In Cleveland, we’ve got world-class experiences without the world-class ego. And for that, you’re welcome.
Here in Cleveland, we’ve got beef cheek in our pierogi, truffles on our hot dogs and beer in our donuts. Balance.
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When’s the last time you hit a tailgate at 5 a.m. – for a preseason game? Or ran in a 5k dressed as a leg lamp? Cheered a ginormous barge as it slowly passes a riverfront bar patio? This stuff happens all the time in The Land, where we wear our love for this city on our sleeves (literally, I mean walk five minutes on the street and count all that sweet CLE gear).
We put all that ridiculous passion into every blog on this site and, by the looks of it, you’re feeling the love too.
Of all the blogs on ThisisCleveland.com, these are the ones you read the most in 2019.
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“Cats were worshipped by the ancient Egyptians, and it’s clear they let it go to their heads a bit. A dog lacks that pretension completely. The most imperious and finely groomed poodle will lose it the moment you scratch its belly and melt your heart in the process.”
“Cleveland doesn’t have a pretentious bone in its body, either. That’s what makes exploring the city with your four-legged friend a special experience.” – John Luteran
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“If you’re not from around here, you’re probably a little “WTF with all the pierogi talk?” It’s fine. We don’t expect you to understand … until you wrap your taste buds around one (or a million) of these buttery bad boys.
Is it Polish? Is it Slovakian? Do we really care? Listen, all we know is that these Eastern European beauties are delicious. And, if you’re in Cleveland, you better belly-up to a big plate of ‘em. Trust us.” – Lexi Hotchkiss
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“Forget ‘you get what you pay for’ — we want great experiences, but we’re often strapped for cash (student loans + bills = womp womp). We certainly don’t want to skimp on romantic weekends, but we’ve got to treat bae and your bank account with tender love and care. Good news: as one of America’s favorite affordable getaways, Cleveland has a ton of things to do that are free or budget-friendly.” – Heather Tunstall
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“Cleveland never stops. Whether it’s new developments popping up all over town, a spate of high-profile sporting events, or visiting exhibitions of high culture, this year is shaping up to be one of our best yet.” – Kevin Carpenter
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“It’s completely true — girls just wanna have fun. And, when it comes to weekends away with your squad, girls just wanna have even more fun.
Thinking about celebrating with your girls in The Land? We got you.” – Janey Schafer
“There are just some Cleveland attractions that you just can’t find anywhere else in the world. And, it’s those authentically Cleveland travel experiences that make this city so unmistakably its own. In no particular order, here are 10 places that visitors to Cleveland absolutely love.” – Lexi Hotchkiss
“Zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada. Ne. Nein. Nothing. FREEEEEEE. That's the sweet, sweet price of admission to a multitude of Cleveland attractions.
So, save those pennies to spend on extra souvenirs and some late-night craft brews, because you're getting in free.” – Lexi Hotchkiss
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“You've seen them in your social media feeds, you see them on TV and you see them proudly displayed in publications both locally and nationally. We're talking about those Cleveland script signs and their scenic backdrops, which offer some of the best group photo ops in The Land.”
“So, grab some compadres and head to one of these signs to upgrade your FB cover photo. And, while you're at it, be sure to tag those friends who never visit while using the hashtag #VisitMeinCLE.” – Emanuel Wallace
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“Having a kid changes everything. Especially traveling.
Now that you've got a family in tow, you're in need of fun family-friendly experiences that get those little brain juices running, giggles a' flowing and pictures that will have Grandma jonesing for more.” – Lexi Hotchkiss
“Every day, you connect to people and projects at 6-10 megabits per second. And, in just one click, you can completely disconnect. Making connections is just that simple.
But consider for a second the idea of recalibrating that whole concept of "connection" in one of the most well-connected places in Cleveland — The Flats.
You'll feel those real connections from head to toe — on the boardwalk sidling on the Cuyahoga River, along bike paths adorned with public art, as you guise skyward at majestic bridges, and while filling your belly and brain with good food and great conversation.” – Cindy Hill