Ohio is an important swing state when it comes to the presidential election, as well as the birthplace of eight former U.S. presidents, such as Willliam McKinley and Warren G. Harding. And for the third time in American history, politicians from all over the country will flock to Cleveland for the Republican National Convention on July 18.
When voting isn’t in session, make the most of your time in this city with quite a past. Stay overnight at a 20th-century French Gothic mansion, dine inside a former speakeasy from the Prohibition era, and witness gravestone art at a historic cemetery. Keep reading for more Cleveland spots you don’t want to miss while there—especially if you’re a politico looking for a history fix.
West Side Market
Visitors can check out permanent exhibitions, like “The Beatles” and “The Roots of Rock and Roll,” along with events such as artist interviews, film screenings, and live performances. Another reason you should go? Visiting the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is free during the RNC.