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staying at Holiday Inn Express on Euclid

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staying at Holiday Inn Express on Euclid

hubby & i are staying downtown h.i. express on euclid. wanting to have lunch at great lakes brewery before checking into hotel. once at hotel...help me out.....park the car, is it metered parking downtown cleveland, do meters have to be fed on weekends??? or is it best to park car in $23. hotel parking...we want to walk to area historic, fun things to see, close to hotel, walking distance (no car).... then hopefully a few happy hours, (i know ts sat. evening), had to ask. if no happy hours, just advise me of a few fun places for us (55ish) to go a prost a few.....we saw r&r hall of fame, and a river/bridge boat tour last trip, and went to chop house for dindin. but, this time, were staying more away from lake, and want to just do a walk about in a new area we havent seen, cant wait to be in your great city......thanks for any help.... :) :)

Cleveland, OH
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1. Re: staying at Holiday Inn Express on Euclid

I really can't advise you about specific parking options at the hotel...perhaps call the hotel and ask them for options. However, you do not need to feed meters evenings past 6:00, holidays or weekends.

Before or after the Great Lakes Brewery, be sure to check out the West Side Market (if you are going to be here on market days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Saturday). It is one of the best historic markets in the nation and recently celebrated it centennial.

Your hotel is located along the bus-rapid transit Health Line which runs along Euclid Avenue from Public Square to University Circle 24 hours/day. An all-day RTA transit pass costs $5.00 and is a great bargain. You could take the Health Line to explore the museums at University Circle (especially, the Cleveland Museum of Art or the brand new architecturally distinctive Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland) or go to dinner/lunch in Little Italy.

You are also located in a great area for dinner/nightlife, as your hotel is within walking distance of the E. 4th Street entertainment district. There are multiple restaurants, clubs, even an upscale bowling alley, right around the corner from your hotel. My personal favorites are Greenhouse Tavern (and the chef-owner's Japanese-style noodle house, Noodle Cat), Lola (by Iron Chef Michael Symon) or Chinato (for upscale Italian). Take a peak into the historic Old Arcade for another architectural masterpiece (the Chocolate Bar restauran, featuring, guess what--Chocolate, is also right nearby).

The Warehouse DIstrict, attracting a rowdier, younger crowd is also not far (centered around W. 6th St.). Be sure to check out the brand new Horseshoe Casino on Public Square in the historic former Higbee's Department Store Building--quite unlike any other casino I've ever seen, it is built into the fabric of the city, not isolated by a huge parking lot in the middle of nowhere (like in Columbus). Enjoy your stay.

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2. Re: staying at Holiday Inn Express on Euclid

What are your interests? If you'll read through the threads in this forum, you'll find many suggestions. The House of Blues reportedly has an excellent Happy Hours, but so do many other restaurants on East 4th St. and in the Warehouse District. I don't know if Happy Hours are available on weekends.

Do you want to stay downtown or visit attractions in Greater Cleveland?

The Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall is a superb attraction and offers great Christmas and other holiday shows.

PlayhouseSquare also offers many good shows (currently the "Whipping Man" at the Cleveland Play House is excellent, but tickets are a tough purchase).

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