- Like other About.com sites, this one compiles a broad swath of information on a host of Cleveland-related topics. Good for the casual visitor and the potential relocater, the site melds info on tourist attractions, specific neighborhoods, dining and nightlife, and current events.
- City of Cleveland
- The official City of Cleveland website is intended as a portal to government services, residential information, and city jobs listings. This is also where folks pay their parking tickets online.
- This online version of the Cleveland Plain Dealer tracks local, regional, national, and international news, but also sports, weather, entertainment, and seasonal events. There are scores of bulletin boards where lively discussions on every conceivable topic take place 24/7. This is also the online home for Sun News, a family of community newspapers that cover the Greater Cleveland area.
- The Cleveland Memory Project
- Get lost in the Special Collections archives of the Cleveland State University Library at this beautiful website. Compiled here are over 500,000 newspaper photographs, covering decades of Cleveland history, architecture, and events. There are 6,000 images documenting the construction of the Terminal Tower alone. Bridge fans will go nuts over the vast catalogue of historic bridge pics. Also here is the full text of hundreds of rare books.
- Cleveland Plus Living
- Hosted by area chambers of commerce, regional business-growth associations, and travel and tourism professionals, Cleveland Plus Living is designed to attract skilled residents to Northeast Ohio. More stuff than fluff, the site contains hard info on the region’s top employers, housing and cost of living, and education from kindergarten through post-grad. There is also a comprehensive listing of visitors’ sites for nearby counties, cities, and attractions.
- Cuyahoga Valley National Park
- This is the official U.S. National Park Service site for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, a 33,000-acre sanctuary 15 minutes south of Cleveland. The well-organized site includes information on the park’s history, its diverse flora and fauna, and the numerous recreational activities that exist throughout the park. The downloadable PDF maps of the park, its trails and waterfalls, and the popular Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail make this site an indispensable resource.
- EcoCity Cleveland
- For followers of the green movement, the smartly written content from this nationally recognized nonprofit serves as a how-to guide for modern times. Promoting environmentally friendly redevelopment, stemming the tide of urban sprawl, and improving the quality of life for all residents are the breezes that propel this organization. Visit this site to read about living sans car in Cleveland, where to find green housing, and why moving to cornfields is bad for everybody.
- The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History
- This is the online version of the book listed in the previous section, which is the authoritative text on historical information about Cleveland. In addition to all the articles from the print version of The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History, this easy-to-search website also includes revised text, tons of new content, and high-res photos and documents.
- Ohio Division of Travel and Tourism
- This official travel and tourism site covers the great state of Ohio from border to border. In addition to information on where to go, what to do, and when to do it, the well-designed site also features interactive maps, glossy publications, and special deals and discounts. Here travelers also will find listings for every local tourism organization throughout the entire state.
- Positively Cleveland
- The official website for the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Greater Cleveland, Positively Cleveland is extremely useful for tourists, potential new residents, travel professionals, and meeting planners. Chock-full of info regarding attractions, accommodations, shopping, transportation, and excursions from town. Suggested itineraries take all the guess work out of planning a short stay.
- University Circle Inc.
- University Circle is the epicenter of arts, culture, education, and health care in Northeast Ohio, and this official website is a great place to begin your exploration. Geared both to visitors and job seekers, this thorough site has information on major cultural attractions, seasonal events and exhibits, dining and nightlife, accommodations, career listings, and real estate.
- This helpful tool searches upcoming events by day, week, or month. Further sorting by event type, location, and entertainment genre makes it easy to pinpoint your way to fun.
- Cleveland Scene
- Cleveland’s premier alternative weekly publishes comprehensive entertainment listings covering art, music, dance, theater, film, dining, and nightlife.
- Cool Cleveland
- Tens of thousands of Clevelanders get a weekly email newsletter from this organization detailing all the cool stuff going on around town. One of the most complete listings of arts and culture events around, it is worth checking out before stepping out.
- Plugged In Cleveland
- Check out this site for a decent listing of upcoming events in a broad range of entertaining pursuits.
- Brewed Fresh Daily
- This group-effort blog compiles comments from leading Cleveland voices on news, politics, and current events.
- Working with Words
- This sharply written blog by Cleveland-based journalist John Ettorre casts a wide, humorous net around topics as varied as local politics, business, fiction, sports, and current events.
- Writes Like She Talks
- Cleveland blogger Jill Zimon is a regular contributor to radio-show panels and she was pegged by WE magazine as one of their 101 Women Bloggers to Watch. She writes about politics, among other topics, at her award-winning site.