Cleveland Rocks

He finally made it to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. We arrived just as they opened at 10 AM and spent a good three hours exploring the museum. He predicted he was going to need six hours here, and lucky for me, he overestimated.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has everything from Bruce Springsteen’s handwritten Out on the Street lyrics to Cyndi Lauper’s red dress from the “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” music video. There’s a piano used by the Beatles to write some of their most famous songs and a tribute to Elvis and the Rolling Stones. You could spend the entire day here reading about the influence and impact of rock and roll on American culture.

But all that really mattered was this…

The rest of our day was spent exploring the Flats, an area of Cleveland right on the Cuyahoga River, bustling with life as people stroll and dine along the water. You can even canoe too if you’re feeling outdoorsy.

We enjoyed a dozen delicious Prince Edward Island oysters at Alley Cat Oyster Bar followed by lunch at Lindey’s Lake House. I had the grilled Faroe Island salmon salad while Paul chose the blackened cod sandwich with brussel sprout slaw. Lindey’s Lake House serves up fresh food with a menu that includes a variety of options. From salads and sandwiches to tacos and cracker thin pizza, there’s something for everyone at Lindeys. You can dine inside or outside. No matter what, you’ll feel like you’re visiting the most chic lake house you’ve ever stepped foot in, with all that Pottery Barn-esque nautical decor and all.

We ended our day at Noble Beast Brewing Company. What better way to end a busy day of exploring Cleveland? Here you’ll feel like you’ve entered your cool friend’s garage. You know the one who always wanted to make his own beer and knows how to cook? Come here hungry because everything we had was superb. From chicken wings to Kentucky beer cheese with pickled vegetables and pita, you can’t go wrong with anything on this menu. I eyed up a few of our neighbors’ dishes and it was all drool worthy. The beer is good too.

We feel like we’ve discovered a place we never knew existed by traveling to this city. It has exceeded our expectations.

Stay tuned for more as we explore Cleveland, Ohio.

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