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Advice Needed: R&RHOF and Beach/Lake Trip?

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Advice Needed: R&RHOF and Beach/Lake Trip?

Hope somebody can give me some advice! I would like to drive from NYC to Cleveland specifically to go to the R&R Hall of Fame with my boyfriend. Are there any lakefront hotels/motels that are reasonable? We are both around 50 but very active. Love to walk, exercise, hang at the beach, etc. We are not big into sports (well, he does love baseball!) Is there anything to do/any stops between NYC and Cleveland that may be fun and allow us to take a break? Would gooing via Niagra Falls seem totally crazy? We want to leave in a few weeks so any advice is greatly appreciated!

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deb

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1. Re: Advice Needed: R&RHOF and Beach/Lake Trip?

You may want to try to google Lake Erie Ohio or Coastal Ohio or try this website www.conneautlakeattractions.com

We did the Niagra Falls thing, then Cleveland a few years ago and it was fun. When at Niagra, we drove over to Lockport, NY and rode the canal boat and then Fort Niagra. That was a very relaxing day. We then went to Cleveland for an Indians game and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. To me, the baseball stadium is magical. It's just a great place to be. I hope this helps you. I'm sure somebody else will be posting, as well. Good luck and welcome to OHIO! I hope you have a great time here.

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Welcome to the Cleveland Board!

Since you are already going that direction, Niagra Falls would definitely be a stop to make - you can stay on the American Side so that you don't waste time travelling over to the Canadian Side.

In Cleveland, there are not too many hotels that are lakefront. Downtown Cleveland has several hotels, like the Ritz or the Marriott, that would give you views of the lake. Not exactly reasonable but compared to NYC, they may seem cheap!!!!

About 10 minutes west of Downtown is Edgewater Beach, nice to walk on but not very large. About 25 minutes west of Cleveland is Huntington Beach in the Bay Village area - larger beach.

We have a wonderful park system here in Northeast Ohio: The Cleveland Metroparks, which includes a great Zoo.

www.clemetparks.com

We also have the Cuyahoga Valley National Park - also very nice:

www.mps.gov/cuva/

www.cvnpa.org - the association for the park

www.dayinthevalley.com

You will enjoy the RRHOF - around W.6th and W 9th is the warehouse district with fun restaurants and bars.

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3. Re: Advice Needed: R&RHOF and Beach/Lake Trip?

thanks for your response. How many days should I plan to spend at each spot? We also need to build in some R&R/alone time. My daughter is going to Hershey with her dad so it's not often we are alone!!

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I would spend overnight at the falls - there is a casino there, and they have some hotels that overlook the falls, that would be really nice - check on the Niagra board for more information.

Depending how big a fan you are for RRHOF, I have spent 2 to 4 hours there looking at everything - that should be enough. We also have the University Circle area: www.universitycircle.org - where several other museums are located: Cleveland Museum of Art, Natural History Museum, etc.

Cleveland is fairly easy to get around in - driving anywhere should not be a problem.

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I have made many visits to Niagara Falls, as I am only an hour away and you MUST see the Canadian side of the falls as well. There is definately a lot more to do on the CAN side... it has been built up to be Canada's calling to Vegas. The wait at the border won't be long unless you're going at the beginning or the end of a long weekend.

http://www.cliftonhill.com/

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I agree with the last poster......the canadian side is much nicer and you get a little break on the money exchange. If you dont want to stay downtown there are some nice hotels off rockside road in independance that are very nice like the holiday inn. Can get right on the freeway and be downtown in 10 minutes. If the indians are in town you could catch a game. I dont know how many days you want to stay but when we lived in cleveland we liked to go to the zoo. Its a really good one.

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There is a bed n breakfast near Edgewater Park called Edgewater Estates. I don't think it is on the lake, but it is in a very prestgeous historic residential neighborhood within walking distance to the park and beach. It is only a few minutes drive downtown to the Rock Hall. www.rentnet.com/ads/edgewater/?a1rnzr2t070

There is a smaller independet hotel in University Circle called the Glidden House, which is a fantastic location across from the Botanical Gardens, Cleveland Museum of Art, Museum of Natural History, Institute of Art, and Institute of Music. From the hotel you can walk down to the beautiful park at Wade Lagoon, or walk a couple blocks to Little Italy for lunch and or dinner. Also within walking distance is Rockefeller Park and the Cultural gardens, which have great longer trails for walking excercise. Roackefeller Park is like Cleveland's version of Central Park. http://www.gliddenhouse.com/index.html

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