Cleveland Is On List For Family Summer Travel

Friday, May 5, 2017

Cleveland, Tennessee is one of America's best summer family destinations, according to a new survey. 

The report, "Best Cities for Summer Travel With Families," was created by LendEDU. Founded in 2014, LendEDU is an Internet company that offers personal finance guides free to consumers. 

"Summer travel is a way for families to escape work and spend some quality time together," according to a statement by LendEDU released with the report. "It is clear that Cleveland has established an environment for families to do just that." 

"I am delighted that once again our city with spirit has gained more positive recognition," said Mayor Tom Rowland. 

"Evidently more and more folks want to come to Cleveland and enjoy what we residents take for granted," said Mayor Rowland.  "I give much credit to Melissa Woody and the Chamber for promoting our city. It's not unusual to see people walking through our historic downtown looking at the many historic sites. We are blessed with many entertainment opportunities and so many things to do most every weekend. I would say to people looking for a place to visit, come to Cleveland, our door is open." 

"Out of more than 19,000 incorporated cities in the United States, it is quite remarkable that Cleveland, Tennessee would be included in this list," said Melissa  Woody, Tourist Development vice president with the Cleveland/Bradley County Chamber of Commerce. "We have a charming and lovely city. We are surrounded by adventure, heritage, scenic beauty and friendly people. 

"We have quality places to stay and a variety of great places to eat and interesting events.  This is a perfect recipe for an enjoyable visit." 

The list of 500 U.S. cities is based on three factors, according to the report. They include population increase during the summer, accommodations and food service employees and entertainment options. 

Cleveland was ranked 494 on the list that includes 10 other Tennessee cities including Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga and Knoxville.

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