Cleveland

This is Cleveland.

If you like a bit of grit mixed with sophistication, head to the city where you can rock-out to an up-and-coming alt band at an old-school Slovenian social hall, find indie art inside a timeworn factory and tip back a hoppy IPA amid a Lake Erie beach party.

Here you’ll find the locals are as passionate about their three pro sports teams as they are about their impressive list of craft breweries and distilleries.

Exercise means everything from biking an 85-mile trail through a national park to kayaking alongside a 1000-foot Lake Erie freighter.

Purchase scores of freshly pressed vinyl and even hear members of the time-honored orchestra perform at the local hot dog joint in a city whose soul moves for music.

Cleveland’s where the term “rockstar” can be applied to the national headliners filling its historic concert halls or the celeb chefs that are turning the city into an epicurean destination.

This is the place you can eat bucatini pasta served with beef jerky, dance to world music on the front lawn of a distinguished art museum or do sun salutations at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with thousands of other yogis.

A visit to Cleveland means world-class experiences without the world-class ego. And for that, you’re welcome.

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