The Cleveland Museum of Art, housed in a historic building dating back to 1916, displays some very precious paintings by renowned artists. You can check out the works of the Berenice Abbott, Ansel Adams and Mario Avati. If you do not have the time to leisurely browse through all the exhibited works, sign up for guided tours that give you details of all the major exhibits. After you have explored the place, stop by the cafe for refreshments.
This is the nation's oldest civic garden, dating back to 1930. It is divided into herb, wildflower, rose, perennial and Japanese gardens. More than 3000 species of trees and shrubs fill the garden. This non-profit community resource center offers information on landscaping and horticulture. The garden library has a section for youngsters, and visitors can choose from several programs such as preschoolers' storytimes, crafts and gardening classes.
Severance Hall is the home of the famous Cleveland Orchestra. Designed by the architectural firm Walker and Weeks, the halls resembles a Greek temple. The hall can seat about 2000 people with its interior taking inspiration from the neo-classical style. Severance Hall is known as a haven for musicians and music lovers as well; staging or attending a concert at this hall is a delight. Regarded as America's most beautiful concert hall, the Severance deserves a visit from all music lovers.
PlayhouseSquare is one of the largest theater complexes in the country, the construction of which was completed in the 1920s. Although it was not the first one to open - the Ohio and State theaters being the first two - the Palace Theatre soon gained fame for various reasons. The electrical sign above the building was once the world's largest, and the lobby housed an extensive art collection, but it was the vaudeville shows that drew crowds. This theater has also played host to artists like Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Fanny Brice.
Located in Rockefeller Park, Cleveland Cultural Gardens is a collection of 31 distinct gardens each of which represents an ethnic group that has been a part of United States History. The British Garden, Latvian Garden, American Colonial Garden, and Indian Garden are few areas that form the collection. Sit back and relax at the park or walk on the narrow pathways and observe statues of significant historical figures.
Situated across Lee Road, the Forest Hill Park provides the much needed green respite to its neighborhood. Apart from that, it also has sporting facilities for public use that includes ball-fields, tennis courts, a playground, multipurpose fields and much more. That's not it, the two sheltered areas are perfect for picnickers and are ideal for summer outings. Those who are not much into sports, can simply go for a nature walk or sit by the lovely duck pond.
The brainchild of couple, Mike and Colleen Miller, Music Box Supper Club is an avant-garde facility which brings music and dining under one roof. This bi-level establishment besides the Cuyahoga River with wonderful views of the river, downtown and Flats East Bank features performance spaces on both levels where different genres will be played. The second floor also includes a lovely rooftop deck. Both the venues are distinct with the first being rustic and the latter more sophisticated.
Goodtime III is a boat tour agency that organizes some great cruise excursions on Lake Erie and Cuyahoga River. Enjoy the sights of Cleveland's skyline from one of the decks as you take in the gentle breeze. Besides sightseeing cruises, the company also organizes special cruises for couples, where you can dine and dance with your partner. Their entertainment cruises are also quite popular where you can enjoy some great shows. Public Cruises and Narrated Luncheon Cruises are quite popular with the tourists. You can also hire ships for private or corporate events. Their largest ship can hold up to 1000 people and is a great venue for conferences. Goodtime III is a great option if you want to go on a different kind of city tour.