From the Cleveland Plain Dealer:
Remember how excited we all were when Cleveland won the right to host the Republican National Convention?
Now that the convention is days away, the realization is starting to sink in. “Shoot! What am I going to do that week?”
Streets will be closed. Protesters could be a nuisance. You’ll need a pass to get anywhere near The Q. Don’t even think about going to your favorite restaurant on E. 4th Street. Everything’s booked.
The key to surviving RNC week, July 18-21, is to avoid it. Work from home. Take a few days off. Stay away from downtown altogether. Hey, here’s a novel concept, explore the suburbs and beyond. You might be surprised what you find.
The above-linked piece goes on to recommend restaurants in nearby towns.