Cleveland, Ohio is on the southern shore of Lake Erie, part of the Great Lakes Region, the country's largest fresh water resource. The region extends 100 miles along the Lake Erie shoreline and more than 40 miles inland. The city features three professional sports teams, a world class symphony, great urban living and numerous quality suburbs.
Downtown Cleveland has much to offer: outstanding theatre, fine dining, major sports, concerts, shopping, galleries, and great nightlife. Cleveland’s location on the lake provides unique downtown experiences. The Historic North Coast Harbor, Gateway District, Warehouse District, Theater District, and Tower City Center are all mixed with new development and expansion.
Gateway District and East 4th Street
The historic Gateway District offers great entertainment, retail stores, attractive lodgings, wonderful dining, and nightlife. Progressive Field, home of major league baseball’s Cleveland Indians, and Quicken Loans Arena, home of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, are both located in this revitalized area of the city. In addition, Quicken Loans Arena features numerous concerts throughout the year and is also home to the Lake Erie Monsters hockey team and Cleveland Gladiators arena football team. East 4th Street is the latest in numerous reinvestments into the downtown area, featuring numerous restaurants and nightlife that includes an improv comedy club and the House of Blues. Also located in the nearby North Cost Harbor is the Cleveland Browns Stadium and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The latest addition to downtown is the recently opened Horseshoe Casino, complete with upscale dining options, including Iron Chef Michael Symon’s B Spot Burgers.
The Flats enjoys a rich history that began in the late 18th century. The area has undergone a stunning transformation from a manufacturing and distribution center to a unique district that attracts more than seven million visitors to the east and west banks of the Cuyahoga River. Excellent entertainment and nightlife now line the river, highlighted by two outdoor concert venues: The Time Warner Amphitheater and Nautica Pavillion.
Tremont’s architectural gems demonstrate its rich cultural heritage. Located on the ridge directly above “The Flats,” Tremont offers fine dining, charming shops, and an excellent view of downtown Cleveland and the Cuyahoga River. The area has become a favored site for artists’ studios and galleries. It is also one of Greater Cleveland’s prime destinations for dining and entertainment.
The Historic Warehouse District has emerged as downtown Cleveland’s premier residential and commercial area. Designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1982, The Warehouse District is home to a unique mix of restaurants, galleries, shops, businesses and nightclubs. Many of the old warehouses have now been transformed into loft style condos and apartments. The District encompasses 43 acres and contains more than 70 original structures.
During your visit to Cleveland, you don't want to miss the culinary diversity of the West Side Market, a landmark in the West Side neighborhood of Ohio City. From pierogi to falafel, no place in Cleveland combines more cultures under one roof. There are more than 180 vendors offering ethnic delicacies and an amazing variety of fresh bakery, produce, dairy products, meats and seafood. In addition, Ohio City has an eclectic offering of restaurants and nightlife.
Cedar Fairmount is the Gateway to Cleveland Heights. The business district is situated in a three block area at the top of Cedar Hill. Conveniently located near downtown Cleveland, it is only minutes from Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, and University Circle. Along with beautiful architecture, green space, and accessibility, Cedar Fairmount offers over 100 businesses, services, professionals, and restaurants that are individually owned. These unique services include award winning restaurants, coffee houses, European style bakeries, and specialty foods.
Little Italy is located at the base of Murray Hill, between University Circle and Cleveland Heights. It provides many of the city’s well-liked Italian restaurants and serves as the center of Italian culture in Greater Cleveland. Its unique mix of galleries, restaurants, and bakeries makes it one of Cleveland’s most popular locations. Little Italy is home to many private art galleries and two private schools. It is also within walking distance of Case Western Reserve University, the notable Wade Oval Museums, and University Hospitals of Cleveland. During the second weekend of August, the streets of Little Italy pack with Italian food vendors, rides, and a parade celebrating the Feast of the Assumption Festival.
University Circle is the cultural, medical and educational center of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. Located just four miles east of downtown Cleveland, the Circle’s world-renowned cultural offerings enrich the community and draw more than two million visitors annually. The prominent medical institutions in the Circle offer superb health care and comprise an industry vital to the Cleveland economy. Their medical research places Cleveland at the forefront of modern medicine while garnering global recognition. Fine dining, as well as outstanding hotel accommodations, are available within the area.
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