Trip time! Discover the sports, lake views, and theater in Cleveland.

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.

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Sports, Live Music and Entertainment

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Where to stay in Cleveland

Downtown Cleveland
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Downtown Cleveland

Sports, Baseball, Live Music

4.5/5 (1,642 Ratings)

Ample dining options, fascinating museums, and great live music are just a few things travelers love about Downtown Cleveland. Sights like Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Great Lakes Science Center are top spots to explore, and you can get around the greater Cleveland area at Tower City-Public Square Station.

University Circle
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University Circle

Opera Houses, Entertainment, Theaters

4.5/5 (246 Ratings)

Visit Cleveland’s cultural heart to discover a wealth of museums, restaurants and cafes, fine botanical gardens and more. 

Ohio City
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Ohio City

Shopping, Dining, Beer

4.5/5 (9 Ratings)

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.

Gateway District
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Gateway District

Sports, Baseball, Live Music

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.

Top Hotels in Cleveland

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Drury Plaza Hotel Cleveland Downtown
3 out of 5
1380 East 6th Street, Cleveland, OH
$120/night
Aug 20 - Aug 21
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,901 reviews)

"Beautiful, historic building. Many original touches."…"

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

Drury Plaza Hotel Cleveland Downtown
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Hotel Cleveland Gateway
3 out of 5
651 Huron Rd E, Cleveland, OH
$87/night
Aug 22 - Aug 23
4/5Very Good! (2,463 reviews)

"The property is extremely well-located for attending baseball."…"

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

Hotel Cleveland Gateway
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Sonesta ES Suites Cleveland Airport
3 out of 5
17525 Rosbough Dr, Middleburg Heights, OH
$79/night
Aug 28 - Aug 29
4.3/5Excellent! (1,670 reviews)

"Great place to stay! Exceeded our expectations in many ways! Thank you."…"

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2019

Sonesta ES Suites Cleveland Airport

Popular things to do in Cleveland

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

4.5/5 (817 Ratings)

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. 

Cleveland Museum of Art
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Cleveland Museum of Art

4.5/5 (364 Ratings)

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

Great Lakes Science Center
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Great Lakes Science Center

4.5/5 (136 Ratings)

Find out about life as an astronaut, control a robotic arm or learn about renewable energy in Ohio’s premier science learning center.

Top activities in Cleveland

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

$21

Visit the iconic Rock & Roll Hall of Fame where the mission is clear: To engage, teach and inspire through the power of rock and roll. Experience stories of the people, events and songs that shape our world through exhibits, innovative programs and events.

Cedar Point Shores Waterpark
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Cedar Point Shores Waterpark

$41

Welcome to Cedar Point Shores Waterpark featuring 18 acres of splish-splashin' family fun! Kids will love Lakeslide Landing where pint-sized slides, geysers and fountains are fun to play around. And our mythical Lake Erie monster, Lemmy, is ready to play at Lemmy’s Lagoon.

Cedar Point 2 Day - Any Day, Any Park
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Cedar Point 2 Day - Any Day, Any Park

$99

Enjoy two visits to Cedar Point and Cedar Point Shores any two days the parks are open to the public during the 2019 season for one low price! You can even visit both parks both times you visit.

West Side Market Food Tour
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West Side Market Food Tour

$44

As you meander through the aisles of the West Site Market, the oldest continuously operating municipally owned market in the city, learn how it has served the citizens of Cleveland for about a century. Nibble on samples ranging from sweet pickles to falafel as you visit 15 dedicated vendors.

Little Italy Food Tour
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Little Italy Food Tour

$62

On this tasting tour in Little Italy, visit 3 restaurants and a bakery to savor mouthwatering dishes at long-standing eateries. Sample delicious cuisine like classic Sicilian dishes at a 30-year-old restaurant, artisanal pasta made by an award-winning chef, and traditional Italian desserts.

North Georgia Zoo and Farm Admission Pass
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North Georgia Zoo and Farm Admission Pass

$25

Visit: North Georgia Zoo, 2754 Paradise Valley Rd, Cleveland, GA 30528-7311 Get up close and see animals like such as giant tortoise, alligator, zebra, camels and many more! Seasonal schedule and times apply.

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