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ClevelandUnited States of America

Visit Ohio’s largest city for excellent museums, an expansive network of parks, passionate sporting events and the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

Cleveland is packed with bars, restaurants, parks and gardens, and has a thriving arts culture. Sport is a major Cleveland attraction, although the poor track record of its teams has earned it the title of “most tortured sports city.”

Cleveland’s hot, humid summers are best spent in the shady parks and gardens, while the cold, snowy winters lend themselves to long days in the museums and galleries.

Start out in the museums of the University Circle and use its free bus to get around. Study paintings by Monet, Degas and others in the Cleveland Art Gallery. See the Cleveland Orchestra at Severance House or stroll around the Cleveland Botanical Gardens. Don’t miss the Cleveland Natural History Museum, which displays one of the oldest human skeletons ever found. Known as Lucy, this Australopithecus afarensis female lived over 3.2 million years ago.

Out of town on the shore of Lake Erie you’ll find the ever-popular Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Here you can see legendary rock and roll artifacts such as Joey Ramone’s leather jacket and Johnny Cash’s guitar. Next door, in the Great Lakes Science Center, learn about the relationship between science, technology and the environment.

Ascend to the observation deck of Terminal Tower for the best views of the city and shop in the adjoining Tower City Mall in Public Square. Here you’ll also find the Old Stone Church, the oldest building in the city center.

If you are a sports fan, cheer on the Cleveland Browns football team, the Cleveland Indians baseball players, or the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team at their home stadiums.

For outdoor fun, visit the city’s park network, better known as the “Emerald Necklace.” Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is situated here, and has one of the biggest collections of primates in North America.

Cleveland’s extensive bus and rail system makes it easy to get around. With an all-day pass you can explore many of Cleveland’s major attractions in just one day.

Where to stay in Cleveland

Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Downtown Cleveland

4.5/5Wonderful!(2,315 area reviews)

Abundant dining options, interesting museums and live music are just a few things travelers love about Downtown Cleveland. Sights like Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and FirstEnergy Stadium are top spots to explore, and you can get around the greater Cleveland area at Tower City-Public Square Station.

Downtown Cleveland
Severance Hall showing an administrative buidling and heritage architecture

University Circle

4.5/5Wonderful!(343 area reviews)

Known for its abundant dining options and interesting museums, there's plenty to explore in University Circle. Top attractions like Cleveland Museum of Art and Severance Hall are major draws, and you can catch the metro at University Circle Station or Euclid-East 120th Station to see more of the city.

University Circle
Duck leg confit taquitos with a pomegranate and ancho chile sauce from Momocho.
 
Momocho is a small Mexican restaurant in the Cleveland neighborhood of Ohio City.

Ohio City

4.5/5Wonderful!(14 area reviews)

Well-liked for its restaurants and live music, Ohio City is worth a visit. Check out the variety of things to see and do like West Side Market and Greater Cleveland Aquarium, and jump on the metro at West 25th-Ohio City Station to get around the city.

Ohio City
Gateway District, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

Gateway District

The ample dining options and great live music are top of the list for many visitors to Gateway District. A stop by Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse or Progressive Field might round out your trip.

Gateway District
Graffiti along the Cuyahoga River in the Flats of Cleveland.

The Flats

Be sure to check out the restaurants and riverfront while you're strolling through The Flats, and hop on the metro at Tower City-Public Square Station to see more of the surrounding area.

The Flats
True love!

Old Brooklyn

4/5Very Good!(1 area review)

If you're looking for some top things to see and do in Old Brooklyn and surrounding area, you can visit Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and Progressive Field.

Old Brooklyn

Top Hotels in Cleveland

DoubleTree by Hilton Cleveland Downtown - Lakeside
DoubleTree by Hilton Cleveland Downtown - Lakeside
3.5 out of 5
1111 Lakeside Avenue E, Cleveland, OH
The price is $84 per night from Nov 25 to Nov 26

Located in Downtown Cleveland, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Free Stamp, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Cleveland Convention Center. FirstEnergy ...

4.1/5Very Good! (955 reviews)

"The cookies and service was fantastic!! Customer service was fantastic! Convenient location to local places!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Cleveland Downtown - Lakeside
Renaissance Cleveland Hotel
Renaissance Cleveland Hotel
4 out of 5
24 Public Sq, Cleveland, OH
The price is $97 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 23

Located in Downtown Cleveland, this historic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of JACK Cleveland Casino, Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, and Cleveland Convention ...

