Cleveland City Hall (1916)
Favorite thing: As part of Daniel Burnham's master plan for Cleveland, it was decided to build a new City Hall in a grand location overlooking Lake Erie. Architect J. Milton Dyer conceived an impressive Beaux Arts temple with detailing reminiscent of Grand Central Station in New York City. Be sure to check out the central lobby!
Live it up in Cleveland
Favorite thing: The best part of Cleveland is the fun that surrounds everything SPORTS! Spring, Summer and Fall the best thing to do is find a game and make friends watching it.
Fondest memory: My best memories of Cleveland involve spending time with my family anywhere from Jacobs Field to my parents backyard.
Always Be Prepared for Winter
Favorite thing: Because the weather in Cleveland & especially suburbs east of Cleveland can go from rain to snow in a matter of minutes always have winter gear on you if you plan on traveling anytime October or later.
East Cleveland including the suburbs & outlying towns of Chesterland, Mentor, Mentor-on-the-Lake, Eastlake & Chardon get a ton of snow!
Always be prepared with a snow shovel, windshield de-icer & ice/snow scrapers because you're gonna need it.
"Lake effect" storms, as they are called, occur when icy cold air blows eastward, picking up warmer water in the Great Lakes and dropping it as snow.
Fondest memory: OHIO/NORTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA SNOWFALL (INCHES): AVERAGE
AKRON-CANTON .................. 47.9 CHESAPEAKE OH/HUNTINGTON WV 26.5
CINCINNATI OH/COVINGTON KY 23.7
CLEVELAND .......................... 63.3 COLUMBUS ........................... 29.2 DAYTON ............................. 29.3 MANSFIELD .......................... 45.4 TOLEDO ............................. 37.6 YOUNGSTOWN ......................... 55.0
ERIE PA ............................ 88.0
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Favorite thing: Visit the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame - 1 Key Plaza - Cleveland -
(800) 493.ROLL -
10:00AM to 5:30PM except on Wednesday 10:00AM to 9:00PM -
Price : 15$ + 5$ parking.
It is forbiden to take photograph and video.
Fondest memory: A great museum with plenty of photographs, relics, stage costumes, scores.
You can watch ancient TV report or listen to Rock & Roll songs.
The Rock & Roll music seems only a US phenomenom.
Fortunatly, the museum knows the Beatles and dedicates an exibit about John Lennon. Do not search other European singers, French especially : they are not here.
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A city to visit by car
Favorite thing: Visit the city by car.
It is easy to drive : the streets are perpendicular. But there are not free parkings in the center.
Fondest memory: We were on Lakeside Avenue. It is a rather a desert area during the week end because it is a business district.
The restaurants are closed. The Galleria (mall) opens late. And it is certainly not the best place to see the Erie Lake.
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There is so much to see and do...
Favorite thing: There is so much to see and do in Cleveland it is difficult to pin it down. There's everything from a Sea World to Italian resturants in little Italy to the Cleveland museum of art to theater at Playhouse Square. Here's a link to a listing of all there is to see and do in Cleveland. http://www.cleveland.com/cgi-bin/webguide/webguide.cgi/ShowLinks/18/1 > It is a great place to both live and visit.
Go hear the Cleveland...
Favorite thing: Go hear the Cleveland Orchestra. Consistantly ranked one of the world's finest, it was a treat to grow up listening to them. I've been a bit spoiled. This is a picture of Severance Hall, home to the Orchestra.
Go see the Rock'n'Roll Hall of...
Favorite thing: Go see the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame. Although I never actually have seen it, I went to the original induction concert and have been by it numerous times. It is just one of those things you need to do.
Dr._Aldakov's General Tip
Fondest memory: For me the most interesting and unique part of Ceveland was this small old church surrounded by 'the stone jungle' in the very center of the city. I cannot be regarded as a Cleveland conoissuer but what else I saw didn't impress me architecture-wise.
If you go to Cleveland, you...
Favorite thing: If you go to Cleveland, you MUST experience the West Side Market (just west of downtown Cleveland). There you will find an abundance of fresh produce and meats, as well as great bakery items!!!
Not to far away from the West Side Market is the Great Lakes Brewing Company, a local brewery that offers Cleveland's finest original beer (of course, German beer IN GERMANY -- not the export stuff -- is still THE BEST).
Oh, yes, you must also go to a local Puerto Rican bakery that is also very near to the West Side Market: it is called Mana from Heavan. The roast pork, flan and other pastries and breads are unbelievably good: downright awesome!!! (This is one of my best kept secrets: can't be too prissy, though, since it is located in a neighborhood that has it's share of night-time bruisers.)
And if you like shopping, there is an Asian grocery store just east of downtown Cleveland on St. Clair that has a small Asian jewelry store named Angkor Jewelry that offers a great selection of high quality 18K and 24K gold jewelry for great prices. You'll NEVER find anything like the quality of this jewelry in the malls!!!
While The Flats is a great Cleveland night-time scene (as safe as a place can be in a large city outside of Japan or Singapore), you better have a big budget, because everything in The Flats is overpriced, including the parking!
Fondest memory: My best memories are ALWAYS my most private... but I must say that a romantic summer evening on the shore of Lake Erie in Cleveland's Metro Parks ranks very high on my list.
- The Cleveland Art Museum-...
Favorite thing: - The Cleveland Art Museum
- An Indians Game at Jacobs field...if you can get tix!
- Coventry (cool place to hang out in Cleveland Heights
- The Flats (the best nightlife around!!)
- The Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame
- Cedar Point, Six Flags, and Sea World are all relatively close to Cleveland
Fondest memory: I've always loved living in Cleveland and have lots of great memories! The city has a bad rap but thats from people who've never been here or lived here. Its a great place to live or visit!
Pick up the local free...
Favorite thing: Pick up the local free newspaper, the Free Times. Cleveland is a good weekend visit type of town. There are touristy type things, e.g. the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, but the best things are the well kept secrets of the natives. The Free Times will be a good guide to these 'secret' places.
Sit in Public Square and...
Favorite thing: Sit in Public Square and people watch. That and go see a hockey game. Cleveland has a small team that was fairly decent a few years ago.
Fondest memory: Cleveland has great architecture. There are several buildings downtown that are worth a visit. Tower City and the Old Arcade are just a couple. The Old Arcade is great to sit and have lunch in on a weekday. There are shops, birds flying around inside, plants and often a musical entertainment.
chatzchen's General Tip
Fondest memory: -The family where I stayed and the Chistmas and New year I spent with them and all the members of my friends family. It was great to be a part of this huge family and meet all these nice people. I thank them all!
1) See the new Cleveland...
Favorite thing: 1) See the new Cleveland Browns Stadium for the first time!!! It is awesome and the people of Cleveland are so proud of it! They refer to it as 'our new Stadium'.
2) See an Indians Game at Jacobs Field. The best baseball park and the best fans in America.
3) Go to the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame.
4) Party, Eat and Drink in the Flats.
Fondest memory: Flying to Cleveland for one day...catching an Indians game at Jacobs field in the afternoon...then quickly over to the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame and then to the new Cleveland Browns Stadium for the expansion Browns first win (a preseason game) against the Bears in August of 1999.