What to do and where to go at CMWorld
There’s a lot to love about Cleveland. It’s the birthplace of Superman and home to the Cavs, the Cleveland Clinic, and Content Marketing World.
If you had all the time in the world on your trip to Cleveland, you might want to Kayak Lake Erie, go hiking in Cuyahoga National Park, or take a trip to Oberlin.
But, you don’t have all the time in the world.
We know what it’s like to try to jam pack a trip with conference sessions, meetings, and emails while also trying to experience what makes a city unique. So, for those of you attending CM World, here’s our list of the most Instagrammable things to see and do in Cleveland that won’t conflict with your conference schedule. Plus, we’ve added the walking or driving distance from the convention center.
@ThisIsCLE, installed three picture-perfect postcard-style “Cleveland” signs in three locations around the city. The 16x8ft signs are all in picturesque skyline locations that illuminate at night.
12 minute walk, E. 9th St. Pier
This sign is nearest to the convention center. It’s an easy spot to visit before or after the CM World Rock & Roll Hall of Fame opening night reception on Tuesday.
While you’re visiting the sign, stop by @nuevomodmex for a drink.
Or sneak in some zen between conference sessions and the opening reception with free community yoga at the sign on Tuesday at 6:15pm.
Abbey Road Skyline
8 minute drive, 1502 Abbey Ave
This sign is a bit further away, but certainly worth it for the scenic photo opp.
Edgewater Park Beach
8 minute ride, Edgewater Park
Edgewater Park Beach is also outside of the CM World hub, but if you’re looking to spend time on the lake to catch some leftover summer sun, this is your spot.
East 4th Street, @e4thst
12 minute walk, E. 4th St
@e4thst is a short walk from the convention center, and exactly where you want to be Thursday night.
This shopping and dining district has something for everyone, from BBQ to bourbon. And if you’re staying over Friday night, check out the Whiskey and White Lightning Music Fest at the House of Blues. Seven bands and one-of-a-kind whiskey sampling is a great way to cap off your week in Cleveland.
Basketball fans will remember E. 4th St. from @Cavs championship parade pics. But if you’re one of the many marketers coming in from The Bay, maybe you don’t….
You can catch our marketing team out on E. 4th, but until then, we’ll be swooning over this sweet engagement photo taken on 4th street earlier this summer.
7 minute drive, 1979 W 25th
Cleveland’s 100 year old public market is a must-see for any foodie. Open 7am-4pm during the week and until 6pm on Fridays & Saturdays and 12p-6p Sundays, the market features over 100 vendors offering the freshest produce, charcuterie, and baked goods.If you’re an early riser, this is the perfect breakfast adventure to fit in before the keynotes.
The Market Garden Brewery, a great spot for lunch or dinner, is located right next door to the @westsidemarket.
Hyatt at the Arcade
7 minute walk, 420 Superior Ave. E
The Cleveland Arcade, opened in 1890, was the first retail center in America. The stores and restaurants may or may not be open when you have the free time to visit, but the iconic @HyattRecencyCleveland lobby, right off E. 4th Street, is open 24-7.
13 minute walk, 1055 Old River Rd.
The Flats East Bank development project, completed in 2015, hosts a variety of dining and entertainment options for every taste. Check out Coastal Taco or the Alley Cat Oyster Bar then get your dance on at Forward Day + Night Club.
1 minute walk, 325 Superior Ave.
Yes, the library. Hear us out.
The Ohio Public Library, open M-Sa 10a-6p, is directly next to the convention center. It’s absolutely beautiful and there’s lots to do there — including a Superman memorabilia exhibit that just-so-happens to be running while we’re in town.
(view from the 10th floor)
12 minute drive, 3159 W. 11th St.
If you have a few hours to spare during the day, you have to visit the Christmas Story House Museum. It’s open 10a-5p every day for only $11.
6 minute drive, 1501 Euclid Ave
Playhouse Square is the largest performing arts center in the United States outside of New York. Get tickets to a show, explore the theaters, or simply enjoy walking around the vibrant, instagrammable, area.
Heinen’s Downtown Cleveland
14 minute walk, 900 Euclid Ave
Try to make it a point to stop at Heinen’s Grocery Store for some hotel room snacks. Or take your colleagues for a drink and some appetizers in the second floor lounge. Yes, a lounge. In a grocery store.
Cleveland Public Square
6 minute walk, Public Square
This newly renovated park is home to some gorgeous green space for lounging and some great events. During CM World, you can enjoy music and food trucks on Tuesday and Yoga on the Green on Wednesday evening.
Cleveland Bike Share, @UHBikes
See more and get there faster with UH Bikes. There are 250 bikes across 25 Cleveland locations. $3.50p/ 30 minutes.
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Video at Scale: The Marketers Playbook for Creating Value in Every Piece of Content You Create
Wednesday, September 6th, 12:20pm, Room 24
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