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Sightseeing Adventures: What to Do in Cleveland

Sep 23, 2019

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:

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! Plan your visit at

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, visit:

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, visit:

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:

Put In Bay, located on Sea Bass Island about 15 miles northwest of Sandusky, offers a complete getaway experience. Here you’ll find a complete and well rounded list of hotels, shops, restaurants and even
a local Foodie Tour! You can enjoy bike and bus tours as well as golf cart and bike rental to enjoy the island at your own pace. There are numerous overnight options at Put In Bay. Whether you prefer camping, bed & breakfasts or a full service hotel, you’ll find it here. There is a wide variety of retail shops to keep you busy too! And something for everyone from gifts, wine and clothing to a candy store! Put In Bay hosts numerous events throughout the year, most of them are family friendly.
It’s easy to get to Put In Bay. Jet Express offers passenger ferry service from Port Clinton and the Miller Boatline provides passenger and vehicle service from the tip of Catawba Island. Put In Bay also has an airport for additional ease of access. Once you get here you may very well decide to stay a while! You will definitely not run of exciting things to do during your visit. For more information please visit:

Whether you’re looking for fun place to dock, weekend getaways, or a great place to just relax with your family & friends, Whiskey Island has something for everyone! Whiskey Island is a peninsula located at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River and Lake Erie.
With amazing views, spectacular events and Cleveland’s newest lakefront park, Cleveland’s best kept secret is no longer a secret. It is easy to see why so many people return to Whiskey Island Marina day after day.
Whiskey Island Marina is more than just a place to dock your boat. With friendly staff, great amenities, good food & events at their Whiskey Island Still & Eatery and amazing views of Lake Erie & downtown Cleveland, it’s one of the best places in Cleveland to sit back, relax and have fun! The Whiskey Island Marina was named a Certified Wildlife Habitat in 2015 by the National Wildlife Federation! For more information please visit:


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