Once known as the Rubber Capital of the World, Akron, Ohio welcomes visitors to learn about its industrialist past while offering world-class entertainment, outdoor fun, and a thriving downtown food scene. Book a room in one of the many Akron hotels and start planning your itinerary for an Ohio getaway.
Out and About in Akron
After dropping off your bags at one of the comfortable hotels in Akron, your first stop should be the Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens. Once home to the visionary F.A. Seiberling, who co-founded the once-largest rubber company, this 1915 American Country estate has been beautifully preserved. Tour the house or walk the 70-acre gardens that surround it. From there, take a drive to tour the 1837 Perkins Stone Mansion, built by the son of the city's founder. The artwork and photo collections at the Akron Art Museum are sure to capture your eye. This downtown spot features the work of impressionists and prominent Ohio artists, among others. Traveling with kids? Also downtown, near cheap hotels in Akron, is the Akron Zoo. While the zoo has numerous animals and exhibits, the lions and grizzly bears should not be missed. Once darkness falls, watch a performance at the Akron Civic Theatre—ballet, concerts, comedy shows, and talks fill the bill.
Eating and Drinking
For upscale dining before or after your night at the theater, downtown is sure to satisfy. This revitalized zone has made locals get creative—from gourmet restaurants to sports bars. While classic American dishes are still a mainstay, check out downtown's modern Mexican restaurants and tequila bars for a special evening treat.
Flights to Akron will land you less than 15 miles from downtown. With Travelocity's Price Guarantee, you can book one of our Akron vacation packages with confidence. We'll match any lower price—should you find one—and refund you the difference. Get ready to meet the Buckeye State.