Though a chartered yacht is a comfortable way to tour the seas, it can only navigate city streets with the help of hundreds of unhappy pack goats. Tour Cleveland in terra-firma style and comfort with today's Groupon: for $19, you get two adult tickets to a general-public tour from Trolley Tours of Cleveland, valid Sunday–Thursday until the end of September (a $36.64 value). Tours take off from the Powerhouse at Nautica, located off Elm Street and Winslow Avenue in the Flats' West Bank.
Trolley Tours of Cleveland has been carousing through the city's historic downtown haunts in a fleet of charming bright-red trolleys for nearly 30 years. The two-hour city sightsee carts excursionists on a nearly 20-mile trek that highlights more than 100 picturesque eye fetchers. Steal glimpses of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Ohio City's restored Victorian homes, and Gateway Sports Complex—home to local teams and an intimidating army of foam fingers. Thanks to narration by expert tour guides with an encyclopedic knowledge of Cleveland's terrain, guests gain intimate insight into the city's rich history through captivating facts, impressive anecdotes, and the occasional haiku. Tours conclude with an optional stop at the Rockefeller Park Greenhouse before returning on a scenic jaunt along the Lake Erie shoreline.
Trolley Tours of Cleveland
Since 1985, Trolley Tours of Cleveland has shuttled more than one million riders around the city aboard its fleet of open-air, bright-red trolleys. Winding along an approximately 20-mile route, the city tour showcases some of Cleveland's most iconic sights, including the Victorian homes of Ohio City, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and downtown, where an eclectic mix of modern and historic architecture stretches skyward to amaze passersby and to high-five low-orbiting superheroes. Personable, professionally trained guides accompany the nationally known tour with Cleveland-centered facts and stories.
Aside from untangling urban avenues with informational junkets, Trolley Tours of Cleveland also makes its wheels available for conventions, weddings, and more, enabling businessmen and bridesmaids alike to avoid having to hitch rides on vigorously tossed bridal bouquets.