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Akron is located in northeast Ohio, approximately 39 miles south of Lake Erie. It's the fifth largest city in Ohio with a population of 199,110. In the late 1800s/early 1900s, Akron was known as the "Rubber Capital of the World," with four major tire corporations headquartered there. By the latter part of the 20th century, the tire industry had decreased by half, and Akron forged ahead by earning an international reputation in polymers. It's now at the center of what is called the "Polymer Valley," which includes 400 polymer-related industries. In addition, Newsweek Magazine listed Akron 5th of ten "high tech havens" in 2001. Akron is home to the E.J. Thomas Hall, which regularly hosts the Akron Symphony Orchestra, the Children's Concert Society, Broadway musicals, ballets, comedies and lectures. Other attractions include the Akron Civic Theater, Lock 3 Park Amphitheater, the Akron Art Museum, the Akron Police Museum and the Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, which ranks seventh on the list of Largest Historic Homes in the United States. The city of Akron is also host to lots of annual festivals each year. Just a few on the list are the National Hamburger Festival, the Italian Festival, and the Rib, White & Blue, (a national fib festival.) The PGA World Golf Championships Bridgestone Invitational is held in Akron each year at the Firestone Country Club and the World Championship Finals are held at Derby Downs.

Surrounding areas: Canal Fulton, Ohio (13.9 mi), Canton, Ohio (20.9 mi), Bainbridge, Ohio (23.5 mi), Shaker Heights, Ohio (27.1 mi), Cleveland, Ohio (30.3 mi), Lakewood, Ohio (31.3 mi), Zoar, Ohio (32.7 mi)

Akron Vacation Rentals

Akron Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Akron Courtyard100 Springside DrAkron, OH (330) 668-9090
Akron Hampton Inn80 Springside DrAkron, OH (330) 666-7361
Best Western Executive Inn Of Akron2677 Gilchrist RdAkron, OH (330) 794-1050
Comfort Inn Akron West130 Montrose Ave WAkron, OH (216) 666-5050
Comfort Inn2873 S Arlington RdAkron, OH (330) 645-1100
Crowne Plaza Quaker Square135 S BroadwayAkron, OH (330) 253-5970
Days Inn3237 South Arlington RdAkron, OH (330) 644-8426
Extended Stay America185 Montrose West AveAkron, OH (330) 668-9818
Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott Akron1025 Interstate PkwyAkron, OH (800) 228-2800
Four Points Sheraton Akron West3150 W Market StAkron, OH (330) 869-9000
Hampton Inn3235 S Arlington AveAkron, OH (330) 644-6579
Hilton Akron/Fairlawn3180 West Market StAkron, OH (330) 867-5000
Holiday Inn Akron/fairlawn4073 Medina RdAkron, OH (216) 666-4131
Knights Inn3237 S Arlington RdAkron, OH (330) 644-1204
Quality Inn & Conference Center2940 Chenoweth RdAkron, OH (330) 644-7126
Radisson Hotel Akron City Centre20 W Mill StAkron, OH (330) 384-1500
Radisson Hotel Akron/Fairlawn200 Montrose West AveAkron, OH (330) 666-9300
Red Roof Inn Akron2939 S Arlington RdAkron, OH (330) 644-7748
Red Roof Inn99 Rothrock RdAkron, OH (216) 666-0566
Residence Inn Akron120 Montrose West DrAkron, OH (800) 331-3131
Super 879 Rothrock RdAkron, OH (330) 666-8887
Country Inn & Suites Cuyahoga Falls1420 Main StCuyahoga Falls, OH3.4 mi.(330) 926-1233
Sheraton Suites Cuyahoga Falls1989 Front StCuyahoga Falls, OH4.1 mi.(330) 929-3000
Economy Inn1070 Graham RdCuyahoga Falls, OH5.2 mi.(440) 979-8200
Studioplus170 Montrose W AveCopley, OH6.7 mi.(330) 666-3177
Hampton Inn Stow4331 Lakepointe Corporate DrStow, OH6.8 mi.(330) 945-4160
Ranch Motel3608 Akron Cleveland RdCuyahoga Falls, OH7.2 mi.(330) 827-4611
Courtyard Akron Stow4047 Bridgewater PkwyStow, OH7.2 mi.(330) 945-9722
Fairfield Inn Akron Ohio70 Rothrock RdCopley, OH7.6 mi.(330) 688-2700
Akron/green Super 8 Motel1605 Corporate Woods PkwyUniontown, OH8.7 mi.(330) 899-9888
Days Inn Akron/Kent4422 Edson RdBrimfield, OH9.3 mi.(330) 677-9400
Super 8 Kent4380 Edson RdKent, OH9.3 mi.(330) 678-8817
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites4363 State Rt 43Kent, OH9.8 mi.(330) 678-0101
Hampton Inn4406 State Rt 43Kent, OH9.8 mi.(330) 673-8555
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites At Kent State University1215 Sanctuary View DrKent, OH9.8 mi.(330) 673-9200
Budget Inn5891 Akron Cleveland RdHudson, OH10.3 mi.(330) 650-4341
Knights Inn Akron West810 High StWadsworth, OH11.2 mi.(330) 336-6671
Holiday Inn Hudson240 Hines Hls RdHudson, OH11.7 mi.(330) 653-9191
Days Inn Akron WadsworthFive Park CTR BlvdWadsworth, OH11.7 mi.(330) 336-7692
Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites231 Park CTR DrWadsworth, OH11.7 mi.(330) 334-7666

