Faith + Inspiration Itinerary

March 13, 2018

Discover, reflect and celebrate heritage


Have a little faith, and explore some of the most inspiring locations in Cleveland.

Day 1

Lolly the Trolley city tour
Take a guided tour on Cleveland’s famous trolley and see more than 100 points of interest.

Lakeview Cemetery
With 285-acres of history, horticulture, sculpture, and architecture, Lakeview Cemetery was founded in 1869 and features the Wade Chapel, which has one of the few interiors left in the world that was completely designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany.

West Side Market
Cleveland’s oldest indoor/outdoor food market is more than 100 years old and features prepared food options alongside 180 stands selling fresh meat, seafood, produce, and ethnic foods.

St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church
Built between 1865-1870, St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church is an excellent example of Victorian architecture in the Western Reserve.

Indulge in the traditional Polish and American menu (the pierogi are legendary) served cafeteria-style at this James Beard Foundation “American Classics” award-winning restaurant.

Playhouse Square
See a Broadway show in the second-largest performing arts center in the country with 10 performance spaces.

Day 2

Downtown churches
Overlooking Public Square, Old Stone Presbyterian Church, incorporated in 1827, features four Tiffany stained glass windows. Next stop, Cathedral of St. John The Evangelist, the “mother church” for the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, built between 1848-1852. Then, don't miss Trinity Cathedral, an Episcopal church built between 1901-1907 in the English Perpendicular Gothic-style | |

House of blues gospel brunch
Enjoy an all-you-can eat buffet featuring breakfast items and southern specialties while listening to traditional and contemporary Gospel songs.

Museum of Divine Statues
Located in the former St. Hedwig’s Church, restoration artist Lou McClung preserves Catholic history through his displays of of ecclesiastical statues and other sacred artifacts. Guided tours are offered to groups of 30 or more by appointment.

Rated in the “Top 100 Jazz Clubs” by Down Beat magazine, Nighttown serves up decadent Irish pub cuisine, like the famous ‘‘Dublin Lawyer” (sautéed lobster with mushroom, scallions, and Irish whiskey) to the tune of high talent, high energy live jazz entertainment.

The Cleveland Orchestra
Experience the unsurpassed acoustics of Severance Hall, considered one of the most beautiful concert halls, as you marvel at the music of the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra. The Cleveland Orchestra has residences in Vienna and Miami, and is one of the top seven orchestras in the world.

Day 3

Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
Devoted to diversity and tolerance, the museum shares the stories of Clevelanders and beyond through state-of-the-art exhibitions, films, oral histories, photographs, and artifacts. The Temple–Tifereth Israel Gallery is an internationally recognized collection of Judaica with sacred books, scrolls, and fine art from all over the world.

Kirtland Temple
The first Latter Day Saint Temple, this National Historic Landmark was dedicated by Joseph Smith, Jr. and built by his Mormon followers in 1836. There is a preservation fee for guided tours, but the museum is free.

Amish country
Tour Amish Country in Geauga or Tuscarawas counties and experience a simpler time with unique shopping, events, and festivals. Have a traditional, multi-course supper in the home of an Amish family in Geauga County, which is the world’s fourth largest Amish community. |

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