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Cleveland is a city full of sight, sounds and good eats! There are so many things to do so I provided some links to different parts of the city so that you pick and chose what you would like to do. There is so much to do; you may not want leave!
Downtown is very walkable and I've listed some links to downtown districts that are "happening" everyday. In addition, I listed a few special events that are going on in September. The link to each district provides sights, restaurants, etc. The city is very easily accessible via public transportation by using RTA trains and buses.
You can start at Tower City the center of Downtown Cleveland. Tower city is right in the middle of the Warehouse district and the Gateway District. In the Warehouse district you'll find great restaurants, Clubs, unique retail establishments, and fabulous people.
Visit the East and West Banks of the Flats, the worlds most unpredictable playground in its heyday. This district is turning into a residential neighborhood so clubs and bar are not as busy or crowded as they were at the beginning of the decade but still a must see.
In the North Coast Harbor Area, you can catch a Browns game, visit the Great Lakes Science Center, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, William G. Mather, Goodtime III cruise ship or the International Women's Air & Space Museum and be sure to visit the Malls our downtown urban park overlooking North Coast Harbor. You can shop at the Galleria at Erieview. Also look out for the Annual Cleveland Air Show and Ohio Classic Football Game.
And be sure to check out a performance in one of the fabulous theatres of Playhouse Square. Playhouse Square ranks second only to New York as America's second largest performing arts center. You can also check out the grand and colonial arcades.
We've go a cool arts community. You'll find lots of artsy people, restaurants, galleries and shops in neighborhoods like Sterling Payne, home to lots of artists; Asian Plaza heart of Cleveland's fast growing Asian Village community where you can have a great meal at Bo Loong for great dim sum or No. 1 Pho for Vietnamese. Going southeast, you can visit Slavic Village, with its rich Czech and Polish history.
You can spend days in University Circle where you will find the world's best museums! The world famous Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University, The Cleveland Playhouse and the nation's oldest African-American cultural arts institution, you can stroll in cultural gardens and tour Severance hall the home of the Cleveland Orchestra. There is a lot to see in do in this area, so be prepared to spend awhile!
Adjacent to University Circle is Little Italy, the Lakeview Cemetery, Shaker Square, the oldest shopping district in Ohio and the second oldest in the nation which is adjacent to the Larchmere with its great collection of antique stores and unique restaurants and visit the Buckeye neighborhood originally home to the largest Hungarian population outside of Hungary.
You can also visit one of fabulous Cleveland metro parks also know as the "emerald necklace", The Cuyahoga Valley National Park, The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad and various State waterfront parks. Cedar Point and Geauga Lake are about one hour outside of Cleveland.
Hangout in Ohio City, home to the Great Lakes Brewing Co., The West Side Market one of the nations oldest markets and dozens of great restaurants and Victorian homes. Adjacent to Ohio City is Tremont with amazingly restored turn-of-the-century homes and chic hip restaurants. While you're in the area visit the world famous Cleveland Zoo. Take the rail line as parking and driving to/from the area is horrible and parking is bad especially on weekends.
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You can do almost anything you want in my city. You can have a picnic at Central Park and go the to Central Park Zoo; the petting zoo it great for young kids. You can go on the Carousal at Central Park or go ice skating at the Waltham Rink. You can get same day theater tickets at TCKTS on Broadway and 42nd street. You can to the South Street Seaport and walk around and go into the museums down there. You could do a walking tour of the Financial District and see Trinity Church, Wall Street, the old Customs House, Battery Park and look over to see the Statue of Liberty. You could go to the Tenement Museum down near Canal Street and walk in and out of the shops, have lunch in a really good Jewish deli and enjoy listening to all the people around you and their accents. Go down to Chinatown and have dinner then walk over to Little Italy for pastry and coffee for dessert. Take yourself to the Plaza Hotel for high tea on a Sunday, then walk Fifth Avenue and window shop down to the Empire State Building over on Sixth and 33rd St. I could go on forever. Go visit New York, you will never be disappointed.
As a bibliophile, my motto is "Payday, ergo Powell's." They have author readings, a coffee shop where you can actually check out
your books before you buy them, and an incredible selection of books. New and used books share the same shelves, so you can find the book you want and select a new or used copy depending on your desire and your budget. Powell's is located between NW 10th and 11th Avenues on West Burnside Street.
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