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Tackling Cleveland’s biggest health care challenges since 1837 Taking care of the Greater Cleveland community is in our DNA. From cholera, polio and tuberculosis, to HIV and COVID-19, one thing will never change – MetroHealth’s commitment to caring for everyone who needs us and making our community healthier. We are here for you, always. It’s who we are, and who we will continue to be. Learn more: www.metrohealth.org
At University Hospitals, your health and safety have always come first. All patients, care providers and staff must wear masks. Everyone is screened for symptoms before entering. Public areas reconfigured for social distancing. Separate Fever Clinics for those with COVID-19 symptoms. More enhanced cleaning of all public areas. Learn more at UHhospitals.org/Safety
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Dear Clevelanders, I hope you are safe and healthy as our community faces two significant tests: dismantling structural racism and recovering from the challenges of COVID-19. These crises are individually significant. Combined they push our limits. Yet, Cleveland has a storied history of overcoming adversity. We’ll do it again, together, as a shared responsibility. Destination Cleveland must do better, and we are determining actions to take to contribute to racial equality. We will announce those actions once they are finalized. As we recover from the initial COVID-19 closures, Destination Cleveland is doing its part to move Cleveland forward through the CLEAN COMMITTED program. With Cuyahoga County, the City of Cleveland and the experts at Cleveland Clinic, Cuyahoga County Board of Health, The MetroHealth System and University Hospitals, we developed safe business practices and are asking hospitality and
travel & tourism businesses to be CLEAN COMMITTED by following the standards. In partnership with Supply Side Group, we are also equipping communities, businesses and residents with 270,000 CLEAN KITS to help keep everyone healthy and provide peace of mind. The State’s Responsible RestartOhio program provides requirements for hotels, restaurants, retail, attractions and other sectors at coronavirus.ohio.gov. Businesses and patrons should also follow these protocols. Cleveland is determined and resilient. We ask every Clevelander to show your pride by supporting our incredible businesses — especially those that are CLEAN COMMITTED (see a list on ThisisCleveland.com or in the Cleveland app), when you’re ready and with the health of others in mind. Share a video or photo with #ThisIsCLE to illustrate your commitment to our city. Let’s all stay safe and healthy as we move Cleveland forward.
David Gilbert President & CEO Destination Cleveland
Check Before You Go. Please contact your destination to confirm hours and safe practices before your visit.
COVER: COURTESY OF CLEVELAND METROPARKS; CITY VIEW: AERIAL AGENTS
CLean Committed We commit to employ safe practices.
In Cleveland, our word is our bond. And Destination Cleveland’s CLEAN COMMITTED program asks business owners for their word to help ensure a safe and responsible reopening of Cleveland’s hospitality, entertainment and tourism industries. The program requests a voluntary commitment to a standard set of safe practices established by the region’s top health care experts. The Clean Committed approach includes:
Clean environment Enhanced cleaning and sanitation, including cleaning merchandise before stocking and modified hours for additional cleaning.
Physical distancing Capacity limits and updated floor plans to create at least 6-feet distancing all around; staggered entry of customers/guests; and arrange furniture/ fixtures/checkout and waiting lines to meet physical distancing guidelines.
Engineering controls Installation of physical barriers between employees/ customers where possible; touchless solutions to limit staff contact where practical; and increase ventilation rates or increase percentage of outdoor air that circulates into HVAC system, if applicable/practical.
Help prevent the spread of germs Require employees to wear face coverings at all times (per state/local guidelines) and more frequent hand washing; review ADA requests for not wearing masks; conduct daily employee health assessments; ask employees who have symptoms to stay home and follow CDC-recommended steps.
Asking customers to employ safe practices Request clients/customers wear face coverings; encourage hand hygiene with washing facilities and sanitizer in high-contact places; and use appointment/ reservations setting where possible. Hundreds of Cleveland’s hospitality businesses, attractions and hotels are committed to cleanliness and employing safe practices. When you’re ready to head out, check to see if your destination is listed in our CLEAN COMMITTED directory at www.cleancommitted.com. DESTINATION CLEVELAND USED AVAILABLE PHOTOGRAPHY SO WHILE MANY OF THE PEOPLE PICTURED AREN’T WEARING MASKS, WE REQUEST THAT RESIDENTS FOLLOW GOVERNMENT MANDATES AS WELL AS FOLLOW SAFE PRACTICES.
Safe Practices to Help CLE Move
Forward Help Prevent The Spread Of Germs: Wear a face covering — as of early July masks are required in the City of Cleveland and throughout Cuyahoga County when in public or in public spaces, including businesses and restaurants; avoid touching surfaces or merchandise unless necessary; sneeze or cough into your elbow or tissue/handkerchief; stay home if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Keep Your Hands Clean: Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds, use hand sanitizer between washings and when touching high-contact surfaces. Maintain Physical Distance: Maintain at least 6 feet of distance between you and other customers and/ or workers; use mobile ordering, curbside pickup, mobile check-in or contactless payment. Follow Business Policies: Respect business owner’s rights to withhold service if you exhibit symptoms of COVID-19; follow all posted requirements and health and safety guidelines when inside a business or waiting to enter a business.
