The Cleveland Museum of Art, founded in1913, holds one of the best collections in America. It is the only major museum in the country which is free.
InterContinental Suites Hotel Cleveland, the regions only "wellness focused" all-suite hotel, is conveniently located right on the Cleveland Clinic campus and just minutes from University Hospitals at Case Medical Center. An oasis for guests to relax, rejuvenate and improve their overall mental and physical well-being, yet close to the city's most prominent attractions such as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art and Cleveland Botanical Garden. From the moment you arrive you'll feel the warmth and comfort of a hotel and staff that are focused on assisting you reach your goal of wellness and good health.
Cleveland is keen on preserving its historic landmarks, hence the preservation of Millionaires Row (mansions of the rich and famous). Taking the Lolly the Trolley tour is one of the best ways of seeing it.
Cleveland is a great melting pot of cultures having ethnic groups from eastern Europe, Ireland, Greece and Italy and many more. As a result it also has many different religious groups with often differing moral beliefs.
This is one of the few areas in Cleveland that is known for its art, dance, and musical culture. During your stay you should try to see at the minimum: the Botanical Gardens, the Cleveland Museum of Art and The Historical Society.
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Apart from concerts, performances and visiting exhibitions the city hosts more than 100 festivals each year. These range from wine festivals to celebrating Greek or Italian culture and a festival for 'twins'.
Founded by Moses Cleaveland in 1796, the City of Cleveland grew up at the confluence of canals and railroad routes. It has impressive turn of the century architecture, lake fronted parks and gardens. The Warehouse District is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
The first to settle
The first man to settle in Cleveland was Lorenzo Carter who built his house on the banks of the Cuyahoga River. This was after Moses Cleaveland, who established the settlement, oversaw the plan for the modern downtown area.
Summer or winter, the weather in Cleveland is always moderated by a breeze from Lake Erie.
When Cleaveland became Cleveland
When Cleveland was founded in 1796 the original name for the city was spelled Cleaveland. It changed when the local newspaper had to shorten its masthead by one letter, so they left out the 'a'.
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If you are coming from abroad, money can be changed at every bank as well as at larger hotels and also at airport bureaus. It is always handy to have some cash, although generally credit cards are the preferred way to pay.
If you are coming from abroad, money can be changed at every bank as well as at larger hotels and also at airport bureaus. It is always handy to have some cash although generally credit cards are the preferred way to pay.
June, apart from being our hottest month, can also be our wettest. A waterproof coat is well worth packing.
Appropriate clothing depends on the time you are visiting as our climate varies enormously. Summer temperatures, from June to September, are usually around 78° F in the daytime and around 58° F at night. In winter, daytime averages are about 35° F and 20 °F at night. June, apart from being our hottest month, can also be our wettest.
Tipping is usually expected and greatly appreciated. The usual amount is 15% - 20% in a bar or restaurant. In hotels $1 a bag is the normal tip.