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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.
Whether you’re into the thread count of your linens or just a place to crash for the night, we’ve got a hotel room with your name all over it.
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Meet Cassie H., a Cleveland artist who dramatically transforms herself into the energizing and dazzling hyperfemme drag queen known as “Dusty Bucket.” She’s a transplant to the city who found her place among the region’s tight-knit drag community that’s filled with just as much love and acceptance, as glitter and flair. When she’s not performing, you might find her at the area’s local coffee shops and boutiques.
This is Cassie, one of the locals featured in “The Best Part.” Watch her story and get to know her version of The Land.
Meet Tamara C. She wears something brown and orange every single day. She has an entire den in her house devoted to the Cleveland Browns. And, she spends the hour before every home game welcoming Browns fans to FirstEnergy Stadium along the berm of the Shoreway.
This is Tamara, one of the locals featured in “The Best Part.” Watch her story and get to know her version of The Land.
In this city, passion is everything. Don’t believe us? Watch it unfold as we asked real-life Clevelanders this very simple question: “What’s the best part of Cleveland?”
Everyone knows Cleveland is full of characters. Now meet a few who were more than willing to passionately defend the best part of The Land.
Who’s to say what’s best when art lies in the eye of the beholder? But Polish Boys versus Browns? Brewnuts versus the Cleveland Museum of Art? Is there really a best part when it comes to debating the great loves of The Land?
Listen, no one said these debates made a whole lot of sense. But, then again, no one said the inherent passion and fervor of Clevelanders everywhere was entirely comprehensible either.
After all, it’s what makes us a city of underdogs, innovators, creative weirdos and pull-yourself-up-by-the-bootstraps types.
So whether it’s watching a drag queen sashay across the stage or listening to a rock legend riff across guitar strings, you’ll find your best in Cleveland — characters included.
That’s because when you’re here, you’re one of us. There’s no debate.
The Best Part of CLE: The Sports Scene“Cleveland sports is about family. It’s what I grew up on; it’s foundational to me.”
The Best Part of CLE: Drag & Burlesque in Cleveland“In Cleveland, I love having something I can create, seeing how far I can take it and then physically bringing it from my mind into the world.”
Elementary School Principal, Children’s Book Author
The Best Part of CLE: Wade Oval Wednesdays“Wade Oval Wednesdays gives you a good feel for the entire city. Every week is a different type of music, which brings out a different crowd, and it’s never the same event twice.”
The Best Part of CLE: Playhouse Square“These historic theaters bring a ton of money to the economy, but also it’s just great to see everything that culture and the arts do for our city.”
The Best Part of CLE: The Holidays Scene
“The holidays are important to my family. There are so many free things for everyone to do in Cleveland during the holidays, like the Christmas light displays and the St. Patrick’s Day parade.”
The Best Part of CLE: West Side Market“The West Side Market is my favorite place in Cleveland because it takes you back in time when everything on your plate had a story.”
The Best Part of CLE: The Music Scene
“I love Cleveland and its music scene because it helped me become what I am, which is a guitar player.”
Fashion, Small Business Owner
The Best Part of CLE: Rockefeller Park & Greenhouse
“As a single mother, I really connected to the Rockefeller Greenhouse when I moved back to Cleveland. As I met other single mothers, we just really found it to be something that brought us all together.”
The Best Part of CLE: The Food Scene
“Food brings people together. And Cleveland is a food city like no other.”
The Best Part of CLE: The Polish Boy“I love barbeque and the Polish Boy. It’s why I would never call myself a vegan or vegetarian.”
The Best Part of CLE: Brewnuts
“Brewnuts is so unique and just a fun little spot. It’s perfect if you want something sweet, but something a little different.”
The Best Part of CLE: Edgewater Park
“I have a lot of great memories at Edgewater Beach with my kids and wife. And, I love the outdoors.”
Digital marketing account executive
The Best Part of CLE: The Cleveland Public Library
“I’m a transplant from the East Coast and I always find myself thinking, ‘Cleveland is freaking awesome!’”
The Best Part of CLE: The Cleveland Museum of Art
“The Cleveland Museum of Art is honestly as amazing as the Louvre and the museums in Italy. I can say that because I’ve seen them all in person.”
The Best Part of CLE: Cleveland’s Labor Day Oktoberfest
“Oktoberfest in Cleveland is an absolute blast. I’ve been doing it the past five years. I always take my family and we all have a good time.”
Asst. director of college admission
The Best Part of CLE: Biking in Cleveland
“I love promoting Cleveland and talking about why this is the best city in the world.”
The Best Part of CLE: The Cleveland Browns
“The Cleveland Browns truly represent Cleveland – they are hardworking even when things don’t go well.”
Food & nutrition asst. manager
The Best Part of CLE: Mitchell’s Ice Cream
“Mitchell’s Ice Cream is the best! You can be a kid again with every scoop of ice cream. It has the ideal vibe for friends and family.”
FACT: Cleveland passion is undefeatable. Pass on these videos to share the love of The Land. Then, tell us what’s the best thing about Cleveland using #TheBestPart.