The biggest and most populous city in the State of Ohio is Cleveland and is the seat of Cuyahoga County. Greater Cleveland is the biggest center and metropolitan area within the state of Ohio. The cities people are usually referred to as "Clevelanders." Various nicknames for the city include: "C-Town", "Plum City", "Sixth City", "The Rock n Roll Town", "The Forest City" and "The Cleve".
Those who like to be entertained can visit the Playhouse Square Center, the 2nd largest performing arts center in the US. Amongst its resident performing arts companies consist of the Great Lakes Theater Festival and the Theater District of Downtown Cleveland. The city is also home to the known African American performing arts centre: Karamu House and Cleveland Play House (established during the 1920's). For music enthusiasts, there are Cleveland Orchestra (considered one of the finest orchestras within the globe and amongst the "Big Five" major orchestras in the United States) and Cleveland Pops Orchestra. For art museums, there is the Cleveland Museum of Art (it has a collection of forty thousand works of ancient and contemporary masterpieces) and the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (offers works from established and emerging artists specially within the Cleveland area).
Cleveland is a great place to enjoy the outdoors. Among the five Great Lakes, Lake Erie, provides visitors and residents a chance to do some sport fishing (it has an abundance of walleye, bass and perch). Lake Erie is also a great place to do some canoeing, jet skiing, parasailing, scuba diving, kayaking, boating and swimming. Those who would like to do some rest and relaxation can even choose from amongst the 14 Cleveland Metroparks Reservations and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Bikers can likewise make use of the trails within Cleveland Plus, or can opt to do some cross county skiing, downhill skiing, sledding during wintertime and tobogganing. For golf enthusiasts, they could pick from among the 300 golf courses which are accessible throughout Northeast Ohio.
Cleveland is a great place for sightseeings and day trips. The South of Cleveland is a great place to begin -- just take a ride on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. People who plan to take a scenic drive could take a tour of Amish Country. Water-lovers can set sail on the lake or cruise the river for panoramic views of Cleveland and sunsets over Lake Erie on the Goodtime III, Nautica Queen and Majestic. For individuals who would like to take a tour of the city, Lolly the Trolley offers a city tour narration which includes over one hundred points of interest, while Segway Tours by Electric Transport would give tourists an opportunity to admire and absorb the city's beautiful public architecture and art.