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-See the Pros and Cons of life in CLE here: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=21675.msg332327#msg332327
-See the Pros and Cons of Beachwood vs University Heights here: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=1343.msg1718049#msg1718049

Airports:
-CLE is about 15 minutes from downtown and 25-30 minutes from the Jewish community.  It's a focus city for Frontier, Spirit, and United.
-The RTA (Rapid transit train) at Brookpark station has free parking and is just 1 train stop (3 minutes) to the stop inside the airport. The train costs $2.50 and the schedule is here: http://www.riderta.com/routes/redline/schedules/current#WestboundWeekday
An uber from Brookpark station to CLE is about $10.
-Uber between the Jewish community and CLE is about $30.
-CLE off-site parking is about $9/day, on-site parking is $13-$18/day, and curbside valet parking is $25/day.

-CAK is 40-45 minutes from the Jewish community and located nearby the NFL Hall of Fame.
-Uber between the Jewish community and CAK is about $45.
-CAK parking is $7/day for long-term and $15-$18/day for short-term.

-PIT is 90-105 minutes from the Jewish community. It offers nonstop service to Iceland on WOW, seasonal nonstop service to Paris on Delta, and seasonal nonstop service to Frankfurt on Condor.

Hotels:
-There is a new Hyatt Place in Legacy Village within walking distance of the Jewish community, though it's located just outside of the Eruv. It costs only 5K points/night.
-There is an SPG (Aloft) in Beachwood, but it's 3.5 miles to the jewish community.
-There is a Sheraton on the west side by the airport (30 minutes drive), a Westin downtown, and an Aloft in the flats.
-There is a highly regarded Sheraton Suites by Cuyahoga Falls/Akron.
-There is a nice Hyatt Regency downtown (25 minutes drive) in a unique vintage arcade building and an excellent spa that gives hotel guests 25% off and accepts SpaFinder certs from Costco that can be purchased for an additional 20% off.
-There is a Hyatt Place in Independence located between the airport and Jewish community with a free airport shuttle.

Transportation:
-There is a subway/light rail connecting the airport with downtown, University Circle (where the Case campus and many museums are) and the Jewish community area, but renting a car is pretty much required.

CLE Metro Activities:

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Museums:
-Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (Downtown)
-Great Lakes Science Center (Downtown)
-NFL Hall of Fame (Canton)
-National Inventors Hall of Fame. (Akron)
-Cleveland Museum of Art, one of the best in the nation and it's free (University Circle)
-Children's Museum  (University Circle)
-Museum of Natural History and Planetarium (University Circle)
-Auto-Aviation museum has lots of vintage cars and more (University Circle)
-Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage (Beachwood)
-Polka Hall of Fame (Downtown)

Amusement parks/Thrill rides/Game Rooms:
-Cedar Point has been voted "Best Amusement Park in the World" for 16 consecutive years. It has the best and several of the top 10 coasters in the world. (Sandusky, open May-October)
-IX Indoor Amusement Park (Open March/April)
-Chalet Tobogganing (November-March) on the west side.
-Fun-n-stuff (Arcades, later tag, mini golf, rock climbing, roller skating, mini go karts for the little ones, regular go karts, bumper boats, batting cages, etc.)
-Whirly ball is a spin-off of Basketball played on bumper cars.
-Dave & Busters is on the west side near Crocker Park.
-African Safari Wildlife Park Sandusky
-Kalahari Indoor Waterpark and Soak City outdoor waterpark in Sandusky.
-Memphis Kiddie Park (Amusement park for kids)
-Jumpyard for kids
-Playground World for kids
-Swings & Things

Beaches/Water Activities:
-North Coast Harbor Marina has Jet skis for 100/hr and 60/half hr. Paddle boats, kayaks, and paddle boards are $25/hour or $15/half hr (Downtown).
-Edgewater beach park
-Mentor Headlands beach park
-Geneva on the lake.
-Jet Pack Water Adventures in Sandusky

Sports:
-The Indians, Cavs, and Browns provide major league sports entertainment in downtown Cleveland along with the minor league hockey Lake Erie Monsters.  Browns games are great with some of the best/craziest fans in the NFL and the Indians have a glatt kosher hot dog stand.
-There are minor league Indians teams in Akron and in Eastlake on the east side of Cleveland.

