Signature City Cleveland: Renaissance in the Rust Belt
Gain a comprehensive understanding of Cleveland as you discover iconic theatres, renowned museums, famed botanical gardens and fascinating insight from local experts.
Rating (4.92)
Program No. 17136RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

One of America’s proudest cities is back! Experience the renaissance of Cleveland, Ohio as you visit its cultural treasures and eclectic neighborhoods and meet locals who show you the city’s hidden gems. Follow Cleveland’s story from its Erie Canal heyday to its steel-manufacturing roots and now to its status as a hub for visual and performing arts. At Lake View Cemetery, see why nearly half a million visitors come to see this historical, horticultural and architectural masterpiece. Explore West Side Market, dine in Little Italy, explore Severance Hall and Botanical Gardens, go backstage at Playhouse Square and much more.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Substantial walking most days, over even terrain. Must be able to board public transportation (bus and trolley) and private motor coach. Stand and explore museums for several hours at a time.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Go backstage at Severance Hall, home of the revered Cleveland Orchestra, and at the historic theaters of Playhouse Square, the largest theater complex outside New York City.
  • Admire masterpieces at the Cleveland Museum of Art and marvel at the Botanical Gardens’ 13 exquisite specialty gardens.
  • Explore the diversity of Cleveland's neighborhoods and develop a new appreciation of the contribution of various immigrant groups.
Featured Expert
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Linda McGinty
After retiring from three decades of teaching high school English, Linda McGinty joined a travel company in Cleveland. Always a promoter of Cleveland, she has enjoyed sharing her city with visitors, friends, local groups and school students. Group leading is a small part of her active life. She also volunteers at The Cleveland Museum of Art, serves on the international board of Volunteer Committees of Art Museums, leads visits of the Frank Gehry-designed Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University and travels extensively.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Karen Wine
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