Even though the temperatures have dropped and the leaves are soon to follow, there’s no shortage of ways to get out and explore—or get a taste of—Cleveland in November. Need some suggestions? We’ve put together a list of a few options to get members of the Case Western Reserve University community off campus to experience some of what the community has to offer.

Cleveland Restaurant Week

Nov. 1–13

Calling all foodies: Get a taste of some of Cleveland’s best eateries during Cleveland Restaurant Week, held Nov. 1–13. Nearly 30 restaurants will participate, each offering a three-course prix fixe dinner. Most meals will cost $36 plus gratuity, though pricing may vary.

Participating restaurants include Edwin’s Restaurant, L’Albatros Brasserie, Pier W, several Melt locations and more.

Each year, the week serves to promote Cleveland Independents, a consortium of approximately 80 independently owned restaurants in the area.

Want to see what’s on the menus? Check out the Cleveland Restaurant Week website.

Terminal Tower Observation Deck Self-Guided Tour

Nov. 6–21

Want to get a new view of Cleveland? How about from 771 feet up in the Terminal Tower’s observation deck? For $5, you can take a self-guided tour on three weekends this month. Located on Public Square, the Terminal Tower is one of Cleveland’s most recognizable landmarks.

Tours are held every 30 minutes and attendees are asked to keep their tour to 15 minutes each. Masking is required and a physical distance of at least six feet between others is requested.

Reserve your tickets. 

Turkey Trot

Nov. 25

Ready to get moving in November? Before you sit down for turkey dinner, consider participating in another tradition: Cleveland’s Turkey Trot. Held on Thanksgiving (Nov. 25), the race includes five-mile, 5K and one-mile family fun run races. The one-mile fun walk will begin that morning at 8:45 a.m., followed by the timed races kicking off at 9:30 a.m. Overall and age group awards will be given out.

The race got its start in 1982, and during its last in-person event, drew 10,000 participants.

Even if you don’t want to participate in the race, you can watch as a spectator from the start and finish lines. Virtual participation is also an option.

Through Nov. 21, registration costs $35. The cost will go up to $40 Nov. 22 through race day. Virtual participation is $30.

Register for the Turkey Trot.