Winter In Cleveland Doesn’t Have to Be Cold

The weather in Cleveland this week holds a chilly reminder that winter is coming! (I’m enjoying slightly warmer temps in Atlanta today for work.)

Sometimes you need to get out of the house and escape somewhere warm. You don’t necessarily need to get on a plane to do so. Here are two of my favorite warm places to go during a cold Cleveland winter.

The Rain Forest at the Cleveland Metro Parks Zoo

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A Birthday Escape

Saturday was my birthday. It was a gross, cold, snowy day. I’m already sick and tired of winter and ready for some warmer weather and brighter colors.

The logical  most cost-effective option for getting the temperatures I desire was to head to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. (The logical option would be hoping on a plane and flying to Caribbean…) Saturday was not a good day to walk around to zoo itself, but when my friend recommended the rain forest as a fun cold-weather break, I jumped at the idea. I had not been to the Cleveland Zoo before so it was a fun adventure.

Brad’s family came up and went with us. (Fun fact: My father-in-law designed the concrete support structures for the rain forest building.) It was nice to walk out of the cold snow and into the tropical temperatures. I was expecting rain forest plants and animals, but I wasn’t expecting orchids! There were orchids all over which I loved.

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