Grit meets sophistication in a city where you can browse indie art inside a timeworn automotive factory, enjoy the thrill of victory with three professional sports team or tip back a hoppy IPA while enjoying a lakefront sunset. With a rich manufacturing heritage, deep European roots and residents representing more than 100 ethnicities, visitors to Cleveland enjoy a come-as-you-are attitude in a city embracing a new era of vitality.
From arts & culture to athletics, music and nature, engaging experiences can be found around most every corner in The Land (what residents affectionally refer to their city as).
A hotbed of musical history (fact: the term rock ‘n’ roll was coined here) and a city whose soul moves for music, Cleveland is home to the world’s only Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, which offers a front row seat to inductee performances and scores of interactive music experiences. If classical music is more your beat, catch a performance from the acclaimed Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Music Centre regarded by many as one of the world’s most beautiful concert halls.
Cleveland also offers premiere arts and culture experiences with Playhouse Square, a bustling performing arts center in the heart of downtown, and world-renowned institutions like the Cleveland Museum of Art. The city’s University Circle neighborhood is the most concentrated square mile of arts and culture institutions in the U.S.
Plus, no visitor to Cleveland leaves with an empty stomach as chefs have turned the city into an epicurean destination – we have beef cheek in our pierogi, truffles on our hot dogs and beer in our donuts. The award-winning culinary scene ranges from James Beard-recognized chefs to neighbourhood restaurants like Larder, which celebrates Cleveland’s strong European heritage.
A visit to Cleveland means world-class experiences without the world-class ego. And for that, you’re welcome.