When we told people where we were going for vacation, most assumed that we were visiting friends or family there. Not one considered Cleveland as a "real" destination city. It ended up being a great time! Cleveland (at least the downtown area, which is where we spent most of out time) seems comparable to St. Louis:
- They have a riverfront (also a lakefront, as the Cuyahoga River empties into Lake Erie).
- They have an area (the Flats) comparable to Laclede's Landing where the original buildings have been repurposed into restaurants and night spots.
- They've renovated their Terminal Tower-which was the main railroad station-into a mall similar to Union Station.
- They have a relatively good rail transit system (the RTA) that got us most places we wanted to go.