Visit Cleveland, Ohio, for world-class museums, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, passionate sporting events and the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

A great place to start your stay in Cleveland is at the Cleveland Plus Visitors Center. Here, you can pick up brochures, find out about events and get a little background history. Tourism has become a major source of income for the city, and the surrounding Cuyahoga County welcomes about 15 million people annually.

Museums play a big part in Cleveland’s popularity. One of the most visited is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which is downtown on the shore of Lake Erie. Check out the permanent collection of iconic rock and roll artifacts, such as Joey Ramone’s Leather Jacket and Johnny Cash’s acoustic guitar, or visit one of the temporary exhibitions. The museum is not-for-profit and aims to educate the world on the significance of rock and roll.

Next door is the Great Lakes Science Center, where you can learn about the relationship between science, technology and the environment. Art aficionados should head to the University Circle area, where the Cleveland Museum of Art houses an extensive French Impressionist collection. Families with younger children might want to visit the hands-on Children’s Museum, also at University Circle, which provides a cultural and educational resource for younger children.

Sport is a major Cleveland attraction, although the poor track record of its teams has earned it the title of “most tortured sports city”. Cheer on the Cleveland Browns football team, the Cleveland Indians baseball players, or the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team at their home stadiums.

For outdoor fun, visit the city’s park network, which is also known as the “Emerald Necklace”. Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is situated here, and has one of the biggest collections of primates in North America.

Being a major city, Cleveland welcomes visitors all year round, and indoor types can find enough to keep them busy for days. A bus and rail system services the city, making it simple and relatively cheap to get around.

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Where to stay in Cleveland

University Circle
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University Circle

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Visit Cleveland’s cultural heart to discover a wealth of museums, restaurants and cafes, fine botanical gardens and more. 

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Top Hotels in Cleveland

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Sonesta ES Suites Cleveland Airport
3 out of 5
17525 Rosbough Dr, Middleburg Heights, OH
CA $105/night
Aug 26 - Aug 27
4.3/5Excellent! (1,673 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Baldwin Wallace College and 3.1 mi (5 km) from International Exposition Center. Southpark Mall ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,673 reviews)

"Everything was fine. No hot water for a short time one evening"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 22, 2019

Sonesta ES Suites Cleveland Airport
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Drury Plaza Hotel Cleveland Downtown
3 out of 5
1380 East 6th Street, Cleveland, OH
CA $159/night
Aug 26 - Aug 27
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,924 reviews)

Located in Downtown Cleveland, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cleveland Mall, Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, and Cleveland Convention Center. Cleveland ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (1,924 reviews)

"Everyone was so great! Only complaint is they did not have he popcorn machine full at posted times; makes it hard for a bed time snack and they refused to make it. Small things matter."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 22, 2019

Drury Plaza Hotel Cleveland Downtown
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Hotel Cleveland Gateway
3 out of 5
651 Huron Rd E, Cleveland, OH
CA $116/night
Sep 9 - Sep 10
4/5Very Good! (2,480 reviews)

Located in Gateway District, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of East 4th Street and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Progressive Field and Cleveland Arcade are ...

4/5Very Good! (2,480 reviews)

"Very very clean staff very nice. The breakfast was good eggs bacon sausage."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 22, 2019

Hotel Cleveland Gateway

Popular things to do in Cleveland

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Discover the music and memorabilia from the greatest rock bands in the world and find out why Cleveland is so important to the world of Rock and Roll. 

Cleveland Museum of Art
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Cleveland Museum of Art

In this excellent, free museum you can browse masterpieces by Monet, Van Gogh and Goya, and discover a remarkable collection of Ancient Egyptian art. 

Great Lakes Science Center
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Great Lakes Science Center

Find out about life as an astronaut, control a robotic arm or learn about renewable energy in Ohio’s premier science learning center.

Top activities in Cleveland

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

CA $28

Visit the iconic Rock & Roll Hall of Fame where the mission is clear: To engage, teach and inspire through the power of rock and roll. Experience stories of the people, events and songs that shape our world through exhibits, innovative programs and events.

Cedar Point Shores Waterpark
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Cedar Point Shores Waterpark

CA $55

Welcome to Cedar Point Shores Waterpark featuring 18 acres of splish-splashin' family fun! Kids will love Lakeslide Landing where pint-sized slides, geysers and fountains are fun to play around. And our mythical Lake Erie monster, Lemmy, is ready to play at Lemmy’s Lagoon.

Cedar Point 2 Day - Any Day, Any Park
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Cedar Point 2 Day - Any Day, Any Park

CA $132

Enjoy two visits to Cedar Point and Cedar Point Shores any two days the parks are open to the public during the 2019 season for one low price! You can even visit both parks both times you visit.

West Side Market Food Tour
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West Side Market Food Tour

CA $59

As you meander through the aisles of the West Site Market, the oldest continuously operating municipally owned market in the city, learn how it has served the citizens of Cleveland for about a century. Nibble on samples ranging from sweet pickles to falafel as you visit 15 dedicated vendors.

Little Italy Food Tour
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Little Italy Food Tour

CA $83

On this tasting tour in Little Italy, visit 3 restaurants and a bakery to savor mouthwatering dishes at long-standing eateries. Sample delicious cuisine like classic Sicilian dishes at a 30-year-old restaurant, artisanal pasta made by an award-winning chef, and traditional Italian desserts.

One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Cleveland, OH
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One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Cleveland, OH

CA $3

Can you survive the zombie apocalypse… Zombie Scavengers leads you into the city to collect supplies to survive during this interactive scavenger game. With the whole world in chaos and zombies outnumbering the living 10 to 1, small colonies of the living are doing all they can to survive.

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