Cleveland is the second-largest city in Ohio, on Lake Erie. Take Interstate 75 to Interstate 280 and then head east on Interstate 90 for about two hours.

Among the attractions: the water, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the house where exterior scenes of A Christmas Story were filmed.

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Getting to attractions from I-90

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Interstate 90 east to the East 9th Street exit, then follow East 9th north a few blocks until you see the famous glass pyramid just past Route 2.

A Christmas Story House

Interstate 90 east to the West 25th Street exit, then turn right on West 25th south to Clark Avenue (second traffic light), then left on Clark, past the Interstate 71 overpass and three more lights, then make a right on West 11th Street (second street past the third light). The house is the yellow one to your left at the bend, in the middle of a neighborhood similar to the older sections of Ecorse, Lincoln Park, River Rouge, Trenton and Wyandotte.