Cleveland Info

Information for Visitors to Cleveland

Downtown Cleveland, Ohio
Downtown Cleveland, Ohio with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in the foreground

This is Cleveland is the official website of Destination Cleveland, a private non-profit convention and visitors bureau. Destination Cleveland’s mission is to drive economic impact and stimulate community vitality for Cleveland through memorable leisure, convention and business travel experiences.

Destination Cleveland has a great “Show Your Badge” Program which offers special discounts to meetings and convention attendees to make your experience in Cleveland all the more enjoyable. To participate, simply show your convention badge to any of the participating partners listed and receive their exclusive offer. All offers are valid within the 2018 calendar year and are subject to certain restrictions.

Landmarks

The Cleveland Public Library is the place to check out Cleveland books, programs, classes and more. It is just two blocks from the Westin.

Public Square is the four-block central plaza of Downtown Cleveland. It is about 3 blocks from The Westin. The newly renovated park features a singular layout along with other great features like Rebol cafe, a water fountain, an ice rink, a lush lawn with a natural amphitheater, the KeyBank walking promenade, a speakers terrace, and much more.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame was designed by internationally renowned architect I.M. Pei and is one of Cleveland’s most striking (and recognizable) pieces of architecture. The 150,000-square-foot building has a glass-enclosed, double pyramid adjacent to a 162-foot tower, both of which soar above the shores of Lake Erie. The Rock Hall’s exhibition space stretches over 55,000 square feet and seven levels, and features plenty of nooks and crannies filled with multimedia goodies to explore. Check Destination Cleveland’s Show Your Badge Program information for directions on how to save on Rock Hall admission by purchasing advance tickets online!

Event Listings

Eventbrite Listings for Cleveland, Ohio.  See what’s happening now on the world’s largest event technology platform.

Cleveland Arts Events connects you to Cuyahoga County’s vibrant arts and culture scene. This site helps you find events for today, tomorrow, this weekend or even this calendar year. You can search by organization name, venue, city, or by more than 15 categories, including FREE events. If you see something that interests you, the event listing will direct you to the event’s ticket sales site.

Cleveland Magazine is the place to go for daring and imaginative storytelling that takes readers beyond the daily news to see new sides of the city. Get the inside scoop on what’s happening around town with great arts and entertainment coverage, restaurant reviews and news, unique spots to shop, great homes and neighborhoods to live in and more each month.

Walking Tours

Cleveland Gateway District offers four free guided walking tours of the Downtown Cleveland neighborhoods. The Take a Hike Program includes five guided walking tours which explore the Gateway District, Warehouse District, Civic Center, Playhouse Square neighborhood and Canal Basin Park in the Flats. Each tour features actors and actresses portraying important Clevelanders along the tour route. Tours are free.

CircleTrek University Circle Walking Tours explore the past, present, and future of Cleveland’s University Circle neighborhood, home to many of the city’s most iconic cultural institutions.

City Prowl is an audio walking tour for your iPod, MP3 player, computer or other audio device. Learn about Cleveland’s culture, community, history, architecture, people or any other thing that makes it unique. By the end, you will have a sense of the neighborhood’s character and how it helps define the city.

History

Cleveland Historical App is a mobile application that provides an interpretive view of the region’s history. Find interesting people, places and events in Cleveland history, and take curated historical tours of the city. Each point on the interactive GPS-enabled map includes historical information about the site along with historic images from Cleveland’s top archival institutions. Many sites also include audio clips and short documentary videos based on oral history interviews from CSU’s Cleveland Regional Oral History collection.

The Cleveland Memory Project is a searchable database presented by Cleveland State University Libraries.

The Western Reserve Historical Society preserves and presents the history of Northeast Ohio.

The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History is a joint collaboration of Case Western Reserve University and the Western Reserve Historical Society.