All eyes will be on Cleveland, Ohio on the night of Saturday September 10th as the Quicken Loans Arena hosts UFC 203. The card is set to be headlined by Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic as he makes his first title defense against Alistair Overeem. Another heavyweight clash is scheduled between former Champion Fabrício Werdum and Travis Browne. Although the major talking point of the entire show may be the MMA debut of former WWE star CM Punk as he takes on Mickey Gall in the Octagon.
Around 14,000 UFC fans are expected to attend the event and if you are one of the many, you will probably need a place to stay and maybe some other things to do during your weekend in Cleveland. Before you go remember to apply for your ESTA visa at least 72 hours before you’re set to travel, although you can be approved once you’ve landed in the US, this isn’t recommended and you could jeopardise your entire trip.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
This mammoth of a museum is an impressive 150,000 square feet across seven floors with new exhibitions frequently added and four theatres for films. There is so much to see that it could take you an entire day to see everything, or you may prefer to dip in and check out a few exhibits that really interest you. There is something for lovers of all music tastes with exhibits from every genre and era imaginable.
West Side Market
First opened in 1912, West Side is Cleveland’s oldest market with more than 100 vendor stalls with a range of tempting meats, seafood, fruit and vegetables, baked goods, dairy flowers and anything else you can think of. The market is not be missed on a weekend in Cleveland, prepare for your taste buds to be bombarded with the great range of treats and samples available.
Hilton Garden Inn
After a long day of fun and entertainment, where better to relax and catch a good night’s sleep? Conveniently located near the airport and between the downtown and west side of Cleveland, the Hilton Garden Inn has a large number of rooms and suites available, all with complementary Wi-Fi. Enjoy a cooked-to-order breakfast in the morning and there is also an indoor pool and fitness centre.