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Top recommendations from locals

Museum
“A mecca for Rock. Features different exhibits throughout the year so able to check out several times a year.”
  • 106 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Cleveland Museum of Art is one of the greatest arts institutions in the world. Surprising, but that is not an exaggeration. It's an encyclopedic museum, so there is always something for everyone. Without traffic, it is approximately a fifteen minute drive and is guaranteed to be worth the visit. (CMA is free to the public, but closed on Mondays.)”
  • 116 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“(8 miles) Great MLB Stadium to watch the Tribe or other MLB teams that are visiting.”
  • 55 locals recommend
History Museum
“Be honest — how much do you really remember from your class field trip to the natural history museum? There is no time like your vacay in Cleveland to see what you missed — or forgot — that first time around, now that your brain is fully formed. You’ll see rotating temporary exhibits all year long and a permanent collection that includes a cast of “Lucy,” our 3.2 million-year-old human ancestor, a full-sized replica of a T-Rex and the 70-foot-long, 14-foot-tall skeleton of “Happy,” the oldest sauropod on display in the world.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Brewery
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“The First Cleveland Brewing Bar and Favorite of lots of Visitors to The Land”
  • 54 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“From Public Square, take a short walk down Euclid Ave. and you’re suddenly surrounded by the spectacular vibrancy of historic theaters, sparkling marquees, a contemporary streetscape, bustling storefronts-turned-restaurants and a dazzling outdoor chandelier. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself uttering out loud, “Wait … where am I?” We’re talking about Playhouse Square, one of the largest performing arts centers in the United States with its impressive collection of 10 performance spaces, including five theaters restored to their original 1920s elegance. Every year, Playhouse Square hosts more than 1,000 events, including some of the biggest titles on Broadway (ever heard of "Hamilton?"). But it’s not just theater. Playhouse Square features concerts, comedy, dance performances and children’s programing to packed houses just about every night. WHAT YOU’LL SEE: When you’re here, it’s easy to forget where you are. The brilliant marquees, the shimmering outdoor chandelier and the bustling after-dinner crowd all feel more Times Square than Playhouse Square. Any one of the five main theaters in Playhouse Square — Allen Theatre, Connor Palace, Hanna Theatre, KeyBank State Theatre and Ohio Theatre — are all worth seeing in person whether there’s a show or not. All were built between 1921-1922 and restored to their original opulence in the 1970s and ‘80s. Don’t leave without getting an Insta-worthy shot of the GE Chandelier that hangs outside above East 14th Street. (As the world's largest outdoor chandelier, it’s impossible to miss.)”
  • 54 locals recommend
Garden
“Beautiful place to spend the day for families and dates. Two story butterfly gardens. Well worth a visit!”
  • 42 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Locally sourced & innovative bar bites & vegan options served in a contemporary setting with patio. ”
  • 59 locals recommend
Zoo
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“If it’s possible to have a pride and joy within a pride and joy, the Cleveland Metropark Zoo is, quite possibly, the jewel of the “Emerald Necklace” that is the Cleveland Metroparks system. The sprawling, 183-acre indoor/outdoor facility is home to more than 3,000 animals representing north of 600 different species. The zoo features seven main exhibits, including a five-acre elephant crossing, an eight-acre Australian habitat and an African savannah that's so realistic that if it weren't for the sidewalks, strollers and school groups, you’d think you were watching the bonteboks feed in Namibia.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Stadium
“(11 Miles) A high energy stadium to watch the Cleveland Browns play. Should be a great year for the Dog Pound!”
  • 26 locals recommend
Casino
“Close to Cavalier Field House and Indians Basketball, And all the best Eatery’s in Downtown Cleve”
  • 31 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theater
“Located minutes away in historic Cedar-Lee District (walkable), for more than three decades the words "Cedar Lee Theatre" and "specialty film" have been synonymous in Cleveland. Ushering in and maintaining an era when specialty film would transcend art-house appeal, and coupled with its unique concession stand the first to offer baked goods, sandwiches, specialty coffee drinks, and imported beer and wine, the Cedar Lee Theatre continues to be the movie theater of choice for many Greater Clevelanders.”
  • 37 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“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
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“You can build your own gourmet hot dogs with options of nearly 50 toppings. This large vintage oval bar from the 1940s is a hip neighborhood spot. At 9 PM the space turns into a concert club with a cover supporting a lineup of local and touring musicians. It does a trivia night on Monday, and has some other unique programming as well. It is a fixture of the Gordon Square area of Detroit Shoreway. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“The Cleveland Orchestra is truly one of the world's finest. When the Orchestra tours in Europe, ticket lines stretch for blocks. Don't miss a chance to experience one of the wonders of the modern world. The venue, Severance Hall, isn't too shabby, either!”
  • 33 locals recommend
Museum
“Invent, design, tinker and create! Great Lakes Science Center, home of the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, makes science come alive through hundreds of hands-on exhibits, special temporary exhibitions, the six-story Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater, and the historic Steamship William G. Mather. Featuring daily science demonstrations, camps, and workshops, the Science Center encourages guests to stay curious. The Polymer Funhouse, for guests age 7 and younger, has plenty of room to climb and play, and guests of all ages can become makers in the Cleveland Creates Zone. Onsite amenities include café, Science Store and attached parking garage. From corporate events and social gatherings to wedding receptions and ceremonies, Great Lakes Science Center can engineer the perfect event for your guests. The Science Center is a unique venue complete with interactive exhibits, team building activities, science demonstrations, a six-story atrium with dramatic Lake Erie views, scenic outdoor decks, and menu options ranging from casual to formal by the in-house caterer. Custom packages are available from one space to the whole museum and can include a tour of the historic Steamship William G. Mather or a screening in the six-story Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater. The Science Center can accommodate groups up to 4,000, and the attached 500 car parking garage makes parking convenient.”
  • 22 locals recommend