Oh, Cleveland… What a beautiful, historic city you are. While some may only know for our sports teams and our lake, you are so much more than that. For all of our friends coming to Cleveland this July for the 2016 Republican National Convention, we felt it was our duty as a local hometown company to give an insider’s view on the best places to visit while in Cleveland. So without further ado, here are 10 things to see while visiting Cleveland:
1. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is dedicated to the history of Rock and all it’s culture, commemorating the most influential members of the music industry throughout the years. If you don’t want to go for the history of Rock, at least go for the architecture. The Rock Hall building was designed by the legendary I.M. Pei (the same guy who designed The Louvre in Paris). It’s 7 levels of seriously cool design. Visit their website here to plan your trip.
2. Cleveland Museum of Art
Turning 100 this year, the Cleveland Museum of art is known nationally for its excellence. With free admission and an impressive collection of ancient, classical and modern art ranging from Monet and van Gogh to Warhol and Pollock, it would be a mistake to skip visiting this beautiful art museum. To plan your trip, visit the CMA website here.
3. East 4th Street
Do you love culture? Entertainment? What about excitement? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you have to take a trip to Cleveland’s East 4th Street! It’s packed with things to do, including one of the best comedy clubs in the country, a cabaret room, bowling alley, and fantastic bars and fine dining. Check out all of the fantastic things East 4th has to offer here.
4. West Side Market
The West Side Market is Cleveland’s oldest public market with a variety of 100 vendors offering meats, produce, bakery, and other artisan goods. Go for some great food and a great dose of CLE culture. Learn more about the West Side Market and their offerings here.
5. Playhouse Square
If you want to see a great show, stop by one of the largest performing arts centers in the country, Cleveland’s own Playhouse Square! You’ll also get to see the gorgeous General Electric Chandelier that’s suspended over the intersection of East 14th and Euclid. See their website here for an Event Calendar and Tickets!
6. Tower City
If you’re in the mood for a little shopping or a great movie, make Cleveland’s Tower City a destination during your time in the CLE. With a range of shops and a great movie theater, Tower City proves to be just the place to get a retail fix or quick flick. Get the directory and show times here.
7. Horseshoe Casino Cleveland
Looking for a night of class and fun? Take a trip to the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland. Whether you’re a big player or just want to enjoy a luxe atmosphere, Horseshoe Casino will be sure to impress. For details on the casino, go here.
8. Cleveland Arcade
Want to get a double dose of historic Cleveland culture? Visit the Cleveland Arcade, one of CLE’s most iconic landmarks that serves as a historic retail shopping center. Bonus- it’s within walking distance of East 4th Street AND you can book a room at the Hyatt Hotel which is located inside the Arcade on the second floor! Get all your details here.
9. Cleveland Botanical Garden
If you’re looking to escape into the beauty of nature for a few hours, the Cleveland Botanical Garden is the place to go. You’ll get to see both native outdoor plants as well as tropical species in the indoor exhibit. Check out their website here to plan.
10. The Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall
For the fans of exquisite music, seeing the Cleveland Orchestra is an absolute MUST. Nearly 100 years old (officially 100 in 2018) the Cleveland Orchestra is acknowledged as one of the best orchestras in the world, so you know it’s worth seeing them play. Get tickets to visit America’s most beautiful concert hall here.
And there you have it, 10 of the best things to see in Cleveland. Even if you only get the chance to visit one of the culture-packed destinations that Cleveland has to offer, you’ll be glad you did. Happy planning from your friends at Rascal House!