Cleveland is a Rust Belt city recovering from the past few decades of industrial decline. Midwest cities who based their economy on manufacturing have scrambled to create a more diverse economy. Reading through 100 Things to Do in Cleveland Before You Die I realize this region has been reinventing itself and, more so than my native Detroit, building upon what is already there. A vibrant destination, for both tourists and locals alike, sits right on the Lake Erie shoreline.
*Disclosure: I was sent a free copy of this book to review.*
100 Things to Do in Cleveland Before You Die is a guidebook packed full of ideas. Whether you’re looking for a night on the town or a long weekend to see the sights, you’ll find more than you imagined. Major sports teams, museums, sculptures, and farmers markets abound. Though living only a few hours from Cleveland, I never gave it a thought as a road trip destination. Turns out, I’ve been wrong all this time.
The book itself is an easy read; 146 pages broken down into topics. Food & drink, music & entertainment, sports & rec, culture & history, and finally shopping & fashion. Addresses and websites are listed for each of the venues highlighted, so it is easy to find additional info once you’ve narrowed down some activities and destinations. There are also helpful tips scattered throughout the guide to help first time visitors get the mot out of their vacation. The one item this book could use more of is pictures. I like to see what a new destination looks like and let it draw me into the place.
I would highly recommend picking up a copy of 100 Places to See in Cleveland Before You Die, whether you’ve never explored the city, or live in the region. There are so many places to discover and visit in and around the city; enough to plan a few long weekends of exploring. Order your copy of 100 Places to Visit in Cleveland Before You Die from Amazon today.