Cleveland, Ohio is an active Mid-western city located on the shores of one of the beautiful Great Lakes, Lake Erie. Historically, Cleveland was a large manufacturing hub during the turn-of-the-20th-century, and its landmarks include production and shipping sites as well as the Steamship William G. Mather, which is now part of the Great Lakes Science Center, located in downtown Cleveland. Today Cleveland is known for many other attractions, including the Cleveland Museum of Art which is located not far from the ISHAS conference venue, and the I.M. Pei–designed Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum, a short taxi ride from the hotel.

The Lake Erie waterfront provides beautiful views, and hosts Edgewater Park and the tour-able USS Cod Submarine Memorial. In Tremont, a revitalized 19th-century German immigrant community, there are many wonderful restaurants and brewpubs, as well as art galleries. In fact Cleveland hosts one of the largest collections of micro-breweries in the United States. The West Side Market, circa 1912, contains stalls with fruit, vegetables, baked goods, meats and cheeses. In short walking distance, there are many restaurants and pubs, including the Great Lakes Brewing pub, which gives tours of its brewing facility. This West 25th Street area is a great choice for dinner.

Cleveland is also home to 3 major sports teams, the Indians baseball team (2016 American League Champions), Cavaliers basketball team (NBA champs) and the Browns football team. The Indians will be playing several home games during the course of the ISHAS conference, and the stadium is fairly close to the conference hotel by taxi or “Uber”.

Likewise Playhouse Square, a large performing-arts complex in Cleveland second only to Broadway, hosts plays, musicals and performing artists of every genre. Check for tickets on line if interested in a show on an evening during the conference.  The Theater District is also home to the world’s largest outdoor chandelier, and is located in an entertainment area on Euclid Avenue that spans from East 3rd to East 16th Street, and is rich with restaurants both high-end and more affordable, and offers activities such as a comedy club (Hillarities) and a bowling alley themed bar (Corner Alley). Again, this area is a great place to head to for an evening out with colleagues and friends.

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