Long considered one of America's best orchestras, the Cleveland Orchestra is today acknowledged among the handful of great symphonic ensembles in the world.
Cleveland Museum of Art
The Museum of Art is rated among the nation's top museums, it offers a collection of more than 34,000 works of art, from ancient Egypt to the present. It is renowned for its superb quality and cultural breadth.
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
The Museum of Natural History is a place to explore the natural world. Visitors can "experience" an earthquake or view one of the finest collections of precious gemstones in the country. Favorite galleries include dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures.
Cleveland Botanical Garden
The Botanical Gardens ponds lined with water lilies, tranquil rose gardens make for the perfect place to study. The Hershey Children's Garden has playhouses, ponds, water projects, and more for the little ones.
Cleveland Institute of Music
At the Institute of Music recitals and concerts--open to the public--by advanced students and faculty, many of whom hold chairs with the Cleveland Orchestra.
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
The Maltz Museum joins an elite group of world-class institutions as a living testament to the courage and achievements of Cleveland's Jewish community. The museum has a special exhibition gallery featuring important exhibitions of national and international acclaim.
The Playhouse District
The largest theater district outside of New York City's Lincoln Center, Cleveland's Playhouse Square is home to the Allen, Hanna, Kennedy's, Ohio, Palace, State, and 14th Street theaters. From major traveling Broadway shows to the smallest specialty artists, great entertainment can be found here all year round, with restaurants of all sizes in the surrounding neighborhoods providing food and drink for theater-goers.
East Fourth Street
It's just a block long, nestled between Euclid and Prospect Avenues, in the shadow of Quicken Loans Arena and Progressive Field. But, what a block! East Fourth Street in downtown Cleveland is home to several restaurants, the House of Blues concert club, and over 250 luxury apartments, carved out of the district's historic buildings. In the summer, many of the restaurants set up cafe tables along the curb giving the strip a sort of Montreal-like atmosphere. Among the eateries on East Fourth are Flannery's Pub, Lola's, Zocalo, The Corner Alley, Saigon, Teresa's Pizzeria, Wonder Bar, and Pickwick and Frolic.
West Side Market
Established in 1840, The West Side Market is Cleveland's oldest operating indoor/outdoor market space. The market attracts a large crowd of both loyal locals and curious tourists. Through the market's history, the tenants and sellers have come from a broad base of backgrounds, representing the cultural diversity of the surrounding neighborhood and Cleveland as a whole. The current roster of tenants includes those of Irish, German, Slovenian, Italian, Greek, Polish, Russian, and Middle Eastern descents, among others. In addition, many stalls at the Market have remained under individual family control for much of the life of the Market, in a few cases dating back to the original opening in 1912. Across the street is Market Avenue's charming cobblestone corridor that is home popular restaurants like the Market Avenue Wine Bar, The Flying Fig, and Great Lakes Brewing Company.