Cleveland is a vibrant city, home to arts, culture, parks, science centers and outdoor adventures. From the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to exotic botanical gardens, Cleveland offers a thriving cultural and entertainment scene.
West Side Market – The West Side Market is Cleveland’s historic public market and home to more than 100 diverse vendors offering meats, seafood, fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, dairy and cheese products, fresh flowers, ready-to-eat foods, herbs, candy and nuts. Whether for first-time shoppers or regular customers, the West Side Market continues to be Cleveland’s most treasured culinary tradition.
Botanical Garden – Lose yourself in 20 unique gardens lush with dazzling color and uncommonly beautiful plants. Experience the rainforest and desert biomes of the Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse. Walk with a date along a shaded woody boardwalk. And find kid-friendly fun and friendship in the magical hands-on Hershey Children’s Garden.
Playhouse Square Center – Playhouse Square, is the Cleveland Theater District, the largest performing arts center in the United States outside of New York. not-for-profit performing arts center utilizes the arts to engage individuals and attract more than one million guests per year to its 1,000 annual events.
Metroparks Zoo – Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is home to more than 2,000 exotic animals representing 600 species from six continents.
Just So You Know…
- Superman was created by two Cleveland high school students, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
- Cleveland became the world’s first city to be fully lighted electrically in 1879.
- Cleveland DJ, Alan Freed, coined the phrase “Rock and Roll” on his radio station in the early 1950’s.
- The first electric traffic light signal was installed on the corner of Euclid Avenue and East 10th Street in Cleveland.
- The city’s Euclid Avenue was known as “Millionaire’s Row” in the late 19th and early 20th century. Among the avenue’s notable residents was oil magnate John Rockefeller, who owned an estate of more than two acres.
- If you are visiting with kids – go to Lake Metroparks Farmpark. Just 40 km (25 miles) east of Cleveland, you’ll get to see animals, watch cow-milking and sheep-herding demos, and check out honey and maple syrup production.
- Another fun places is Cedar Point – an amusement park for adrenaline junkies, boasting 16 roller coasters and 15 other extreme rides.
- Get Some Culture:
- Cleveland Museum of Art – With a large collection of more than 45,000 works of art from around the world.
- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum – Tracks the evolution of popular music through more than 50 exhibits.
- Cleveland Museum of Natural History – Planetarium & museum focusing on local prehistoric discoveries, fossils & geological specimens.
- Grab A Bite:
- Lola Bistro – One of the best restaurants in Cleveland by Chef Michael Simon.
- Noodlecat – Noodlecat is a fun, interactive, noodle house. It offers three styles of ramen & a gluten free rice bowl with build your own options. Our salads are fresh and healthy filled with Ohio produce and our box of buns will put a smile on anyone’s face.