RESTAURANTS, ACTIVITIES AND ATTRACTIONS ARE REOPENING – CONSIDER EXPLORING YOUR OWN BACKYARD AND BEYOND.
Book an overnight stay, step away and enjoy Cleveland’s cultural, recreational and dining offerings. When you’re ready, think about crossing these favorites off your Cleveland bucket list.
1. Spend a day Downtown. Make discoveries at the Science Center, play it loud at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and say "Hi" to Toby at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium.
2. Connect with culture. Check out art, local history, natural history, music and nature at University Circle’s many institutions.
3. Take a stroll. Meander along MLK Jr. Drive to soak in culture and history at 30-plus Cleveland Cultural Gardens. 4. Try a new cuisine. Head
App 7. Hit the links. Take a swing at one of 300 nearby golf courses. 8. Hire a fishing charter. Cast for walleye, steelhead and perch while fishing on Lake Erie.
9. Shop local. Support vendors at the West Side Market or a farmers market or shop one of many locally owned boutiques.. 10. Discover murals and public art. Explore Cleveland’s neighborhoods using #thecityisourmuseum.
to AsiaTown or sample soul food from Angie’s and Zanzibar or Ethiopian from Empress Taytu and Zoma.
on the beach at Edgewater Park, Euclid Beach Park or Lakewood's Solstice Steps.
5. Visit a new Cleveland neighborhood or suburb.
12. Stamp your Cleveland Brewery passport. Wrap
Cross the Cuyahoga and experience the other side of town.
6. Bike or hike. Take the Cleveland Metroparks Trail Challenge or visit the Towpath Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
11. Soak in a sunset. Relax
up your bucket list with good grub and award-winning beer from any of Cleveland’s participating brewpubs. For more leisure activities and a complete list of hotels and accommodations, visit www.thisiscleveland.com.
for That Want to get the 411 on things to do, where to eat and cool exhibits to attend while exploring your hometown? Use the Destination Cleveland App to level up your experience in The Land. The Best. Trip. Ever: Mapping and city info will help you locate attractions, things to do, restaurants and more. New mobile passports: In-app brewery, arts & culture and free in CLE passports encourage you to explore unique parts of Cleveland. Available at thisiscleveland. com/app on iTunes and Google Play for iOS and Android phones and tablets. Downtown Cleveland Alliance: The not-for-profit organization strives to make Downtown Cleveland one of the most compelling places to live, work and play. For more information on staycation ideas in the city center, visit www.downtowncleveland.com.
BREWERY PASSPORT: DREW SHIPLEY; UNITY AND COMMUNITY MURAL: CODY YORK; CLEVELAND METROPARKS: COURTESY OF CLEVELAND METROPARKS; EMPRESS TAYTU: NATHAN MIGAL; GREATER CLEVELAND AQUARIUM: KAYLA LUPEAN; CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART: SCOTT SHAW PHOTOGRAPHY
OUR CULINARY SCENE REFLECTS OUR ENTREPRENEURIAL CHEF-OWNERS AS WELL AS THE CITY’S ETHNIC MAKE-UP — CREATING CAN’T MISS EXPERIENCES.
From Cleveland-style BBQ to creative brews, eat and drink local and support restaurants offering diverse food options throughout our neighborhoods and communities.
Or relax with a craft beer and a bite at a local beer garden. Try it: Forest City Brewery, Goldhorn Brewery, Market Garden Brewery.
Need a sugar or caffeine fix? Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream, Tremont Scoops, Campbell’s Sweets and Malley’s offer either in-store purchases and/or curbside pick-up. Local coffee shops such as Rising Star Coffee, Six Shooter, Civilization, Café Phix and Phoenix Coffee offer carry-out, curbside pickup and bike delivery.
You don’t need to travel to step outside of your cuisinebased comfort zone. Northeast Ohio is full of restaurateurs operating diverse and minority-owned destinations that satisfy our culinary cravings. Nosh on empanadas at Half Moon Bakery on the near west side. Head to Seti’s Polish Boy truck for a lunch you can take on the road. Work your way through AsiaTown’s eateries like Ball Ball Waffle, Li Wah and Superior Pho. Kick it up a notch with authentic Puerto Rican food at Rincon Criollo. This is just the start of everything you can try. And the good news is you have all year to visit them.
Patio Season Enjoy the warm weather and the chance to eat and drink al fresco with great views. Dine waterside along Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River. Try it: Lago, Margaritaville, Alley Cat, Collision Bend, Music Box, Nuevo Mod Mex and Pier W.
Sweets + Coffee Shops
Craft Beer + Cocktails to Go Fill up your crowlers or growlers and grab six-packs to go. Or place orders online at your favorite brewery. From Luxe in Gordon Square to The Fairmount in Cleveland Heights, many restaurants are offering cocktails to go. Locals and visitors who patronize participating breweries can redeem Cleveland Brewery Passport stamps via the Destination Cleveland app.
of time for pickup curbside. Head to weekly neighborhood and suburban farmers markets to support local farmers and merchants by picking up their fresh food and produce. Special hours are available for vulnerable populations.
