Akron Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau proudly promotes our area as an ideal destination for business & leisure travel!

Every Season, Any Day is the Perfect Time to Visit! Set your sights on fun and relaxation while visiting Greater Akron. Wander off the beaten path for exhilarating recreational activities… enjoy biking, hiking and water sports throughout our local and national park systems. If you prefer taking things at a slower pace, explore the rich and diverse cultural offerings that showcase our communities. Dance, theatre, music and art promise to excite your senses at venues large and small. And don’t forget to make time to savor some of your favorite cuisines. Restaurants, diners and unique eateries are sure to please even the most discriminating palates. Shopping is equally diverse with malls, boutiques and outlets brimming with special finds. With more than 5,000 guest rooms, you’re sure to find comfortable accommodations for any budget. For fast and convenient reservations, book your overnight accommodations right from our site… you’re only one click away from comparing rates and checking availability. Sights, sounds and experiences await you. Call today to request our complete visitor packet. With so many amazing options, you’ll be able to plan a visit that’s entirely your own!

Mission: The mission of Akron Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau is to promote Akron and Summit County as an ideal location for meetings, conventions and tours.

Are you reeling in the years? Relive all your favorite Steely Dan songs with the FM Project. They will play all your favorites from Fagen and Becker at the @akroncivic on May 18. https://buff.ly/2W9Ikaf

Lunch at Lock 15 Brewing Company today. These Beet Banh Mi Sliders are giving me life!


Cuyahoga River Photos in Crooked River Contrasts - Summit Artspace

The Cuyahoga River fire happened 50 years ago. It changed the way we see the role of nature in lives. Head to Summit Artspace for Crooked River Contrasts, a photography exhibit of the Cuyahoga River.

summitartspace.org The rejuvenation of the river is seen in a traveling exhibit about the waterway at Summit Artspace on East Market April 12-May 18, 2019.

Today is #NationalBikeToWorkDay and if you didn't ride to work, that's ok. Today is going to be a great day to hop on your wheel whenever you escape from the clutches of the work day. Hit the Towpath Trail and feel the wind on face!
photo by Tim Fitzwater https://buff.ly/30sIcSI

Hey! It's Third Thursday. Get out and have some fun in downtown Akron today!

Are you signed up for the @aasbdorg Corporate Derby Challenge? We are! And I am going to guarantee we have the best car this year!
For real though, you should sign up. It's a lot of fun. https://buff.ly/2GCFfqR

Say whaaaaaaat? You think you can take me at pinball? You got NO skills.
Let's go. After work today, meet me at Stonehedge. I'll beat you at pinball and then we can get some bowling in too.


Brandywine Falls - Cuyahoga Valley National Park (U.S. National Park Service)

I feel like today would be a great day to go for a walk around Brandywine Falls. What do you think? Wanna join me?

nps.gov Carved by Brandywine Creek, the 65-foot falls demonstrates classic geological features of waterfalls. A layer of hard rock caps the waterfall, protecting softer layers of rock below. In this case, the top layer is Berea Sandstone. The softer layers include Bedford and Cleveland shales, soft rocks fo...

Create a living landscape in your garden. Attract all the species that means your garden is alive and healthy. Learn how to do it at @metro_parks' "Create A Living Landscape" at the Mingo Lodge on May 18. https://buff.ly/2VtyXOa


48 Hours in Greater Akron - Ohio. Find It Here.

Ohio. Find It Here. spends 48 hours in Akron. Here's how they spent their weekend in town.

ohio.org The First 24 Regardless of how many wheels upon which you’ll be rolling into Greater Akron, make your first stop at Swensons Drive In – where “vehicle-side service” delivers your favorite eats from a gigantic menu of burgers, sandwiches, salads, sides and some of the most colorful milkshake ...


Downtown Akron's new sand volleyball courts: Where they are and how to use them - THE DEVIL STRIP

You may have heard the news about the new sand volleyball courts Summit Sports & Social are building in downtown Akron. Wondering where they will be and when they open? The Devil Strip shares all you need to know.

thedevilstrip.com by Rosalie Murphy Four sand volleyball courts will be open for play in a parking lot behind the old B.F. Goodrich plant this summer. Summit Sports & Social, which is constructing the courts in partnership with the Knight Foundation and the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition, has been operating summer vo...