Other activities:
-Segway tour of Downtown CLE
-Zoo and Rainforest (Free for CLE residents on Mondays)
-Aquarium (Downtown)
-Horseshoe Casino, Smoke-free! (Downtown)
-Cleveland Orchestra, one of the "Big Five" American orchestras (University Circle)
-Playhouse Square, second largest theater complex in the United States with Broadway shows at a fraction of the cost on Broadway.
-East 4th downtown pedestrian street district (bars/comedy shows/bowling/casino).
-Lake Erie Islands/Put-in-Bay.
-Big Fun novelty toy store (Cleveland Heights)
-Chagrin Falls is a quaint village on the east side to walk around and you to can be chagrined by the falls.
-Outdoor Ice Skating. (University Circle)
-Amish country.
-Horseback Riding

Shopping:
-Legacy Village is an outdoor mall in the Jewish community.
-Beachwood Place is an indoor mall in the Jewish community.
-Eton is a high-end strip-mall near the Jewish community.
-Crocker Park is an excellent outdoor mall on the west-side of town.
-West Side Market is a world-renown indoor food and produce market in Ohio City west of downtown (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday)

Hiking/Nature:
-Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Train rides.
-The "Emerald Necklace" is a chain of green Metroparks with great hiking that surrounds Cleveland.  October should be perfect to view the fall foliage.
-Acacia reservation is in the jewish community.
-Squire's Castle in the North Chagrin Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks.
-Squaw Rock in South Chagrin Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks.

Nearby Cities:
-Erie/Presque Isle Beach (1.5 hours)
-Pittsburgh (2 hours)
-Columbus (2 hours)
-Detroit (2.5 hours)
-Niagara Falls (3 hours)
-Toronto (4 hours)
-Chicago (6 hours)
-Baltimore (6 hours)
-NYC (7 hours)
-Lakewood (8 hours)

Microbreweries:

-Bottlehouse microbrewery (You can bring your own food!)  (Cleveland Heights, 4.5/5 DD stars)

-Great Lakes Brewpub and Brewery in Ohio City (Don't miss the mob-era bullet holes, tours available, 4.5/5 DD stars)

-Market Garden Brewery in Ohio City

Kosher Eateries:

1. Bagel Shoppe (South Euclid, 4/5 DD stars) closes at 2pm.
Don't miss the excellent Jalapano bagels and ask them to add garlic crunch inside ($0.95).  Great Challah as well.

2. BlueStar Cafe (Woodmere)
Non-C"Y sit-down dairy and sushi/meat dishes to go.
https://www.bluestarcle.com/

3. Chef Dave's (Beachwood, 4/5 DD stars) does restaurant nights and buffet nights several times a month. 
Check https://chefdavescatering.com for upcoming dates.

4. Contempo Cuisine (University Heights, 3.5/5 DD stars) does restaurant nights occasionally.
Check https://www.facebook.com/pages/Contempo-Cuisine-Catering/1532410530341368 for upcoming dates.

5. Ellie's Waffles and Ice Cream (Beachwood, 3/5 DD stars) has decent french onion soup, good waffles, soft and hard ice cream, and below average bakery goods, coffee, chocolates, and smoothies.

6. Kantina (Cleveland uptown/University Circle, 4/5 DD stars): Burger, Kantina Burger, Shnitzel, Shnitzel fried steak , Cookie Dough Shake, Buffalo chicken, Felafel, and Fries are all very inexpensive and great.
http://www.kantinakatering.com/

7. Kinneret Pizza (Cleveland Heights, 3.5/5 DD stars) closes at 7pm.
Very good plain pizza, order with extra sauce and well done. Avoid the toppings. 
Excellent garlic knots. Very good homemade onion rings and cauliflower.  Sushi is very good when fresh. Good spicy fries and decent Eggplant Parmesan.  Soft serve Ice Cream with 8 flavor choices.  There is a salad bar and a lot of other choices on the menu.

8. Issi's Pizza (South Euclid, 3/5 DD stars) closes at 8pm.
The pizza is made in a conveyor belt oven. You'll either like it or hate it.  Try the felafel pizza with extra sauce and request it made well done.

9. Jerusalem Grill (South Euclid, 3.5/5 DD stars), closes at 9pm.
Good Shnitzel, good deli sandwiches like the New Yorker, on Mondays a Felafel+soda is $5. Decent burgers and subpar chinese also available.

10. Sababa (South Euclid, 2.5/5 DD stars), closes at 9pm
Decent Sushi, Japanese, and Israeli food.

11. Subway (Beachwood, 3/5 DD stars) close at 9pm
Typical Subway with parve cheese available.

12. Sushi 2 Go (Cleveland Heights, 4.5/5 DD stars, $5 delivery available)
https://www.sushi2gocleveland.com/menus

13. The glatt kosher hot dog stand at Progressive Field (Downtown Cleveland, 4/5 stars) near section 149 is open during Indians games and is under Cleveland Kosher.
Bring your own water bottles to avoid paying $5 for water!

