InterContinental Suites Hotel Cleveland
After a relaxing night's sleep, head out for a mouth-watering breakfast at one of Cleveland's many renowned restaurants before making your way to the numerous sites on your list of things to do in Cleveland, Ohio. Visit Legacy Village or Beachwood Place Mall where you will discover some of the best local boutique and pop-up shops Cleveland has to offer. If you prefer to learn about the world around you, venture to the Great Lakes Science Center and explore three floors of hands-on interactive space, Biomed tech, and technology exhibits. For guests longing for an adventurous experience while in Cleveland, set sail with an unforgettable Lake Erie cruise. Book a tour and explore the lush landscapes and glacial grooves of Kelly Island or hop on a golf cart and visit the war monument on Put-In-Bay Island. Some cruises, like the Grand Lady, offer a lavish brunch spread and cocktails, so you can sip on a mimosa while taking in the picturesque views of the exquisite coastline.
The Cleveland Clinic area is brimming with noteworthy things to see and do and is conveniently located near University Circle. Roam the history-rich streets of Little Italy and join in on festivities like the annual bocce tournament or tease your taste buds at one of the restaurants serving up Italian favorites. You can also visit Mayfield Road and Murray Hill to marvel at the works of local artists and take part in seasonal gallery walks. Music enthusiasts should be sure to venture to Severance Hall, one of the most beautiful concert halls in the world and home to The Cleveland Orchestra. University Circle is also home to the world-famous Cleveland Museum of Natural History and Museum of Contemporary Art. Nature enthusiasts will love the Ralph Perkins II Wildlife Center & Woods Garden. To get more connected to nature, you can also visit the Great Lakes. Cleveland is located on the south border of Lake Erie and is only around 82 miles from Lake St. Clair. There, you will be able to participate in water sports or voyage to nearby islands and lighthouses.
Located in the center of the city, Downtown Cleveland, Ohio, is a lively entertainment hub with endless things to do. Discover what this city has to offer, and spend an exciting night out on the town at Jack's Casino, which is now housed in the historic Higbee Building, the landmark made famous by the iconic movie, A Christmas Story. Basketball buffs can make their way to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse to cheer on the Cleveland Cavaliers, while football fans can catch a Cleveland Browns game at FirstEnergy Stadium. Downtown Cleveland is also known for its diverse culinary scene. From seafood to Italian, to American classics, Cleveland has something to satisfy everyone in your group. Before you leave the city, don't forget to get a taste of the craft brews this city is known for. Create your own craft brewery crawl or visit the historic pubs and taverns that are scattered around the city.
Festivals Offer Fun for All
In addition to concerts, performances, and visiting exhibitions, Cleveland hosts over 100 festivals each year. If you're a foodie, consider attending the Rib Cook-Off and Music Festival where you'll be delighted by local bands and flavors of the Midwest. You can also take part in unique cultural experiences, and attend celebrations like the Cleveland Asian Festival, where you can immerse yourself in the traditions of countries like China, Thailand, and Vietnam.
History of Cleveland
Located on the southern shore of Lake Erie, Cleveland was founded in 1796 by Moses Cleaveland and quickly became a hub for trading and industrial jobs. Since then, Cleveland has grown to be a bustling metropolitan city with a population of 383,793.
What to pack?
Located in the Midwest of the United States, Ohio residents experience all four weather seasons. We recommend checking the weather and bringing an extra layer of clothing if necessary, as temperatures can vary significantly.
Easy Access to Public Transportation
To get around Cleveland, you can use the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, an efficient network of bus lines that enable seamless movement around the city. You can also take advantage of free trolleys and rail transit lines. BRT passes are available online at the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority.
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'.