For some people, Cleveland is synonymous with rock music for good reasons. Cleveland downtown is really close to the shores of Lake Erie, which is enough reason to expect a pleasant stay here. Not to mention that Cleveland is recognized for having a lot of recreational possibilities and most golf courses per capita in the US. It's also emerging as one of the most important cultural centers in the US.
WHAT TO DO
Cleveland is filled with recreational, cultural and entertainment opportunities, making it one of the most interesting cities to visit. While for the many rock fans Cleveland is the place to visit because of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum where they can remember all the legends, other come here for the live music.
Being so close to the shores of Lake Erie, it means that many visitors head to the lake for walking, swimming, fishing and other water activities. Cleveland has more miles of shoreline than any other city in the world and its shores are crowded during the entire summer. Cleveland loves sports in general and baseball is most popular of them all.
Beautiful buildings such as Terminal Tower, built in 1929 when it was the second tallest building in the world, the Old Arcade , unique in its grandeur and beauty, or the Key Tower, the tallest building in Ohio, are all worth a building. And don't forget to check out the bridges as well.
Plenty of museums and galleries are waiting for tourists to visit them. Cleveland Museum of Art comprises masterpieces from all over the world and all eras including a stunning collection of medieval armor. Here you'll also find A Christmas Story House where the classic film A Christmas Story was shot and is now a museum open for the public.
Read: Artsy Cleveland.
There are three airports serving Cleveland: the bigger Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) and Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport (BKL) and also the smaller yet fast growing Akron-Canton Regional Airport (CAK). That surely means a lot of choices when looking to book a flight to Cleveland
. Handy Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Information is located just 9 miles southwest of the city and is a hub for Continental Airlines.
If you drive to the airport you can save both time and money by booking Cleveland airport parking
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WHERE TO STAY
The majority of Cleveland hotels
have names you'll recognize as they are part of major chains. So you'll be able to find both high-end hotels and cheap places to stay. Also, for the backpackers there's also the possibility to stay at a Cleveland hostel