Clevelanders welcome visitors to their city, aptly dubbed “The Rock and Roll Capital of the World” for not only holding the first major rock and roll concert, but also because Cleveland was established as the country’s premier rock and roll outlet and the term “rock and roll” was even coined there. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, located in the heart of downtown on the shore of Lake Erie is just one of Cleveland’s many attractions for tourists, visitors and even residents.
Crime: If you do visit Cleveland, though, keep the crime in mind. It was ranked the 11th most dangerous city in America with two neighborhoods on America’s 25 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods list. For this reason, it’s extremely important to be careful which parts of the city you explore and to keep your safety and security top priority. Find websites with travel tips (especially for the Cleveland area) and perhaps even check out the city’s local law enforcement websites for additional resources and tips. For local residents, www.homesecurityinfo.com offers ways to stay safe at home.
Food: Since Cleveland is a melting pot of immigrants, there is a variety of culinary delights seen throughout the local cuisine. Italians, German, Central and Eastern European influences can all be found in local ethnic neighborhoods and eateries all over the city.
Sports: Cleveland has three major sports teams for baseball (Cleveland Indians), football (Cleveland Browns) and basketball (Cleveland Cavaliers) fanatics. The Lake Erie Monsters are part of the American Hockey League and the city’s sports complexes include Cleveland Browns Stadium, Progressive Field, and Quicken Loans Arena. The city is also the headquarters for the Mid-American Conference (MAC) and hosts the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments.