May 31, 2011

05/31/2011 NAFOW Newsletter Out And About In Cleveland

May 2011 issue

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September 1 - 4, 2011
Cleveland, Ohio

Out and About
in Cleveland
NAFOW Tours and
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Dear Friends,

Sidewalk cafes along East Fourth Street, Cleveland. Positively Cleveland.
Sidewalk cafes along East Fourth Street. © Positively Cleveland
We look forward to welcoming you to the North American Festival of Wales and the 80th Welsh National Gymanfa Ganu, in Cleveland, Ohio, this September.
In addition to all the Festival events, we have an outstanding lineup of tours. We are sure that you and your family will find something of interest from our selections.
Registration and full payment for these NAFOW Tours must be sent separately from your North American Festival of Wales Registration, with a separate check, to a different address. See Tour Registration form HERE for all additional information.
Deadline to reserve space for the tours is June 30, 2011.
Welsh National Gymanfa Ganu Association

Thursday: Cleveland, What a Surprise! Tour

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame
This narrated tour of Cleveland will take you through Downtown, including North Coast Harbor with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Flats and Warehouse Districts, progressing along the old Millionaire's row, past the cultural center at University Circle. After a drive through the historic Cultural Gardens with a brief stop at the Rockefeller Park Greenhouse the return drive will follow the Lake Erie shoreline.
Following lunch at the University Inn you'll spend the afternoon at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens. Explore some, or all ten, distinctly different gardens and visit the Desert and Rain Cloud ecosystems in the conservatory.
This tour does not require a lot of walking for the city portion, but does require guests to handle a tray at the University Inn lunch stop.
Additional level of activity depends on individual afternoon choices.
Price: $70.00 p/p includes lunch. Tour departs hotel at 8:45 a.m. and returns about 4:30 p.m.

Saturday: Tour of Amish Country

Amish country road
Amish country road

Visit the Holmes County Amish Country, the second most popular tourist destination in Ohio. The sight of well-cared for farmsteads, rolling hills, clean and neat homes and a stop at an Amish farm and house will provide a glimpse into this lifestyle. Additional stops include Walnut Creek and Sugarcreek. Lunch will be served at a family-style restaurant.
Price: $97.00 p/p includes lunch. Tour leaves the hotel at 8:00 a.m. and returns about 4:30-5:00 p.m.

Monday: Train Tour through Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railway

Sit back and enjoy a scenic train excursion through Cuyahoga National Park. The train passes through the heart of the park and runs along the Ohio and Erie Canal.
You will be treated to a full luncheon at the 356th Fighter Group Restaurant at the Akron-Canton airport. This authentic WWII restaurant is dedicated to the pilots of the P-47 Thunderbolts and the P-51 Mustangs that escorted B-17 Bombers across the English Channel to safety.
Price: $75.00 p/p includes lunch. Tour leaves the hotel at 7:45 a.m. and returns at approximately 3:30-4:00 p.m. All train cars are air conditioned and have restrooms.

On Your Own:

A Great City + A Great Lake


Cleveland skyline from Lake Erie. © Positively Cleveland
Cleveland, Ohio, located in the Eastern Standard Time Zone, is on the southern shore of Lake Erie and part of the Great Lakes Region, the country's largest fresh water resource. The Cleveland Plus region extends 100 miles along the Lake Erie shoreline.
Activities abound, especially in the summer. Plan to arrive a few days early, or stay longer and explore this vibrant part of mid-America.
Order a free Visitors' Guide HERE to see what's on. From family -friendly roller coasters at Cedar Point, to sporting events, museums, Tiffany windows, and nightlife, Cleveland offers something for visitors of all ages. Not sure what to wear? Be prepared! Check out Cleveland's weather HERE.

Get Your Own Multi-Attraction Discount Card

Cleveland has a card that will make your trip to the Great Lakes city even more affordable. A single Cleveland Plus Pass gives you admission to ten major attractions and other valuable traveler discounts in the region. Order yours HERE.

Save Now!
Take advantage of our special room rates* and make your hotel reservations early at the Crowne Plaza Cleveland City Centre by one of these methods:
1. Visit our website for hotel and travel information and a direct link to our room block to reserve on-line;
2.Click HERE to reserve now;
3. Call toll-free 1-877-208-2519 and mention "Festival of Wales" or use the code "WNQ";
Single and double rates are $115 + tax per night; triples are $129 + tax/night; quads are $139 + tax/night. All rooms are No Smoking and there are some wheelchair accessible rooms available. These special rates rates will be available from August 26 - September 9 (check-out on Sept. 10) as long as rooms are available.
Festival-goers will receive free in-room wi-fi and reduced self-parking of $10/day with in-and-out privileges (normally $18/day) when their rooms are reserved using one of the above methods.
Remember, when you choose to stay at the festival hotel, you will be in the middle of the action! Also you are helping the Welsh National Gymanfa Ganu Association meet its contractual obligation to fill the room block specially reserved for festival attendees.
If you experience any difficulties making a hotel room reservation, please email for assistance.
*Special Rates available only until all our Festival rooms are booked.

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