With its industrial history, revitalised downtown core and cultured University Circle district, Cleveland is quickly garnering a reputation as one of America’s trendiest cities. It’s home to a host of unique attractions, from world-class music museums to NASA accredited science centres and a smorgasbord of bars and eateries that push the boundaries of modern American cuisine.
Things to do in Cleveland
As Cleveland’s most visited attraction, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum is a must for music lovers. As well as checking out memorabilia like Jimi Hendrix's guitar, John Lennon's whacky Sergeant Pepper suit and Keith Moon's sparkly boots, you can also work your way through interactive exhibits.
If you prefer watercolours over rock stars, the light-drenched Cleveland Museum of Art showcases a fantastic collection of paintings from America, Europe, Africa and Asia. While you’re in the University Circle district you can also visit other cultural highlights, including the Cleveland History Centre and the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Affiliated with NASA, the Great Lakes Science Centre is a favourite with families and space buffs alike. Inside you’ll find an out-of-this-world collection of rockets, moon stones and even the legendary 1973 Apollo capsule.
By far, one of Cleveland’s flagship experiences is working your way through its cafes, bars and restaurants. From craft breweries and gourmet hot dog bars in the Ohio City neighbourhood to concept restaurants and sleek bars in Tremont, there’s something to please every palate.
Getting around Cleveland
Cleveland is powered by a network of trains and buses that run in the CBD, as well as to central neighbourhoods and inner-ring suburbs. Free trolleys also loop around downtown Cleveland, stopping at popular attractions and entertainment areas. The city also operates an eco-friendly bikeshare programme with more than 25 stations dotted around the city.