The Republican National Convention will be coming to Cleveland July 18th to 21st. Men’s Cuts is excited to be listed as a Republican National Convention preferred vendor. We are proud to be a member of the west side community of Lakewood and wanted to share what makes Cleveland such a great city to visit, work and live.
Cleveland has been shining in the media for the past year with top places to visit from major travel sites such as Travel and Leisure, Fodor’s, and The New York Times. Cleveland has been called the “Comeback City”, but for someone who was born and grew up in the city, it has always been great. From yearly cultural events and festivals to the great museums to our sports team, Cleveland really is the place to be. The city has been used as the backdrop for filming “Captain America Winter Soldier”, “The Avengers”, “Draft Day”, “The Deer Hunter” and currently “Fast and Furious 8” is being filmed in downtown Cleveland. The city also has a thriving arts scenes with galleries, theaters and the largest performing arts center next to New York City at Playhouse Square.
Things to Do in and Around Cleveland
There are many great things to do and see in the city of Cleveland and its surrounding suburbs and towns from museums, to sporting events to the lakefront to an amazing amusement park, Cedar Point, which is just 45 minutes west of the city.
Museums and Attractions
Downtown Cleveland is home to many attractions that shouldn’t be missed. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum opened near the city’s lakefront in 1995 and has been a great tourist and cultural destination ever since. See, hear and experience rock music from its roots in gospel, country and blues to the latest in popular music. Next to the Rock Hall is the Great Lakes Science Center, which is home to the OMNIMAX theater, great science exhibits and the NASA Glenn Visitor Center.
The University Circle area, 15 minutes east of downtown Cleveland, is home to The Cleveland Orchestra, amazing museums, culture, colleges and much more. The Cleveland Museum of Art, is known throughout the world for its magnificent collection of historical to modern art. The museum recently went through a major addition and renovation project, adding gallery space allowing more artwork to be shown. The Cleveland Museum of Natural History are working on a big renovation project that will enhance the visitors experience both inside and outside the museum. University Circle is home to the Western Reserve Historical Society and Crawford Auto Museum, where you can travel back in time to see how people lived and traveled in the Cleveland area over 100 years ago. Severance Hall is the winter home of the Cleveland Orchestra, one of world’s best orchestras. The building is an amazing example of art deco architecture with wonderful acoustics.
The Cleveland Metroparks has 300 miles of hiking, biking and horse trails, 8 lakefront parks, 5 nature centers, 8 golf courses and the world-renowned Cleveland Metroparks Zoo with over 2,000 animals. There are picnic tables, pavilions, baseball and soccer fields and much more throughout the many miles of the parks in areas throughout Cuyahoga County. The Zoo is a great activity and place to explore for the entire family.
Just 45 minutes west of Cleveland in Sandusky, Ohio is Cedar Point, the roller coaster capital of the world. If you love thrill rides, this is the amusement park for you. The newest roller coaster, Valvarn, opened just a few weeks ago to major thumbs up by coaster enthusiasts. There are also entertainment shows, a water park and children’s rides.
Cleveland is for Foodies
Cleveland offers a rich variety of food from ethnic to farm-to-table, to Americana. Each Cleveland neighborhood and suburb offer their own take on popular styles of food. The restaurant scene in the Cleveland area has been making a name for itself as a culinary destination for the past decade. The foodie scene continues to grow and flourish with new restaurants opening nearly every month in the city and surrounding suburbs. The city has established well known and up-and-coming chefs that are making their mark on the city’s food culture. There are many great “foodie” destinations around the city including East 4th Street in downtown Cleveland, Tremont, West 25th Street in the area surrounding the West Side Market, Little Italy and the Uptown/University circle area. The Flats entertainment district is in the middle of a major overhaul with many new clubs, restaurants and living spaces being built in this area along the Cuyahoga River.
Cleveland is the home to great professional and minor league sports teams including the Cavs, Indians, Browns, Captains, Rubber Ducks, Crushers and Monsters. These teams are known to have the most loyal fan bases in sports. The teams have all had their ups and downs over the decades, but they have always had fan support and always bring excitement to the city. Attending sporting events at Progressive Field, the Q Arena or First Energy Stadium is always a great time. Progressive Field is one of the most intimate baseball fields in the major leagues. With many the upgrades and renovations in the past year, Progressive Field can’t be beat with for interactive fan experience.
Don’t take our word for it, get out and explore all the great places and things to do that the Cleveland area offers! Men’s Cuts is excited to welcome the many visitors that will be coming to Cleveland in the next month! Give us a call at 440-799-8887 or book your appointment online today for men’s haircuts and skin care.