Hotel Restaurants You’ll find everything from steakhouses to local Midwest when you plan an overnight stay and eat at one of our hotel restaurants and bars.
BY THE NUMBERS 117 ETHNIC GROUPS SPEAKING MORE THAN 60 LANGUAGES
100+ Vendors AT THE WEST SIDE MARKET
Markets The West Side Market is open for counter service (mask required) or call each vendor directly to place an order ahead
ANGIE'S SOUL CAFE: NATHAN MIGAL; SOURTHERN TIER BREWING CO.: SOURTHERN TIER BREWING CO.; WEST SIDE MARKET: COURTESY OF DESTINATION CLEVELAND; BREWNUTS: COURTESY OF DESTINATION CLEVELAND
ON THE BREWERY PASSPORT
BY LAND, LAKE OR RIVER, CONNECT WITH NATURE AND EXPERIENCE THE CITY’S INCREDIBLE VARIETY OF RECREATIONAL ASSETS.
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Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP):
Home to Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River, Cleveland's waterways are filled with adventures, whether you prefer to stay on the shore or stretch your sea legs. Hop aboard a fishing charter, hike hundreds of miles of trails with spectacular views or take in the city’s skyline by kayak, paddleboard, boat or jet ski. Looking for prime swimming? Huntington Beach, Edgewater Beach or Euclid Beach are among local favorites. Or, visit The Foundry, which teaches life skills through rowing and sailing programs. Cruising on the water is a breeze with options including the Goodtime III excursions on the lake, as well as CLE Tiki Barge and BrewBoat CLE rides along the river.
Enjoy 33,000 acres and 125 miles of hiking trails. Popular sites: From the 87-mile iconic Towpath Trail that winds through a variety of landscapes, towns and sites to the 60-foot waterfall at Brandywine Falls, diverse wildlife of Beaver Marsh and gorgeous sunsets at the overlook at The Ledges in the Virginia Kendall Area, nature’s treasures are only a few steps away.
Cleveland Metroparks: Explore 18 reservations spanning more than 23,700 acres with more than 300 miles of trails, eight golf courses, eight lakefront parks and a nationally acclaimed zoo.
Lake Metroparks: Hike, bike, fish, boat, golf, visit the Farmpark and get lost in nature’s beauty with 38 parks and more than 60 trails featuring riverfront views, majestic forests and rock formations.
Garden Club Spring to fall, the city is in full bloom, with hundreds of acres of stories told through nature's beauty. Lake View Cemetery: Visit memorials of the area’s legendary civic leaders while strolling 285 acres and a 2.9-mile cemetery loop of beautifully landscaped grounds filled with Moses Cleaveland trees.
Cleveland Cultural Gardens: Celebrate Cleveland's diversity as you take a 3-mile roundtrip walk through more than 30 gardens depicting poets, philosophers, peacemakers, composers, scientists and others who have contributed to world culture.
FLATS EAST BANK: MMGY; CLEVELAND METROPARKS ZOO: CLEVELAND METROPARKS; KAYAK: COURTESY OF CLEVELAND METROPARKS: CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK: CODY YORK; EUCLID BEACH: CODY YORK; WALKING TRAIL: COURTESY OF CLEVELAND METROPARKS
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GOLF COURSES Cleveland botanical Garden: Celebrate the seasons with 10 acres of outdoor gardens and an 18,000-square-foot glasshouse before exploring replicated versions of the Costa Rican rainforest and Madagascar desert.
55,000 Acres OF GREENSPACE
Holden Arboretum: Discover 20 miles of trails (dogs welcome!), the 500-foot-long Canopy Walk built 65 feet above the forest floor and 120-foot-tall Emergent Tower showcasing views all the way to Lake Erie.
11th largest LAKE ERIE’S RANK AMONG THE WORLD’S LAKES
Tee Off Grab your clubs and head to one of the Cleveland Metroparks’ eight unique courses. Play 9, 18 or 27 holes in environments that blend playability and challenge and offer options to fit everyone’s game, from beginners to pros. Or, enjoy Fowler’s Mill Golf Course's 27 holes set to the backdrop of Munson Township's scenic countryside. Practice before teeing off with spaces to improve your long or short game at Stonewater Golf Club and Pine Hills Golf Club.
87 Miles OF TOWPATH TRAIL
151 YEARS AGE OF CLEVELAND’S HISTORIC LAKE VIEW CEMETERY
Take a Tour Travel through the past, present and future of Downtown and find a new appreciation for the city's culture, architecture, public art and more through self-guided tours, such as Walk CLE, and guided tours, including Tours of Cleveland and Cleveland Bike Tours. Take a Hike offers self-guided, interactive and narrated tours featuring three hikes each month through October.
