The archetypal working city, Cleveland was once a thriving center of industry and so polluted that its river caught alight. But in recent decades it has reinvented itself as a clean, creative and hip urban area that’s bursting with new ideas.
Cleveland can get very cold in the winter months, with often sub-zero temperatures for much of October through January. Contrastingly, summers can be sweltering, especially in the city center. The spring, from April to June, and fall, September through October, are the most pleasant times to visit the city.
However, there is no real bad time to visit Cleveland, with a host of year-round attractions to keep you entertained. Peak tourist season starts in mid-May, and visitor numbers can cause accommodation and flight prices to spike.
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There are numerous direct flights to Cleveland Ohio from other US destinations.
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is the city’s main air hub. It’s located around nine miles to the southwest of the center of the city and is the busiest airport in the state of Ohio. It was the site of the world’s first air traffic control tower and first airfield lighting system, as well as innovating separate arrival and departure areas.
The airport is connected to the city’s Rapid Transit system. Passengers can board the Red Line train at the station beneath the terminal, with one-way fares to any station costing $2.50. There is also a dedicated car rental facility located a short distance from the airport.
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Cleveland has a reputation for being one of the easiest cities in the US for getting around. All over the downtown area, purple signs let you know which district you’re in. The streets that run north to south are numbered, with the east to west thoroughfares given names, which makes it easy to find any address.
Traffic is generally light, even at rush hour, although there are a few notorious hotspots. Public transport is operated by the Regional Transit Authority – it’s known locally as ‘the Rapid’. There are two light rail lines, the green and blue, and a heavy red line.
In addition, you’ll find a comprehensive bus network, including a rapid transit line known as ‘the Health’.
There are a number of major attractions in the downtown area of Cleveland. Visit the exhibitions and interactive science demonstrations at the Great Lakes Science Center and then make the short walk to the FirstEnergy Stadium, where you can take in a Cleveland Browns game. Also close by is the Civic Center District and Terminal Tower, from where you can enjoy the best views of the city.
Take in a show at the Playhouse Square District, home to many of the city’s most prominent theaters. Or rent a bike for the day and cycle around, stopping off at the Metroparks Zoo.
No visit to Cleveland is complete without a visit to the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, with six floors of iconic music memorabilia.
Downtown trolleys stop at 7pm so be prepared to hop in a cab in the evening.
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