14. Tiferes Pizza (Cleveland Heights, 3.5/5 DD stars), closes at 10pm or can call and ask about later hours. Closes at 12 on Motzei Shabbos
http://www.localjewishnews.com/2017/01/09/tiferes-pizza-authentic-italian-artisan-pizza/

-Ungers Bakery & Kosher Market (Cleveland Heights, Donuts: 4.5/5 DD stars, other bakery goods: 2/5 DD stars) closes at 8pm, but often may let you in later as they have bakers there all night long.
My favorites are the custard and cinnamon donuts. Others love the Miami and glaze donuts.

-Chocolate Emporium (South Euclid) has chocolates made on-site as well as other gifts.

-Tibor's (Beachwood) has a deli with lots of prepared food and good spicy homemade salami and beef jerky.  They also carry bakery goods from Ungers and from Word of Mouth which are excellent. They close at 7pm.

-Boris' (University Heights) is yet another butcher/deli with kosher grocery items that also carries Pride of the Farm Ice Cream.

-Heinen's (University Heights) has a great kosher grocery section with prepared meals from Contempo Cuisine catering and bakery good from Contempo Cuisine and Lax & Mandel. 

-Costco (Mayfield Heights) has a large kosher section.

-Amy Joy Donuts (South Euclid, Cholov Stam)

-Coldstone Creamery (University Heights, Cholov Stam)

-Mitchell's Ice Cream (Beachwood and Ohio City, Cholov Stam).

-Shannon Road Ice Cream makes the best gosh darn parve Ice Cream you've ever tried in your life, guaranteed.
Don't miss Peanut Butter Cup, Snickerdoodle, Cookie Dough, or Toffee Bar.
Better than Klein's milchig Ice Cream by a wide margin. CRC Pareve and Cleveland Kosher Hasgachos.
Website: http://www.shannonroadicecream.com/

Available by the pint/quart/gallon in these stores:
          *Boris' Kosher Meats
          *Tibors' Kosher Meats
          *Unger's Kosher Bakery and Food
          *Merchant's Market in Legacy Village (Single serve sizes available here)

-BG Sweets makes incredible coated popcorn in all kinds of amazing flavors.  Licky Sticky S'mores, Peppermint Patty, and Nutty Buddy are all excellent.
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Re: anyone going to be in cleavland on dec. 15 to 18?
« Reply #30 on: December 03, 2009, 07:09:41 PM »
What is the fastest route from ch to
Skyline Hotel And Conference Center5300 Rockside Road
Independence, OH  44131

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Re: anyone going to be in cleavland on dec. 15 to 18?
« Reply #31 on: December 03, 2009, 07:19:33 PM »
What is the fastest route from ch to
Skyline Hotel And Conference Center5300 Rockside Road
Independence, OH  44131
I-71N to I-480W to I-271N local lanes, take exit 32, make a right to go west on Cedar road.  Make a right on Taylor road and the CH jewish life (Kineret Pizza, Ungers grocery and bakery, shuls etc.) is pretty much all on Taylor.
Figure on 25-30 mins to CH.

For the Beachwood institutions just go the same way but from Cedar make a left on Green road (about 2.5 miles before Taylor)
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Re: anyone going to be in cleavland on dec. 15 to 18?
« Reply #32 on: December 03, 2009, 07:28:43 PM »
I-71N to I-480W to I-271N local lanes, take exit 32, make a right to go west on Cedar road.  Make a right on Taylor road and the CH jewish life (Kineret Pizza, Ungers grocery and bakery, shuls etc.) is pretty much all on Taylor.
Figure on 25-30 mins to CH.

For the Beachwood institutions just go the same way but from Cedar make a left on Green road (about 2.5 miles before Taylor)

 that Right off of Exit 32 is what I called the upside down U a few posts ago CD you have to be careful when exiting as there I believe 3 different roads you can go down and its awkward exiting ahighway and in order to cross over it go backwards (although its not really that)

 I Blew it the 1st time as I was in the Left lane too late cause you see the overpass ahead of you and figure the directions are wrong. Nope I was! That overpass was adiffernt road and Cedar is behind you as you go under it before exiting

 Yet to go from Beachwood to the I-90 towards TOL MQ had me driving local streets and thru Shaker Heights(nice neighborhood). the next time I simply went with the hways  abit longer but alot easier less turns and having to read all the street signs

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Re: anyone going to be in cleavland on dec. 15 to 18?
« Reply #33 on: December 13, 2009, 02:01:06 PM »
Any suggestions what to do and were to eat?

I looked online and all I see is the rock and roll hall of fame!

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Re: anyone going to be in cleavland on dec. 15 to 18?
« Reply #34 on: December 13, 2009, 03:08:14 PM »
Any suggestions what to do and were to eat?

