Hotel at a Glance: Westin Cleveland Downtown
Staying at the Westin Cleveland Downtown puts you right in the heart of the city. Set on the east side of the Cuyahoga River, the hotel is just a 10-minute walk from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Inside the Westin’s guest rooms, dark-colored furniture pops against soothing gray walls and modern yellow-flowered carpeting.
- Art appreciation: There are 1,500 pieces of original art by local artists on display throughout the hotel.
- Pack light: Leave your gym clothes at home—you can rent New Balance gear for a small fee instead.
- Stay fit in the 3,000-square-foot fitness center. Or borrow headphones and a running map to explore the city on your own.
- Urban Farmer: The hotel’s modern steakhouse offers grass-fed beef, sustainably raised chicken, and other seasonal fare.
- Club room options include access to the Executive Club
Cleveland, Ohio: Rock ‘n’ Roll City on Lake Erie
It might be a cliché to say that Cleveland rocks. But the home of LeBron James, one of the best markets in the country, and, yes, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, sure backs it up. Founded in 1796 on the shores of Lake Erie and split almost down the middle by the Cuyahoga River, Cleveland offers fun stuff to do on both the east and west sides. A walk around downtown shows off the city’s eclectic mix of architecture, including everything from the neoclassical dome on top of the Cleveland Public Library to the art-deco and postmodern mashup known as 200 Public Square.
A trip to the Greater Cleveland Aquarium brings visitors up close to over 5,000 creatures, including sharks and rays you can watching swimming over your head as you walk through the 230,000-gallon SeaTube. And of course no trip to Cleveland is complete without a visit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which houses artifacts and instruments from Michael Jackson, The Beatles, and dozens of other music luminaries. After a long day of sightseeing, hit up the West Side Market for the city’s best gyros and pierogis or raise a pint at the locally beloved Great Lakes Brewing Company.