Visitor Guide

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 for a map of the city with a street index and points of interest, restaurant guide, residents' guide, and more. Copies can be found at City Hall and hotels in the city.

Interactive map of the City of Westlake

Map of the City of Westlake (PDF)

Video tour

Special Events
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
Main Calendar

Emergency Alerts
The City uses Nixle to publish emergency alerts via text and email. This is a free service. Use zip code 44145 for Westlake.
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Crocker Park

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 on a Saturday (indoor until March 30, 2019)listen to a concert or watch fireworks during special events, and more! Free, metered, and valet parking is available.

Crocker Park website

View Crocker Park map

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.

Market Square at Crocker Park


Lake Erie

Westlake is only a few minutes south of Lake Erie. The Cleveland Metroparks Huntington Reservation 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.


City Parks

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 which is home to the Westlake Recreation Center, Clague Park, Roman Park, Tri-City Park, and Bradley Nature Park are home to some of the most beautiful spaces in Westlake.


Family Entertainment

Dave and Buster's

Regal Crocker Park & IMAX




Meadowood Golf Course 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 is a privately owned public golf course with 18 holes. Lakewood Country Club 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. 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 by appointment.
 Community theater productions
 at Clague Playhouse run from September to May.

Senior Programs

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.

View the current newsletter and calendar


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 Porter Library's website


Nearby Attractions

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:

  •  Cedar Point Amusement Park and Kalahari Resorts in Sandusky
  • Lake Erie Islands including Put-in-Bay, Kelleys Island, Catawba Island, and Marblehead
  • Downtown Cleveland includes the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, sports venues Progressive Field, Quicken Loans Arena, First Energy Stadium, Playhouse Square, and Jacks Casino
  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
  • Cleveland Metroparks with zip lines, picnic grounds, hiking trails, toboggan chutes, horseback riding, and more
  • Ski resorts, including Boston Mills, Brandywine, and Alpine Valley
  • Serpentini-Winterhurst Arena and other ice skating/hockey facilities
  • Greater Cleveland Aquarium 

Regional events and attractions

Resources for Longer Stays

Hotels in the City can be found north of I90 entrance/exit ramps on Crocker Road and in or near Crocker Park.

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
Akron Canton Airport
Greater Cleveland Rapid Transit Authority
Amtrak Cleveland Station
Amtrak Elyria Station
Enterprise Westlake Car Rental  Note: Other car rental companies are located at or near Cleveland Hopkins Airport or nearby suburbs.

In addition to retail outlets at Crocker Park, 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.

Crocker Park
Promenade at Westlake (south side of Detroit Road adjacent to Crocker Park, including Giant Eagle Supermarket, Bed Bath and Beyond, and OfficeMax)
West Bay Plaza (north side of Detroit Road, includes Marc's, Fresh Thyme, Home Sense, and Pet Supplies Plus)

Jefferson Square (includes Panera Bread and Mitchell's Ice Cream)
Williamsburg Square (includes Williamsburg Cleaners and AJ's Urban Grill)

Great Northern Mall (North Olmsted)
Faith Communities
Located in Westlake:
Chabad of the West Side (Jewish)
West Cleveland Muslim Association

Located near Westlake:
Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center (Buddhist) 
Greater Cleveland Shiva Vishnu Temple (Hindu)

Hospitals and Medical Care
Many of the Northeast Ohio's largest medical systems have medical facilities in or near Westlake, including UH St. John's Medical Center with a Level II trauma center.

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