FREE Youth Fishing & Supplies All Summer at Portage Lakes - Akron Ohio Moms

When the weather's nice, nothing beats going fishing. And this year kids can learn how to fish for free at Portage Lakes thanks to the ODNR Division of Wildlife. Learn more from AkronOhioMoms.com.

akronohiomoms.com Take your children fishing for FREE all summer long at Portage Lakes in Akron, Ohio. All the equipment, bait, and even help baiting the ho is provided for FREE through the ODNR Division of Wildlife for kids ages 15 and younger. Staring Memorial Day weekend on May 25, 2019 and running all summer long...

The Akron Gravity Racing Challenge STEM Team Competition Races are coming to Derby Downs this week. See the high school races and grades 3-5! https://buff.ly/30gyeDH

KidsFest is coming to Lock 3 in downtown Akron! It's a day full of STEAM related activities for active and inquisitive kids. They can experience everything from esports competition, robots, soap box derby, musical instruments, art, and more! https://buff.ly/2W6m1lG


Zoothing Hour - www.akronzoo.org

Do you know a little one who loves animals but doesn't like big crowds and lots of noise? Get them to the Akron Zoo for Zoothing Hour!


This is the view that inspired the Seiberlings to purchase this land and build Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens. When F.A. Seiberling hired famous landscape architects, the Olmsted brothers, to help design the first public parks, the view of the valley inspired them to say, "it is in the valley that one can realize most effectively a sense of isolation and freedom from the sights and sounds of all the multitude of circumstances which go to make the modern city - and when all is said and done that is the justifying purpose of a country park." Since that statement several Summit Metro Parks and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park were inspired by the view of the valley.


Since I have spent most the day telling you where to play games, are you into Role Playing Games?
Check out the fantasy sci-fi world of Starfinder. They play it at The Malted Meeple in Hudson! The next game is May 25.



ARTISTS RECEPTION: Whiskey Painters of America

So, you love whiskey, huh? Do you own any art painted with whiskey?
What kind of whiskey lover are you?
Get over to the Whiskey Painters of America exhibit at the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center!

summitlive365.com This exhibition is open to the public on Tuesday, May 7th and runs through June 13th.  People’s...


I've been talking about where to play games today so of course I have to mention Quarter Up barcade! I have a ball every time I go in there.

Magic the Gathering - where you at?
There's a $5,000 cash Mythic Championship Qualifier coming to the John S Knight Center on June 1 thanks to Full Grip Games!
There are still tickets available, but space is limited. Come show off your alpha strike! https://buff.ly/2Vl7EFI


Fresh Brewed

Get with your friends and head to Copley Coffee & Games to enjoy a good drink and some good times. Learn more in this article from Akron Life Magazine.

akronlife.com Copley Coffee & Games is breathing new life into Copley Circle.


Ornate Acids, an exhibition by Arabella Proffer

See Akron Soul Train's "Ornate Acids" exhibition by Arabella Proffer. It opens today!

summitlive365.com Opening reception on May 10, 2019, from 6-8 pm. This series brings together Arabella’s interests...

The Bridgestone Senior Players Championship is only 60 days away. https://buff.ly/2WB7QSK

If you haven't been to the @AkronArtMuseum yet to see Nick Cave's FEAT, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING ON??! It is visually stunning!
These pictures don't do it justice. Go see it. For real. https://buff.ly/2shd5K5


So I meant to tweet this yesterday when I was thinking about ice cream and made the tweet without the video. Lucky for me, every day is a good day for ice cream. So, now you know what I will be doing today. 🍦🍨

[05/09/19]   Today would be a perfect day for some ice cream don't you think? #nttw19


Anyone know when opening day for the Jetty is this year? #nttw19

This week is National Travel and Tourism Week and we have been sharing our favorite attractions around the area. What's your favorite local arts or music event? Mine is definitely PorchRokr. #nttw19