4/5Very Good! (936 reviews)

"Location was perfect for Jack Casino. Didn’t have to walk outside to get to it. Beds were comfortable, staff was friendly and room was clean."…"

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2020

Renaissance Cleveland Hotel
Drury Plaza Hotel Cleveland Downtown
Drury Plaza Hotel Cleveland Downtown
3 out of 5
1380 East 6th Street, Cleveland, OH
The price is $99 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Located in Downtown Cleveland, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cleveland Mall, JACK Cleveland Casino, and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Cleveland Convention ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (2,008 reviews)

"great location , very friendly staff, mask need to be worn by valet more"…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Drury Plaza Hotel Cleveland Downtown
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Cleveland

Staybridge Suites Cleveland Mayfield Heights Beachwood
Staybridge Suites Cleveland Mayfield Heights Beachwood
3 out of 5
6103 Landerhaven Drive, Mayfield Heights, OH
The price is $103 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 23

Situated in Mayfield Heights, this aparthotel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from The Temple Tifereth Israel and within 6 mi (10 km) of Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage and ...

4.3/5Excellent! (560 reviews)

"The room was sufficient for me and my grandkids to relax."…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

Staybridge Suites Cleveland Mayfield Heights Beachwood
Downtown 1 BR Apt with WiFi by Frontdesk
Downtown 1 BR Apt with WiFi by Frontdesk
3 out of 5
2015 East 4th Street, Cleveland, OH
The price is $65 per night from Nov 3 to Nov 4

Located in Gateway District, this apartment building is steps from East 4th Street and Cleveland Arcade. Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse and JACK Cleveland Casino ...

Downtown 1 BR Apt with WiFi by Frontdesk
JARVIS West Blvd 6BD Villa by Edgewater Park Downtown
JARVIS West Blvd 6BD Villa by Edgewater Park Downtown
3.5 out of 5
1379 West Blvd., Cleveland, OH

Located in Edgewater, this vacation home is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Perkins Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of West Side Market and Greater Cleveland Aquarium. Upper ...

JARVIS West Blvd 6BD Villa by Edgewater Park Downtown
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Getting around Cleveland

You’ll find it easy to get around Cleveland thanks to the city’s well developed public transit network. Free trolleys run back and forth across downtown, while trains and buses serve wide areas of the city. In downtown, you’ll find you can walk between most major attractions. Taxis are available, but you can’t flag them on the street; they must be booked in advance or picked up at a hotel. Visit the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority website.Browse Cleveland rental cars.

Best time to visit

Cleveland’s a popular destination year round, and you’ll find plenty to keep you entertained whenever you visit. Winters get cold, with average January highs of 35 F (2 C), but that doesn’t stop the locals having fun – ice skate on Wade Oval, or go tobogganing at nearby Strongsville. Summer is busy and can be hot and humid, so spring and fall are both great times to visit, when the weather is mild.

Popular places to visit in Cleveland

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

4.5/5(1,043 reviews)

Discover the music and memorabilia from the greatest rock bands in the world and find out why Cleveland is so important to the world of Rock and Roll. 

Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
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Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

4.5/5(475 reviews)

Catch an event at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse during your trip to Cleveland. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

Progressive Field
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Progressive Field

4.5/5(473 reviews)

Catch an event at Progressive Field during your trip to Cleveland. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

FirstEnergy Stadium
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FirstEnergy Stadium

4.5/5(294 reviews)

Catch an event at FirstEnergy Stadium during your trip to Cleveland. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

Cleveland Museum of Art
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Cleveland Museum of Art

4.5/5(456 reviews)

In this excellent, free museum you can browse masterpieces by Monet, Van Gogh and Goya, and discover a remarkable collection of Ancient Egyptian art. 

Greater Cleveland Aquarium
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Greater Cleveland Aquarium

4.5/5(112 reviews)

Sleep with the fishes overnight, dive with sharks and eels in a tank and take home exceptional souvenirs and unforgettable memories.

Top things to do in Cleveland

Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Ohio
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Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Ohio

$20
Per adult

Reviews of Cleveland

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1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveler

May 31, 2020

When you think of the 4 points Cleveland Sheraton by the Airport, it's a cheesy, seedy motel, and it's not worth your hard earned money.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

May 15, 2020

I didn't like the location- too cold- wind off the lake...brrr

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Apr 25, 2020

Expensive

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 16, 2020

After leaving La Quinta and finding a new hotel to stay we really enjoyed our stay in Cleveland

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Mar 16, 2020

There city felt rundown, little street parking available in Cleveland clinic area, bad road organization

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 15, 2020

We went at a bad time but overall it was fun

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