CLEVELAND REALLY DOES ROCK: Since opening its doors in 1995, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, which labels itself the “preeminent home for the celebration and study of rock and roll music” — has inducted music icons like Madonna, Billy Joel, Elvis Presley, the Rolling Stones and legions of others. Rock Hall is acclaimed as the most popular and best-attended hall of fame venue in the country.
GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT: Iron Chef Michael Symon has given the East Fourth neighborhood even more flare with his trendy downtown restaurant, Lola, which features American cuisine. Standout dishes include the beef cheek pierogies, dry-aged steaks and an impressive line-up of unique desserts. Also, try Lola’s little sister restaurant, aptly named “Lolita,” in Tremont.
JAZZ AROUND THE CLOCK: Nighttown restaurant in Cleveland Heights, celebrating jazz musicians throughout history, has been open for over 40 years. Local players as well as jazz masters like Benny Green, John and Bucky Pizzarelli, the Count Basie Orchestra and hundreds of others have captivated audiences here. Guests can dine indoors or out, and the menu ranges from grilled seafood specialties to pub fare.