Cleveland is the county seat of Cuyahoga County, the most populous county in the U.S. state of Ohio. The municipality is located on the southern shore of Lake Erie, in the Western Reserve in northeastern Ohio on the Cuyahoga River, approximately 60 miles (100 km) west of the Pennsylvania border. It was founded in 1796 near the mouth of the river, and became a manufacturing center owing to its location at the head of numerous canals and railroad lines. With the decline of heavy manufacturing, Cleveland's businesses have diversified into the service economy, including the financial services, insurance, and healthcare sectors. Edit this section or read more
Tips for: backpackers • business travelers • luxury/exotic travel • hitchhikers • families • seniors • LBG travelers • pet owners
Hotels and lodging
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is fun. It is kind of like a Hard Rock Cafe without the burgers.
The West Side Market
Maps and transportation
Getting to Cleveland
Interstate 71, 77, and 90.
Cleveland is also served by Amtrak and Greyhound. The trains arrive and depart very early in the morning.
The RTA has buses and light rail.
Practical information and resources
City Tap is a downtown restaurant with over 40 beers on tap. It is popular with fans before and after baseball and basketball games.
The Great Lakes Brewing Company is located in Cleveland. You can tour the brewery and eat at their restaurant. The restaurant serves beers that are not available in bars and restaurant. It also has a gift shop where you can buy beer and merchandise. If you cannot make it to the brewery, don't worry as Great Lakes beer is ubiquitous in northeast Ohio.
Indigo Imp Brewery produces bottle-conditioned ales.
The Horseshoe Casino is Ohio's oldest casino. While it is not as large as the casinos in Vegas, there are plenty of games to play. The casino does not offer much in the way of bars or restaurants, however there are plenty of them within a couple blocks.
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