Cleveland, OH

Travel Guide
Cleveland showing signage and shopping
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

Hyatt Place Independence
Hyatt Place Independence
3 out of 5
6025 Jefferson Dr, Independence, OH, 44131
The price is $80 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 19
$80
per night
Dec 18 - Dec 19
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Independence. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,010 reviews)
"Property is good, breakfast is wants to be better. No regular coffee and tea"

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2022

Hyatt Place Independence
Holiday Inn Express Cleveland Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Cleveland Downtown, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
629 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH, 44114
The price is $126 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 14
$126
per night
Dec 13 - Dec 14
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Cleveland. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,001 reviews)
"Check in was super easy, getting there for us was a little difficult because our google maps took us across the street, where we then had to go around the block. This took 40 min because of all of the stuff going on downtown. I only say this because maybe the directions could be brought to maps attention ..."

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Holiday Inn Express Cleveland Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Hyatt Regency Cleveland At The Arcade
Hyatt Regency Cleveland At The Arcade
4 out of 5
420 Superior Ave E, Cleveland, OH, 44114
The price is $136 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 4
$136
per night
Jan 3 - Jan 4
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Cleveland. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,003 reviews)
"They did warn us on checking in that there was a wedding but it was louder than I thought it would be. That aside, property is beautiful, staff is great and a wonderful location."

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2022

Hyatt Regency Cleveland At The Arcade
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.
FRONTDESK Lofts at 629 Euclid Downtown Cleveland
FRONTDESK Lofts at 629 Euclid Downtown Cleveland
3.5 out of 5
Euclid Avenue 629, Cleveland, OH, 44114
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Cleveland. Enjoy free WiFi, a TV, and digital TV. Popular attractions Progressive Field and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are ...
4/5 Very Good! (50 reviews)
"really great base for exploring the area comfortable clean and great location"

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2022

FRONTDESK Lofts at 629 Euclid Downtown Cleveland
Roost Cleveland
Roost Cleveland
3 out of 5
105 Prospect Ave E, Cleveland, OH, 44115
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Cleveland. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and a 24-hour fitness center. Popular attractions Progressive Field and FirstEnergy ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (33 reviews)
"What a great, hidden gem of a stay in downtown CLE. Well worth taking a chance on a random hotel selection. Very cool rooms, layout with a premium focus on security and piece of mind. Well done!"

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2022

Roost Cleveland
The Luckman Condos By Barsala
The Luckman Condos By Barsala
4 out of 5
Cleveland, OH
Stay at this 4-star condo in Cleveland. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour fitness center, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Progressive Field and Rock and Roll ...
2.9/5 (32 reviews)
"We like very much got a parking spot for every room, a sofa bed and all anmenaties the only thing mising was a little tv for the bedroom and would be perfect."

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

The Luckman Condos By Barsala
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.

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