Destination guide

In Cleveland, everything is possible

Cleveland is one of the most heavily populated cities in OhioÑand also one of the most popular. Offering a smorgasbord of activities, the scenic city is situated on the shores of Lake Erie. In addition to its magnificent surroundings, it's also a historic hub filled with museums and attractions of cultural significance. Whether you love art, shopping, sporting events, or music, you'll find plenty to do when you book a Cleveland vacation rental.

Things to do

The roller coaster capital of the world

Music lovers know that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is the first stop in Cleveland. If you love artwork, pay a visit to the Cleveland Museum of Art and delve deeply into 6,000 years of creativity. The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo spans nearly 183 acres and is divided into multiple areas, offering fascinating looks at everything from the Australian outback to the rainforests. You can continue the adventures at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium, where marine exhibits abound. With the kids? Don't miss Cedar Point, known as the world's roller coaster capital.


What can't you do in Cleveland?

If you're new to Cleveland, why not book a tour? Hop on a trolley, a boat, or a bike and take in the city from a fresh vantage point. If you love nature, grab the family and hike through the woodsÑdon't forget to snap a picture or 2 by the waterfalls. Festivals abound throughout the year, celebrating everything from beer to crafts. If you're a shopping fanatic, you'll want to wander through a late-night Asian market or peruse the charming boutiques throughout town. From small to large, there are also countless venues where you can catch a live show.


From sunny climes to the Snow Belt

Four distinctive seasons make Cleveland a pleasant time to visit at any time of the year. If you're a snow lover, book your Cleveland vacation rental in January, when plenty of lake-effect snow falls. There's even an area known as the "Snow Belt," in which heavy snowfall is extremely common. But if you're more of a warm-weather type, you'll love visiting in mid-summer. Highs average approximately 75 degrees, and it's always more comfortable than humid. You can soak up the sunshine in the spring, tooÑand if you're hoping to avoid rainfall, stick to properties along the lake, where it's less common.

Natural features

Go into the wild in Forest City

Along the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland appears like something of a treasure from a distance. In addition to being a rock 'n' roll and roller coaster mecca, it also happens to be known as "Forest City." The area is rife with wooded areas, many of which are home to abundant wildlife. You'll spot everything from turkeys to ducks to marine life. The Emerald Necklace Trail provides you with great access to the area's rivers, creeks, and streams. Keep your eyes open when you exit your Cleveland vacation rentalÑyou never know what you'll come across as you navigate the beautiful natural terrains.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Cleveland

Fly into Cleveland, OH (BKL-Burke Lakefront), the closest airport, located 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Cleveland, OH (CLE-Hopkins Intl.), which is 9.7 mi (15.6 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station serving the city is Cleveland Station. You can get around Cleveland by jumping on the metro at Tower City-Public Square Station, West 25th-Ohio City Station or East 34th-Campus Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around Cleveland?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 254 vacation rentals near Cleveland. From 134 Houses to 3 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Cleveland for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Cleveland?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Cleveland:

  • Downtown: 50 vacation rentals
  • Ohio City: 50 vacation rentals
  • Detroit - Shoreway: 27 vacation rentals
  • Edgewater: 26 vacation rentals
  • University Circle: 26 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Cleveland?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Cleveland. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cleveland Clinic: 254 vacation rentals
  • Cleveland Lakefront State Park: 247 vacation rentals
  • Progressive Field: 254 vacation rentals
  • Case Western Reserve University: 253 vacation rentals
  • Cleveland Museum of Natural History: 254 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cleveland listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Cleveland?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 134 Houses in Cleveland. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Cleveland include:

  • Cabins: 3 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 97 rentals available
  • Cottages: 3 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Cleveland?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 13 vacation rentals with pool available in Cleveland. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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