With a population of almost 400,000 people, Cleveland, Ohio is the most populous city in the state, and the 28th largest city in the U.S. Known as “The New American City,” “The Forest City,” the “Metropolis of the Western Reserve,” the “Comeback City,” and “The Rock and Roll Capital of the World,” or “the North Coast,” Cleveland is a sprawling city full of museums, theater, performing arts, nightlife, and more. Cleveland’s years of industrial prosperity have left it rich in history and culture, as well as sustainability and urban planning. To get around Cleveland with convenience and comfort, charter a shuttle bus from Metropolitan Shuttle.
Transportation in and Around Cleveland
Visitors to Cleveland can enter the city via the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, which is served by most of the major domestic airlines in the United States, and is a hub for United Airlines. From the airport, the RTA Red Line can take visitors from the airport to downtown in just over twenty minutes. Visitors may also arrive in Cleveland via the Burke Lakefront Airport on the shore of Lake Erie, the Cuyahoga County Airport, or the Akron-Canton Regional Airport (forty-five minutes from Cleveland by car).
By car, Cleveland is accessible via several interstate highways, including Interstate 71, Interstate 77, Interstate 80 / The Ohio Turnpike, and Interstate 90. Visitors may also travel to Cleveland via Amtrak, which has a station on the north end of downtown; or by the Greyhound or Megabus coach companies, both with terminals in downtown Cleveland. Cleveland is also accessible by boat via the Great Lakes.
Fortunately for drivers, Cleveland is one of the friendliest cities in the world for motor vehicles. Due to superior urban planning, Cleveland has very few one-way streets, favorable traffic compared to other major U.S. cities, and frequent and clear signage to let drivers know what district of the cities they are in. Most of Cleveland is laid out in a grid pattern, making it relatively easy to orient for drivers. Rush hour traffic, while light compared to other cities, starts from 7 AM to 9 AM, and then 4 PM to 6:30 PM, usually along I-71, I,77, I-90, I-271, and I-480.
Public bus and rail is handled by the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA), with two light rail lines and a bus rapid transit line. Visitors wanting a more comfortable and customized experience can also charter a bus for transportation around Cleveland.
Colleges and Universities in Cleveland
Museums in Cleveland
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Cleveland Museum of Art
Children’s Museum of Cleveland
Ukrainian Museum Cleveland
Dunham Tavern Museum
Cleveland Police Musem
Christmas Story House
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame