You don’t need to jump on an airplane or spend thousands of dollars to find amazing historic locations, especially during a pandemic. Cleveland is full of history and if you have never had a few days to just explore Cleveland, OH, here is why you should! No matter your age, interests, or passions, Cleveland is full of spots that are sure to satisfy the historian or explorer in you! If you are someone who never stops learning, here is why Cleveland, OH should be on your bucket list.

Art museum exhibitions


If you love art and have a full day to explore, you need to visit the Cleveland Museum of Art. Complete with a fine dining experience, gardens, tour guides, and more, you are sure to make the most of your visit. During your visit, you will see art from all over the world, from ancient pieces to modern-day installations. Not only does this museum have what seems like endless galleries, but they also hold educational events for people of all ages. The Cleveland Museum of Art is home to over 45,000 art pieces that span 6,000 years of achievement. The museum was established in 1913, “for the benefit of all people.” The museum is free to visit and donations are optional. 

Another cool thing about Cleveland is that there are gorgeous murals hidden all around the city. Another inexpensive way to spend a day in Cleveland is to go out, explore, and look for these gems! Whether you just want to sip coffee and admire them or use them as background in your latest Instagram pictures, half the thrill will be discovering them.

Historic Museums 

If history, science, and human health interest you, then the Cleveland Museum of Natural History is the place for you! Their Botany Department alone is home to 75,000 species of plants! They have just as impressive collections of fossils, artifacts, and mineral specimens. The museum’s Department of Physical Anthropology boasts the curation of one of the world’s largest documented collections of modern human skeletal remains. The museum also offers family hikes from 2 to 3:30 PM every Sunday in all weather aside from extreme or dangerous conditions.

U.S. History

Seven United States Presidents were born in Ohio, including James A. Garfield whose resting place is in Lakeview Cemetery in Cleveland, OH. It may sound odd, but if you enjoy this sort of thing, this cemetery would be a great place to visit! The grounds include Wade Memorial Chapel, a grand memorial dedicated to president Garfield, gorgeous gardens, and intricate statues. 

Thomas Alva Edison, known as one of the greatest American inventors of all time was born in Ohio as well! And only about 50 miles outside of Cleveland, his birthplace and childhood home are now a museum that was opened to the public 100 years after his birth. This is a must-see!


Cleveland, OH is a sports-town like no other! It is the proud home to the Cleveland baseball team, Cleveland Cavaliers, and yes, even the Cleveland Browns. Why not go check out the stadiums, grab a beer and watch a game, and get some delicious food at one of Cleveland’s many sports bars? 

If you don’t mind driving a little, check out Canton’s Pro Football Hall of Fame. About an hour outside of Cleveland, you will surely become inspired by the athletes memorialized there along with their moving stories. You will also learn about the history of the NFL as well as the ways the NFL is working to empower youth around the world.

Estates & Gardens

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company was founded in Akron, OH, in 1898 by Frank Seiberling. To this day, Goodyear is headquartered in Akron. Due to the success of the company, the Seiberling family has left behind gorgeous estates that are now open to the public. One of these estates, Stan Hywet, is only about a forty-five-minute drive from Cleveland. The main house on this estate contains twenty-three fireplaces! Stan Hywet also is well known for the beautiful gardens around the estate. There are fun and exciting events for the entire family available throughout the year like Easter egg hunts, car shows, and dazzling Christmas light shows!

Located in the University Circle in Cleveland is the Cleveland Botanical Garden. These gardens have over ten acres of just outdoor gardens. There is also an 18,000 square foot glasshouse full of tropical plants, butterflies, and birds.

Why a Rental?

Hotels are nice, but they can be pricey, and they never really feel homey. If you book a rental, you will feel a lot more immersed in the culture of the place you are visiting. You can also choose exactly the kind of home you want to stay in. If you are a traveling family looking for more space, you can choose something roomier. If you want to stay in a more historic space, that is also a great option! 

Short-Term Accommodations in Cleveland 

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