A Guide to Tourist Attractions in Cleveland Ohio

When an individual ponders possible vacation spots in the United States, Cleveland Ohio does not automatically jump to mind as a front runner. Portrayed as another link in the rustbelt, Cleveland has been much maligned in the national media as a economically depressed community without upscale amenities. In truth, Cleveland, Ohio, many diverse and unique tourism attractions as more popular locales, and is much more wallet-friendly than more trendy destinations.

Located in Northern Ohio on the shore of Lake Erie, Cleveland is a utopia for the outdoor enthusiast. The availability of public beaches, fishing, and boating can all be enjoyed while viewing the city skyline of downtown Cleveland. Home to three professional sports teams, the Browns of the NFL, the Cavaliers of the NBA, and the Indians of MLB,fans are afforded the opportunity to watch world-class athletes in action year round.

Cultural and educational attractions include the Great Lakes Science Center, featuring over 400 exhibits and an Omnimax giant theater screen. Playhouse Square in Cleveland is the second largest performing arts center in the United States. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is the mecca of popular music, and visited by hundreds of thousands of people yearly. The “Rock Hall” as it is referred to in Cleveland, offers an amazing collection of artifacts, video’s, and interactive kiosks, and is a family friendly excursion. Cleveland’s “Ohio City” is a culturally diverse small community rich in history and architecture, and small family owned shops abound. Additionally, The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Cleveland Orchestra, The Western Reserve Historical Society, and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History will more than occupy even the most inquisitive mind.

In the area of nightlife and shopping, Cleveland compares favorably to any other city in the country. The “Flats” is the section of Cleveland where the Cuyahoga River connects to Lake Erie, and is one of the most lively social opportunities in the City. A great location for dinner, drinks and dancing, the “Flats” is a wonderful place just to take an evening stroll and people watch. Cleveland’s West Side Market is always buzzing with commerce, and has been presented often on national television shows as a culinary jewel. Founded in 1840, The West Side Market is home to hundreds of food vendors from every conceivable ethnic group, selling epicurean delights from all over the world.

As is evidenced by the interesting social landscape, Cleveland Ohio is a place well worth visiting, and will certainly become a trip not easily forgotten.