Cleveland, OH

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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 Regency Cleveland At The Arcade
Hyatt Regency Cleveland At The Arcade
4 out of 5
420 Superior Ave E, Cleveland, OH
The price is $107 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 22
Located in Gateway District, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of JACK Cleveland Casino and Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland. Progressive ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,131 reviews)
"Stayed as was close for a concert. Pretty venue."

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Hyatt Regency Cleveland At The Arcade
Drury Plaza Hotel Cleveland Downtown
Drury Plaza Hotel Cleveland Downtown
3 out of 5
1380 East 6th Street, Cleveland, OH
The price is $126 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 22
Located in Downtown Cleveland, this hotel is steps from Cleveland Mall and Cleveland Public Library. Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist and Key Tower are also ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,712 reviews)
"Very nice place to stay. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Browns stadium is walkable from the hotel and also dining areas."

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Drury Plaza Hotel Cleveland Downtown
Hampton Inn Cleveland Downtown
Hampton Inn Cleveland Downtown
3 out of 5
1460 E 9th St, Cleveland, OH
The price is $118 per night from Nov 10 to Nov 10
Located in Gateway District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Free Stamp, Cleveland Public Auditorium, and Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,070 reviews)

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Hampton Inn Cleveland Downtown
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Frontdesk | Waterfront Apts Downtown Cleveland
Frontdesk | Waterfront Apts Downtown Cleveland
3 out of 5
5455 North Marginal Road, Cleveland, OH
The price is $56 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Located in the heart of Cleveland, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Lake Erie and within 3 mi (5 km) of Cleveland Lakefront State Park and Baseball ...
3.4/5 (17 reviews)
"The view from the apartment was amazing. We loved the open space and the closeness of the city without being directly in the city. Would definitely stay here again."

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Frontdesk | Waterfront Apts Downtown Cleveland
Home2 Suites by Hilton Middleburg Heights Cleveland
Home2 Suites by Hilton Middleburg Heights Cleveland
3 out of 5
7355 Engle Road, Middleburg Heights, OH
The price is $94 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 22
Situated in Middleburg Heights, this aparthotel is 5.1 mi (8.2 km) from Southpark Mall and within 12 mi (20 km) of Westgate Mall and Edgewater Beach. Cleveland ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (524 reviews)
"Great area. Close to downtown. Clean and homey!"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Middleburg Heights Cleveland
Homewood Suites by Hilton Cleveland / Sheffield
Homewood Suites by Hilton Cleveland / Sheffield
3 out of 5
4930 Transportation Drive, Sheffield Lake, OH
The price is $102 per night from Nov 19 to Nov 19
Situated in Sheffield Lake, this aparthotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Black River State Reservation and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Lorain County Community College. French ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (483 reviews)
"Nice hotel!! With all the basics needs!"

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Cleveland / Sheffield
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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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