Things to Do in Cleveland,Ohio
Cleveland, located along the shores of Lake Erie between New York
, has often been the butt of jokes. Not only is Cleveland the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but the city boasts one of the nation's best orchestras and art museums as well as a host of green spaces and interesting ethnic neighborhoods. Even better: Cleveland is an affordable place to visit compared with most large cities.
Tour the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, located in downtown Cleveland along the banks of Lake Erie, is the city's most popular attraction. The I.M. Pei-designed building is shaped like a record player and stylus when viewed from the air. Inside, the museum houses an extraordinary collection of stage costumes, handwritten lyrics, classic album covers and other rock and roll memorabilia. Of course, you can listen to the featured artists' music on headphones scattered throughout the exhibits.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
1100 Rock and Roll Blvd.
East Ninth Street at Lake Erie
Cleveland, OH 44113
Stroll Through Little Italy
The Little Italy neighborhood, located around the intersection of Mayfield and Murray Hill Roads on Cleveland's east side, is a fascinating mixture of old and new. The area features more than two dozen art galleries as well as traditional and modern Italian restaurants, gracious gardens and the best pizza in Cleveland at Mama Santa's.
University Circle Museums
University Circle is Cleveland's cultural district. The compact neighborhood, located about five miles east of downtown, houses the Cleveland Art Museum, which is one of the nation's premier art collections and is free to visitors; the Cleveland Children's Museum; Cleveland Botanical Garden; and the Western Reserve Historical Society, which is a treasure trove of northeastern Ohio history.
Cleveland Sporting Events
Clevelanders love their sports teams. The city is home to the Cleveland Browns football team, the Cleveland Indians baseball team and the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team. Add an AHL hockey team and a soccer team, and there's almost always a game in town.
Sandy is a Northeast Ohio-based writer, blogger, and editor. Among other projects, she writes and edits the Cleveland pages for About.com. Before devoting herself full-time to writing, Sandy was a travel agent and cruise school instructor for 18 years. Sandy holds a Bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University.