BIRTH OF CLEVELAND METROPARKS, OHIO’S OLDEST PARK DISTRICT
YEARLY VISITORS TO THE CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK
EDGEWATER CYCLIST: COURTESY OF DESTINATION CLEVELAND; PADDLEBOARDS: COURTESY OF CLEVELAND METROPARKS; CLEVELAND METROPARKS SLEEPY HOLLOW: SCOTT MEIVOGEL; CLEVELAND CULTURAL GARDENS: NATHAN MIGAL; CLEVELAND LIBRARY: DREW SHIPLEY
EMBRACE Arts &
Explore murals, public art and public spaces
Virtual explorations As of July 2020, some of Cleveland’s cultural institutions remain closed but are offering virtual experiences and learning activities. Here’s a few to enjoy:
Connect with local artists by exploring the wealth of public art and public spaces throughout Downtown Cleveland and the city’s neighborhoods. Share your experiences using #thecityisourmuseum, created by LAND Studio. Download one of their signs to display.
Cleveland Cinematheque – watch movies via virtual screening rooms, ticket prices support cinema Cleveland Jazz Orchestra – education outreach videos Cleveland Opera – online events and master classes, streaming 2017 production of “The Marriage of Figaro” Cleveland Orchestra – weekday broadcasts of Lunchtime with The Cleveland Orchestra, Noon-1 p.m. on WCLV Classical 104.9
Museums and attractions Most of Cleveland’s cultural attractions are open again for exploration. There’s aquatic learning, rock ‘n’ roll and science on Downtown’s lakefront, plus a wealth of cultural institutions, from art to local history, to visit in University Circle.
Cleveland Play House – free remote learning programs Cleveland Public Theatre – virtual classes and workshops Dobama Theatre – watch 60th anniversary interviews Karamu House – Arts Academy is offering virtual courses on dance, film, vocals, etc. MOCA Cleveland – watch what a Cleveland artist can create in 15 minutes
Coming soon From Broadway tunes to classical to rock ‘n’ roll, we love good music. Some of our favorite entertainment venues are expected to reopen with their fall and winter lineups. For the latest reopening info, visit www.thisiscleveland.com.
Near West Theatre – Circle Up! Online check-in with the Near West community Playhouse Square at Home – go backstage with directors and experience "Lion King" and "Hamilton" educational opportunities at home For other virtual experiences not listed here, contact the institution you are interested in directly.
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CLEVELAND ALWAYS HAS BEEN — AND STILL IS — A HOTSPOT FOR ARTS AND CULTURE. AND LOCAL INSTITUTIONS NEED OUR SUPPORT MORE THAN EVER. FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN GET YOUR ARTS FIX IN VERY CREATIVE WAYS.
10 PLAYHOUSE SQUARE PERFORMANCE SPACES
WORKS OF ART HOUSED IN THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART’S COLLECTION
KARAMU HOUSE: KAYLA LUPEAN; PLAYHOUSE SQUARE: CODY YORK; MURAL: MICHAELA PICCHI; CULTURAL GARDENS: NATHAN MIGAL; ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME: CODY YORK; CLEVELAND ART MUSEUM: NATHAN MIGAL; CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA: BETH REIBER; CLEVELAND CHILDREN'S MUSEUM: CLEVELAND CHILDREN'S MUSEUM
FROM VIBRANT PLACES TO LIVE TO DESTINATIONS THAT SHOWCASE THE AREA'S APPRECIATION FOR CULTURE AND ETHNIC ROOTS, EXPERIENCE THE CITY'S HEART AND SOUL IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS THAT SURROUND DOWNTOWN.
AsiaTown: An engaging and
Little Italy: A feast of the
La Villa Hispana: Vibrant,
vibrant community showcasing an industrial past with indoor shopping areas housed in old warehouse spaces, complemented by unparalleled views of Downtown.
senses awaits with sweet and savory Italian fare, vibrant art and jewelry pieces sprinkled throughout gallery windows and the sounds of laughter and clinking wine glasses from those enjoying al fresco dinners during the warmer months.
culturally rich neighborhood celebrating Latino and Hispanic heritages through arts, music, education, entrepreneurship and social and civic events.
Collinwood: An engaged and diverse community filled with musicians, artists and entrepreneurs who are fueling attractions, including the LaSalle Theatre and the Waterloo Arts District — all set in gorgeous sceneries and picturesque residential streets.
Fairfax: A historically rich neighborhood with treasured institutions, including Cleveland Clinic and Karamu House, urban farms, community gardens and green spaces, along with a variety of housing options, from historic to new construction, as well as private and public schools.
Glenville: An attractive mix of suburban charm and urban excitement featuring a vast concentration of historic residences, popular with renters, and growing Circle North district home to the new GlenVillage retail incubator space.
Hough: Vibrant, mixedincome and mixed-race urban experience featuring housing options across all price points, highlighted by the redeveloped League Park, proximity to the Cleveland Cultural Gardens and development along Chester Avenue.
MidTown: Historic apartment buildings and townhomes blend with renovated industrial spaces and new constructions in a laidback neighborhood within close proximity to health care institutions, universities, highways, recreation and entertainment.
Shaker Square/Buckeye: The oldest shopping district in Ohio and second oldest in the nation featuring a small-town vibe in a cosmopolitan setting with designs largely influenced by European town squares and a supreme culinary scene.
