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Sightseeing Adventures: What to Do in Cleveland

Published Feb 12, 2018
Updated Feb 20, 2018

Cleveland is a vibrant, culturally diverse city that has so much to offer. Perched on the southern shores of Lake Erie, the city is home to a wide variety of entertainment venues and is the urban center of Northeast Ohio. There are plenty of choices when it comes to sightseeing in Cleveland, so this feature highlights a few of the most interesting and convenient tours available.

The Canton Stark County area offers many major attractions and destinations, including the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Gervasi Vineyard, the Wm. McKinley Memorial and Presidential Library & Museum and the First Ladies National Historic Site, as well as the hidden treasure of Amish country, 21 beautiful golf courses, malls, specialty shops and many unique restaurants.

Canton is only a short drive from downtown Cleveland and, as you can see, has much to offer for the convention planner, business or a leisurely vacation. For more information, visit Canton / Stark County online here.

For a true outdoor adventure, the Cleveland Metroparks, often referred to as the area’s Emerald Necklace, is a network of parks consisting of more than 21,000 acres and hundreds of miles of walking, bicycling, horse trails, picnic areas, golf courses and fishing spots. It is also the home of the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, so there is certainly something for visitors of every age and interest! For more information, click here to visit Cleveland Metroparks online!

The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is located in Northeast, Ohio and runs through Cuyahoga Valley National Park, 33,000 acres of land that is part of the National Park System. Their trains travel from Independence to Akron. The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad offers excursions year round. The train offers an excellent view of the natural scenery and wildlife of the national park and an opportunity to learn about the history of the railroad in valley. Whether you are looking for a family trip or a company outing, the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad has something for everyone.

CVSR offers a variety of train excursions, including: National Park Scenic Excursions, Private Car Rentals and Group Outings, Breakfasts, Brunches and Lunches, Beer & Wine Tastings, Dinners catered by renowned local chefs, The Polar Express, Day Out with Thomas, Steam in the Valley, Murder Mystery Trains, Family Entertainment programs and more! For more information, please visit the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad online!

No visit to Cleveland is complete without experiencing its beauty from the water on the city’s largest excursion ship. This company offers leisure cruises on the Cuyahoga River and Lake Erie aboard the Goodtime III, which is the largest quadruple-deck, 1,000-passenger luxury ship on the Great Lakes. For schedules and more information, click here to vist Goodtime III Boat Tours online.

The Great Lakes Science Center is located at North Coast Harbor in Downtown Cleveland between the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Musem and FirstEnergy Stadium.. The Great lakes Science Center and their large Wind Turbine is an integral part of downtown Cleveland’s cityscape.

Many of the museum’s exhibits focus on science and the natural environment of the Great Lakes region. It is home to permanent as well as traveling exhibitions and the IMAX Dome theater. The Science Center is also home to the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, one of only 11 of these types of visitor centers in the country. For more information, visit the Great Lakes Science Center online here.

Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores and Islands offer an incredible getaway experience for all ages and interests and is just a short ride from any part of Cleveland. Lazy days on the beach, amusement park rides, fishing, craft markets and much much more can be found here. 

There is truly something for everyone at Lake Erie Shores & Islands. Visit their website for a complete and up to date list of upcoming events and activities as well as information in regards to lodging, shops and dining options. For more information, visit Lake Erie Shores & Islands online!


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