Legacy Village has it all

Load up those out-of-town family members, or plan for an afternoon date this month to Legacy Village. Found in Beachwood, Legacy Village is an open-air, mock village comprising shops, eateries and entertainment.

Load up those out-of-town family members, or plan for an afternoon date this month to Legacy Village. Found in Beachwood, Legacy Village is an open-air, mock village comprising shops, eateries and entertainment. An excursion just 45 minutes north of Canton, Legacy is the ideal destination as the holidays approach.

EATERIES

Sit-down, casual restaurants are in abundance in the Village. Pop in to one of these restaurants to grab a bite before shopping.

Bar Louie, California Pizza Kitchen, Claddagh Irish Pub, Granite City Food & Brewery, Stir Crazy and Gia Lai.

Recommendation: Gia Lai is a unique Asian restaurant specializing in Vietnamese food. The menu choices include an array of vegetarian options, small plates and lighter dishes that won’t weigh you down while shopping. The go-to favorites are the chicken lettuce wraps and chicken pho soup.

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If you’re looking for a higher-end eatery, there are three well-known restaurants for your special occasion. While these restaurants are part of national chains, they are crowd-pleasers.

The Cheesecake Factory, Brio Tuscan Grille and the Melting Pot.

Recommendation: The Melting Pot offers an interactive experience. Choose the fondues you would like to try, savory or sweet, and each will be prepared and served tableside. The setting is intimate and great for couples or small groups.

Don’t forget your sweet tooth! Nestled within the streets of the village are three shops specializing in confections. Grab your goodies and go, take a seat inside, or enjoy in the central courtyard.

Cookies by Design, Yogurt Vi and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Recommendation: The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory has the most delectable caramel apples. Try one of its classics, caramel with pecans, or sample one of the more elaborate creations such as the buckeye apple, dipped in caramel, tiger butter and chocolate.

SHOPPING

The shops are known for quality fashion and furnishings to outfit both your family and home. So whether you’re in the market to buy, or just need inspiration, you’ll stumble upon both.

High quality, long-lasting home goods can be found dotting the village of stores.

Ethan Allen, Arhaus, Calico, Bose, Le Creuset, Crate & Barrel and Restoration Hardware

Recommendation: Restoration Hardware has interesting, classic items for all living areas of your home. Textiles, art, accessories and furniture are timeless and stunning and nonetheless inspiring for your next home update.

From suits to blouses to shoes and jewelry, the clothing stores offer key pieces that take any wardrobe up a notch.

Lithium, Nordstrom Rack, Lilly Pulitzer, Janie and Jack, Coldwater Creek, Talbots, Jos. A Bank, White House Black Market, Loft, Spruce and more.

Recommendation: For men and women who enjoy an active lifestyle, Spruce offers the gear for those on the go who want to look fresh. Brand names you’ll recognize include Patagonia, Oakley, Ray-Ban, Moleskine, Ruffwear and prAna. Practicing what it preaches, Spruce rents paddleboards and hosts free exercise classes.

Bonus: Beachwood Place Mall is directly across the street. Double your shopping exposure by heading to the mall for access to upscale stores not found in our area. For the ladies—Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Banana Republic, J. Crew, Kate Spade New York. For the men—Lacoste, Johnston & Murphy, True Religion and Buckle.

ENTERTAINMENT

Legacy Village hosts numerous events during the year. The Taste of Legacy Village, Legacy Village Restaurant Week, and Art in the Village are some of the annual events to anticipate in the upcoming months.

Things to look forward to now, and as you plan your daycation, include music performances and classes. Live music is hosted throughout summer and winter. This time of year, look forward to holiday performances by local community groups.

As mentioned, Spruce offers free yoga classes throughout the week, and to counteract the calories burned, live cooking demonstrations are offered at Le Creuset on select Wednesdays and Saturdays. Keep afloat with the many other events hosted by the shops on Legacy Village’s Facebook page.

To wrap up the day, pop into Ladies & Gentlemen Salon and Spa, the full-service Aveda salon and spa overlooking Legacy Village. A lengthy menu of options from hair care to spa services allows you to choose based on your schedule and budget. Relaxation massages start as low as $15 for 15 minutes, but prices can soar up to $445 for something such as an all-day pampering party.