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Akron is a popular commuter area for those working in Cleveland, but this small city also has its own thriving economy with a long history of manufacturing that has seen it dubbed Polymer Valley. It's also an important cultural area, with several art galleries and museums, as well as grand historic buildings designed during the boom years of the city which have been turned into fascinating attractions. The city also has a wide range of nightlife, with the downtown area playing host to many stylish clubs and bars that are the perfect place to relax after dark.

Things to see

The Firestone Country Club has 3 full golf courses with well-maintained greens, lakes, and tall mature trees, and it's a regular stop on the PGA tour, as well as hosting the championship several times. There's a golf academy to help you improve your game, and a cozy clubhouse where you can relax after your round. The Akron Civic Theater is host to an atmospheric theater, a dome shaped feature that makes you feel like you're watching shows under the stars, and its classic art deco design gives a stylish and decadent atmosphere, with the stage framed by a huge golden proscenium arch. There's plenty of shows on the calendar to suit all tastes, with musicals, dance recitals, cabaret, and live music. The Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens features a mansion that ranks amongst the largest in the USA, and this impressive Tudor revival home was built in the early 20th century for a wealthy inventor and his family. You can take a tour of this grand home, or walk through the calm gardens with a reflecting pool, and well-kept landscaping.

Hotels in Akron

Akron has a wide choice of discount hotels, offering contemporary accommodation with 2 to 3 star ratings. You'll enjoy facilities such as indoor or outdoor pools, health clubs, steam rooms, and saunas. Many hotels also offer restaurants and bars, as well as coffee shops serving a complimentary breakfast. Business travelers will also be pleased to find useful facilities to help them get work done, such as conference rooms, business centers, and free WiFi. Guestrooms also have amenities for both leisure and business travelers, and you'll enjoy extras such as cable television, complimentary weekday newspapers, hair dryers, and luxury toiletries.

Where to stay

Downtown Akron is a thriving business district with high rise office buildings, as well as plenty of green spaces to relax. There's a wide selection of shopping, with a lively market, and independently owned boutiques selling unusual and handmade items. There's a wide range of restaurants set over just a couple of streets, and from fine dining to family-friendly eateries, you're bound to find somewhere to suit your group. At night there's a lively bar and club scene, with large nightclubs, live music venues, and laid back bars.

How to get to Akron

Akron-Canton Airport has regular arrivals from major cities across the USA, and there's a direct bus downtown which takes around 55 minutes. Another option is to pick up a rental car, or book a taxi, with the drive taking just under 20 minutes in off-peak times. The Downtown Transit Center has regular buses to Cleveland which take about 75 minutes, and from Cleveland Lakefront Station you can pick up national Amtrak services to Chicago, Boston, Washington DC, and New York City. Downtown Akron also has a Greyhound station, allowing you to connect with comfortable coaches across the USA.