Why? Weekends, Part 2!

So, how did we spend the rest of our staycation babymoon? With a nice mix of relaxing and going out and about! On Saturday afternoon, we headed to the Cleveland Botanical Garden for Orchid Mania.

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The greenhouse is filled with gorgeous orchid varietals from all over the world. Plus, it’s nice and toasty in the Garden, so you can escape the chill and take in some beautiful flowers. Matthew loves taking pictures with his DSLR, so most of our time was spent getting very up close and personal with the blooms.

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There are also orchids for purchase, as well as orchid-themed jewelry and other craft items. Orchid Mania continues through Sunday, March 9. Admission is $11 for non-members and free for members.

Our next stop was Prosperity Social Club, one of those how-have-I-not-been-here-yet spots.

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This unassuming bar and restaurant has a jukebox, a miniature bowling alley game, and a stack of board games in the back for patrons to help themselves to. Those items alone could have kept me happy all night. But the food did a good job, too!

We started with an appetizer of the loaded potato pierogi, topped with cheese, bacon, and onion straws and served with bacon aioli.

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The pierogi are pan-fried then baked, giving them a perfect crispy exterior.

For my entree, I chose the fried chicken, served with mac ‘n cheese.

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The generous three-piece portion (plus the aforementioned pierogi) had me taking half of this home. The chicken was juicy and the breading was perfectly crisp. I could taste a hint of spice in the breading, too!

Matthew went straight for the mac ‘n cheese, loaded with your choice of mix-ins (he got Andouille sausage, chicken, red peppers, sundried tomatoes, and onions).

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We both give Prosperity’s mac ‘n cheese rave reviews! I can’t believe it took us so long to check out this spot, with great food and a fun atmosphere. Prosperity has nightly specials, with $2 off drafts on Mondays, $5 cheeseburgers on Tuesdays, Old World Wednesdays (ethnic specials and live polka music), $10 steaks on Thursdays, and $14 liters of sangria and $10 fried chicken on Sundays. Check it out!

Stuffed from Prosperity, we headed next to the Velvet Tango Room. The craft cocktails and swanky atmosphere make for a wonderful place to enjoy a nightcap. Matthew tried both the mai tai and the India lime fizz, looking for something to make him feel like he was in the tropics. I had a root beer float, with housemade root beer and Tahitian vanilla bean gelato.

On Sunday morning, we each enjoyed a massage at Spa West. What a perfect way to end a weekend of relaxation! I’m so glad we set the time aside to have a babymoon and I’m so glad we did it in Cleveland. We tried out some new spots, returned to some old favorites, and just generally had a wonderful time!

Where are your favorite places to go on a Cleveland staycation?

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2 Responses

  1. Sounds like so much fun! We did our BabyMoon at a bed & breakfast in Mohican (not exactly Cleveland but close). For our anniversary we spent the night at the new Aloft hotel, it was the perfect 1 night get away from our little one, highly recommend it!

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