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Explore Cleveland

Enjoy summertime in Cleveland

While attending NRF PROTECT, make sure to take some time to explore Cleveland. Whether you’re looking for a solo outing, a night out with the team or you’ve brought the family for an extended stay, C-Town has something for everyone.

From outdoor activities and sporting events to exciting nightlife and delicious dining spots, here’s your guide for what to do during your stay in Cleveland.

To receive a printed Cleveland Visitors Guide by mail, visit this site 2-4 weeks prior to the event.

Family fun

Family fun

Cleveland has so much to offer visitors of any age. Why not tack a day or two onto your trip and bring the family for some together time? Catch a game at Progressive Field and watch the Guardians run the bases. Spend the day outside at Cleveland Metroparks where you can visit the zoo, go on a scenic hike or take in a sunset on the shore of Lake Erie. Looking for more adventure? Plan a trip to nearby Cedar Point Amusement Park for thrilling rides, games and shows.

Night life

Night life

After a day filled with learning, it’s time to let loose and have some fun. Try your hand at poker, blackjack, roulette or the slot machines at JACK Cleveland Casino, located in the historic Higbee Building. Looking for a little culture? Playhouse Square, home to 10 performance spaces, hosts plays, concerts and performances throughout the year and is located near downtown. For fans of craft beers, Cleveland is a heavy hitter in the brewery game. Book a guided brewery tour or head out with a group to explore the city’s hoppy offerings.

Cleveland Museum of Art

Explore popular sites

Cleveland is home to some of the most interesting and educational exhibits in the country. While you’ll visit the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during our closing party, you can also take a deeper dive into the music with a guided tour. For art enthusiasts, Cleveland is home to museums and galleries, such as the Cleveland Museum of Art and Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art, where you can see master works as well as the latest pieces from today’s emerging artists. For sports fans, the Pro Football Hall of Fame is a short distance down the road in Canton.

West Side Market


From casual fare to fine dining, Cleveland offers a collection of restaurants to satisfy every craving. For upscale dining, reserve a table at Marble Room Steaks and Raw Bar, featuring an unforgettable interior and menu. Looking to please a crowd? Take a culinary tour of Cleveland at the famous West Side Market, home to over 100 diverse vendors. Cleveland is the home of some of the world’s best known chefs and their restaurants, including Michael Symon’s Lola Bistro and Dante Boccuzzi’s Dante.