Visit Me in CLE Weekend
Friday, June 21 – Sunday, June 23
A robust arts and culture scene. An emerald necklace of parks. The nation’s second largest performing arts center. An abundance of chef-driven dining spots. Downtown stadiums with city views. The Forest City has a lot to offer these days and Destination Cleveland is encouraging Northeast Ohioans to invite friends, family and colleagues to experience some of it during Visit Me in CLE Weekend (Friday, June 21 – Sunday, June 23, 2019).
Guests who show an out-of-state ID at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium’s front ticket counter during #VisitMeInCLE Weekend receive $5 off admission. “Most travelers are just unaware of everything this vibrant lakeside city has going for it,” says Greater Cleveland Aquarium GM Tami Brown. An appointee to the TourismOhio Advisory Board and president of the Ohio Travel Association Board of Directors, Brown’s career has been focused largely on destination marketing. “We’ve seen again and again that when tour operators, journalists, meeting planners, investors and other people have actually spent time here exploring our attractions, eating our elevated comfort cuisine and experiencing our Midwest hospitality, they become our biggest fans.”
All #VisitMeInCLE Weekend guests can participate in a scavenger hunt for a chance to win a Greater Cleveland Aquarium sweatshirt and shark plush toy. The adaptive reuse of the historic powerhouse is a regular source of positive feedback from out-of-town guests, says Brown, noting that the Aquarium’s West Bank of the Flats location also is often viewed as a plus for summer travelers. “This is also the spot where you can dine along the Cuyahoga, catch a trolley tour of the city or board a sightseeing cruise of the river.”
Those who stop by on Saturday, June 22 between noon and 5pm will be treated to water conservation-focused games, make-and-take crafts, demonstrations and live music as part of the Aquarium’s #RiverReborn Family Celebration commemorating the 50th anniversary of the last time the Cuyahoga River burned. “The positive changes you see today in Cleveland and its waterways happened because this community came together to take action and achieve its potential,” says Brown. “While it’s important to remember how we got here, I am hopeful that future generations will only think of ‘burning river’ as that name of a craft beer.”
The VisitMeInCLE $5 off discount is available in-person at the Aquarium’s front Ticket Counter June 21 – 23, 10am – 5pm (last admission sold at 4pm). It is valid for up to 4 guests with the presentation of a valid out-of-state ID. This discount cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers.