Heading to Sur/Fin 2018? Cleveland Named One of 21 Best Places to Visit

National Geographic Traveler says Cleveland one of world’s best 21 places to visit; city was the editors’ No. 3 pick and the only U.S. location under the culture umbrella.

If you are heading to Sur/Fin in June in Cleveland, then you will be visiting one of the “21 Must-See Places” to visit, according to National Geographic Traveler.

The list appears in the December/January 2018 issue of the magazine, which  is now available. To view the article, click here. 

“The travel story of our time is about American urban renewal,” says George Stone, National Geographic Traveler editor in chief, in a press release. “Few cities exemplify this as does Cleveland, an immigrant-established industrial city that pulsates with creative energy. You can feel this in revived neighborhoods boosted by a Millennial-driven restaurant renaissance, from Tremont’s casual-chic to the brews of Ohio City to the upstarts on East Fourth and Gordon Square. But it’s not just a youthful spark or a fleeting fad. Cleveland takes the best of its structural and cultural heritage — Public Square, for example — and makes it relevant and revelatory for travelers today. We love Cleveland, and I’m not biased, either: I’m from Toledo!”

The National Association for Surface Finishing’s Sur/Fin show will be June 4-6 at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland. It is the largest gathering of experts and end-users in the electroplating, anodizing and mechanical finishing industry in North America. Visit nasfsurfin.com for more information.

“We are very excited to be taking Sur/Fin to Cleveland in 2018,” says Matt Akin, president of TrueLogic and Chair of the Sur/Fin Steering Committee. “We knew the city would be a great place for those in the finishing community to visit, and we are glad Cleveland is being recognized.”

The entire list of 21 places to visit is: Albania; Cleveland, Ohio; Dublin, Ireland; Friesland, Netherlands; Harar, Ethiopia; Jordan Trail, Jordan; Jujuy Province, Argentina; Labrador, Canada; Madagascar; Malmö, Sweden; Oahu, Hawaii; Oaxaca, Mexico; Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Ruaha NP, Tanzania; San Antonio, Texas; Santiago, Chile; Seoraksan National Park, South Korea; Sydney, Australia; Tbilisi, Georgia; Tétouan, Morocco; Vienna, Austria.

The selections were divided into three categories: cities, culture and nature. Cleveland was the editors’ No. 3 pick (and the only U.S. location) under the culture umbrella.

“Platers and finishers who come to Sur/Fin in June will attend a fantastic event with experts from all facets of the finishing industry and great technical sessions, plus enjoy a great city to spend time in,” says Steve Smith, vice president of American Plating Power and Vice Chair of the Sur/Fin Committee. “With the Sur/Fin program and a great location, this is shaping up to be a fantastic event in 2018.”