If you're from Northeast Ohio, you know Cleveland is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Browns, the Indians, and the Cavaliers. But there are several hidden gems just waiting to be discovered.
Consider taking a tour around the city and sample some local craft beers. The Cleveland Brew Bus started in March 2014 and is owned by Leslie Basalla-McCafferty and Brian McCafferty. They offer 9 different tours that visit 3 breweries. A tour costs $65 per person which covers transportation and 4 beer samples at each brewery. They also offer a "non-drinkers" ticket for $28 of those that are pregnant or prefer not to drink beer. Each tour includes a guided tasting, a Brewhouse tour at one or more breweries, transportation, and facts about Cleveland beer and breweries. Some of the featured breweries are Brick and Barrell, Great Lakes Brewing Company, Fat Heads Brewery, Bad Tom Smith, and many others. Find out more about the Cleveland Brew Bus by visiting their website here.
Perhaps you prefer to spend more time outside and maybe want to sneak in a little exercise. Cleveland Bike Tours offers a ride around Cleveland stopping at places like Cleveland Public Square, The Free Stamp and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. They also offer a tour of Ohio City with stops at West Side Market, Franklin Castle and St. Patrick's Church. Both tours are approximately 4.5 miles and last between 2 and 3 hours. You can purchase tickets here for $40.
If the weather is not the best, you could always visit the Great Lakes Science Center or the Greater Cleveland Aquarium. The Great Lakes Science Center offers several exhibits including "Tapescape-Sticky Science" and the NASA Glenn Visitor Center. The Great Lakes Science Center is also home to the MC2 STEM High School, a partnership with Cleveland Metropolitan School District. The school focuses on STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and math). MC2 STEM High School is in session year-round and students spend their days creating, exploring and discovering techniques scientists and engineers use. You can purchase tickets for a one-day trip or an annual membership. The Greater Cleveland Aquarium is a fairly new attraction to the Cleveland area. You can see animals native to Ohio Lakes and Rivers, the Indo-Pacific and Northern Pacific regions, as well as tropical fish and sharks! In addition to taking a tour of the aquarium, you can hold your child's birthday party there or attend one of the many other events they have planned. Like the Science Center, you can purchase daily tickets or annual memberships. You can find out more about the Great Lakes Science Center by clicking here and the Greater Cleveland Aquarium here.
Cleveland is home to a variety of places to visit and events to attend. To find more information about exploring Cleveland and the surrounding areas, click here.