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Whether you’re arriving on business or with the family, Akron has something for everyone. So make sure you take some time to explore the city and beyond by filling up your tank and hitting the road! It will give you the utmost flexibility to do your sightseeing when and wherever you like.

What to See in Akron

Only 30 miles south of Cleveland, use Akron as your base to explore the area in and out of the city. Start downtown and check out the Akron Historic Arts Centre. It is home to both the Akron Art Museum and the Civic Theatre. The Art Museum is housed in a recently reconstituted building, merging the old building from 1922 with a new modern structure in 2007. The greatly expanded building houses both permanent and traveling exhibits and does impress with its exotic and little-seen displays. The Civic Theatre presents regular events ranging from the Ballet Theater of Ohio to seasonal cultural performances for the whole family.

While you are in the neighborhood, check out BLU Jazz, a top music venue with fantastic vibes, tunes, and food! If you’re looking for a family friendly day, check out the Akron Zoo, which is home to some of the rarest animals and surrounded by beautiful botanical gardens. Stop by and say hello to the three baby snow leopards, two brothers named Layan and Altai and their sister named Asha. Along with these rare and adorable cubs, you can experience tigers, lions, sloths, red pandas, Komodo dragons, upside-down jellyfish, and so much more. There is definitely a lot to be explored.

In case you are looking for a relaxed afternoon outing, look no further than to Brandywine Falls as it lies just 20 minutes from downtown Akron. Load up the car with your hiking shoes and a picnic and do the easy 1.5-mile loop around the beautiful bridal veil style Brandywine Falls in Cuyahoga Valley National Park to enjoy a perfect nature getaway.

For an easy day trip from Akron, drive 30 minutes west and you will find yourself in Historic Seville, a charming small town founded in 1816. This eclectic sampling of small-town America will set your nostalgia on high gear. So, make sure to check out the antique shops, the boutique cafes, and the quaint mid-town America vibe the Mid-West is known for. It will almost feel like a trip back in time.

Car Rental with Orbitz

Renting a car with us at Orbitz couldn’t be easier. Simply pre-book one of our safe, reliable, and affordably priced vehicles and you can already be on your way. Whether you’re looking for an SUV to get out of the city or a family friendly sedan to explore the Akron neighborhoods, we have something that will suit your individual needs.