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In Cleveland, we’ve got world-class experiences without the world-class ego. And for that, you’re welcome.
World-class experiences without the world-class ego.
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Only have a couple days to spend in Cleveland? That’s definitely not enough time to see all the city has to offer, but you can still get a great idea of what truly makes the city amazing. Here’s a sample itinerary for 48 hours in Cleveland that will give you a taste of The Land.
Downtown and Ohio City
RISE & SHINE: SADDLE UP!
Carpe diem with a classy breakfast at Urban Farmer, located in the equally-elegant Westin Cleveland Downtown. An elaborated brunch menu (all local- and organic-sourced) is popular on the weekends and takes a tour of all things biscuits, hash, Benedicts, and carbs with a hip Bloody Mary bar to hydrate.
MORNING: ON THE WATERFRONT
Head on over to the West Bank of the Flats and take a cruise in the Cuyahoga River via jetski, boat, or kayak. Rental information can be found here. Take the water taxi for $2 over to the East Bank Flats and walk along the boardwalk.
Or, rent the same toys along with paddleboards and boats in North Coast Harbor, and snap your touristy CLE pic in front of the Cleveland script sign with the perfect skyline backdrop.
After you've seen the city from the water, get a ground tour via segway on an hour ride to scope out the town.
LUNCH: WEST 25TH
Ohio City is basically Cleveland’s go-to neighborhood for craft beer and next-level pub grub. But before hitting the beer scene, you simply must visit the famous West Side Market, where you can snag lunch at the cafe.
Next, afternoon pub-crawl along West 25th St. and sample a few Cleveland signature beers. Start next door to the West Side Market at Market Garden Brewery for any of their 14 beers on tap and small plates. Then head across the street to Great Lakes Brewing Co., with its famed Edmund Fitzgerald Porter and beer school on Wednesdays. Wrap up at Nano Brew, with its three bars and two-story patio complete with larger-than-life games like Jenga and Connect Four.
P.M.: RAISE YOUR ROCK FIST
Head back across the river into downtown and up to the water's edge. Here you can explore the one-and-only Rock & Roll Hall of Fame while you're in the city where rock was born. Walk through seven levels of exhibits and gawk at artifacts and memorabilia from generations of rock legends.
DINNER: GO FOURTH
East 4th St. is one alley you need to see. Some of Cleveland’s most celebrated restaurants and entertainment hubs pepper this pedestrian-only street, including Lola, Butcher and the Brewer, and Pickwick and Frolic.
EVENING: PLAY ON
Depending on what season you're in town, you can cheer on one (or more) of our three major league sports teams or our minor league hockey team. The Cleveland Indians (MLB), Cavaliers (NBA), Browns (NFL) and Monsters (AHL) are all located Downtown.
If you're not feeling the sports scene or not around during a game, see a Broadway play in Cleveland’s theater district, Playhouse Square--and don't forget to snap a selfie under the largest outdoor chandelier in the world.
University Circle, Little Italy
RISE & SHINE: BRUNCH OF CHAMPIONS
Head just east of Downtown for brunch at Washington Place Bistro & Inn. This B&B is known for eclectic filler-uppers to start your day including their Maine Lobster & Manchego Omlette or their Bananas Foster French Toast.
A.M.: LITTLE ITALY
Take a leisurely stroll around Lake View Cemetery. Hold up--a cemetery, you ask? Why would I ever want to do that?
Lake View Cemetery is something special, and it's free. Not only is it beautiful with its walking paths through 285 acres of grounds, but it also is the final resting place of John D. Rockefeller, Elliot Ness, and President James A. Garfield, among other notable Clevelanders. Definitely take a peek inside Wade Memorial Chapel at the Tiffany-designed interior.
Afterward, head down Mayfield Rd. and into Little Italy. There are mom-and-pop galleries and shops galore, but, let's be real, we're here for the food. Have lunch at one of the local favorites like Mama Santa's for Sicilian pizza, Mia Bella for upscale Mediterranean, or Guarino's for Italian home cookin'. Don't forget to leave room for dessert from Presti's Bakery or (...and?) Corbo's Bakery.
P.M.: SMARTY PANTS
Nearby University Circle is a collection of world-renowned arts and culture institutions--one right after another all grouped together in an easily walkable square mile. Tour the Cleveland Museum of Art’s high-tech Gallery One — it’s free, and an absolute must-see.
Afterward, head to one of the other nearby cultural establishments. Dinosaurs and the Perkins Wildlife Center are the highlights at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Explore Madagascar and Costa Rica in the Cleveland Botanical Garden’s Glasshouse. Swing into MOCA for a dose of contemporary art. Or, brush up on your history and ride the Euclid Beach Grand Carousel at the Cleveland History Center.
