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#1 West Side Market

West Side Market

At more than 100 years old, the West Side Market is an institution, located in Cleveland’s historic Ohio City. With more than 100 vendors selling everything from homemade pasta to whole pigs, you’ll find whatever you’re hungry for at the West Side Market.

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#2 World-Class Museums

World-Class Museums

University Circle is Cleveland’s cultural epicenter, boasting the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the Western Reserve Historical Society, the Museum of Contemporary Art and CWRU’s Dittrick Medical History Center and Museum—among many others.

#3 Home Sweet CLE

Home Sweet CLE

Discover a neighborhood (or three). From Ohio City to Shaker Square, Cleveland’s neighborhoods are a major part of what make it so special. Don’t miss nearby Little Italy, where you can enjoy the bistros, bakeries and shops that offer a taste of Italia in CLE.

#4 PlayhouseSquare


Curtain’s up at PlayhouseSquare, the country’s largest performing arts center outside of New York City. Whether your theater tastes are front-row seats to the latest musicals or standing-room-only at a comedy show, you’ll find it on stage in the Square.

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#5 Get in the Game

Get in the Game

Cleveland is home to some of the country’s most loyal sports fans. And fans of just about any sport can find a team to love in CLE, including Indians baseball, Browns football, Cavaliers basketball, Lake Erie Monsters hockey and Gladiators arena football. Game on!

#6 Chow Down in C-Town

Chow Down in C-Town

Cleveland’s culinary scene, from food trucks to five-star restaurants, has stepped into the national spotlight in a major way. Want to taste some of the best in the Midwest? Head to East Fourth Street downtown or track down the trucks.

#7 A Night on the Town

A Night on the Town

The key to good nightlife is being diverse, and Cleveland has it all—from the brand-new Horseshoe Casino to live music venues such as Beachland Ballroom and Grog Shop. Plus, don’t miss the comedy clubs, breweries and other hidden gems that make CLE unique.

#8 The Heart of Rock ’n’ Roll

The Heart of Rock ’n’ Roll

Discover why Cleveland rocks with a visit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, located just six miles from Case Western Reserve. The 150,000-square-foot space features seven floors, five theaters, special events and always-changing exhibits.

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#9 Walk Through the Wild Side

Walk Through the Wild Side

In the heart of the city, get to know the wild animals. Start at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, home to 3,000 animals representing 600-plus species. Next up: the newly opened Greater Cleveland Aquarium, where you can see everything from Ohio’s brook trout to sand tiger sharks.

#10 Hiking, Biking and More

Hiking, Biking and More

Recently named a top cycling city, Cleveland’s a great place to be active. Visit the Cleveland Metroparks, which span more than 21,000 acres and feature hundreds of miles of trails. Prefer the open sea? Visit the shores of Lake Erie for your fill of water sports.