University Circle: With the most concentrated square mile of arts and culture, museums, restaurants, health care systems and educational institutions, this neighborhood boasts an eclectic and cosmopolitan vibe.
Detroit Shoreway: Hip, bohemian playground home to Gordon Square Arts District, Cleveland Public Theatre, Capitol Theatre and urban greenery nestled on Edgewater Park’s lakefront, as well as the hottest bistros and bars.
Ohio City: One of Cleveland’s oldest, yet fastest growing neighborhoods, combines a culturally rich community and quaint, Victorian-era homes with a craft brewer’s paradise and boutique eateries.
Tremont: A cultural melting pot and blue-collared neighborhood that blends a big-city feel with small-town charm. Featuring a historic past, striking views of Downtown, award-winning restaurants, laidback pubs, small galleries, boutiques and more.
West Park: A charming neighborhood filled with Irish roots and housing ranging from luxurious to affordable, anchored by Kamm’s Corners, home to more than 50 businesses, from mom-andpop retail and restaurants to live entertainment.
Slavic Village: A welcome home for all ages, ethnicities and income levels, this tight-knit communtiy promotes diversity through its variety of cultural centers, recreational activities, housing options and historic district featuring quality retail, restaurants and public spaces. For more information on all of Cleveland’s 30 neighborhoods, visit www.livecleveland.org.
UNIVERSITY CIRCLE: MMGY; TREMONT: MMGY; ASIATOWN: NATHAN MIGAL
CLEVELAND From historical sites and cultural hubs to cuisine, retail and special events, Cleveland is filled with destinations to discover and appreciate this beloved community, connect the city's past to the present and point from the present to the future.
Historical Sites Churches: During times of unbearable hardship, Cleveland’s African Americans have shown incredible determination to bring the light of Jesus Christ to their communities. Established in 1931, the nationally recognized Olivet Institutional Baptist Church combines a practice of ministry with dedication to serving others and has played host to some of the world's most recognized leaders, including Martin Luther King Jr. and Oprah Winfrey. In the early 20th century, many African American migrants made their way to Cleveland from the South and, in 1912, institutionalized their religious life at St. Paul AME Church, which carries out a mission to save the lost, serve the needy and spread the liberating gospel. Baseball Heritage Museum: Discover the multicultural heritage of America’s favorite pastime and visit League Park, where the Cleveland Buckeyes defeated the Washington Homestead Grays in the 1945 Negro World Series.
MAKING UP NEARLY 50 PERCENT OF CLEVELAND'S POPULATION, BLACK CULTURE IS DEEPLY WOVEN INTO THE FABRIC OF THE CITY.
Langston Hughes Branch Library: This destination features the complete works of Langston Hughes, an influential poet, novelist and social activist, as well as revealing reads from other prominent Black authors. Call ahead to check on tour times.
African American Cultural Garden: Architect Daniel Bickerstaff designed this space to convey the past, present and future of the African American community, as well as promote the education and interest of its culture and heritage.
Louis Stokes Museum: Memorabilia from Ohio’s first Black Congressman chronicles the life of a local hero and political leader.
Karamu House: Featured in the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture and listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, the country’s oldest African American theater welcomes people of all races, religions and economic backgrounds to enjoy local productions and community programming.
CSU Howard A. Mims African American Cultural Center: Located in Berkman Hall, explore the art, culture and history of the people of Africa and the African Diaspora through revolving exhibits and a permanent collection of contemporary and traditional works of African American artists.
Cultural Hubs Community Centers: From musical, visual, literary and performing arts programs at Glenville Arts Campus to financial education, career advancement, health and nutrition, technology, arts and cultural services, programs and events at PNC Fairfax Connection, Cleveland is filled with destinations that support the needs and interests of Cleveland’s residents.
Cleveland Public Theatre’s Station Hope: Every summer, this destination celebrates the triumphs of the Underground Railroad and explores contemporary issues of social justice at the historic St. John’s Episcopal Church — Cleveland’s first authenticated Underground Railroad site. Cleveland History Center: Through exhibits, virtual experiences and online learning resources, stories of the city’s past come alive, from 1776 through today, including the many Black contributions that shaped Cleveland’s history.
CLEVELAND HISTORY CENTER: SEAN FEE; FILM FEST SPEAKER: LARRY HIGHBAUGH; KARAMU HOUSE: SEAN FEE; ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME: DESTINATION CLEVELAND; CLEVELAND HISTORY CENTER: CODY YORK; BASEBALL HERITAGE MUSEUME: DESTINATION CLEVELAND; ANGIE'S SOUL CAFE: NATHAN MIGAL
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: This destination, as well as online library and archives, showcases the genre’s powerful influence from Black artists, such as Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, The Staples Singers, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Bill Withers and many more. Captured through the lenses of influential Black photographers, the Rock Hall’s new exhibit, “It’s Been Said All Along: Voices of Rage, Hope, and Empowerment,” spotlights musical trailblazers from every generation who have used their voices to elevate the conversation about race, equality, justice and peace.
