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10 Things to Do in Downtown Toledo

The Lasalle Apartments is located in the Downtown area of Toledo, OH. Our community is off N Huron St and Adams St. We are only minutes from Mercy College, the University of Toledo, and Bowling Green University.

Toledo is a flourishing art community, although if you aren't an art enthusiast, there are plenty of things for you to do in Toledo. The city has several sports teams, such as the Toledo Walleye and Toledo Mud Hens.


The Toledo Zoo and Aquarium located in downtown Toledo holds more than 5,000 animals and 600 species. There is a wide range of animals and habitats, including tropical rainforests, arctic tundra, and African plains.

Each year over a million visitors flock to the zoo each year. The zoo began back in the early 1900s when a local resident donated a groundhog.

Admission to the zoo is free for children under two years of age. There is also a discount for Lucas County residents.

 2 Hippo Way Toledo, OH 43609

Imagination Station is a not-for-profit science museum built to serve the greater Toledo area. The science museum has tons of exhibits to explore. Visitors can learn all about STEM concepts in a fun, hands-on environment.

The museum opened originally as COSI (Center of Science and Industry) back in 1997. The Imagination Station museum will take you on a journey filled with new ideas and tons of fun.

  1 Discovery Way Toledo, Ohio 43604

The baseball stadium Fifth Third Field is located in Toledo's downtown and at this stadium, the Toledo Mud Hens hold their home games. According to Newsweek, it is one of the best minor league stadiums in the nation.

The 9,000-seat venue can accommodate large-scale events all year long, including company picnics and fundraisers. The only occasions when the field cannot be rented are during home games. With the unique opportunity to amuse your group at Fifth Third Field, let your creativity run wild. A staff softball game can be scheduled on the baseball diamond, or a memorable cocktail party can be planned on the base paths.

 406 Washington St, Toledo, OH 43604

The Toledo Symphony is a part of The Toledo Alliance for the Performing Arts, making up the Toledo Symphony, Toledo Ballet, Toledo Symphony Youth Orchestras, and the Toledo Jazz Orchestra! There is a wide range of shows that the Symphony hosts. During the holidays you can also find a wide range of concerts that will for sure be something everyone will enjoy.

  1838 Parkwood Ave., Toledo, OH 43604

The Toledo Museum of Art is the gem of the Glass City. It is an internationally renowned art museum located near Downtown. With 45 galleries, it contains a collection of more than 30,000 items.

Edward Drummond Libbey, a Toledo glassmaker, founded the Toledo Museum of Art in 1901. In 1912, it relocated to its current building with a Greek revival design. The main structure of the museum spans two levels and 4.5 acres of floor area. The museum continues to be a non-profit organization and offers free access to its collection to the public.

 2445 Monroe St, Toledo, OH 43620


The food scene located in Toledo is very similar to Chicago and Fort Wayne. Many of the restaurants in the region offer American favorites such as burgers and ribs. Toledo also has restaurants from more than 15 different counties offering a wide range of fusion. Places such as Tony Packo's Hungarian hot dogs are just an example of the different cultures offered in Toledo.



Lebanese, Mediterranean, Restaurant

If you love authentic Lebanese food, then this restaurant will for sure serve you an amazing meal. If Lebanese food is new to you, you could try the shish kabobs, lamb shank, or shawarma. The Beirut has an inviting atmosphere and nice lighting. This location is a great place for couples or group events. Don’t forget to save room for some dessert. You might want to try the baklava (dessert pastry).

 4082 Monroe St Toledo, OH 43606


Restaurant, New York City, American, Pub

This American restaurant in the Downtown area of Toledo has a New York vibe from food to decor. Diners who visit this location will love the hand-cut ribeye and poutine fries. There are plenty of New York references on the menu, for example, Manhattan burgers, onion rings, and NYC cheese steak. This pub offers an impressive array of draft, domestic, import, and craft beers. They also offer a good selection of red and white’s which can be perfectly paired with any of the New York-inspired foods on the menu.

 1516 Adams ST Toledo, OH 43604


Steakhouse, Restaurant, American

The Chop House is known as one of the most expensive places to dine in the Toledo area, but the exceptional service and food you get will well make up for the price you will pay. The steaks ($50 each) are so tender and flavorful. You also can’t go wrong with Beef Wellington (filet wrapped in a puff pastry), Kobe Striploin, or Dry Aged NY Strip. As you keep browsing the menu, you will see other delicacies, such as crab-stuffed avocado. The upscale restaurant has huge 20-foot windows that provide guests with amazing views of the River.

 300 N Summit ST #140 Toledo, OH 43604


Restaurant, Breakfast, Lunch, American

Grumpy’s restaurant, established back in 1984, serves American-style breakfast and lunch food in the Downtown Toledo area. This location makes great sandwiches (Reuben, BLT, Grilled Bologna, and more!), as well as hamburgers and salads.

They make all their food from scratch, and you can taste the difference with every bite you take. The staff at Grumpy’s are so nice you’ll feel right at home. This brick-walled style restaurant is very inviting and a great place to eat lunch by yourself or with a group of people.

 34 S Huron ST Toledo, OH 43604


Asian, Korean, Chinese, Restaurant

QQ is an Asian-style restaurant located just West of Toledo, serving dishes from places like China, Korea, as well as Thailand. QQ makes their dishes so delicious by using fresh ingredients from local providers. People who visit this family-owned location will simply love the fresh Bulgogi, Kung Pao, and Drunken Noodles. If tofu is not your thing, then you can try their Mapo Tofu, which might change how you look at it. QQ Kitchen is only open Monday – Friday, so make sure you hit it up during the weekday!

 3324 Secor RD #4 Toledo, OH 43606