Best New Midwest Attractions, Hotels and Restaurants: 2013
Cleveland rocks—a lot!
When we tried to decide which of Cleveland’s new destinations to include on our list this year, we were a bit overwhelmed. How could we tout the Greater Cleveland Aquarium (pictured) and its cool warehouse-feeling maze of tanks in the historic Powerhouse complex but leave out the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland? The museum just moved into a hexagonal building in the Uptown neighborhood to better showcase its changing exhibitions. And we couldn’t possibly forget the nearby Cleveland Museum of Art, a free-admission gem in University Circle that will wrap up its ambitious expansion project in 2013. Then there’s the Cleveland Play House, a regional theater company that performs in the recently renovated 506-seat Allen Theatre, a former 3,000-seat movie palace. A few blocks from the internationally renowned Cleveland Clinic, The Tudor Arms Hotel has turned a 1931 Gothic-style property into a boutique DoubleTree hotel with European accents and plush amenities (from $120). And that just reflects some of the $2 billion the city and its investors have spent on tourism infrastructure during the past few years. Ready to go? Contact Positively Cleveland. (800) 719-1311; positivelycleveland.com