CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART
One of the finest art collections in the world is in this elegant Beaux Arts white-marble building set like a jewel in the 15-acre Fine Arts Garden. Opened in 1916, the museum has a collection of more than 30,000 works, spanning 5,000 years. Masterpieces from the continents of Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe are represented here. A perennial favorite is the Armor Court, a gallery filled with swords, daggers and suits of armor. The museum is also a regular stop for important touring exhibits. Admission is free. Special exhibits are ticketed.
WEST SIDE MARKET
If you like ethnic flavors and farmers markets, you will be crazy about Cleveland’s West Side market. This market is a National Historic Landmark dating back to 1912. Built in the tradition of European market halls, it has a soaring vaulted ceiling where vendors gather each morning with the freshest produce or an array of ethnic foods. Find everything from Middle Eastern cuisine at Judy’s Oasis to Hispanic cuisine at Orale. Visit Wiecek’s Meats and can pick up fresh beef products or sample your way through Urban Herbs, City Roast and Great Harvest Bread Company. Be ready for large crowds, especially on weekends or before holidays.
Opened in 1994, The Jake has become the favorite place for Clevelanders to gather and pay homage to their favorite sports team. The stadium boasts the best of the modern-day sporting event, from great sight lines to upscale concessions, including such odd baseball grub as sushi.
Professional baseball in Cleveland is one of the city’s oldest traditions, dating back to 1869. There is a passionate connection between the city of Cleveland and the Indians, as they are a study in revival. Both are working, living examples of the power of teamwork, conviction and dedication.
Historians are certain to identify the year 1994 as a significant time in the renaissance of the city of Cleveland. And it is the Gateway Sports and Entertainment Complex, consisting of Progressive Field, the home of the Indians, and Quicken Loans (the “Q”) Arena, the new home of the CAVS, that will be remembered as the crowning jewel in the city’s ever-changing urban landscape.
The Cleveland Indians organization and the Gateway Economic Development Corporation worked closely to fund, design, and build a world-class facility created expressly for baseball, specifically for Cleveland, and most importantly, with the fans’ “total experience” in mind. Jacobs Field is an urban ballpark in the truest sense, both architecturally and aesthetically. Built within the physical boundaries of three main streets in downtown Cleveland (Ontario to the west, Carnegie to the south, and E. 9th Street to the east), Jacobs Field offers a fan-friendly facility featuring an intimate environment.
The seats at Progressive Field are among the most comfortable in the game with more leg room due to wider aisles. In addition, better elevation between rows means clear and unobstructed sight lines to the field. A truly unique feature at Progressive Field is the angled seating sections. Located just beyond the dugouts in both the lower and upper decks, the seats are angled 8 to 12 degrees, offering fans who sit in these sections a view of the middle of the diamond minus the crick in the neck.