Cleveland Travel Guide

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Cleveland Things to Do

  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Recentlly,I spent a wonderful Labor Day enjoying this wonderful museum dedicated to the history and joy of Rock and Roll music.I stayed there from the time they opened to the time it closed.I saw terrific exhibits relating to the talents of Elvis Presley,Paul Simon,Diana Ross,The Beatles,and Michael Jackson.I saw wonderful films that evoked fond...

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  • Cleveland Museum of Art

    5 out of 5 stars

    This is a Gem of a Art Museum. We were in the area for just a night and visited here. Normally it's a free or by donation but turned out they had a special event ... a Monet Matise exhibit. Lots of Monets. I'd seen monets in books and calenders but it was very cool seeing the new thing. I'm not a huge fan of impressionist but it was well worth the...

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  • University Circle

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    University Circle is the best place to keep the whole family entertained, and for little or no cost! UC has events year round, so be sure to visit their web site or their new visitors center for current listings. Here is an article with suggestions for events, hotels, and dining in The...

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  • Great Lakes Brewery

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Everything we ate here was fantastic. Take the free tour of the brewery. Try the pretzel chicken and the Bread pudding was amazing. In terms of beer, they were all fantastic. Of their regulars I liked the Dortmunder Gold Lager but also enjoyed the Holy Moses. My friends swore byt he Eliot Ness Amber. Just try them all.

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  • Pier W

    2.5 out of 5 stars

    Pier W is located in Lakewood, just across the Cleveland City limits. It is one of Cleveland's only lakefront (Lake Erie) restaurants, which I think is a travesty for a city that sits right on the lake. You enter Pier W through a glass walkway and go down 1 floor in an elevator. The restaurant looks very elegant and the views of Lake Erie and the...

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  • Mama Santa's

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    We were staying in the area and our concierge recommend some places in Little itally and we got reservations here. such a cute place and the food was so good I couldn't finish my so took it back to the rooms fridge. didn't have anyway to heat it up so it got tossed but it was so good I will definitely go back when in the area. Had wine there too .....

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Cleveland Nightlife

  • Warehouse District

    Decorated in an OSU theme, this bar has a number of beers on tap and drinks specials. Besides Blind Pig, this bar is one of the more relaxed, chill bars to go to in this trendy area. No cover and a good dj. They have large screen tv's for sporting events, as that is when the place gets full. This bar is associated with the Blind Pig, but since you...

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  • Live Music

    Finally, Clearchannel has some competition in Cleveland! Large venue, but small enough to feel intimate. Restaurant with a pretty good selection and a gift shop, as well. Typical House of Blues found all over the US! None

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  • The Flats

    Long Live the Flats! Although many of the hot spots are no more, (think bulldozed), Shooters is one of the staples that has survived. I was happy to find the place still packed with a variety of ages dancing the night away on the huge deck round the back. The atmosphere is awesome as it is right on the cuyahoga river. All the bridges are lit up and...

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Cleveland Transportation

  • Public Transport

    Considering that I paid two dollars fifty cents per day to use Cleveland's fine Rapid Transit system,it was excellent.I am a senior citizen.Cleveland's Redline trains took me to Hopkins Airport,the Cleveland Art Museum,Downtown Cleveland and its skyscrapers,University Circle,Little Italy, and ,the Westside Market. in comfort.Cleveland's Blueline...

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  • A Good Deal in the Rust Belt Metropolis

    Considering that I paid two dollars fifty cents per day to use Cleveland's fine Rapid Transit system,it was excellent.I am a senior citizen.Cleveland's Redline trains took me to Hopkins Airport,the Cleveland Art Museum,Downtown Cleveland and its skyscrapers,University Circle,Little Italy, and ,the Westside Market. in comfort.Cleveland's Blueline...

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  • D drives the tough legs

    Cleveland is well served by mass transit but we were on the tail end of a six month trip traveling around the US National Park system and to get all our gear from place to place, our car was the best option.D got stuck driving from Goose Island Brewing in Chicago to our eventual room in LaPorte, Indiana the previous night. It was only about 70...

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Cleveland Shopping

  • Stock up...with stock!

    After a bang-up meal during my stop in Cleveland, I asked about the "secret ingredients" and my friend sent me a link to describe the shop where they were purchased:The Chef’s Ingredient Outlet, owned by Heidi and David Sievers of the website Soupbase.com, carries the entire line of Minor’s bases, sauces, gravies, flavor concentrates and...

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  • Large Mall

    Beachwood Place is an very large mall easily reachable from Cleveland. It contains a wide variety of clothing stores, as well as many fun novelty shops. Many of the shops are high-end, so you won't see any cheap stores like JC Penneys or Old Navy!It is set up around a central area with the food court. The stores branch out in each direction from...

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  • The Arcade

    This is an indoor shopping area located in Downtown Cleveland on Euclid Avenue. The architecture inside is amazing, very European. Unfortunately, this shopping area has suffered the economic downtown which is all of Cleveland. Many of the stores are closed, so go to see some great artwork and take a photo or two, but good luck in finding some...

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Cleveland Local Customs

  • Kite Flying.

    Flying of kites at Edgewater Park is quite popular. On a warm day, you'll see a fair number of people flying various kites... The shore-side location and fresh lake breezes make it one the most popular locations for kite flying in Northeast Ohio....Might be something fun to do yourself, but you must bring your own kite. Even if you don't go to fly...

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  • Do not show your love for the Steelers

    In Cleveland, football is very important to us. During the fall, the stadium downtown will be packed with Browns fans and you will see numerous tailgaters. Avoid traffic before and after each game at all costs! And remember, Clevelanders do not like Pittsburgh Steelers fans! Cleveland Rocks!

