Before getting to know why Cleveland rocks, fuel up at Grumpy’s Café, a landmark downtown restaurant that brings in the crowds with its various omelets,French toast and pancakes as well as fun décor and welcoming atmosphere. Most staples start from about $6.25 and include delicious Cajun home fries.
Spend the morning hours exploring the world-famous Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, offering more than 50 exhibits on popular musicians featuring dozens of iconic instruments and unique items like Janis Joplin’s psychedelic Porsche, Michael Jackson’s sparkly glove and the awning from CBGB’s. Admission costs $22.
Fans of the holiday movie classic A Christmas Story can check out the life of Ralphie and the Parker family at A Christmas Story House, a house in Tremont renovated top to bottom to match scenes from the movie. Fans can take a tour through the house and visit the accompanying museum for the price of $10.
For art enthusiasts, the Cleveland Museum of Art is an excellent spot to spend the afternoon. One of the best and most comprehensive art museums in the States, the newly renovated Cleveland Museum of Art offers access to world-class exhibitions free of charge.
Or, spend the afternoon exploring the acres and acres of beautiful outdoor gardens and Cleveland Botanical Garden. In the colder months, enjoy a respite from the chilliness in the climate-controlled Glasshouse, featuring 350 species of exotic plants, 50 different types of butterflies, birds, reptiles and amphibians. Admission costs $11.
Cap the day off with some local brews and rustic farmhouse fare at Butcher and the Brewer, serving local flavors, heritage meats and hand-built brews downtown. Diners sip craft beers and enjoy unique food at community tables for the price of about $12 an entrée.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.
One of Georgia’s greatest cultural gifts might be coming to an end. The Redneck Games, which began in 1996, have seen a dip in attendance in recent years. A lack of sponsors means many of us might never know the joys of “bug zapping by spitball” unless an influx of travelers can help revive the event.