Conventioneers, political geeks and others heading to the GOP convention in Cleveland, take note: With seven presidents born in Ohio, there's a lot of history here.
Whatever the fallout from the forthcoming Republican National Convention, Cleveland, with its booming food scene and revitalized downtown, is camera ready.
Just before the Republican National Convention begins, this city is making good this week on its longtime plan to renovate a 10-acre public green space, following a trend in major American cities to link park construction with economic redevelopment goals.
Here's what Cleveland residents want you to know:
Here's what Cleveland residents want you to know: "Enough with the jokes! The Mistake on the Lake is so 1900s. This is LeBron's town now. And the Cuyahoga River hasn't caught fire since 1969. Give it a rest!"
The movement is injecting new life into tired urban cores, prompting renovation of older residential and commercial buildings while spurring new real estate developments as well as upgrades to transit systems, parks and cultural institutions.
Six months before it nominates its candidate, the Republican National Committee says its convention planning is on schedule for Quicken Loans Arena.
About 50,000 people are expected to converge on Cleveland for the four-day event, beginning July 18 at the Quicken Loans Arena, known as “The Q.” The visitors will include 15,000 media with the potential to showcase Cleveland’s economic rebound and thousands of corporate decision-makers who might be charmed into doing business in a former Rust Belt city.
From new attractions and massive additions to quirky flavors, big birthdays and booze, 2016 promises to be a good year for the curious traveler. Here are 16 spots and events across the United States worth checking out this year: