Navigate your way around Cleveland with this travel guide. From the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Lake Erie, a thriving food and drink scene and rich history, you're bound to find something to see and do in Cleveland. 





April in Cleveland is typically mild with high temperatures in the mid-50s to low-60s F. It can be rainy at times. It's a good idea to pack layers and a rain jacket, as temperatures and weather conditions can vary throughout the day. To check the forecast for the next 10 days, use this link.



The U.S. dollar is the official currency of the United States and is normally abbreviated as the dollar sign, $, or as USD or US$. It is divided into 100 cents. Current exchange rates can be found online at xe.com/ucc. To exchange foreign currency for USD, please ask the concierge for directions to the nearest bank. 

Sales Tax

The Cleveland, Ohio general sales tax rate is 8%. 


The official language of the International Congress is English.


Tipping in the United States is not mandatory; however, tipping is extremely common and anticipated by service providers. The suggestions below are customary and you may tip at your discretion: 
  • Restaurants with table service: 15% - 20% tip is customary in restaurants that provide table service. The tip should reflect the level of service you receive. Restaurants will often include the gratuity, or tip, in large parties of six or more. If the tip is included, the bill will include a "gratuity" charge in the breakdown. If a "gratuity" charge is included on your bill, you do not need to leave an additional tip.
  • Taxis are usually tipped 10% to 15% of the total fare
  • Tipping a Bellman is typically $1 USD per bag


United States operates 110 volts AC, 60-hertz electricity which is half of the 220 volts that many other countries have. Dual voltage appliances with plug type A are recommended. 

Time Zone

The Congress will be held in Cleveland which is in the Eastern Time (ET) Zone.

Child & Senior Care

For those looking for local, onsite child or senior care services, Cleveland-area resources can be found at Care.com.

Things to Do in Cleveland

Cleveland has lots of things that make it cool and interesting! Here are a few:


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

1100 Rock and Roll Blvd, Cleaveland, OH 44114  

A museum dedicated to celebrating the history and influence of rock and roll music. The museum is located on the shore of Lake Erie and features a variety of exhibits, artifacts, and interactive displays that showcase the stories and contributions of artists, producers, and other key figures. 


Lake Erie


Lake Erie is one of the five great lakes of North America, located on the border between the US and Canada. There are several ways to see Lake Erie when you're in Cleveland. Edgewater Park is a public park that offers excellent views of the lake and downtown Cleveland. It also has walking trails, picnic areas, and a beach. Downtown you can walk along East 9th Street Pier, a historic public pier offering great views of the lake and city skyline. Wanting to see the lake from the water? Consider a sightseeing cruise!



Cleveland Museum of Art

11150 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106



A renowned art museum that was founded in 1913 and is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the US. The museum's collection spans thousands of years of art history and includes 61,000 works of art from around the world. Admission to the Cleveland Museum of Art is free, although some special exhibitions may require a ticket. 



Food & Drink

Destination Cleveland Guide to Dining


The food scene in Cleveland has been growing and gaining attention in recent years, with a wide range of dining options available to suit all tastes and budgets. Cleveland is known for its mix of traditional American cuisine and international flavors, with a particular focus on local and seasonal ingredients. 




This is Cleveland Sports Guide


Cleveland is known for its passionate sports fans and has a rich sports history, with several professional sports teams calling the city home. The Browns are the city's NFL team and were founded in 1946. The Cleveland Cavaliers are the city's NBA team and are best known for winning the NBA championship in 2016. The Cleveland Guardians are the city's MLB team and have a long and storied history. In addition to these professional sports teams, Cleveland is known for hosting major sporting events such as the NFL Draft, the MLB All-Star Game, and the NBA finals. 




Cleveland was once a major industrial city, and its business and factories were critical to the growth and development of the United States in the 19th and 20th centuries. The city's history as a center of industry can be seen in its museums and cultural institutions. You can discover this past at sites like the Steamship William G. Mather Museum, a restored Great Lakes freighter, and the Cleveland History Center, which has exhibits on the city's industrial and cultural history.


During that time many notable buildings and structures were built giving the city a rich architectural heritage. Visit the Terminal Tower, the Cleveland Trust Company Building, and the Guardians of Traffic statues to get a glimpse into the city's past. 

The city was also a key stop on the Underground Railroad, and played an important role in the Civil Rights movement, particularly in education, housing, and employment. Learn about this history at sites like the Freedom Trail and the John Brown House


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