Who would have ever thought this day would come? Cleveland has become the (current) center of the sporting world with the recent rise of the Indians. The city certainly needed it. Prior to the Cavs winning their World Championship earlier this June the city had not won a major title since 1964 when ironically the Browns defeated the Baltimore Colts in the Super Bowl.

So today we guide you on an impromptu trip to northeast Ohio. There are some variables here at stake given the circumstances and hope your schedule is flexible! Straying away from our norm of weekend trips our spur of the moment Trip of the Week comes on a Sunday – Wednesday.

Trip Details:

  • Location: Cleveland, OH
  • Dates: October 30 – November 2, 2016
  • Days: Sunday – Wednesday
  • Events: NFL, NBA, MLB
  • Weekend Wild Card (WWC): Halloween

Airports available (time to downtown):

  • CLE: $25 cab, 40 minute direct train

firstenergy fieldThere’s still one team living up to the Cleveland standard. The Browns! If it weren’t for the Browns, Cleveland might actually have the highest morale in all the U.S. Alas, the winless franchise does seem to put forth effort as their point differential is a mere 77 though losing all 7 games to this point. There is hope that you might get to witness their first win of the season when they face the QB ridden Jets on October 30 at FirstEnergy Stadium.

This 1:00PM kick has tickets going for as low as $12 and the lower level Dawg Pound for just $22. I don’t care who’s playing for $22 in the NFL. I’ll get to watch Gary Barnidge go boom or bust on my fantasy team yet again but this time live in person! Besides, you’ll need to save your money for the rest of the trip.house of blues cleveland

Monday night is Halloween on Lake Erie. Check out local bars like the House of Blues or Around the Corner for a good place to get a craft brew. Ontario Street Cafe also boasts some great sandwiches at a reasonable price (try the corned beef).

rock n roll hall of fameBefore you go to a place like HOB you must take a visit to the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. Whether you dig rock music or not you’ll learn a lot about the history of the genre.

For dinner (possibly every night) eat at the Greenhouse Tavern. It is right around the corner from both stadiums and home to the best wings I’ve ever eaten. Period. This small restaurant is a hit with the locals and you will need a reservation if you want a seat other than the bar. Order the no name frites to start (bacon, fried egg, mustard, mozz curds, brown gravy) and follow it up with the crispy chicken wings confit.

greenhouse tavern Tuesday night the Cavs are in town hosting the Rockets at the “Q”. Fortunately for the locals of Cleveland they get to see Lebron play 41 games a year and tickets aren’t inflated for every game. Quicken Loans Arena has modest ticket prices around $30 to get you a seat and $50-75 for mid/lower level.

Wednesday’s game and attendance are both if necessary. Cleveland hopes to claim their first World Series since 1948 over the Cubs (winless since 1908). If the series makes it to game 7 you’ll be in the heart of Cleveland; streets surely flooded with fans. Assuming you can’t afford the $1,000 ticket there’s a good chance the “Q” will have a viewing party right across the street. Without a doubt find a spot amongst the Cleveland faithful and watch it all unfold. If you do get a seat to the game you are witnessing history no matter who wins.

Enjoy your trip and remember, Cleveland ROCKS!

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