Best Time to Visit Ohio


Cleveland is nowadays a renovated and very attractive city. Cleveland downtown, with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Great Lake Science Center, the Cleveland Stadium and several museums, malls and great party and nightlife opportunities, has become a restored and rather attractive pole, opposed to the old industrial Cleveland. 

Best time to visit & travel to Cleveland, Ohio
When not to go to Cleveland, Ohio
What to visit in Cleveland, Ohio
Hotels and flights to Cleveland, Ohio

See also:
Best time to visit Ohio State
Best time to visit Columbus
Best time to visit Sandusky and the Lake Erie Islands
Best time to visit Cincinnati


Cleveland downtown
Cleveland downtown includes most of the more interesting districts and travel references, namely the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Cleveland Convention Center, the Cleveland Stadium, the Great Lakes Science Center or the Warehouse District and the Flats District (excellent for nightlife and animation).

Other travel highlights in Cleveland (out of downtown) 
The University Circle
The Cleveland Botanical Garden,
The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Small towns near Cleveland
Vermilion (in the suburbs of Cleveland)
Oberlin (college town)
Peninsula (in Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area)
Akron (home of Goodyear Company)
Holmes County (home of an important Amish country)
See: Map of Ohio State 


Cleveland weather is changeable, with moderate precipitation all year long, with some heat waves and high humidity in the summer and very cold winters. 

Snow is concentrated in the winter months. Occasional snowstorms turn winter rather unpredictable for travelers.

Spring has an erratic weather and may be cloudy, chilly and/or rainy. 

Summer is the most popular season to visit Cleveland (accommodation and services prices peak in July and August), in spite of the occasional heat waves.

Fall is also popular and probably the best time to travel to Cleveland: temperatures and the overall weather until October are normally very agreeable and excellent for outdoor activities and travelling.  


You may want to avoid the winter months, when temperatures reach very low levels and the occasional snowstorms strike the region.

If you want to bet in low accommodation rates, then July and August aren't the best months. Besides, humidity and high temperatures may also turn some days of July and August into very uncomfortable months, despite the moderating influence of the Lake Erie in Cleveland. See the Weather Data Map below, for details.



Downtown Cleveland hotel rates are more expensive than those on more peripheric locations. Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is located around ten miles south of Cleveland downtown.