By Douglas Trattner
Second Edition, June 2014
Price: $17.99 USD
Award-winning journalist and Cleveland native Douglas Trattner knows the best way to experience this often overlooked mecca. After investigating every nook and cranny of his favorite city, he now shares his expertise in Moon Cleveland. Whether you’re interested in exploring the 20,000 acres of Cleveland’s Metroparks or spending the afternoon indoors at the famous Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Trattner guides you to exciting activities for all ages—including hot-air ballooning over Amish Country, angling for Walleye on Lake Erie, and zipping through town on a Segway. Packed with insider’s information on dining, transportation and accommodations, Moon Cleveland gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
What’s inside Moon Cleveland
Enjoy the very best of Cleveland with these itineraries:
- The Three-Day Best of Cleveland
- Rain or Shine Family Fun
- Extreme Sports
Discover the ins and outs of Cleveland’s neighborhoods.
Recommendations for the top restaurants, nightlife, shops, sights, and hotels in:
- Ohio City and Tremont
- Detroit Shoreway and Edgewater
- University Circle and Little Italy
- Cleveland Heights and Shaker Heights
- Greater Cleveland
Take a trip outside the city with these excursions:
- Akron and Vicinity
- Ashtabula County
- Lake Erie Islands and Vicinity
- Amish Country
For more than a decade, Douglas Trattner has worked as a full-time freelance writer covering every square inch of Cleveland for local, regional, national, and international publications. His work has been published in Food Network magazine, Miami Herald, Globe and Mail, and Wine & Spirits. In his longstanding role as dining editor of Cleveland Scene, Douglas garnered the title of “Best Critic in Ohio” from the Society of Professional Journalists.
While Douglas still pens weekly restaurant reviews, he is also the founder and managing editor of Fresh Water Cleveland, a digital magazine that covers Northeast Ohio’s most compelling people, businesses, and organizations. Douglas is the co-author of two New York Times best-selling cookbooks with chef Michael Symon: Carnivore and 5 in 5.
After writing professionally about his hometown for so long, Douglas assumed there was little left to discover. With fresh eyes, he gave his favorite city a top-to-bottom reexamination during the research of this book. He walked away from the project an even bigger fan of Cleveland, uncovering new shops, restaurants, museums, and hidden gems.
He lives in Cleveland Heights with his wife, two dogs, and four chickens.