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  • The River that Works

    The Cuyahoga River has been the life's blood of the City since it's settlement. As a harbor for the city, it grew into an industrial power house. Steel Mills, Oil Refineries, Salt Mine, transitions from water to land transportation. The River has made the city what it is today. An again, it is leading to the revitalization of the city through the ...

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Cleveland Warnings and Dangers

  • Be careful of East Cleveland and Care...

    While I believe the downtown areas have become more safe over the years and now offer more security, you must be wary of a few places including accidentally winding up in East Cleveland. Steer clear of East 55th and Scoval. You may accidentally wind up in East Cleveland if you are headed north east from areas such as Little Italy. Additionally be...

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  • Nine to five city

    Cleveland is a 9-5 city,don't be fooled by the horseshoe casino ads!If you're not a part of the herd the peels out of downtown Cleveland between 2-5 you will be left in a ghost town!The bums also come out at night! My advice, stay near CLeveland state or casewestern.Other advice: stay away from tower city after 7, the free trollys stop running and...

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  • Don't swim at the beaches!

    Seriously stay out of the water at Edgewater park and other beaches within close proximity to downtown! The water has often had an unsafe microbe count and peolpe have/could become very ill. To go swimming, you should go further east or west: for example, there's a good beach in Mentor out East, Huntington Beach out West, etc.

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Cleveland Tourist Traps

  • Rock N Roll Hall Disguises Other Great...

    Most guides to Cleveland usually list the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame at the top of the list. Although the museum is well done, it is still considered new and does not have the quantity of items one might expect upon visiting. I have heard many have come out disappointed at the lack of exhibits. The price tends to be considerably higher than others in...

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  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - can we say...

    This is one of the smallest museums, with the highest price tag I have ever been in. I actually went thru it with a friend in less than 30 minutes & we didn't just blow thru it, we stopped to read a lot of the plaques and signs. Loving the Beatles, I went then they had the John Lennon display and it was still too little/too dull. The gift shop...

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  • Shopping

    You might get addicted with shopping, so watch out.Here you can see an exemple: Wal*mart shopping spree ;)

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Cleveland What to Pack

  • Bring Something Warm

    Bring something warm, just in case, even if you're coming in the summer. It's surprising how long into the late Spring it stays cool at night.If you're relying on public transit, it probably goes without saying that you should bring good walking shoes. Downtown is really fun to walk around, as is University Circle. Buy bug repellant if coming in...

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  • To pack?? What does that mean??

    I found out that I packed to many stuff, because clothes and everything is so cheap in USA, that you do not nedd to pack anything with you. You can buy everything you need right there....One small bag is more that enouhg to pack.You just have to go to one of many Outlet stores or Malls and you can buy anything you need....... Mall in Downtown...

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  • Weather reports are not always accurate...

    Bring an Umbrella and wear layered clothing The weather can change and is quite variable so an umbrella and layer clothing may be a good idea. Since the area is near the Great Lakes rain is always a possiblity.

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Cleveland Off The Beaten Path

  • Parks

    We were in the area and thought we would check out some covered bridges. This was a nice metro park with nice building that looked like they were having a formal party in ... but we were there for just a brief time to see the bridge.

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  • Local neighborhoods

    Chagrin is a quaint little town with its curio shops, restaurants, library etc. Keep your eyes open as you might miss the falls! On the way there, admire the stately mansions tucked behind rows of trees. The hilly road gets a little slippery especially since we drove on a winter day.

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  • Museums

    Lawnfield is the Presidential Home of President James A. Garfield (1876-1900). From the front porch, he ran for president. There is a railroad just to the north that cut through the Garfield farm, and a stop, from which he would catch trains to and from town and the nation. Hours: M-Sa 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Su noon - 5 p.m.

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Cleveland Sports & Outdoors

  • Cleveland Browns

    When the Cleveland Browns were sold to Maryland, there was hope that one day, they would be back. That's why, the team was sold, but not the name. It took only a few years and a new stadium. Many of us were concerned that the destruction of Lakefront Stadium would forever alter the area with a modern steel monstrosity, rather than the solid brick...

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  • Cleveland Indians

    Located inside Progressive Field, Heritage Park is the Indians tribute to players of the past. You can find it out in left field near gate A. A walk through the two levels of the park will bring back memories of some of the best players to have played for the Indians. Be sure to read the plaques to find out some interesting facts about some of the...

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  • Cleveland Barons Hockey

    The Cleveland Barons are the local AHL hockey team. It may not be the NHL, but that is not a bad thing. These are tomorrow's stars, today. The scoring is usually higher than the NHL, and the action is faster. Plus, as arena's go, the Gund rocks!

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Cleveland General

  • Wi-Fi in Cleveland

    Public wireless access in Cleveland is pretty accessible. At Tower City, which is the center of the city's public transportation world, the building itself has a public network, although it's Websense-d (i.e. - censored), but both Panera Bread and Caribou Coffee have public networks in the building that are not.Case Western University has a...

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  • good laugh

    rock and roll hall of fame is a must see when u come here its a working class big enough city. nice people and a good nightlife. i was working there and ended up socialising in all parts of the city, from mansion houses to ghetto projects. never had a problem there. there were 10 of us from ireland north and south. we turned up at a party in a...

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  • Good website for finding things to do in...

    There is a really good website for finding day trip ideas, looking up attractions and other things to do. It's at www.positivelycleveland.com. They also have the website split up by interest, so if you are interested in arts or rock and roll or family activities, they have pages highlighting ideas of things to do for each.One of my favorite things...

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