Sidled up to the south bank of Lake Erie, Cleveland defies definition. When you start to say it’s a quiet and quaint Midwestern destination, you’ll see a parade of runners celebrating Cupid’s Undie Run as February snowflakes kiss their bare knees. Just as you walk through Rocky River Reservation and inhale the sweet scent of sycamores, you start to believe Cleveland’s nickname, The Forest City, even though the glittering skyline is just a stone’s throw away. These are the quirky combinations that make Cleveland quite a character—and a great place to get away. Read more to learn what awaits on your upcoming Cleveland vacation.
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As you plan a vacation in Cleveland, keep in mind that this multifaceted city has more than one neighborhood laden with landmarks. For waterfront views and a whirlwind tour of Ohio’s history, while away the day downtown and stop at the world-renowned Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for a foray through the history of controversial cacophonies. As the water laps around the shore of Lake Erie, pause for a moment to at the USS Cod Submarine Memorial, which played a significant role in WWII. From there on the docks, you can wave to friendly neighbors in The Great White North on a clear day.
East of downtown, University Circle is another cultural hub in Cleveland, and a must-visit on any family vacation in Cleveland. Browse the collections at The Cleveland Museum of Art and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, which features incredible exhibits near the serene Cleveland Botanical Garden. When you think you smell the savory scent of Nonna’s homemade calzones, it’s not just in your head. Just east of University Circle, the streets of Historic Little Italy are alive and hopping with family-run shops and restaurants we’re sure will make your mouth water.
From the Mid-America Boat Show in January to the Fabulous Food Show in November, Cleveland is always alive with local celebrations and events. The Cleveland Garlic Festival brings daring cooks and connoisseurs to town each September and International Beer Fest in May is a great time to sample all sorts of local and global brews. No matter when you escape on your Cleveland getaway, something will be happening, from free concerts downtown to art shows in one of Cleveland's many parks.
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