must-eat restaurants Black Box Fix: Gourmet sandwiches and street food Zanzibar Soul Fusion: Southern cuisine and seafood Angie’s Soul Cafe: Southern comfort food Beckham’s B&M Barb-B-Que: “Best in town” barbecue Hot Sauce Williams: Known for its BBQ ribs Zoma: Premier Ethiopian Empress Taytu: Authentic Ethiopian delights Irie Jamaican Kitchen: Fast-casual Jamaican cuisine The Boiler 65: Seafood Sauce The City: Cleveland’s best chicken-filled dishes Battiste & Dupree Cajun Grill: Cajun-inspired menu Southern Café: Creative twists on southern classics Sunshine Cafe: Vegetarian & vegan Frederick's Wine and Dine: Live jazz Sam Sylk's Chicken and Fish: Home-style cooking Cafe Phix: Coffee shop Cathy's: Gourmet icecream
Entrepreneurs to Support Chateau Hough: Nestled in the heart of the historic Hough neighborhood, this urban winery, founded by Mansfield
Frazier in 2010, offers a variety of seven bold, crisp and contemporary wines from two types of grapes grown on site. Vegan Doughnut Co.: This Lakewood shop, co-owned by sisters Kharisma and Kyra Mayo, offers a unique variety of doughnuts handcrafted with healthy and honest ingredients. Cleveland Cold Brew Coffee & Cafe: Karen Ross is energizing the Glenville Circle North community with her new shop featuring an array of delicious hot and cold beverages, pastries, desserts sandwiches and salads. The Real Black Friday: LaRese Purnell, created this initiative to bring awareness and exposure to Black-owned businesses in NEO.
Retail/Boutiques to Discover Styles of Imagination Brittany’s Record Shop Abby and Jay Boutique Framed Gallery Black Canvas CLE Provok Clothing Our Favorite Things Boutique Door Fourteen Apparel Hippie Chemist Shops at Glen Village LT Squared The Gentleman's Cave
Events to Get Engaged Martin Luther King Jr. Day: January, citywide events Black History Month: February, citywide events Juneteenth Celebration at Karamu House: June 19 Karamu House Second Line Parade: July Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival: September The Cleveland Sneaker Ball: September Black Nativity @ Karamu House: December Kwanzaa @ Karamu House: December For additional Black-owned businesses to support, visit www. theclevelandbucketlist.com.
CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA: LARRY E. HIGHBAUGH; KARAMU HOUSE: KAYLA LUPEAN; PRIDE PARADE: NATHAN MIGAL; TERMINAL TOWER: LARRY HIGHBAUGH; LOVE DOVES MURAL: CODY YORK
Pride guide Cleveland loves everyone just the way they are and strives to make everyone feel at home. From dozens of open and affirming churches, a community center that’s been in operation for more than 40 years and clinics that specialize in specific health needs to exciting cultural events and drag shows attended by people of all sexualities and genders, CLE proudly embraces the LGBTQ+ community as an integral part of the city. LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland: From community groups and sensitivity training to youth and adult programs and dedication to addressing important health and wellness needs, the center, located at Gordon Square, strives to enrich the lives of Northeast Ohio’s diverse LGBTQ+ community through advocacy, support, education and celebration. Pride in the CLE: Join 30,000+ people from the LGBTQ+ and ally communities during this yearly march and festival that aims to make a lasting impact for equality, diversity and inclusion throughout the city and beyond. Normally occurring during June’s Pride Month, 2020’s event will take place Sept. 12 in Downtown. Meet Me at the Club: Lively entertainment, daily activities and monthly theme parties at Twist Social Club combine with special events, such as Drag Bingo at Music Box Supper Club, Black Mass at Five O’Clock Lounge and Glam Gore at Grog Shop, for a calendar filled with opportunities to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.
EXPLORE THE SUBURBS
CLEVELAND IS SURROUNDED BY COMMUNITIES RICH WITH THEIR OWN HISTORY AND CHARACTER.
You’ll find walkable neighborhoods, open spaces for recreation and shopping and dining options that tempt you to stay awhile. This is the time to step out of your backyard and into others throughout Northeast Ohio. Here are just a handful to start visiting.
East Side Suburbs Euclid, located along the shore of Lake Erie, features a vibrant downtown and beautiful lake views; Beachwood, Lyndhurst and Orange Village offer upscale shopping with Beachwood Place, Legacy Village and Pinecrest; Warrensville Heights boasts the Harvard Park shopping district and several renowned educational campuses; Shaker Heights features the new Van Aken food hall and Shaker Lakes rec area; Cleveland Heights offers the Coventry Village neighborhood with a bohemian vibe.
West Side Suburbs Lakewood is home to a variety of restaurants, retail options and cultural assets, such as the Museum of Divine Statues; Rocky River’s historic downtown features unique shops and one-of-a-kind restaurants in a vibrant, walkable community; a big draw in Westlake is Crocker Park lifestyle center; Bay Village is home to Huntington Beach and offers a variety of dining options, art galleries and shops highlighting local artists.
