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Things to do in Akron, Ohio

Main Street of old Downtown Akron speaks to once what was and what could be once again. As Akron the community gathers, it leaves a pocket of opportunity for small business owners to come in and set up shop.Take a few minutes to explore what each downtown has to offer by viewing our directory below.

Downtown Akron shopping is better than online shopping so that you can touch, feel, smell and taste as an experience with an item before deciding to purchase it for yourself or as a gift. Local merchants have hand selected their inventory to provide a unique selection for your downtown.

Downtown Akron is a great place to rent a bike and take it for a ride around downtown. There are many bike shops that sell bike and accessories as well as provide service and tuning on your ride. Don't forget your helmet and other protective gear such as reflective gear, headlight and horn.

Downtown Akron is the place to buy jewelry offered by downtown merchants with a wide variety of lovely earrings, necklaces, bracelets and of course diamond rings. You are sure to find the top artisan brands and jewelry maker that brings a special touch to each piece offered.

Downtown Akron has so many great reasons to shop downtown as local merchants have come together to offer a wide selection of artisan gifts and foods that you are sure to find something for everyone on your shopping list of gifts. Shopping options are plentiful and all inventory is hand selected by the shop owner and then yourself so you are sure to find something special that has your style and likes in mind.

Why do you love downtown?

Alison Barlow
Charming, lovely downtown. Love the antique shops!

Deborah
Jacksonville is utterly charming! I love browsing Terra Firma and Pickety Place, eating delicious Umi Sushi, and sitting under the amazing wisteria in the Bella Union garden. I always go to the library in that sweet little building, where Lauren the librarian knows me by name (and recommends good books). The Good Bean people are awfully nice, and even the clerks at Umpqua Bank are especially kind and friendly. Best little downtown ever!

Tammy Grubbs
First time visitors

Dawnmarie Hatfield
We love supporting local businesses wherever we visit.

Diane Koivunen
Love the yarn store and the restaurants

Restaurants in Akron, Ohio


Big City Chophouse

45 East Market St
Downtown Akron



Beau's Grille

2685 West Market St
Downtown Akron



Akron Sports Pub

1199 Triplett Boulevard
Downtown Akron



B & K Drive in

725 East Wilbeth Road
Downtown Akron



Belgrade Gardens South

3476 Massillon Road
Downtown Akron



Amra

284 East Exchange St
Downtown Akron



Ann's Restaurant

1604 South Hawkins Avenue
Downtown Akron



3 Point

45 East Market St
Downtown Akron



Arnie's

1682 West Market St
Downtown Akron



71 Bravo Resturant

3265 West Market St
Downtown Akron



Akron Roundtable

22 Scenic View Drive
Downtown Akron



Barbetta

1955 Brittain Road
Downtown Akron



Aroma Coffee & Tee

396 Brown St
Downtown Akron



Asian Gardens Restaurant & Tea Room

497 Portage Lakes Drive
Downtown Akron



121 Cafe

121 South Main St
Downtown Akron



Bar B Que Boss

1529 Copley Road
Downtown Akron



Arlene Cuisine

2546 Romig Road
Downtown Akron




Downtown Akron Hotels

Finding the best hotel in Downtown Akron can make or break the experience of your entire trip. Take a few minutes to explore what each hotel has to offer by viewing our directory below. Here are some tips to consider:

Policies vary on the availability of pet friendly rooms to it is wise to be open, honest and upfront during the booking process. You may find yourself kicked out or even paying a large deposit if you are not in a pet-friendly hotel and bring one anyway. New ADA laws are fuzzy though as service animals are not required to be documented and proprietors are legally not allowed to ask if the animal is a pet vs. a service animal.

Always tip staff when you feel the service was great and don't forget the housekeeping staff which you may never see. You should tip every day if you are staying multiple days as the staff may rotate out and miss the bounty at the end.

Upon check-in, slip the desk agent a tip and ask for the best room they can find at your current booked rate. Often times a quick $10 or $20 bill can go a long way towards the mood of the person who directly decides where you lay your head for the night.