What's your favorite gallery or museum to see art in Akron and Summit County? Why not write a review of it to help it get seen by more people. Join us and ArtsNow for Just Review It for #smallbusinessweek. https://buff.ly/2YcCimy

What's your favorite place to eat in Akron and Summit County? Why don't you write a review for it and help it get seen by more people! Join us and ArtsNow for Just Review during #SmallBusinessWeek. https://buff.ly/2weupUz

We've been talking about National Travel & Tourism Week all week. There are so many great places to visit in Akron and Summit County if you love the outdoors. What are your favorite trails to hike when you hit the parks? #nttw19


Come build your very own working pond yacht with artists Charlie and Eric Pohl, and Ethan and Michael Loderstedt. Meet at Trust Books, across from Luigi's in Akron. Free, all instruction and materials are provided. All you have to do is join in the fun!



It's National Tourism Week so we are sharing some of our favorite places to visit in Akron and Summit County. Here's some great places to pick up gifts for someone special. #nttw19

Akron Roller Derby

It's bout time! Akron Roller Derby takes on Detroit Roller Derby this weekend at the John S Knight Center.
Come cheer our ladies on! https://buff.ly/302WJEm

I'm one of those people who always wants to know more. How did this all start? What happened next?
Learn the history of Northeast Ohio at Hale Farm & Village. https://buff.ly/2YbzUN2

The @goodyearWingfoots basketball team helped create what would become today's NBA. They are celebrating their 100th anniversary this weekend. Learn more about the team here:
"Akron players were basketball ambassadors" - Akron Beacon Journal https://buff.ly/2H5aY46


Looking for some fun stuff to do? I got you fam. There are great places to hang out all over Akron and Summit County. #nttw19

When ArtsNow says you're going to write reviews of local small businesses, you crack your knuckles and get to work!
Join us in showing some love to local businesses for #SmallBusinessWeek!

Yes it does. Think of all the memories you made with family and friends on your trips. Let's help someone make great memories in Akron and Summit County. Share some of your favorite places to spend time in the area! #nttw19


Vintage Days | Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

Time travel back to the 1920s and meet friends and staff (portrayed by our History First Hand acting troupe) of the Seiberlings on select Sundays during the season at @stanhywet's Vintage Days. Check their website for dates and times. #nttw19

stanhywet.org Time travel back to the 1920s and meet friends and staff (portrayed by our History First Hand acting troupe) of the Seiberlings on select Sundays during the season. All tours are self-guided on Vintage Days. Vintage Days also include vintage "base ball" with our resident "club," the Akron Black Stoc...


More than a beer city: Get into wine in Akron this summer - THE DEVIL STRIP

Akron and Summit County is well known for great beer but there's some great places for wine lovers to visit as well. #nttw19
"More than a beer city: Get into wine in Akron this summer" - via The Devil Strip

thedevilstrip.com by Kelly Mullen Over the past few years, Akron has earned the reputation as a craft beer city. Adding fuel to this fire, it seems like every month, there’s a new, local brewery opening in the area. Weekends are often spent at breweries rather than bars. Industrial spaces are being snatched up by ...


Where should you enjoy a mean on a visit to Greater Akron? Stop by one of these spots for National Travel and Tourism Week! #nttw19

With it being National Travel and Tourism Week this week we are also asking everyone to join us and ArtsNow in writing reviews for your favorite Greater Akron small businesses. https://buff.ly/2PO4wBb

It's finally here. It's National Travel & Tourism Week! To celebrate, we will be sharing some of the best places around Akron and Summit County to visit. So stay tuned and share with us your favorite places to hang out in Greater Akron! #nttw19


Ohio hops master wants “beer” graffiti in his brewery, seeks elusive artist

That feeling when the New York Daily News is talking about Akron's craft beer and art scene. Shout out to #SummitBrewPath member R.Shea Brewing - Merriman Valley and the elusive YoungBeerski.
"Ohio hops master wants “beer” graffiti in his brewery, seeks elusive artist"

nydailynews.com R. Shea Brewing Co. founder Ron Shea is searching for the elusive, anonymous artist who has been spray-painting the word “beer" around Akron, Ohio in giant colorful letters so that he can hire him to adorn his brewery.

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Akron, OH

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