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Things to do in Cleveland

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (RRHOF) is a museum and hall of fame located in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, on the shore of Lake Erie. The museum documents the history of rock music and the artists, producers, engineers, and other notable figures who have influenced its development.”
  • 108 locals recommend
Market
“An incredible selection of food stalls ranging from fresh meats and cheeses to candy! A must visit in Ohio City!”
  • 147 locals recommend
Art Museum
“World renowned art collection. Make sure to check out the medieval armor and manuscripts!”
  • 121 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“Progressive Field is a baseball park located in the downtown area of Cleveland, Ohio, United States. It is the home field of the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball and, together with Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, is part of the Gateway Sports and Entertainment Complex.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“Playhouse Square is a theater district in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, USA. It is the largest performing arts center in the United States outside of New York. Constructed in a span of 19 months in the early 1920s, the theaters were subsequently closed down, but were revived through a grassroots effort.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Brewery
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“This is one of the best micro brewery in the country!!! The food is amazing and tours are available. ”
  • 55 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“our favorite Cleveland restaurant with many Paleo options and a gorgeous outdoor patio!”
  • 63 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is a natural history museum located approximately five miles east of downtown Cleveland, Ohio in University Circle, a 550-acre concentration of educational, cultural and medical institutions.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Basketball Stadium
“Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse is a multi-purpose arena in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. The building is the home of the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association and the Cleveland Monsters of the American Hockey League.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Zoo
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“The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is a 183-acre (74 ha) zoo in Cleveland, Ohio. The Zoo is divided into several areas: Australian Adventure; African Savanna; Northern Wilderness Trek, The Primate, Cat & Aquatics Building, Waterfowl Lake, The RainForest, and the newly added Asian Highlands. Cleveland Metroparks Zoo has one of the largest collections of primates in North America. The Zoo is a part of the Cleveland Metroparks system.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Garden
“The Cleveland Botanical Garden, located in the University Circle neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio, in the United States, was founded in 1930 as the Garden Center of Greater Cleveland. It was the first such organization in an American city.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Stadium
“ FirstEnergy Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Cleveland, Ohio, United States, primarily for American football. It is the home field of the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL), and serves as a venue for other events such as college and high school football, soccer, and concerts.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Park
“Part of Cleveland's "Emerald Necklace" it offers some of the best views of downtown Cleveland from the west side. Features a fishing pier, picnic areas with grills, a playground, and a beach. Don't be surprised to see surfers in full-body suits riding the Lake Erie waves in the winter time (when the lake's not frozen.)”
  • 47 locals recommend
Casino
“Jack Cleveland Casino is a casino in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, owned and operated by Jack Entertainment. Gaming venue with slots, table games, live music & several restaurants, including a buffet.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Free since its opening, beautiful and recently updated. My favorite spot in Cleveland, 2nd ranked Museum in the US and still underrated. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Pier
“Walk out on the pier to get a good view of the lake. Walk on the beach or grill out at the park. During warmer months they have an open concession stand.”
  • 41 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Brewery
“This is one of the best micro brewery in the country!!! The food is amazing and tours are available. ”
  • 55 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“our favorite Cleveland restaurant with many Paleo options and a gorgeous outdoor patio!”
  • 63 locals recommend
Bar
“Start with a hot dog. Add whatever you could possibly think of on top. This local spot hosts a lot of events, including storytelling the first Wed of every month (think: The Moth podcast), as well as live music.”
  • 45 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Nighttown is the real deal. It’s a real joint where, if you were lucky enough to be there, you could have sat in front of the Count Basie Orchestra so close that the trombone would’ve bopped you in the nose. Or maybe you saw Freddy Cole, Jane Monheit, John Pizzarelli, Brian Auger, Ann Hampton Callaway, Tommy Tune, Basia, Cyrille Aimee, Esperanza Spaulding, Dick Cavett, Dick Gregory, Eliane Elias, Renee Rosnes, Stevie Wonder or John Legend look you right in the eye as they sang or spoke from just a few feet away. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Bar
“Great outdoor patio and bar during the summers. Upscale drink spot in Gordon Square on the west side.”
  • 32 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Amazing brunch and dinner menu. Located in Ohio City near Great Lake Brewery. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Gastropub
“ American gastropub with a patio, house beers, a distillery & a menu of creative sandwiches & tacos.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“This place is an institution! They have the most extensive vegan/vegetarian options in the area. Located in Coventry district. Great for families.”
  • 29 locals recommend

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