Favorite thing: During Autumn, if you are an enthusiast about fall foliage colors, going to gaze at the trees in any of the Cleveland Metroparks reservations is a must-do! Even if you don't particularly seek places for leaf colors, if you're here you might as well, too. Early in Autumn you'll see a spectacular multitude of colors and have access to many scenic overlooks.
- Hiking and Walking
- Horse Riding
The Burning River
Favorite thing: Yeah... our river caught on fire once.
Or so you think: the Cuyahoga river didn't actually burn, people... the oil and garbage covering the surface did. This happened on 22 June 1969. We oft receive mockery by outsiders who are just looking for a reason to tease because they don't like Cleveland, but the river has been greatly improved, and Cleveland is up and coming 'green' city. The river itself still need progress, as do most mjaor Great Lakes area rivers. No one's proud that the conditions on the river were allowed to become so awful, but we are proud of our 'Crooked river' and the role it's played, and continues to, in northeast Ohio and Cleveland. We've preserved it's heritage and are always making the river cleaner. Come see for yourself. ;)
So, now you have the facts straight. ;)
- Sailing and Boating
- Water Sports
- Historical Travel
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.
- Family Travel
Favorite thing: C-Tix is a web-based discount ticketing service, and I've been impressed by the deals in the e-mailed newsletter. So, I think it's worth it to investigate what they have to offer.
- Budget Travel
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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- Family Travel
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.
Peter Lewis Building, at Carnegie Mellon (2002)
Favorite thing: Frank Gehry comes to Cleveland!
The Peter Lewis Building is home to the School of Business and Management at Carnegie Mellon University. Gehry's signature use of molded aluminum panels makes the building stand out dramatically on the pleasant CM campus. Peter Lewis, a local entrepreneur, generously contributed the tub of money which was necessary to commission the structure, and played a vital role in seeing the project through to completion. Cleveland architectural fans are indebted to this modern Maecenas for bringing Gehry's work to their city.
Fondest memory: at 10090 Euclid Avenue, in the University Circle district. Architectural tours of the building are offered on weekdays.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
- 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!
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.
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