I’m really excited to interview Jason Lawenda of Möbius Journeys about Cleveland, Ohio. Jason’s tips for the best things to do in Cleveland are awesome because he moved to Cleveland in 2010 and loves how it’s a family-friendly city with boundless foodies experiences.
We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out This is Cleveland, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.
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Getting around Cleveland
The local airport is Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE), which is a 15-minute drive to downtown. Use our Expedia tool below to find flight, hotel, and rental car options.
Jason says that, if you’re staying downtown, it’s still a good idea to rent a car as some places are easier to get to driving on your own. For the best rental car offers, visit Avis, Budget, or Hertz.
When you only need a car for a couple of hours, you can rent by the hour with Zipcar. Join now to get $25 loaded into your account.
Places we talked about on the Cleveland, Ohio podcast
Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Jason Lawenda about Cleveland, Ohio. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.
- Red dots = best places to eat in Cleveland, Ohio
- Green dots = best things to do in Cleveland, Ohio
- Yellow dots = best places to stay in Cleveland, Ohio
Who is Jason Lawenda?
Jason Lawenda founded Mobius Journeys in 2023. A graduate of The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, Jason was a 911 dispatcher and chef before ultimately finding his true passion in the world of travel in 2010. Jason got his start in travel when he discovered an amazing community of award travel enthusiasts and learned the ropes. This ultimately led to him joining The Points Guy team and moderating the community Facebook group. Soon, Jason would team up with
FBZ Elite, where he had the opportunity to continue moderating an online community, give lectures on award travel, and write.
These experiences ultimately led Jason to work for an exclusive travel agency based in San Francisco, where he turned his passion for award travel into a career. Jason had the opportunity to cater to ultra-high-net-worth individuals, which has allowed Jason to curate some of the most incredible and over-the-top client experiences while building wonderful industry partnerships and relationships.
His enthusiasm for food, family, design, and adventure help Jason to experience properties, cities, and food and entertainment venues with a unique perspective. He loves building personal connections with clients that help him to match them with their ideal destinations and experiences.
Jason is based in Cleveland, Ohio, and lives with his daughter Sydney and two wild and crazy dogs, Briggs and Riley
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Stay tuned for our next episode
Listen to the next episode when Kecia Welt of Krampus Curious shares the best things to do in Bolzano, Italy. In this episode, Kecia and I talk about celebrating Krampus at the local Christmas Markets, visiting Otzi the Iceman, a 5,300-year-old mummy at the South Tyrol Museum of Archeology, and enjoying the Christmas lights and ice sculptures at Lake Carezza. We hope you’ll join us when We Travel There.
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Related episodes for Cleveland
To learn more about Cleveland and the surrounding area, check out our episodes below:
- Rock’N’Roll Hall of Fame, A Christmas Story & Duct Tape Festival in Cleveland, Ohio
- Riverfest Fireworks, Civic Music Hall & Kings Island in Cincinnati, Ohio
- Bunbury Music Festival, Skyline Chili & Findlay Market in Cincinnati, Ohio
- Viking Festival, Go Kart Racing & 1800s Apothecary in Ashville, Ohio