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2 Days In Cleveland..What's To See/Do?  
User currently offlineHALFA From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1367 posts, RR: 15
Posted (7 years 2 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2011 times:

My November schedule has just come out, and I will be working the Seattle Seahawks charter flight to Cleveland in two weeks. We will arrive in Cleveland on Friday evening at 9:15pm and depart there on Sunday evening after the game with the Browns.
I have been to 44 U.S. States but Ohio is not one of them! I know nothing about Cleveland and that's where you come in. What should we do there? We basically have one full day (Saturday) to see/do whatever there is to do. Any suggestions?
We also like to eat! We would like to go to a classic Cleveland institution type restaurant. Someplace where locals would take their out of town guests. Good food and someplace that says CLEVELAND!
I'm not sure what hotel we will be staying at but we normally stay at nice hotels in the heart of a city. Does Cleveland have a good public transportation system?
Finally, how far is the Browns stadium from downtown? We'll have tickets for the game and will be able to attend most of the game.
Thanks for any help/suggestions!

Aloha,
HALFA


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User currently offlineRJdxer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2003 times:

Quoting HALFA (Thread starter):
What should we do there? We basically have one full day (Saturday) to see/do whatever there is to do. Any suggestions?

If you are staying downtown there is always the rock hall of fame at the end of E9th. It's kind of pricey in my opinion though and reminds me of a giant planet hollywood. Not sure if it is open at that time of the year but right down the street is the WW2 submarine USS COD which is always a favorite. You could take in tower city which is a mall under and behind the terminal tower in public square. From there you could also catch the rapid out to the museum district where there are a number of world class museums to take in my favorite being the Crawford auto and aviation musem.

Quoting HALFA (Thread starter):
We also like to eat! We would like to go to a classic Cleveland institution type restaurant.

There has been so much renovation that I will leave that to someone who lives there because a lot of my favorite haunts
are part of history now.

Quoting HALFA (Thread starter):
I'm not sure what hotel we will be staying at but we normally stay at nice hotels in the heart of a city. Does Cleveland have a good public transportation system?

So-so compared to other cities of comparable size and its not that hot after 6pm.

Quoting HALFA (Thread starter):
Finally, how far is the Browns stadium from downtown? We'll have tickets for the game and will be able to attend most of the game.

Browns stadium is on the lake, right downtown.


User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12150 posts, RR: 49
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2001 times:

Cleveland's public transportation is decent, here is the website

www.gcrta.org

Also if I can answer any questions for you or if you want someone to show you the sites send me a message.

[Edited 2007-10-20 14:43:52]


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User currently offlineSouthwestMDW From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 303 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1997 times:

For Food, See if you can take the RTA train to Coventry (in Cleveland Heights) and go to a place called Tommy's. The food is good but the milkshakes are amazing.

User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12150 posts, RR: 49
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1997 times:

OK here is the web site

www.gcrta.org



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User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4898 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1966 times:

Quoting HALFA (Thread starter):
2 Days In Cleveland

My dearest apologies...  stirthepot 



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User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1955 times:

Hi there, HALFA.

I worked downtown at Terminal Tower's main desk for a few weeks so I have a pretty good idea of what's within walking distance of Browns Stadium and Tower City. I also have a pretty good lay of the entire metro area.

You can get an all-day RTA express pass for $3.50 each day and it is good until 2:00 AM the next morning. The all-day express pass allows you to ride all forms of RTA transportation that you would use during your visit - busses, trains and circulators.

My first suggestion is to get a hotel reservation ASAP. With the popularity of both Browns football and the Cavaliers, if there's a double in-town engagement that weekend you will be hard pressed to find a good room within five miles. The downtown hotels are expensive - plan on $150 per night. There are better rates in the suburbs and if you e-mail me, I will give you some well placed suggestions.

Here's a good itinerary for a Saturday:
Morning: Take the #66 Red Line rapid train to Cedar/University Circle station (or the #9 or #32 bus) and get on the free CircleLink bus at the loop on the hill side of the station. Take the CircleLink to the Cleveland Museum of Art where some exhibits are open. CMA is free to the public although for the special exhibits you need to pick up a timed ticket at the information desk. Within a block of CMA are the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the Cleveland Botanical Garden, and the Western Reserve Historical Society is three blocks away - all charge admission but are well worth the price.

