Seeing Cleveland

By: Dwayne Shepperd

Cleveland is in the state of Ohio right next to Lake Erie. You won't be short of activities if you decide to visit. There are all kinds of events, festivals and attractions.

Cleveland has a variety of water sports and activities that are sure to catch your attention if you are interested in staying active during your vacation. You値l find yourself spending as much time next to Lake Erie as you can if the sun, water, and adventure are one of your interests.

If you're a fan of culture and the arts you will find several museums to visit. The downtown streets offer excellent shopping by day in the many upscale boutiques. There is plenty of nightlife to satisfy your various interests as well. If you're there on a romantic interlude, try a cruise along the shoreline. You can find daytime cruises so you can enjoy the sun, or later in the day to experience a warm early evening.

If the whole family is along then consider a day trip to Aurora and visit the Six Flags Worlds of Adventure Amusement Park. There you will find a water park, a marine park, and the always adventurous fun park. Cleveland also has wonderful theater productions. Stop by Playhouse Square and you'll see four of their most gorgeous theaters. Each one offers a number of productions every year. A must see is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. You will learn more than you imagined possible about North American rock legends.

While you are in Cleveland you値l want to see at least one or two of the museums and art galleries that can be found throughout the city. Check out the Cleveland Natural History Museum or the Cleveland Museum of Art for a quiet afternoon away from the more hectic sightseeing. The Cleveland Museum of Art opened in 1913 and has some excellent permanent pieces by artists such as Monet, Degas, Renoir, and Van Gogh. If your children are visiting Cleveland with you, you値l want to stop at the Great Lake Science Center where you can take part in the many hands-on exhibits that will keep you and your family busy for many hours. For a more quiet way to spend a sunny afternoon make sure that you stop at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens where you can wander around among the many flowers and plants.

The Cleveland Metropark Zoo is one of the last must-sees that you値l have to make time for before leaving the city. This zoo is the seventh oldest zoo in the United States and is home to a multitude of animals in their natural settings. You can visit the many specialized exhibits, which includes the Rainforest exhibit and the Australian Adventure exhibit. No matter what time of the year that you visit Cleveland you値l find that there is plenty to keep you busy.

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