Top Ten Things to Know about Cleveland

1. Location
Cleveland, Ohio’s thriving city scene includes the corporate headquarters of Fortune 500 companies and world-class healthcare institutions. Cleveland is located on the southern shore of Lake Erie, one of the five Great Lakes.

2. University Circle
University Circle is home to Case Western Reserve University and is the densest concentration of arts, culture and education in the world. Located in the one-square-mile neighborhood are world-class facilities, including Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland Institute of Art, Severance Hall and more.

3. World-class healthcare
Cleveland is home to some of the finest medical facilities in the country, including Cleveland Clinic, the No. 2 hospital in the U.S.; University Hospitals; St. Vincent Charity Hospital; and MetroHealth Hospital.

4. Performing Arts
Cleveland is host to a thriving music, theater and film community. The Cleveland Orchestra is considered one of the finest orchestras in the world and performs in Severance Hall, located on the campus of CWRU. Downtown’s PlayhouseSquare is the second-largest performing arts center outside of New York City. Cleveland is also home to the world-renowned Cleveland International Film Festival, held each spring.

5. Dining in Cleveland
Cleveland is home to a mixture of authentic, cultural and tasty meals all over the city. Top foodie destinations include Michael Symon’s Lola, fine dining experience; Chinato, Zach Bruell’s award-winning regional Italian eatery and wine bar; and Red, one of America’s top-10 steakhouses.

6. Little Italy
One of the city's most charming and tasty areas is home to galleries, boutiques, pizza, cannoli and espresso. This trendy area is a Cleveland staple for those who want an authentic Italian meal.

7. Wade Oval Wednesday
One of Cleveland’s favorite summertime traditions, Wade Oval Wednesday is a celebration of music and culture in the heart of University Circle. Free outdoor concerts take place each Wednesday night in the Wade Oval museum district, complete with food trucks, vendors, theme nights, activities and late-night hours at neighboring museums.

8. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, located on the shore of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland, recognizes and archives the history of the best-known and most influential musical figures and has hosted more than 10 million visitors from around the world. Besides being Cleveland's musical mecca, the Rock Hall is knowns as the city's most unique, welcoming and inclusive cultural asset.

9. Uptown
Uptown is a flourishing arts and entertainment district located in the heart of Cleveland’s University Circle and was dubbed the “new downtown” by The New York Times for its world-class array of cultural and culinary destinations. Uptown is located along Euclid Avenue, Cleveland’s historic “Main Street,” and is home to a yoga studio, bowling alley, local restaurants, quick-bites, grocery staples and more.

10. Cleveland Art Museum
The Cleveland Art Museum is one of the world’s most distinguished comprehensive art museums and one of northeastern Ohio’s principal civic and cultural institutions and houses a diverse permanent collection of more than 45,000 works of art from around the world.

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