As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, my mom, dad and I recently visited Cleveland, Ohio, for a couple of days. The main reason we ventured to Cleveland is that it is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but we had heard good things about the city, so we decided to check it out for ourselves.
Upon arriving, we were all struck by just how incredible downtown Cleveland is. The downtown consists of many historic buildings with stunning architecture, along with a handful of beautiful parks.
We stayed at the Drury hotel in the heart of the downtown, and the building itself was formerly used as the Board of Education. The hotel is massive, and the stonework both inside and out is fantastic. There are a large pool and jacuzzi tub in the basement, as well as a restaurant and bar upstairs and a common area. Our breakfast was included with our room, and it was fantastic – eggs, sausage, pancakes, waffles, cereal, oatmeal, grits, juice and coffee were all unlimited. In addition to the generous breakfast, our stay at the hotel also enabled our access to social hours which took place every evening and provided guests with free dinner and three alcoholic beverages.
You best believe we took full advantage of the freebies.
Aside from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, we visited the aquarium, Rural King (basically a farm store on steroids), The Arcade which is home to the Hyatt hotel and offers a positively breathtaking lobby (it was once ranked as one of the 20 most beautiful hotel lobbies in the world), and a truly authentic Hungarian restaurant called Balaton.
My parents and I were taken aback by how friendly the people in Cleveland are, and we felt welcome and safe wherever we went. I absolutely recommend visiting Cleveland, and I were to go back, I would go in the summer months to make the most of all of the beautiful landscapes across the city.