From the moment you step out of your hotel suite, there are numerous sites to discover on your list of things to do in Cleveland, Ohio. Start your day off with steaming coffee and a delicious buffet breakfast at North Coast Café, which is conveniently located inside the hotel, before exploring all the city's hidden gems. Breathe in the fresh air as you take a stroll through the picturesque landscapes of the Cleveland Botanical Garden. There, you'll walk through gorgeous Chinese gardens and discover the hundreds of colorful butterflies that reside in the Madagascar Glasshouse. Later, take a walk down Mayfield Road and Murray Hill for a self-guided tour of the art galleries that showcase local artists. Mayfield Road is also the location of a historical area affectionately known as Little Italy. Here, you can take in the rich aroma of fresh cuisine from Italian cafes, bakeries, and pizzerias wafting through the air. Before you leave this enchanting neighborhood, don't forget to savor some of its incredible delicacies.
There are a plethora of things to do near the Cleveland Clinic main campus, but touring the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a must for all visitors. Here, you can explore seven floors that are each brimming with music history. This impressive gallery holds the world's most comprehensive repository of photos and other iconic memorabilia. Afterwards, venture to the world-famous Cleveland Museum of Art or the Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art where you can contemplate a diverse range of paintings and sculptures created by artists from around the world. Or, make your way to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, where you'll be able to see dinosaur bones on display or learn about Outer Space with impressive shows at the Shafran Planetarium. After your museum tour, head to West Side Market, which is home to 100 vendors selling baked goods and fresh fare, such as produce, flowers, and spices. End the afternoon with a visit to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, where you can explore 183 acres of beautiful landscapes, parks, and exhibits with both exotic and local animals. Discover the tropical plants and animals in the rainforest building, or head over to the Australian Adventure to spot kangaroos, emus, and wallabies in an outback-inspired exhibit. If you prefer to indulge in a shopping experience unlike any other, the popular retailers, boutiques, and luxury shops at Legacy Village and Beachwood Place are ideal for uncovering the latest fashion trends.
As you plan your evening, be sure it includes a live theater show at Playhouse Square, located in downtown Cleveland. This theater district, which is home to five majestic 1920s historic playhouses, is the largest live theater venue next to Broadway. Get your tickets to experience a show-stopping musical, lively jazz concert, or a performance by comedy greats. Additionally, Cleveland is a major hub for professional sports. Baseball fans can head to a game at Progressive Field, the Cleveland Indians' ballpark stadium; and basketball fans can watch an exciting Cleveland Cavaliers game at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. Cleveland is home to a long list of casual and fine dining restaurants. Our hotel can arrange a private car to take you to dinner at local favorites on East 4th Street, a renowned dining and entertainment neighborhood located in downtown Cleveland. Catch a live comedy show at Hilarities 4th Street or check out a concert at House of Blues. The downtown area boasts an array of pubs and taverns.
Relax at the Cleveland Metroparks
Leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind and visit the Cleveland Metropolitan Park District, also known as the Cleveland Metroparks. Spanning more than 20,000 acres, the Cleveland Metroparks is a must-see spot for outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy a host of activities, such as golfing, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, swimming, and boating, when visiting the parks. Visitors will be able to engage in educational and recreational activities year-round.
Art Lovers Flock to the Cleveland Museum of Art
This iconic museum is one of the most visited in the world. Renowned for its diversity and breadth of work, the Cleveland Museum of Art has revolving installations by both household names and up-and-coming artists. Housed in a Neoclassical white marble building, this institution is an architectural gem and is a piece of art itself. The Cleveland Museum of Art has something for everyone and is always free of charge.
Hotspot for American Cuisine
Cleveland is known as a hotspot for traditional American food. The city earned this reputation because of the hearty fare steelworkers craved after a long day of work. From barbeque and burgers to fried chicken and pancakes, demand for traditional American food has had a major influence on the cuisine you'll find in Cleveland.
The Bustling Cleveland West Side Market
Home to more than 100 vendors, the Cleveland West Side Market has a diverse offering of spices, produce, fresh flowers, meats, and more. This history-rich market is Cleveland's oldest public market and is set in an idealistic yellow brick market house with a 137-foot clock tower. Made famous by segments on the Travel Channel and Food Network, this market welcomes over a million visitors each year.
Cleveland Pass Saves Time and Money
Instead of paying each time you jump in a taxi or hop on a bus, consider purchasing a Cleveland Pass. This pass offers travelers a one-, two- or even four-day pass that includes unlimited rides on the bus, rail, and trolley. You can purchase your pass through the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority.