Traveling My Own State Episode 1: Cleveland, OH

I love to travel more and got to exotic places! One of my dreams is to travel Europe with my husband and see the La Iglesia de la Sagrada Familia in Spain, or the tulip fields in Holland, or the Torre de Pizza in Italy. Reality hits and I understand that right now I can’t afford a trip like (not just yet). I put on my thinking cap and I realized that there is a lot of places in my own State of Ohio that I have not yet seen!

I’ve decided to get new experiences and explore my own state. We moved here almost three years ago and we haven’t done much internal tourism . So this is where I start a series of “Traveling: My Own State”. My husband and I had our 9 year wedding anniversary in March 27th! It is our tradition to go somewhere for our anniversary so we decided to visit the city of Cleveland.

Cleveland is located in the shores of Lake Erie. According to Wikipedia, Cleveland is the second largest city of the state and is the 51st largest city in the Nation.

We started our adventure by the the site of the Cleveland sign with the beautiful city’s skyline behind us. This city is beautiful and have lots of wonderful things to offer.

When you visit Cleveland you have the chance to see Lake Erie. Lake Erie is the fourth largest of the five Great Lakes and globally is the eleventh largest lake.

Such a pretty site! Lighthouses are my favorite!

From here there is a short walk to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. We didn’t do the tour of the museum because neither one of us is into Rock music and my hubby doesn’t like museums too much. They are not his cup of tea, lol! But the museum looks amazing if you like to know about Rock history and all its great musicians.

A few blocks from the museum you can visit the FirstEnergy Stadium home of the Cleveland Browns. I’m not a Browns fan sorry! If you are a fan you can have a tour of the stadium Tuesday through Saturday.

We then drove to the other side of the city to visit the Progressive Field Park home of the Indians and the Quicken Loans Arena home of the Cavaliers. While walking towards the arena you can find this huge mural located at the Sherwin Williams building.

This huge mural of Lebron James is right around the corner from the arena and the baseball field. Pretty impressive!

The arena and field are right in front of each other, how convenient! I just can’t imagine the traffic and craziness if both teams are playing at the same time. It must be insane.

We then walk through Downtown Cleveland, went to the mall and finished our day at Wahlburgers! Great way to end day one!

Day Two:

We decided to visit Cleveland Metro Park Zoo! What an awesome day we had at the zoo, I really felt like a kid again! All the amazing animals and exhibitions are a must see. General entrance to the zoo is $15.00 so not bad at all. Here are some photos that shows how much fun we had at the zoo!

To end our visit to this wonderful city we couldn’t leave without eating at a Puertorrican 🇵🇷 Restaurant. We are from Puerto Rico so every time we have the chance to indulge in our typical foods, we do it! Thanks to Google we found this little restaurant about 15 minutes from downtown called “Rincón Criollo”.

We were in heaven! There are no Puertorrican restaurants were we live so this was such a wonderful find. The food was delicious! If you decide to visit Cleveland don’t forget to stop by the Rincón Criollo, you are going to love it!

This was such an amazing and awesome experience! We had so much fun in Cleveland and we recommend you all to take a trip to this beautiful city! There is nothing I love more than to create memories with the love of my life 💕 Happy Anniversary my Love!

See you on the next episode…

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