EVENING: MUSIC TO YOUR EARS
Round out your stay in Cleveland by treating yourself to what's widely considered one of the top orchestras in the world. The Cleveland Orchestra performs at Severance Hall, a gorgeous masterpiece of a concert venue that offers free tours on select Sundays.
If you're not in town during an orchestra performance or if you need something a little more casual, check the concert schedules at Agora, House of Blues, Odeon, Grog Shop, Beachland Ballroom or Jacob's Pavilion at Nautica.
Cleveland's got a personality and style all its own, and while you can't get to know the city entirely in two days, you can get a taste. And for that, you're welcome.
Home of The Cleveland Orchestra and one of the world's most beautiful concert halls, offers public & private tours. Call 216-231-7421 for more information.
A communal brewpub with a modern approach to classic brewing techniques and rustic farmhouse fare. We embrace local flavors, artisan producers, heirloom ingredients and heritage meats.
Cleveland Botanical Garden, located in Cleveland’s University Circle cultural district, is an ever-changing 10-acre urban oasis where visitors find enrichment and inspiration through fabulous gardens,...
At Great Lakes Brewing Company we celebrate the abundance of the Great Lakes Region in every beer, dish, and story we share. Proudly independent since 1988, and employee-owned. For more about the GLBC...
Cleveland landmark - 285 acres of history, architecture, magnificent plantings. President Garfield’s Monument, Wade Chapel’s Tiffany interior, John D. Rockefeller, Elliot Ness. Free.
Enjoy local, handcrafted food and craft beer steps away from the West Side Market. Dine inside or in Cleveland's first American Beer Garden.
This bicycle friendly brewpub offers fun local food and freshly brewed beer from its 1-barrel brewhouse. Dine inside or enjoy yourself on the lively patio.
Segway tours begin with instruction. Most of the guide's conversation is focused on how to operate a Segway safely. Pleasant, fun, enjoyable, informative, inexpensive.
The Westin Cleveland Downtown is a reflection and celebration of Cleveland's artistic and industrious spirit. Our unmatched location puts guests on the pulse of Cleveland's nightlife and dining...
Local, organic sourcing and simple, straightforward preparations. The menus at our modern steakhouse create a home away from home by pairing the flavors of the season to showcase the very best from...
For 50 years, The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (MOCA) has played an urgent and exciting role in the city’s cultural landscape, presenting the art and ideas of our time. As a non-collecting...
Our 185 seat restaurant features American Rustic Cuisine made from scratch with the freshest and finest ingredients. A casual, affordable, restaurant. Reasonable prices. In a category by itself. It's...
Rock connects us. Our mission is clear: To engage, teach and inspire through the power of rock and roll. We share stories of the people, events and songs that shape our world through exhibits,...
The place to be for the hottest concerts on stage, the most spectacular family shows under one roof and signature sporting events including the 2016 NBA Champion Cavaliers basketball. Brings the total...
Progressive Field is an urban ballpark in the truest sense, both architecturally and aesthetically. Built within the physical boundaries of three main streets in downtown Cleveland (Ontario to the...
FirstEnergy Stadium is not only the home of the Cleveland Browns, one of the National Football League's most storied teams, but also home to the greatest fans in the NFL! Built in 1998, and situated...
From dinosaurs to diamonds, the museum is a beautiful blend of traditional and interactive galleries related to history, art and the natural world.
The museum is also one of the most unique venues...
Why is the historic West Side Market a favorite destination for locals as well as out of towners? There is something for everyone, from everyday to ethnic.
Considered one of the top art museums in the nation, visit for an hour or explore all day; free of charge to all. Renowned for the quality and breadth of its collection. Home to world-class...
House of Blues Restaurant & Bar features a harmony of Southern cuisine and re-imagined American favorites that are bold and classic, yet contemporary. Here, you will indulge in genuine culture with...
Nationally acclaimed concert club, Beachland's the real Cleveland experience with two venues (tavern and ballroom) in a former Croatian social hall, great beer selection and awesome jukebox.
The Cleveland History Center houses exhibits that tell the story of Northeast Ohio through items, documents and artifacts from a variety of collections. Through the use of its vast and varied...
Nationally recognized chef Michael Symon's reincarnation of Lola Bistro. An American bistro with midwestern twists and turns using only locally grown and raised organic meats and produce.
Offers seven completely renovated inn rooms in the Little Italy / University Circle neighborhood. Complimentary breakfast / Sunday brunch and free on-site parking included.
American bistro serving...