Cleveland has been a rocking working man’s town, apart from being home to John D Rockefeller, the founder of the Standard Oil Company. Coming from a time when Cuyahoga, the river in Cleveland was so polluted that it almost burned, to a time, when it has become hip and happening, with awesome eateries, clean, wide public spaces, some interesting attractions and entertainments, today Cleveland has become a popular town in Ohio. The Forest City as it is popularly nick named, today it stands as a model of urban renewal. From the legendary art museum here to the symphony orchestra, Cleveland has grown from being the ‘Gritty City’ to the ‘New American City’. Cleveland is also a city that loves its sports, just as much as it loves its work, and the Jacobs field here was one of the first of Baseball’s new classic parks. Cleveland is a true blend of tradition and innovation, to make an interesting city, going beyond the working man’s town that it has always been.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is the most famous attraction of Cleveland, and irrespective of whether you love this genre of music, this is one place you must visit. Music enthusiasts could get lost here in the treasures that the museum here offers, it also offers interesting national and international shows. Head on, to the legendary Cleveland Museum of Art to see the beautiful American Art and Medieval Art from Europe and Asia. Cleveland National History museum is also an amazing attraction. The six storey Omnimax theatre in the Great Lakes Science Centre is an absolute must in Cleveland. Make sure to pay a visit to the longest running public market in Cleveland, the West Side Market. Feel patriotic at the USS Cod Submarine Memorial.
If you wish to be close to the entertaining downtown then staying in districts like the East 4th St and the Warehouse District would be a good option. Majority of the hotels here are designed for the business travelers, living up to the general reputation that Cleveland has. One could also choose to stay somewhere near the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Independence, Beachwood, etc, which are all pretty good neighborhoods and areas to stay in, depending on whether you are travelling for business or for leisure.
The public transport in Cleveland is very well developed; you can take full advantage of this and save on your transport expenses. However, if you wish, you can rent a car too. Cleveland is quite friendly, either ways.
There are no luxurious fancy hotels here. Most hotels are meant for catering to business travelers or art and culture enthusiasts. It could go from basic to premium, but nothing exquisitely royal. So go to Cleveland with the right expectations.
The natural attractions here are very beautiful, as are its science and culture centers. Enjoy the pace of the town, by understanding and accepting it and then going around it. Cleveland has some really beautiful attractions for that.
Cleveland also has some really awesome eateries and clubs, especially in its downtown districts. In fact, downtown is the most happening area of Cleveland. Prefer staying close to it, or make it a point to at least walk down and visit it.