Discover the culturally-rich city of Cleveland
Cleveland, Ohio includes several distinct neighborhoods where visitors can find restaurants, bars, nightlife and architectural delights. Take a look at some of our top picks for things to do while you’re in town:
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
This attraction is a must-visit for any music or culture lover. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame contains the largest collection of rock and roll artifacts in the world, like Janis Joplin’s psychedelic Porsche, Michael Jackson’s sparkly glove, handwritten pages of lyrics, and dozens of iconic instruments.
Take advantage of this unexpected slice of wilderness in and around the city. The Cleveland Metroparks include a ring of 18 parks, where you can enjoy sprawling lakefront beaches, wooded hiking trails, and lush golf courses. Go fishing, take a bike ride, or even rent a kayak – the Metroparks offer a variety of year-round activities to satisfy any visitor’s outdoor craving.
Cleveland Museum of Art
The Cleveland Museum of Art consistently ranks as one of the best comprehensive art museums in the United States – from its soothing lily pad oils by Monet to its ancient Grecian statues and “stained glass window” collages made of real butterfly wings. Admission to the permanent collection is free!
Cleveland West Side Market
While locals shop for their everyday groceries here, visitors flock to the 100-year-old market to simply immerse themselves in what Food Network Magazine has called America’s “Best Food Lover’s Market.” Inside the Cleveland West Side Market, more than 100 vendors sell meats, cheeses, baked goods and prepared foods in a subway-tiled, barrel-vaulted concourse, while colorful produce lines a covered arcade outside.
A Christmas Story House
For those feeling sentimental, take a stroll down memory lane and visit the home of Ralphie Parker from the holiday movie classic: A Christmas Story. Though set in 1940s Indiana, many of the film’s scenes were shot in Cleveland, including exterior views of the house in Tremont and the crotchety Santa scenes at Higbee’s department store.