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You're Going to Love Cleveland

When you think about how many sporting attractions, museums, fantastic restaurants and music venues the city has, it's amazing how many people overlook Cleveland as a vacation destination. Well, that's a big mistake, as this charming city on Lake Erie has everything, and a little bit more.

If you want to stay outdoors, there's plenty to do in Cleveland. Picnic on the lakefront, climb Terminal Tower to see the city skyline at sunset, wander down the Erie Canal path or book a round at one of the hundreds of local golf courses.

Join the masses as they cheer on the Browns or the Indians, or pay homage to your favorite artists at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Get lost in the massive collection of the Museum of Art, marvel at the beauty of the Cleveland Arcade and then head to the House of Blues for a night of raw musical energy.

These kind of experiences are what make Cleveland great. Whether it's music, sports, outdoor attractions or museums that you love, Cleveland is a city that delivers, so why not make it your next getaway destination?

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Cleveland

What to do in Cleveland

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Cleveland Museum of Art
West Side Market
Great Lakes Science Center

When to Visit Cleveland

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Cleveland's weather can be extreme, with cold winters and hot, humid summers. For these reasons, the best times to visit are the in-between seasons. Late spring (April and May) or the fall (September and October) are the best times to go.

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How to Get to Cleveland

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Where to Stay in Cleveland

Basing yourself in Downtown Cleveland makes sense if you want to have access to the major museums, cultural venues and sporting stadiums and the area is home to plenty of upscale options, like the Ritz-Carlton and the Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade. There are also excellent cheaper accommodation options, such as the Downtown Hampton Inn and the Cleveland Hostel, a popular hangout for visiting students.

Popular Neighborhoods in Cleveland

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How to Get Around Cleveland

The Cost of Living in Cleveland

Shopping Streets

If you want to shop for branded goods, the Tower City Center in Downtown Cleveland is the place to go, but is closely rivaled by The Galleria at Erieview. Both malls host big names like Macy's, J.C. Penney and Forever 21. Anyone interested in the history of shopping should also head to the Arcade. Its glass skylight, balconies, and metal railings are stunningly beautiful. Even if many stores remain unoccupied, it's not to be missed.

Groceries and Other

If you are hunting for fresh produce, West Side Market is the place to go. This vibrant market hosts artisan cheese producers, bakers, brewers and all manner of food producers from across the world. There are also a number of supermarkets in the central Cleveland area, including local chain Dave's and major brands like Publix, Whole Foods and Walmart. Grocery prices tend to be lower than the American average. Expect to pay $3.10 for a gallon of milk and around $1.80 for a pound of apples.

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Where to Eat in Cleveland

Cleveland offers a huge variety of gourmet food options, with Asian, Mediterranean and traditional American restaurants as good as any in the USA. Tremont is the best dining neighborhood, where you'll find Mexican restaurants like La Bodega and Barrio Tremont, along with bistros like Bac Asian and Crop, which blend Asian and American dishes. The East Side is also a great place to eat. Check out eateries on Restaurant Row like Chinato and Lola for affordable, delicious meals. Expect to pay $20 for a high-quality meal and $10 at most mid-range eateries.

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