What time of year should you visit Cleveland?

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Ryan Craggs

If you’re snow-adverse, you won’t want to visit Cleveland during the winter. The area often gets large heaps of snow thanks to a phenomenon known as “the lake effect.” Even so, the area is as well prepared as any in the country to clear the white stuff and ice from the roads, so don’t let it stop you from visiting. In fact, the sled hills fill up in many of the suburban areas quickly — and the Metroparks even offer toboggan chutes.

We’d recommend visiting during the summer, as you’ll get the most out of the lakefront. The weather tends to get hot and muggy during the summer, but not Phoenix-hot or Atlanta-muggy. It’s the best time of year to head to Cedar Point to ride the numerous roller coasters there, or to take a boat trip out to Put-in-Bay, an island retreat filled with bars and plenty of partying. And with the Cleveland Indians playing at Progressive Field, concerts by the Cleveland Orchestra and theater at Playhouse Square, you’ll find something to keep your summer evenings full.

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