I looked online and all I see is the rock and roll hall of fame!

 well if that doesnt work theres the Football Hall of Fame a few miles down the I-71S in Caton, other then those 2 there are some Estates in the Akron area, dont know if there are open this time of yr, check the Where mag or the flyers that most Hotels have. Remember CLE gets alot of Lake affect so it can and will be windy, or cold, or snowing, which leaves out most outdoor activities except for ice skating

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Re: anyone going to be in cleavland on dec. 15 to 18?
« Reply #35 on: December 13, 2009, 05:06:42 PM »
Any suggestions what to do and were to eat?

I looked online and all I see is the rock and roll hall of fame!
-Football HOF if you're a sports fan.
-The Cavs are playing the Nets on the 15th.  If you go be sure to catch the pre-game pyrotechnics show!  Tons of fun and excitement at Cavs home games and a great chance to see Shaq and Lebron!
-Free Outdoor Ice Skating.

What other kind of stuff do you usually do?  There's plenty of comedy shows and a $1 movie theater and tons of other stuff.  Plenty of incredible shopping nearby.

Eateries:
The Bagel Shoppe makes excellent bagels, good enough to rival any NY place.  The garlic bagels are yum!  Bakery stuff is usually pretty good too. They close at 2pm.

Pizza: Kinneret is usually very good, Issi's is usually not.

Meat: Contempo Cuisine is the fanciest restaurant and is great.  Excellent Steaks ($30), very good soups ($5), appetizers (10) , and desserts ($6).  Try the whiskey peppercorn and ask them to add sauteed mushrooms and onions on top.  The entrees also comes with a salad, garlic mashed potatoes, and some grilled veggies included in the price.

Subway is good and cheap, Jerusalem Grill is OK for Israeli food.

Bakeries: Ungers has some great stuff like donuts and pecan rolls. Lax And Mandel is gross.

Chocolate Emporium has cholov yisroel ice cream and parve homemade chocolate goodies.

If you dont keep cholov yisroel they say not to miss the kosher Amy Joy Donuts and Cold Stone Creamery.
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Re: anyone going to be in cleavland on dec. 15 to 18?
« Reply #36 on: December 13, 2009, 05:10:57 PM »
Is there any one of you guys living in Monsey or Willamsburg or Boro park area that goes to cleve ?

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Re: anyone going to be in cleavland on dec. 15 to 18?
« Reply #37 on: December 13, 2009, 05:18:37 PM »
Is there any one of you guys living in Monsey or Willamsburg or Boro park area that goes to cleve ?

 I drive by a couple of times a yr on my way to DTW, and stayed for Shabbos this past Summer

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Re: anyone going to be in cleavland on dec. 15 to 18?
« Reply #38 on: December 13, 2009, 06:07:08 PM »
I drive by a couple of times a yr on my way to DTW, and stayed for Shabbos this past Summer

are those couple of times including something between now and the end of 2009?

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Re: anyone going to be in cleavland on dec. 15 to 18?
« Reply #39 on: December 13, 2009, 07:20:57 PM »
are those couple of times including something between now and the end of 2009?

 Ok Im not the 1 to set someone straight when it comes to grammar or spelling etc etc.

But you should have simply posted, is there anyone in the NY area heading to CLE before yrs end? Your post as it was , was taken by me in a different way.

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Re: anyone going to be in cleavland on dec. 15 to 18?
« Reply #40 on: December 13, 2009, 07:21:31 PM »
Thanks dan!  Any thing to do not really the sports type.

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Re: anyone going to be in cleavland on dec. 15 to 18?
« Reply #41 on: December 15, 2009, 10:47:32 PM »
anyone know the latest shacris in ch?

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Re: Cleveland Master Thread
« Reply #42 on: June 09, 2010, 01:25:17 AM »
Im coming to Clevland on June 22. anyone know of any cheap hotel/motel for the night.
im going to a wedding in Young Israel of Greater Clevland, so it would be nice if it's close by.
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Re: Cleveland Master Thread
« Reply #43 on: June 09, 2010, 01:39:33 AM »
Im coming to Clevland on June 22. anyone know of any cheap hotel/motel for the night.
im going to a wedding in Young Israel of Greater Clevland, so it would be nice if it's close by.
You can try priceline/hotwire in Beachwood, lots of hotels but not SPG/Hyatt unfortunately.  There aren't any hotels within walking distance of YI, they're all at least a few miles away.

The closest SPG is the category 2 property at the airport some 25 minutes away and the closest Hyatt Place is in Independence about 15 minutes away where they know me all too well.
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Re: Cleveland Master Thread
« Reply #44 on: June 09, 2010, 11:33:26 AM »
 what restaurant is opened the latest at night? till what time? and milhig or fleshhig?

 heading to Detroit with a night over near CLE a Hampton for $71 (seems no more SPG for me in Clev too expensive way above $100 used to be apx $79, will miss the SS in CF)

 probably wont be there much before 9pm anything still opened at that hour?