LA PLAZA: NATHAN MIGAL; MELT BAR AND GRILLED: DESTINATION CLEVELAND; CITYSCAPE: DAVE GIELOW; LEGACY VILLAGE: LEGACY VILLAGE; VAN AKEN: NATHAN MIGAL; HUNTINGTON BEACH: CODY YORK; COVENTRY VILLAGE: LARRY HIGHBAUGH
Southern Suburbs Parma is a community rich in Old World European culture and tradition. From Ukrainian Village to Polish Village, you will find small, family operated ethnic bakeries, butcher shops, delis and stores; Independence and Brecksville are nestled in the heart of the Cleveland Metroparks and Cuyahoga Valley National Park and offer the chance to horseback ride, golf, hike
or bike. Both suburbs offer a variety of dining options — and don’t miss the new TopGolf facility in Independence; Strongsville blends an abundance of shopping, including Southpark Mall, and dining with over 2,170 acres of the Cleveland Metroparks. For more info on Cleveland’s suburbs visit www.thisiscleveland.com/about-cle/ cleveland-suburbs.
STEP BEYOND CLEVELAND
MAKE THESE DESTINATIONS PART OF YOUR MUST-VISIT LIST. THEY ARE JUST A SHORT TRIP AWAY.
Drive-In Movie Theaters: Take in a movie
Lake Erie Islands: Take the Miller Ferry or Jet
the old way — with snacks and space in the comfort of your own car; head to one of these classic theaters: Aut-O-Rama (North Ridgeville), Mayfield Road Drive-In Theatre (Chardon), or Midway Twin Drive-In (Ravenna).
Express to the Lake Erie Islands for some fun in the sun.
Wineries: Cheers to Northeast Ohio’s wine country. Grand River Wine Country and Gervasi Winery — featuring its four restaurants in Canton — are open. From spots with Old-World charm to reimagned country churches and lakefront vistas, you'll find a soothing spot to sip a locally made riesling and more.
Amish Country: Slow down and soak in a simple way of living. Lodging options, retail and dining are open in Geauga and Holmes counties.
Put-in-Bay lodging is accepting reservations and island restaurants and bars are open and attracting visitors. But you will still find seating plans that maintain physical distancing and some of the best lobster bisque and seafood around. Rent a golf cart and go explore the island's familyfriendly sites. Kelleys Island lodging properties are also accepting reservations. Island visitors can go fishing, bicycling, kayaking and participate in many other activities.
Cedar Point: Enjoy the attraction’s 18 roller coasters and rides. Celebrate 150 years of fun with the Gold Pass, offering unlimited admission and free parking for the 2020 and 2021 seasons.
CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK: TED TOTH; TOPGOLF: TOPGOLF; GERVASI: GERVASI; CEDAR POINT: CEDAR POINT; AMISH COUNTRY: DESTINATION GEUAGA
Sherwin-Williams Co.: After a nationwide search, this 154-year-old Fortune 500 powerhouse announced plans to stay in Downtown Cleveland. The new headquarters, which will house at least 3,500 employees on 7 acres of land, should open in 2023.
RISE EVIDENCE OF CLEVELAND’S ECONOMIC RENAISSANCE CAN BE SEEN IN THE $8.5 BILLION IN INVESTMENTS MADE IN DOWNTOWN SINCE 2008, INCLUDING A REINVENTED PUBLIC SQUARE UNVEILED IN THE SUMMER OF 2016 AND EXPANDING DEVELOPMENT ON THE LAKE ERIE SHORE AND THE BANKS OF THE CUYAHOGA RIVER.
Residential Developments Continuing at a steady pace, Cleveland's developments provide living opportunities in the urban neighborhoods people are seeking. The Lumen: For those yearning to live in the heart of the city’s theater district, this newly opened 34-story tower features 318 high-end apartments and 20 floor plans ranging from 570 to 1,932 square feet. Public Square North: A $40 million renovation of 75 Public Square by Millenia Cos. will create a 199-unit apartment building with ground-floor retail. Built in 1915, the 15-story building was the headquarters of Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co.
City Club Apartments: To attract more young people to the city, Vocon is adding a 23-story, 313-unit apartment tower at 720 Euclid Avenue. Plans include a doggy day care and pool on the roof. Flats West Bank: Property in development around Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica along the Cuyahoga River includes at least two residential towers. Neighborhood Developments: At Church + State (Ohio City) sits a brand-new property with 158 thoughtfully designed living spaces, a six-story exterior climbing wall, outdoor splashpad, 17-foot spiral slide and expansive rooftop lounge and soaking pool. Meanwhile, Midwest Development Partners hopes to break ground this summer on a 24-story, 298-unit apartment tower featuring a library — the first and tallest component of Circle Square, a multiyear project to transform more than 5 acres of University Circle. Plans also are in the works for the Famicos Foundation to build a fourstory, 56,700-foot market-rate apartment building on the border of Hough and Fairfax neighborhoods.
Down to Business Not only is residential development booming, businesses also are taking advantage of opportunities to blossom and grow within the city and surrounding areas.
