Cleveland, OH
By Leigh Adamkiewicz

Cleveland has been many things to many people over the years. It has been seen as a backwater to those on the coasts while acting as a port of call to ships, trains, and planes. It has been the haven of polka and the birthplace of rock and roll, and an array of people have all contributed to the city's success. All this has come together to give Cleveland a friendly atmosphere and a focus that is hard to pin down.

The most popular way to enter the city is using the Cleveland Hopkins Airport (CLE). This busy airline hub is one of the biggest in the country, and allows people from all over the world to visit this city by the lake. For those that like the service of smaller airports, the Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) may be more up your alley. Located in Cleveland's southern sister city, this Akron-based airport prides itself on personalized service - though the hour's drive into Cleveland may be too much after a long flight. No matter what airport you decide to use, be sure to book your flight through ( and don't forget to book your hotels with as well by following this link (

Cleveland's extensive bus and train system can provide you with comprehensive and inexpensive ways of getting around the city. But be forewarned, the machines used to purchase bus fares can be difficult to understand at first. A basic walking tour of the downtown area will allow you to taking in sites like the War Memorial, the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial, and the ever-popular 'FREE' stamp. These engrossing and eclectic local sights will give you a feel for this hard working and hard to define city. If you love to take a walk in green areas, then walking in the Cleveland Botanical gardens or on one of the Great Lake's many beaches within the city limits.

If you enjoy shopping you should check out Tower City Center, a massive underground shopping mall located near the city's iconic Terminal Tower. It boasts two floors of extensive shopping, Cleveland's own Hard Rock Cafe, and a 3-D movie theatre. After you're all shopped out, you'll be looking for a good meal. You must check out the Michael Symon-run restaurants 'Lola' and 'Lolita.' Both restaurants offer traditional local comfort food with a stylish new twist. Lolita is considered by many to be the more original restaurant, but Lola's pork-heavy menu is greatly admired by carnivorous foodies. But these two restaurants are only the beginning of the delicious fusion food created in Cleveland today.

A night out in Cleveland is a great weekend get away, but the city is also a wonderful family destination. There are numerous places to take kids of all ages for a fun and educational trip. The biggest of these is the Great Lakes Science center. Situated on Lake Erie, this interactive science museum is a high tech version of educational fun. With regular educational programming in their 360 degree IMAX theatre, Great Lakes uses the best of modern technology to make learning fun. recommends a trip to this interesting and engrossing city. And by clicking the above links, you can take your first step towards a memorable vacation in one of the greatest Great Lakes cities.


  • 1. Cleveland Museum of Art
  • 2. West Side Market
  • 3. USS Cod Submarine Memorial
  • 4. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • 5. Horseshoe Casino
  • 6. Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
  • 7. North Coast Harbor
  • 8. Cleveland Botanical Garden
  • 9. Playhouse Square
  • 10. Progressive Field


  • 1. Cleveland Latin Film Festival - March
  • 2. Tri-C JazzFest - April
  • 3. Great American Rib Cook-Off - May
  • 4. Rock Hall Music Fest - June
  • 5. Cleveland Annual Ohio Irish Festival - June
  • 6. TOPS Kids Fest - July
  • 7. East 185th Street Festival - August
  • 8. Taste of Cleveland - September
  • 9. Boo at the Zoo - October
  • 10. Thanksgiving at the Zoo - November


Sheraton Cleveland Airport Hotel
5300 Riverside Drive, Cleveland, OH
By Sarah Hay

If you’re flying into Cleveland on business or pleasure, you’ll appreciate a hotel that provides all the comforts of home, with the luxury of a vacation. You’ll find it at the Sheraton Cleveland Airport Hotel. A short 12 miles from downtown, the hotel offers complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle services, to pick you up as well as drop you off. You’ll find the International Exposition Center a mile away, as well as the NASA Lewis Research Center. A host of corporate offices, such as Continental Airlines and PPG Industries, are within a few miles, and even the Cleveland Browns training camp is just three miles away. Whether you’re golfing, or exploring the Rock N’ Roll Hall of fame, you’ll find everything you want near the Sheraton.

The 242 nonsmoking guest rooms all come standard with a Sheraton Sweet Sleeper™ bed, 27” televisions, in-room Jacuzzis, and refrigerators, tea and coffee makers, day and night room service, and an iron and ironing board. If you’re in a hurry, the hotel offers express checkouts, and wireless high speed Internet access is always free. If you’re traveling with your dog, a Sheraton Sweet Sleeper dog bed is available upon request. If you’re feeling hungry, try the Hemispheres restaurant or lounge on premises.

There’s a gift shop and news stand at the Sheraton, and the hotel’s concierge service and 24-hour front desk can aid in any reservations you may need. Keeping you looking your best, the dry cleaning and laundry service is just one extra special touch provided, and the heated indoor pool and whirlpool will keep you relaxed and in shape, as will the fitness center. There is a total business center, featuring copiers and computers, and an on-site AV department to help your business meetings stay right on track. There are 13 meeting spaces for your next event, the largest of which covers over 4,000 square feet of space. Come see what the Sheraton Cleveland Airport hotel can offer you, and find out what the folks at can do to help plan your trip for less than you think, by clicking here: (


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cleveland Downtown - Lakeside
1111 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH
By Charlotte Morse

The Double Tree by Hilton Cleveland, located fifteen minutes from Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport and just off of I-90, is easily accessible by varied modes of transportation. The hotel offers a shuttle from Cleveland-Hopkins International for a fee as well as parking for guest’s cars, also with a fee. Many of Cleveland’s biggest attractions are only a short jaunt from the hotel—sports fans will enjoy walking to the Cleveland Browns’ stadium, while science lovers can walk to the Great Lakes Science Center. Also nearby are the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Playhouse Theatre District, and downtown Cleveland. Check-in is at 3 p.m., and check-out is at noon.

Guests can choose from various rooms and suites, all available for both smokers and nonsmokers. Accommodations include the ultra-comfortable Sweet Dreams by Double Tree plush top bed, 32” televisions, complimentary high-speed internet access, and quality bath products by Neutrogena. Families with small children may request a crib.

The Double Tree by Hilton Cleveland offers tasty, American style cuisine via its restaurant the Stadium 3 Bar and Grill, where the chocolate chip cookies are a specialty. Room service is available for each meal. The lobby also hosts a full-service Starbucks, open seven days a week. In addition to those in-hotel options, the nearby town offers a variety of ethnic and fusion restaurants.

For guests with families, guests with business, or guests with both, the Double Tree by Hilton has accommodations. The hotel provides extensive meeting rooms with up-to-date technologies and complimentary printing. Guests have access to a pool/whirlpool area and fitness center. Measures have also been taken to make the hotel accessible to guests with disabilities (a full list of accessibility features is available on the website), and service animals may stay with their owners.
This convenient and modern hotel will provide an ideal home base during your stay in Cleveland. Contact to get the best value on reservations (