Enlighten, Engage and Entertain.
The district is home to world-class venues and local institutions punctuated with park space and waterfront vistas.
There is nothing more Cleveland than football at FirstEnergy Stadium, home of the Cleveland Browns, where the best fans in the NFL take over the city with their passion and excitement. It’s a festivity you don’t want to miss!
Great Lakes Science Center
Get hands-on, minds-on family fun at Great Lakes Science Center! See and touch hundreds of hands-on exhibits, visit the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, immerse yourself in our six-story Cleveland Clinic OMNIMAX® Theater, and marvel at science demonstrations performed right before your eyes.
Experience a cruise on the Cuyahoga River and Lake Erie aboard Cleveland’s largest sight-seeing vessel. This quadruple-deck 1,000 passenger luxury ship is the largest on the Great Lakes.
International Women’s Air & Space Museum
Located in the terminal of Burke Lakefront Airport, visitors to the Museum will discover how Women’s Air & Space History is more than Sally Ride and Amelia Earhart.
Sand Volleyball Courts
Located on E9th Street Pier, this new recreational amenity at North Coast Harbor features 3 full size sand volleyball courts open to the public daily (May through October). The sand courts and adjacent public restrooms were funded by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and maintained by Downtown Cleveland Alliance & Hermes Sport & Social.
League nights are mid May through mid October. Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday evenings from 6:00PM-9:00PM. The courts are open to the public the remainder of the season (Friday thru Monday). No renting or reservations permitted. Play is first come, first serve.
Located on E9th Street Pier, this new dining amenity in North Coast Harbor features a tasty menu, indoor & outdoor seating, second floor event space and a great views of our harbor. Nuevo Modern Mexican is open 7 days a week, year round.
This grassy knoll between the Great Lakes Science Center and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame includes a walkway and stairs which lead from Erieside Ave down to the south promenade of North Coast Harbor waters. The space is perfect picnic spot and has been used from a verity of special events including a Lake Erie Monster’s Pep Rally and a fun family festival called Rock Your World with Steam.
The 53-slip North Coast Harbor Transient Marina is located behind the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in the North Coast Harbor basin. Boaters can stop by for a few hours or dock for the weekend. Sport enthusiasts can enjoy the Cleveland skyline from paddleboats, Jet Skis, or kayaks- daily rentals available courtesy of the marina operators, Rock & Dock. For more information contact Rock & Dock at 216-804-1152.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
The greatest stories and biggest names in rock and roll shine on at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. The experience includes 4 theaters, multiple interactive stations and 7 floors of exhibits that tell the story of the world’s most powerful art form.
Steamship William G Mather
Discover what life onboard a working Great Lakes freighter was like as you tour this restored 618-foot historic flagship. Explore the 1925-built Mather and marvel at the “engineering firsts” that helped transform Northeast Ohio into a great industrial center (part of the Great Lakes Science Center).
The USS Cod is a retired World War II SS-224 submarine, moored at Cleveland’s North Coast Harbor. This National Historic Site is the only such vessel to be kept intact and visitors climb the vertical ladders through its hatches, just as the sailors did during active duty.
Enjoy picturesque views of the downtown Cleveland skyline and Lake Erie at this 4.5-acre park, located at the north end of the 9th Street Pier. The park is centered around a large, artistically-terraced green space, and plays host to events and everyday activities alike.
North Coast Harbor is also home to 1 of 3 Cleveland Script Signs installed by Destination Cleveland. Our sign located in Voinovich Bicentennial Park creates the perfect backdrop for a memorable photo op at the lakefront. #ClevelandScriptSign
E. 9th Street Pier
E 9th Street Pier is an extension of E 9th Street, where the City physically meets the Lake. E 9th Street Pier is the access point for Voinovich Bicentennial Park, Nuevo Modern Mexican Restaurant & the Goodtime III cruise ship. The space hosts 120 metered parking spaces available for 30 minute to full day parking (cash & credit card accepted) and is open daily. Fishing is welcome in the designated fishing zone at the North end of the pier.
Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport
Located along the rolling shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport is the region’s premier business Airport. With its proximity to downtown Cleveland and complete aircraft support services, Burke is the preferred airport for our corporate customers and visitors to our region.
Operated by the City of Cleveland’s Department of Port Control, Burke is a FAR Part 139 Airport. As the official reliever airport for Cleveland Hopkins International, Burke is critical to the safety and efficiency of the local, regional, and national air transportation systems. However, the majority of Burke’s air traffic is made up of privately owned and charter aircraft used for business purposes—along with flight training, leisure flying, and military operations among others.
As a high-capacity, well-maintained, accessible airport, Burke has built a reputation for excellence and remains a vital part of the region’s current and future economic growth and vitality.