Blurring the lines between metropolis and scenic haven, visitors to Greater Akron can get swept up in the rush of the little big city that is downtown Akron 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.  Guests can look into Greater Akron’s past at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Hale Farm & Village, and Perkins Stone Mansion. Festivals happen all year long from Twins Days to the National Hamburger Festival, while diverse dining options offer flavors from authentic Nepalese to modern Mexican and from traditional Thai to the famous, classic car-side service of Swensons Drive-in.

Visitors that need a break from the action can wander off the beaten path to Cuyahoga Valley National Park 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 park will be hosting a variety of events in 2016 celebrating their 100th anniversary including concerts, educational programs, and a BioBlitz where visitors and scientists will attempt to identify every species in the park over a 24 hour period.

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

For more info, contact Visit Akron-Summit CVB




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