See why it’s easy to get here—and even easier to stay—in this accessible and affordable Midwest city.
In addition to its reputation for industry and innovation, Cleveland is also a convention-friendly town. Thanks to a new, high-tech downtown convention complex that’s steps away from hotel and dining options—plus easy-to-use transportation when you need it—this city offers meeting attendees the ultimate in convenience, delivered with a down-to-earth spirit.
A Revitalized Downtown
Over the past few years, downtown Cleveland has undergone an $8 billion makeover, with loads of visitor-related infrastructure development, a reimagined public square and a brand-new convention complex, the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland. This transformed district now includes 18 hotels and nearly 5,000 hotel rooms within a 10-minute walk of the convention complex.
Transportation Made Easier
With 11 airlines offering nonstop flights to and from the city, getting here is a breeze. Once your attendees arrive in Cleveland, buses, taxis, trains, shuttles and ride share services will get them wherever they’re going efficiently and at a great value—a rapid transit train ride from the airport to downtown costs only $2.25. Attendees can also get around on one of Cleveland’s free trolley buses, which run on weekdays, nights and weekends.
Once your attendees get to the convention complex, exploring couldn’t be easier. According to WalkScore.com, which ranks pedestrian-friendly cities, downtown Cleveland is considered a “walker’s paradise”—with most downtown attractions accessible within a 20-minute walk. For activities that are slightly outside the city center (Edgewater Park, an urban lakefront beach 2.6 miles from downtown, should not be missed), suggest renting a pair of wheels from Cleveland’s robust UH Bikes rental service.
See how the perks of downtown Cleveland take the stress out of meeting planning.