At noontime you can walk a few blocks to Sergio's for Brazillian cuisine or to one of the restaurants on Euclid Avenue near Mayfield Road. The Arabica Coffeehouse is also very close. You can also take the CircleLink back to the rapid station and pick up the #821 Cleveland Heights/Shaker Square circulator (covered by your RTA pass) to either the Coventry or the Shaker Square district for finer dining.

If you go to Shaker Square, you can then take the #67 Blue/Green Line rapid train back downtown and connect to the Waterfront Line at Tower City (your train from Shaker Square may be through to the Waterfront.) Take the Waterfront Line to East 9th Street station, where you will get a preview of Browns Stadium as you walk the block to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, or two blocks to the Great Lakes Science Center (west) or the USS Cod Submarine Museum (east). The GLSC has an IMAX theatre and you can buy a discounted combined ticket. If you are a AAA member or a student, remember to bring your cards for possible additional discounts.

When you are done at one or more of the North Coast museums, walk up East 9th Street to St. Clair Ave and then walk west to the Warehouse District, east-west between West 3rd and West 9th Streets and Lakeside and Superior Avenues north-south. For the finest of Cleveland dining I suggest the Spanish restaurant Mallorca (make a reservation) if you have at least $30 per person. The service at Mallorca is im-pec-cable. You can also try one of the steakhouses or hit one of the clubs.

For Sunday, if you are at all church oriented, I can suggest several beautiful downtown churches that are historically or architecturally notable.

If you have any other specific questions you can e-mail me via my profile.



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User currently offlineHALFA From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1367 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1932 times:

Quoting RJdxer (Reply 1):
If you are staying downtown there is always the rock hall of fame at the end of E9th.

That sounds like a good idea.

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 2):
Cleveland's public transportation is decent, here is the website



Quoting Redngold (Reply 6):
You can get an all-day RTA express pass for $3.50 each day and it is good until 2:00 AM the next morning. The all-day express pass allows you to ride all forms of RTA transportation that you would use during your visit - busses, trains and circulators.

Thanks guys, good info!

Quoting Redngold (Reply 6):
My first suggestion is to get a hotel reservation ASAP. With the popularity of both Browns football and the Cavaliers, if there's a double in-town engagement that weekend you will be hard pressed to find a good room within five miles. The downtown hotels are expensive - plan on $150 per night.

My company (HA) will be taking care of our hotel rooms. (We are flight crew on a layover).


Quoting Redngold (Reply 6):
If you have any other specific questions you can e-mail me via my profile.

Thanks, I may do that.

Aloha,
HALFA



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User currently offlineATCT From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2349 posts, RR: 38
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1895 times:

The steamship Mather is a good museum to see.
I enjoyed it thoroughly.


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User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1881 times:

PM KROC-he is the CLE ambassador...


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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1872 times:

Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 9):
PM KROC-he is the CLE ambassador...

If you're lucky, you will be able to catch the wind picking some of the sparks from the Cleveland Indians (and Falcon84's) meltdown and dropping them over the Cuyahoga River once again setting the water way a blaze.


User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1846 times:

Quoting ATCT (Reply 8):
The steamship Mather is a good museum to see.

The ship has been moved a few hundred yards and is now part of the Great Lakes Science Center.



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User currently offlineHALFA From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1367 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1833 times:

A question for the Cleveland experts.

Is there public transportation to the Pro Football Hall Of Fame in Canton from Cleveland? Are there bus tours to the hall from Cleveland? Is it feasible to travel to Canton and see the hall in the morning and return to Cleveland in the afternoon leaving time to visit the Rock and Roll HOF? Can this be accomplished without renting a car? We'd ideally like to visit both halls. If it's not feasible to see both in one day, which ONE HOF would you recommend visiting?

Thanks,
HALFA



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User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1811 times:

The Rock Hall (as we call it) is really for rock and roll buffs. Since I'm not really interested in that, my favorite part was a costume display, which was a traveling exhibit at the time. There are short films and some historical timelines but not in my vein of curiosity.

There are busses to Akron from Cleveland, or you could take the Greyhound, but I don't know how to get to Canton. If I can find anything in the next hour on Google, I'll post it.

I can't answer your last question because I've never been to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.



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