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This area of Northeast Ohio has approximately 200,000 inhabitants.
Columbus, the state capital, is roughly 110 miles to the southwest of Akron, and Rittman is 16 miles to the southwest.
The Highland Theater and Clear Water Park are great places to enjoy some time with the children. Rockin Robin's Amazone Fun Center and the Canton Palace Theatre are also well worth checking out if you want to keep the good times coming.
Your kids will have a blast seeing the rare and exotic inhabitants at the Akron Zoo. If you are pressed for time, find the information desk and take a map so you don't miss out on any of the park's key exhibits.
The area's vineyards certainly know how to rouse the senses. Meet the committed vintners, sample some expertly crafted wines and enjoy a fantastic day out at the Silver Run Vineyard & Winery and the Viking Vineyard and Winery. Ready for the next stop? The Barrel Run Crossing Winery and the Sarah's Vineyard are also highly praised.
Want to gain a different perspective on the city? Go on and spend the day outdoors at Perkins Park. Alternatively, have a bite to eat and flip through the newspaper at Sherbondy Park.
Got an extra day and you aren't quite sure where to go? The helpful staff at Boston Store Visitor Center are well equipped to give you some pointers. May 4th Visitor Center and Canal Fulton Canalway Center are two more useful places to swing by.
To see impressive views of wild landscapes and tumbling water, head on over to Blue Hen Falls.
Need some time away from the hustle and bustle of the modern world? Head on over to Portage Lakes State Park and Mary Campbell Cave. Lovers of nature will also have an excellent time at Silver Creek Metro Park and West Branch State Park.
The area's exhibition spaces are brimming with interesting stories and quirky facts. The Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Northern Ohio Railway Museum offer a range of displays and collections that are bound to keep you captivated. The Medina Toy & Train Museum and the MAPS Air Museum are also worth looking at.
Read stories of brave captains and sailors at the Blue Water Majesty Museum, the primary seafaring history museum in the area.
Home to an excellent range of scientific objects and displays, the Akron Fossils & Science Center is worth making the time for.
Are you an art aficionado? There are galleries of all kinds here. Revel in the creative atmosphere at the Akron Art Museum and the Canton Museum of Art. The Canal Fulton Glassworks and the Massillon Museum are also worth your time if you can fit them in before dinner.
Walk the peaceful corridors and take in the artifacts and exhibits displayed at the Hoover Historical Center.
Step back through the ages with a visit to Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens and the Kent State University, just two of the interesting historic sites here. You might also like to get the camera out for some photos at the University of Akron and Hower House.
Everett Covered Bridge is a striking structure that has provided a vital crossing for residents from both sides of the water.
Religion often allows us a glimpse of a place's heart and soul. Here, sacred places such as Cathedral of Tomorrow and Tallmadge Church Historic Site show us the region's spiritual dimension.
After checking out all of the major attractions around Akron, take the time to visit a few of its lesser-known sights. The EJ Thomas Hall and Clay's Park Resort could be up your alley. If you have the time, also visit the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum or the Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park.
Accommodation in Akron
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Top picks include the Bertram Inn at Glenmoor, located at 4191 Glenmoor Rd Nw, and Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Kent State University, situated at 1215 Sanctuary View Dr. Otherwise, the Hilton Garden Inn Akron-Canton Airport, 5251 Landmark Blvd, and the Sheraton Suites Akron Cuyahoga Falls, 1989 Front St could better suit your needs.
Situated in Akron, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Derby Downs, Firestone Stadium, and InfoCision Stadium. MAPS Air Museum and University of Akron are also within 9 mi (15 km).
Situated in Streetsboro, this hotel is 2 mi (3.3 km) from ZipCity and 2.5 mi (3.9 km) from Boulder Creek Golf Club. Herrick Fen Nature Preserve and Hudson Springs Park are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Located in suburban Fairlawn off Interstate 77, this hotel is 11 miles northwest of downtown Akron, 13 miles from the University of Akron and about 30 miles from Cleveland.
Situated in North Canton, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Belden Village Mall and The University Center. Tam O'Shanter Golf Course and Pro Football Hall of Fame are also within 6 mi (10 km).
McKinley Grand Hotel is in the heart of downtown Canton. The National First Ladies' Library is across the street, the Pro Football hall of Fame is 4 miles away, and Glamorgan Castle is 18 miles away.
Located in Downtown Akron, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Akron-Summit County Public Library and Akron Art Museum. Akron Civic Theater and Akron Children's Hospital are also within 15 minutes.
Located in Northside, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Akron-Summit County Public Library and Akron Art Museum. Akron Civic Theater and National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Situated in Cuyahoga Falls, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cuyahoga Falls Riverfront Center and Falls River Square. Chapel Hill Mall and Mary Campbell Cave are also within 2 mi (3 km).