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AkronUnited States of America

Between seeing rare animals in the zoo and touring the museums and parks, visiting this small city in Ohio will provide days of entertainment.

The city of Akron has flourished because of its location between the Cuyahoga River, which connects to the Great Lakes, and the Tuscarawas River, which connects to the Ohio River and eventually the Gulf of Mexico. With various gardens and parks, a zoo and museums, Akron is a small city with lots to see and do.

Akron was once known as the Rubber Capital of the World. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company was founded here in 1898 and its headquarters remain to this day. Visit the Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, the home of Goodyear executive F.A. Seiberling. Tour the 65 opulent rooms of the mansion or stroll through its manicured gardens.

If you are an animal lover, make sure to visit the Akron Zoo. Observe more than 700 animals and nearly 100 different species at this wildlife park. The zoo is dedicated to breeding programs intended to preserve endangered species. The park is split into six themed areas meant to mimic different regions of the globe. See snow leopards in the Legends of the Wild section or watch grizzly bears in the Grizzly Ridge area.

Akron has several museums. Experience history firsthand at Hale Farm and Village with its meticulously recreated 19th-century life on a rambling farm. Take part in a cooking demonstration or walk through the heritage garden and farmyard. Visit the Akron Art Museum, home to an extensive permanent collection as well as a constant rotation of traveling exhibits. The museum’s structure itself is notable for its 2004 redesign that incorporated the original building into a new, thoroughly modernistic structure with a glass exterior.

Fly into Akron-Canton Airport, 15 miles (24 kilometers) south of Akron. Rent a car or take the METRO bus into the city. Whether you visit to investigate the area’s history, explore Ohio’s only national park, at the nearby Cuyahoga Valley, or just enjoy the downtown restaurants and shopping, Akron is full of attractions and activities to catch your interest.

Top Hotels in Akron

Hilton Garden Inn Akron
Hilton Garden Inn Akron
3 out of 5
1307 E. Market Street, Akron, OH
The price is CA $139 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30

Located in the heart of Akron, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of InfoCision Stadium, University of Akron, and Akron Civic Theater. Akron Children's Hospital ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (500 reviews)

"Very friendly staff. Very attentive to our needs. Very clean establishment."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 11, 2021

Hilton Garden Inn Akron
Courtyard by Marriott Canton
Courtyard by Marriott Canton
3 out of 5
4375 Metro Cir Nw, North Canton, OH
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $73 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Situated in North Canton, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Belden Village Mall, The University Center, and North Canton Skate & Entertainment Center. ...

4.2/5Very Good! (444 reviews)

"It was clean, great location, and staff was friendly."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 18, 2021

Courtyard by Marriott Canton
Hyatt Place Canton
Hyatt Place Canton
3 out of 5
5421 Whipple Ave NW, North Canton, OH
The price is CA $95 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of North Canton Skate & Entertainment Center and Belden Village Mall. The University Center ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (657 reviews)

"Like: Service from staff members, clean facilities, covinience location. Unlike: Noisy from vehicles on street"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 17, 2021

Hyatt Place Canton
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Akron

Staybridge Suites Canton
Staybridge Suites Canton
3 out of 5
3879 Everhard Road NW, Canton, OH
The price is CA $120 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29

Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of North Canton Skate & Entertainment Center and Belden Village Mall. The University Center ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (413 reviews)

"Front desk staff very friendly and helpful. The location was very convenient to shopping and dining."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 6, 2020

Staybridge Suites Canton
The 797 Suites
The 797 Suites
3.5 out of 5
797 E Market St, Akron, OH
The price is CA $110 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29

Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hower House and University of Akron. Akron Civic Theater and Akron Children's Hospital are ...

4.2/5Excellent! (39 reviews)

"It was great. Close to everything we wanted to do and clean."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 26, 2020

The 797 Suites
WoodSpring Suites Akron
WoodSpring Suites Akron
2.5 out of 5
3325 Fortuna Dr, Akron, OH
The price is CA $64 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27

Situated in the business district, this aparthotel is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Crystal Clinic QuickCare - Green and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Summa Health Green Medical ...

3.3/5 (240 reviews)

"The property is safe. There are many families living here due to Covid. The walls aren't paper thin. Full size refrigerator and microwave provided. Check in lady there is very friendly and helpful."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 5, 2020

WoodSpring Suites Akron
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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