In the State of Ohio, between Cleveland and Youngstown, sits the City of Warren. Don’t bother looking for it – you won’t find it on any map. Unless, of course, your checking for the weather on the 6 o’clock news!
After spending an afternoon in Warren, it’s easy to see that there is so much more to this city than meets the eye. From the Packard museum to the Trumbull Art gallery, restaurants and bars, the Ampitheatre and Mosquito Lake State Park there’s plenty of places to explore.If you are a history buff – we’ve got that covered too. Visit the Kinsman House, the only remaining structure left that was part of the
Underground Railroad. Take a walk on Millionaire’s Row located in downtown Warren’s “historic district”. Here is where the “Who’s Who” of industry, commerce, and politics lived in stately Victorian mansions, and are recognized as national treasures.
Learn how “Northeastern Ohio” was once part of Connecticut after the Revolutionary War. Ephraim Quinby purchased 441 acres that he named after Moses Warren, a surveyor of the Western Reserve. Four acres were set aside in the middle of the community to be used as the village square, and is now known as “Courthouse Park”.
Curious to see what a typical visit to Warren might be like? Awesome! Let’s get started.
So, you start off your day by heading to the Mocha House to grab a cup of coffee or tea, and a light breakfast. The Mocha House was opened in an era when coffee chain shops were unheard of. Opt for a buttery croissant, home fries and a cappuccino, or a bowl of fresh fruit oatmeal and a cup of chai tea. With ample lighting, high ceilings, and spacious seating there is plenty of room to relax with a romantic novel, tap on your laptop, or just catch up on the latest gossip. Nothing brings people together more than coffee, and that is how the Mocha House was able to introduce the big city flair to the city of Warren.Now that you have loaded up on your caffeine and eaten to your hearts content, we can move on to see the downtown area.
Warren has many opportunities for artists to show off their talents. As you drive thru town huge murals will catch your eye. Take a stroll down Grohl alley. David Grohl, the drummer for Nirvana and Foo Fighters frontman, was born in Warren. Local artists also show off their talents with murals and sculptures throughout Grohl alley. The alley also serves as the home to the ‘worlds largest drumsticks’.
For the music buffs, the “River Rock at the Amp”, invites you to come out and enjoy their outdoor concerts. From Disco to Rock, Country to Alternative you can find it all here.
As the day winds down you stop by the Lime Tree restaurant for a quiet dinner. Located across from “Courthouse Park”, the Lime Tree provides fresh quality food in an artistic, urban, relaxed atmosphere. The Lime Tree fries and reuben sandwich are to die for, and the hummus (ask about the flavor of the day) is served with veggies and toasted pita. Choose from a variety of libations such as a cocktail, glass of wine, or try one of the 6 different beers on tap.
Interested in visiting Warren yet?
This was just a taste of what this historical city has to offer. Stop by the Trumbull County Tourism Bureau and snag yourself some FREE information about Warren, and the surrounding areas. Not from Ohio? Visit their website at: http://exploretrumbullcounty.com.
What are you waiting for? Let’s explore!
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