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Grab Life Right Here! in Akron

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City Life. Outdoor Life. Grab Life Right Here! With hot metro places and cool outdoor spaces, visitors to Greater Akron, Ohio, can get energized by the offerings of our metropolitan communities or escape to the breathtaking views of Ohio’s only national park.

Cities offer visitors the thrill of rich culture found in various major metropolitan areas. Art enthusiasts can explore the Akron Art Museum and galleries like Summit Artspace or Akrona which feature local and touring exhibits. Those looking to catch a performance have a variety of playhouses and concert venues from which to choose including the Akron Civic Theatre, one of five remaining atmospheric theaters in the nation.

Akron Art Museum

Guests who still haven’t had their fill can glimpse back into Greater Akron’s past at Hale Farm & Village, Perkins Stone Mansion, and Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens – the former estate of F.A. Seiberling, co-founder of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, the 65-room Tudor Revival Manor House, is the nation’s 6th largest historic home open to the public.

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

Visitors that need a break from the action can wander off the beaten path to Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP – 14th most-visited national park in the U.S. in 2022) by using the Ohio Erie & Canalway Towpath Trail, which runs through the heart of downtown Akron, or by hopping on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.

the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

A visit to Greater Akron also offers novices to pros a chance to hit the links on more than a dozen manicured public courses. Don’t miss the PGA Kaulig Companies Championship this summer. Not a golfer? Spend your time shopping area favorites, Don Drumm Studios & Gallery, Akron Glass Works, Mustard Seed Market & Café, Northside Marketplace or any of the myriad shops and boutiques scattered throughout our communities. Check out – our vintage/reclaimed shopping trail. Diverse dining options offer flavors from authentic Nepalese to modern Mexican and from Swensons Drive-in’s car-side service to an iconic Akron steak house. The features 21 official brewery stops in 2023 – a can’t miss regardless of if you complete the official path or not! Oh, we also boast, The Drip Drive – our Greater Akron Coffee Experience trail.

Sights, sounds and special experiences await. Plan a visit that will be your very own. 800.245.4254,,,,