Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Welcome to...Cleveland?

How do you welcome out of town guests to cities or towns that are not, shall we say, tourist magnets? If we were getting married in New York, DC or Orlando, it would would pretty easy to recommend interesting things for people to do, and interesting places for them to go. But Cleveland? Not so much- or at least not as many obvious places.

Calvin and I spent a long time generating a Google map for our website highlighting some of our favorite places. Favorite places including restaurants like Fahrenheit, Paladar and Lolita (owned by Cleveland's very own Iron Chef, Michael Symon).

Michael Symon picture found here.
Museums like the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Rock Hall image from here.
And and other area attractions like the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and Rainforest.

Cleveland Rainforest pictures found here and here.

But how else could we showcase our town? We've thought of doing some sort of out of town welcome bag or packet, but don't really want to invest too much time or money in doing that. What are you doing to excite out of town guests about the location of your wedding- especially if it is in a "less desirable" place? And anyone have other thoughts about tourist attractions in Cleveland?


mnc said...

Malley's Chocolates!!!!!

R. Schreiber-Reis said...

I forget when the wedding is taking place- will the orchestra be playing concerts? They are so amazing. If I were in town for a wedding, I'd totally shell out the cost to see them.