes of regulation play whenever the grounds are in playable condition. Hilliard Lakes Golf Club Opens a New Window. is a privately owned public golf course with 18 holes. Lakewood Country Club Opens a New Window. has an 18-hole course for its members.
Museum and Theater
Learn about the history of the City of Westlake at the Westlake Historical Society Clague House Museum Opens a New Window. . Tour the museum during special events such as their Valentine Party, Kid's Sundays (April and October), Ice Cream Social (June), Antique, Vintage, and Craft Show (July), or
The Senior and Community Services Department offers programs and activities to enrich the lives of the 50+ population at Westlake Center, including social, educational, and recreational activities plus health screenings each month at little or no cost.
Westlake Porter Library has 26 public computers (guest passes are available), a scanner and copier, study and meeting rooms, a reading garden, periodic art exhibitions and book sales, a variety of children and adult programs, and more. Visitors who reside in Ohio can request a library card.
Westlake's location provides easy access to Interstate I90 to the north and I480 to the south; the Ohio Turnpike has entry and exit points on both.
The following entertainment destinations are among the many that can be reached in an hour or less, depending on the time of day and season:
Resources for Longer StaysHotels
Hotels in the City can be found north of I90 entrance/exit ramps on Crocker Road and in or near Crocker Park.
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Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Opens a New Window.
Akron Canton Airport
Greater Cleveland Rapid Transit Authority Opens a New Window.
Amtrak Cleveland Station Opens a New Window.
Amtrak Elyria Station Opens a New Window.
Enterprise Westlake Car Rental Opens a New Window. Note: Other car rental companies are located at or near Cleveland Hopkins Airport or nearby suburbs.
In addition to retail outlets at , several shopping centers or malls can be found in the City that are a short ride by car or bus.
Note: Specific retailers at these shopping centers are mentioned as a convenience for possible special needs of hotel guests, conference attendees, and other short term visitors. Mentions do not imply any endorsement of the retailers.
Promenade at Westlake Opens a New Window. (south side of Detroit Road adjacent to Crocker Park, including Giant Eagle Supermarket, Bed Bath and Beyond, and OfficeMax)
West Bay Plaza Opens a New Window. (north side of Detroit Road, includes Marc's, Fresh Thyme, Home Sense, and Pet Supplies Plus)
Jefferson Square Opens a New Window. (includes Panera Bread and Mitchell's Ice Cream)
Williamsburg Square Opens a New Window. (includes Williamsburg Cleaners and AJ's Urban Grill)
Great Northern Mall Opens a New Window. (North Olmsted)
Located in Westlake:
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Chabad of the West Side (Jewish) Opens a New Window.
West Cleveland Muslim Association Opens a New Window.
Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center (Buddhist) Opens a New Window.
Greater Cleveland Shiva Vishnu Temple (Hindu) Opens a New Window.