MetroHealth: Historic transformation at MetroHealth’s main campus showcases the organization’s dedication to Cleveland’s West Side. While a new hospital fills its halls with amenities to better serve patients, the Institute of H.O.P.E. aims to better serve the community with fresh food, job training, legal counseling and more. MetroHealth also is investing in low- to moderateincome housing, market-rate apartments and a park to surround the new hospital. GOJO Industries: Given an increased demand for sanitation products, the Akron-based maker of Purell® is expanding its Ohio footprint by investing $25 million into a 350,000-squarefoot manufacturing facility in Maple Heights, which will bring 100 new jobs. Hotel Development: New accommodations abound for those looking for a place to stay and play in and around the city. The 170-room Drury Inn & Suites, located in Orange Village across from Pinecrest, began welcoming guests in March. In Downtown, a 185-room Curio Collection by Hilton is proposed and will be just a home run away from Progressive Field. Plans also are in the works for a 19-story, $60 million Dream Hotel connected to the Masonic Temple that will feature 207 rooms and 100,000 square feet of meeting space, as well as restaurants and nightlife venues.
THE LUMEN: PLAYHOUSE SQUARE; CLEVELAND CLINIC: PHIL SCALIA; UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS: UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS; NASA GLENN: NASA CHRISTOPHER J. LYNCH
Health Care Cleveland’s health care industry is as strong as ever. The MetroHealth System, with more than a dozen medical centers sprinkled throughout Northeast Ohio, showcases 183 years of constantly growing and providing expert medical care to Clevelanders. Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals alone are the city’s largest employers with a combined workforce of more than 49,000. Cleveland Clinic’s main campus is essentially a city within itself, requiring its own zip code, and its physical expansion shows no signs of slowing down.
Advanced Manufacturing With the founding of Standard Oil Company in 1870, John D. Rockefeller put Cleveland on the map as a manufacturing city. That success has continued to be present in Cleveland but has evolved in recent years to occupy other sectors, including advanced manufacturing. The value of exports from the region’s 18 counties rings in at $87 billion, with the largest manufacturing export sectors being transportation equipment, chemical engineering, chemical manufacturing and primary-metal manufacturing. Advances in technology, including the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and additive manufacturing, continue to change the face of manufacturing in Northeast Ohio.
Technology Move over, Silicon Valley: the Rust Belt’s fast becoming a hub for all things innovation. In 2019, CBRE named Cleveland the fourth fastest-growing U.S. market for tech talent— thanks to an impressive employment growth rate of 17.2 percent in recent years and nearly 10,000 software developers in its workforce. Downtown's growing cluster of tech-focused companies includes BrandMuscle, Robot & Pencils and TPA Stream, while startup accelerator Plug and Play has helped attract cutting-edge startups like BrightEdge. Cleveland has also planted a flag in the emerging blockchain sector.
BY THE NUMBERS 15TH LARGEST
#1 CONCENTRATED AREA
U.S. ECONOMIC REGION WITH $238 BILLION IN GROSS REGIONAL PRODUCT
OF HOSPITALS AND MEDICAL RESEARCH CENTERS
IN THE NATION
DIVERSE COMPANIES, MANY WITH HEALTHTECH/HIGH-TECH FOCUS
COMBINED WORKFORCE AT CLEVELAND CLINIC AND UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS
ATTRACTED BY HEALTH CARE AND BIOSCIENCE IT ENTREPRENEURS SINCE 2005
CLEVELAND'S RANKING ON A LIST OF THE 50 MOST ENTREPRENEURFRIENDLY CITIES IN THE WORLD, AHEAD OF DENVER, SALT LAKE CITY AND ATLANTA
700 BIOMEDICAL COMPANIES MAKE UP A $5.6 BILLION SECTOR OF NORTHEAST OHIO’S GROSS REGIONAL PRODUCT (GRP)
Business Friendly COMPANIES THAT CALL CLEVELAND HOME
HEALTH CARE + BIOMED Cleveland Clinic University Hospitals GE Healthcare Philips Steris
AEROSPACE + AVIATION Arconic Eaton GrafTech International Lockheed Martin NASA Glenn The Timken Co.
MANUFACTURING + INNOVATION ArcelorMittal Diebold GE Lighting Goodyear Nestlé USA Parker Hannifin PolyOne Sherwin-Williams Shurtech Swagelok
FASTEST GROWING MARKET FOR TECH TALENT
DOWNTOWN RESIDENTIAL GROWTH SINCE 2000
BrandMuscle HIMSS Hyland Software Plug and Play
$535 MILLION IN DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT COMPLETED IN 2019
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SW 6597 Hopeful
SW 6425 Relentless Olive
SW 7055 Enduring Bronze
SW 6507 Resolute Blue
SW 6316 Rosy Outlook
SW 6635 Determined Orange
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Cleveland guidebook for local residents to reopen the region using safe and healthy practices. Hundreds of Cleveland’s hospitality businesse...
Published on Jul 28, 2020
Cleveland guidebook for local residents to reopen the region using safe and healthy practices. Hundreds of Cleveland’s hospitality businesse...