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Take a summer road trip to Cleveland, OH

Pack your bags and prepare for a getaway to Cleveland filled with great food, water activities, rock and roll, and baseball.


Make the most of your visit to The Land with our road trip guide. | Photo by Canva

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Pack your bags and get ready for a ~2 hour road trip to Cleveland. We’re here to help you plan with our guide to a summer weekend away from CBUS.

Get out on the water

Cleveland is home to Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River. This makes it a great spot for water activities like:

  • BrewBoat Cleveland — Try a river boat ride where you and a group can bring your own drinks, food, and music.
  • Great Lakes Watersports — Get active with jet skiing, kayaking, and boating on the lake with rentals.
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Spend a day at Progressive Field. | Photo by @cleguardians

Catch a game

If you like cheering on the Clippers here in CBUS, kick it up a notch by heading to a Guardians game. You might recognize a few players too, as the Clippers are a farm team for the Guardians. Bonus: The Guards have a hot dog race just like we have here for the Clip Show.

Rock on

Be sure to stop by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, which has interactive exhibits of rock music legends like Tina Turner, Pink Floyd, and Prince. Plus, there’s a full summer schedule of events and live performances.

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Cordelia is located at 2058 E. 4th St.| Photo by @cordeliacle

Grab a bite

No road trip is complete without a great meal. Here are five restaurants we recommend making a reservation for:

  • Cordelia — Find fresh farm-to-table meals at this spot located on the popular E. 4th Street.
  • Ginko Restaurant — A go-to for sushi lovers
  • 27 Club Coffee — Grab a casual breakfast at this eccentric spot owned by Cleveland-native Machine Gun Kelly.
  • Luca — For fans of Italian food and wine
  • The Fairmount — The perfect spot for a fun drink

Where to stay

Try hotels like ROOST Cleveland, Hyatt Regency Cleveland at The Arcade + Metropolitan at The 9, or check out these five Airbnb and Vrbo spots:

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