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Best things to do in Lorain County

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Shopping Centre
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“lots of good restaurants, movie theatre, and shopping. Including banana republic, urban outfitters, american eagle, and more; also bath and body, hair salons, lash lounge. ”
25 locals recommend
Park
“Any of the metro parks offer paved and unpaved trails for hiking and so much more. clevelandmetroparks.com”
12 locals recommend
Bar
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“Wonderful restaurant/bar for college kids and families alike! Great food- reasonably priced. Try the Maha Salad. My all-time favorite with their house dressing. Lots of vegetarian and vegan choices.”
9 locals recommend
Museum
“Seriously amazing museum! If you've never been, you are missing out. Runs the gamut from ancient to modern. Do not miss this museum!”
6 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Upscale Outdoor Shopping Center - Stores include: Anthropologie, Sephora, Nordstrom Rack, Victoria's Secret, Arhaus, Apple, Dick's Sporting Goods, GAP, MAC, Trader Joes”
7 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Great place to see Lake Erie. Theres an ice cream hut in the summer, a bike path, even a spot for kayak launching ...”
8 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“Very reasonable ticket prices and new movies in an old-fashioned theater setting.”
4 locals recommend
Shoe Shop
“Great shopping and fun restaurants! Has a brand new movie theater inside so you never have to leave. ”
2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“If you've never been to one then you need to go. If you've been then you will know why.”
5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Oaks is a very well established and reputable fine dining restaurant that offers the complete package. Wonderful ambiance, great food, excellent service. This restaurant is a short stroll from our cottage.”
3 locals recommend
Café
“The second home for college students. Good coffee and espresso. Can get crowded; go early.”
4 locals recommend
Park
“Excellent place to reach some beautiful views in the metro parks as well as some access to some great hiking trails. Good for solo travelers, family and kids. This location will also give you easy access to paved pathways in the metro parks where you can start a bike ride or a walk with kids and a stroller. ”
3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The food here is consistently excellent. Their salmon is to die for, and the vegetables are so perfectly cooked and seasoned that even I like them!! It's wonderfully quiet on weekday evenings and the service is stellar.”
3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The town of Oberlin has vast history and many interesting places to visit including the Conservatory of Music and the Oberlin Art Museum and book store. There are lots of good restaurants and it is a beautiful place to walk. ”
1 local recommends
Art Gallery
“Wonderful things made by local artists, from handmade cards and pottery to jewelry and paintings.”
3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great middle-eastern food restaurant. Reasonable prices. Healthy choices. My favorite is the Shista Wok pita roll with their special garlic mayo! ”
2 locals recommend