May 25, 2023 - Things to Do

Cleveland has something for everyone

Photo illustration of a vintage-style postcard reading Greetings from lovely Cleveland, with a photo of Cleveland within the text.

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Greetings from Cleveland, where most Midwestern travelers can reach by car in five hours or less. Food, culture, sports, family fun — the Forest City's got it all.

Where to stay

What to do

Where to eat

  • 🍽️ Doug Katz is Cleveland's hottest chef right now. Both the mediterranean-inspired Zhug in Cleveland Heights and the low-lit Indian fusion Amba in Ohio City are appointment eating.
  • 😋 Amble down East 4th Street and see if you can get a table at Cordelia, Cleveland's best new restaurant, or visit the West Side Market on West 25th Street.
  • 🌮 If you get a hankering for authentic Mexican street tacos, avoid the long lines at La Plaza and try Tapatias at Lorain Avenue and West 125th.
  • 🥃 Email Sam for bespoke dive bar recommendations.
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