If you’ve never considered Cleveland a summer vacation destination, you’ve been missing out on some pretty incredible family fun. This northern Ohio city is home to non-stop summer fun, ranging from the quirky to the epic. Read on to discover why “the Cle” is the place to be this summer.
Starting with this weekend’s three-day Avon Heritage Duck Tape Festival (yes, you read that right!), celebrating everything imaginable that can be made out of duct tape, and Cleveland International Kite Festival at Edgewater Park in August, there are dozens of festivals offering something for everyone. There are even festivals lasting throughout the summer, like the Asian Lantern Festival at Cleveland Zoo on select dates starting in July and running until the end of August.
Hit the Beach
Summertime temperatures in Cleveland hover in the 80s, making it perfect shorts and tank top weather. And since the city lies along the shores of Lake Erie, there is plenty of beach to beat the summer heat. Whether you like to sunbathe, swim or even surf when the weather is just right, a day at the beach is the best way to enjoy summer in Cleveland like a local. One of the best places to relax and get some sun is Edgewater Beach, located minutes from the city’s downtown neighborhood.
Catch a Case of Sports Mania
Cleveland is a city passionate about its sports, and summertime is the perfect time to let that vibe get under your skin. Head to Progressive Field to catch a Cleveland Guardians game or watch the game at one of the city’s many great eateries, where you can not only enjoy some delicious local cuisine but also get a true feeling of how passionate locals are about their favorite summertime sports team.
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As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
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United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
Norwegian recently launched the newest addition to its fleet, Viva, with a spectacular debut earlier this month. The ship, launched from Trieste, Italy, and finishing its inaugural run in Lisbon, Portugal, is the second in its Prima Class of ships, set to give family travelers the ultimate vacation experience.