Overview of Cleveland
Residents of Downtown Cleveland get to live in constant view of a great number of beautiful buildings that span a range of architectural styles. The structures that house the city's government and civic offices are built in the neoclassical style and located near the Cleveland Mall - a large, public waterfront park that's a picturesque sight in itself.
The southernmost of the mall's three sections is Veterans' Memorial Plaza, where visitors can view the city's famed War Memorial Fountain, also known as the Fountain of Eternal Life.
Gorgeous churches also lend Downtown Cleveland its unique aesthetic character. The historic Old Stone Church, for instance, is a 19th-century Presbyterian center of worship built in the Romanesque Revival style.
Terminal Tower is another architectural gem of Downtown Cleveland. Built in 1930, the Beaux-Arts style structure was the largest office building outside of New York City until 1967. It's located on the southwest corner of Cleveland's Public Square, above Cleveland Union Terminal, which served as the city's central train station until 1977.
What's more, there are plenty of great outdoor spots where residents can relax and take in the beautiful architecture. Cleveland Public Square itself offers plenty of shade and benches, while Settler's Landing Park and Rivergate Park lie just southwest of Downtown, overlooking the Cuyahoga River.
Alternatively, residents can stop and picnic at Fort Huntington Park and Willard Park, which are located on either side of Cleveland City Hall.
Nightlife and entertainment
Of course, there's plenty to keep oneself busy and entertained in Downtown Cleveland, too. Enthusiasts of practically any kind of food, beverage and evening activity will be able to find something to do that's perfectly suited to their tastes.
Shoppers can take advantage of the Arcade, Cleveland's upscale indoor shopping mall, which features both department stores and hip, boutique retailers. Meanwhile, those with a love for the performing arts will enjoy close proximity to the city's theater and dance scene, the center of which is PlayhouseSquare on Euclid Avenue.
And, with a wealth of great bars and restaurants nearby - including Mallorca, Johnny's Downtown and D'Vine Wine Bar - it's hard to imagine anyone going hungry or thirsty in Downtown Cleveland.