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I have never really been scared of heights. Even when I was shorter than I am now, I loved climbing trees. I have always enjoyed looking up, down and around at the scene surrounding me. I have yet to skydive but I don’t think I deserve to until I see every part of the Cleveland skyline from every angle possible. With Cleveland growing, it might be awhile until I do that but I don’t really mind, as long as I keep discovering new things about this city from different views. I do have a few favorite spots that I go to and continuously tell people they NEED to see when they’re in town. Visitors may be looking for a restaurant recommendation or wondering what there is to do around here and I always manage a way to sneak in the idea of going to a spot that has an awesome view of the city I love. Here are just a few places to look up, down and around in.
This park is unbelievable during all four seasons. It is my favorite park to go to in Cleveland and I absolutely love the view of the skyline. If you’re facing the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, its next door neighbor, there is a panoramic view right in front of your face. I also love watching the planes from Burke Lake Front Airport, another neighbor, fly in and out during the sunset. And seriously, if you have ever seen a Cuyahoga sunset, this is another place to see it from - particularly in the spring and summer months.
The Cleveland Library:
My goodness. When you walk into this library and look up, it is like you are in Cleveland’s Sistine Chapel. Even walking up the marble stairs in this library you feel as if you need formal attire on in order to brace yourself for your grand entry. In a perfect world, there would be a glass of champagne waiting for you once you've made it to the top. Those that work in the library seem aware that some people walk up each floor just to look around, they will gladly point you in the direction of what you should gaze upon next. It is obviously a great reading and studying space if you need a break from the four corners you regularly spend your time in doing so.
The Cleveland Museum of Art:
Other than the awesome art you are about to experience, the entry into the museum itself is spectacular. From the friendliness of the greeters asking you how you are today to the short hall that has maps and information about the museum, is just the beginning. After you walk through the entrance hall, you'll find yourself in the atrium. My words can’t really justify what it feels like to be in here, it is definitely something you have to experience yourself - take a deep breath, take the spacious and calming environment in. This atrium is the brain cleanse you need from a few stressful days or the hustle and bustle from the world outside the museum. It may have other visitors in it but you will be how surprised how peaceful everything in this space feels.
Sitting on the corner of East 9th street, is Heinen’s, the old Ameritrust Bank. Even from the outside looking in you can tell there is something special inside. The first thing you see upon entering in is the big blue kaleidoscope ceiling- The Rotunda, and it will surely stop you in your tracks. With two levels to observe the atmosphere of this grocery store/café/wine bar, you'll feel obligated to brag to people about your experience of Cleveland history. The Rotunda is one of those places where every time you visit, you discover something you didn’t notice the first time.
I love the Cleveland Indians. I love Progressive Field, which I will always know as “The Jake.” I love the view of downtown even more from this particular spot. I don’t particularly have a go-to spot to sit for each game I attend. I do, however, have a favorite view of the city from it. Walk all the way up to the 500 section - whether you’re sitting up there or not, you wont be disappointed. The view alone from Cleveland near the food court is a wonder of the world travelers need to see. A sight in particular from this section facing the city is previously known as the Innerbelt Bridge or, now named after yet again George Voinovich, George V. Voinovich Bridge. If you have ever crossed into Ohio City on the Hope Memorial Bridge, this spot in Progressive Field will remind you how much Cleveland is Cleveland with the “The Guardians of Traffic.”
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