About Cleveland

Home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland is a city that has risen like a phoenix from the ashes to reinvent itself as a trendy Midwest city. To find the perfect Cleveland accommodation, visit FlipKey where they have a huge selection of properties to suit your vacation needs.

About Cleveland, Ohio

Found on Lake Erie’s southern shore at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River, Cleveland became a major manufacturing center due to its Great Lakes location and connections to railways and canals.

Cleveland grew rapidly following the completion of the Ohio and Erie Canal in 1832 that effectively connected the Gulf of Mexico via the Ohio and Mississippi River to the Atlantic Ocean via the St. Lawrence Seaway.

Cleveland’s Golden Age was during the roaring 20s as thousands of immigrants from Central Europe arrived to fill the job vacancies, bringing with them the klobasa (sausage) and pierogies (dumplings) that Cleveland is famous for today.

Cleveland was hit hard by the loss of the U.S. steel industry and the decline in automobile manufacturing forcing city leaders to attract new employers. In came the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and a revitalized downtown to pave the way forward for tourism.

What to do in Cleveland, Ohio

Home to the Indians, Browns, and Cavaliers, Cleveland is a heavy hitter when it comes to Major League sports and, if you are not in town to catch a game, you’re probably there to visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Like an overstuffed spare room full of groovy finds dating back to the 1950s, the Rock and Roll Hall of fame is packed full of memorabilia from every notable singer and band you can think of. Plus, it is not just memorabilia but exhibitions showing the history of rock music through the decades.

Recently renovated, the Cleveland Museum of Art is home to an excellent collection of European paintings from the Impressionists to the Surrealists. You will also find works by the 20th century’s leading artist Pablo Picasso. Interactive touch screens are placed throughout the museum to help explain the works that are on display.

Top travel tips for Cleveland, Ohio

With four distinct seasons, there is never a bad time to visit Cleveland. But bear in mind the city is prone to huge amounts of lake effect snow.

The best way to get from the airport to downtown is on the RTA Red Line it takes 30 minutes and a one-way fare is around $2.25.

There’s no need to eat out every night—visit the European-style food market and pick up Polish and Italian specialty items to cook at home. You’ll save money, too! And for the best beer in town, go to the Great Lakes Brewing Company.

Visit Cleveland to catch a game, visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and to have a good time in this fun and exciting city. For all your accommodation needs look no further than FlipKey where you will find dozens of options to suit all budgets.