Akron Weather & Climate

Northeast Ohio has a humid continental climate with four distinct seasons. Summers are hot and humid and winters are cold and snowy. Spring is unpredictable and autumn is sunny and mild. You can expect almost any type of weather in Northeast Ohio - severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, blizzards and winter ice storms are all a possibility. It's definitely a good idea to check ahead if you're traveling to Ohio, as weather here is changeable. In general, however, the warmest month is July and the coldest month is January. The maximum rain usually occurs in June. Some years see blizzards and huge accumulations of snow, while other years the ground may be covered only 2 or 3 times. There is a saying in Ohio: if you don't like the weather, wait a day and it will change. This sums it up quite well.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 34°F 20°F 2.02 in. -
February 37°F 22°F 2.00 in. -
March 47°F 30°F 2.85 in. -
April 60°F 40°F 3.15 in. -
May 71°F 51°F 3.61 in. -
June 79°F 59°F 3.13 in. -
July 83°F 64°F 3.87 in. -
August 81°F 62°F 3.36 in. -
September 74°F 56°F 3.57 in. -
October 62°F 44°F 2.46 in. -
November 49°F 35°F 3.22 in. -
December 38°F 26°F 2.83 in. -

Akron Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Akron Canton Regional airport (CAK) located about 12 miles south of Akron, the Cleveland Hopkins International airport (CLE) located approximately 28 miles northwest of Akron in Cleveland, Ohio, the Youngstown Warren Regional airport (YNG) located roughly 45 miles east of Akron in Youngstown, Ohio, and finally the Mansfield Lahm Regional airport (MFD) located around 55 miles west of Akron in Mansfield, Ohio.

Akron Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Dover Lake WaterparkSagamore HillsOH16.6 mi.
Geauga LakeAuroraOH18.6 mi.
Six Flags Worlds of AdventureAuroraOH18.6 mi.
JeepersClevelandOH30.3 mi.
Memphis Kiddie ParkClevelandOH30.3 mi.
Tuscora ParkNew PhiladelphiaOH41.1 mi.
Erieview ParkGenevaOH58.1 mi.
Cascade ParkNew CastlePA61.3 mi.
Cedar PointSanduskyOH66.8 mi.
Conneaut Lake ParkConneaut LakePA72.5 mi.
Fun Fore AllCranberry TownshipPA78.0 mi.
Water Parks
Geauga LakeAuroraOH18.6 mi.
Mohican WaterslideLoudonvilleOH48.4 mi.
Soak City Water ParkSanduskyOH66.8 mi.
Sandcastle Water ParkPittsburghPA91.2 mi.
Wyandot Lake Amusement & Water ParkPowellOH103.6 mi.
Waldameer Park & Water WorldEriePA103.6 mi.
Golf Courses
Challenge Golf CourseAkronOH 
J E Good Park Golf CourseAkronOH 
Pine Valley SportsAkronOH 
Raymond C Firestone Golf CourseAkronOH 
Turkeyfoot Lake Golf LinksAkronOH 
Valley View Golf ClubAkronOH 
Valley View Golf ClubGalionOH3.3 mi.
Brookledge Golf ClubCuyahoga FallsOH3.9 mi.
Sycamore Valley Golf CourseCuyahoga FallsOH3.9 mi.
Copley GreensCopleyOH6.3 mi.
Leisure Time RecreationStowOH6.3 mi.
OShux GolfCopleyOH6.3 mi.
Roses Run Country ClubStowOH6.3 mi.
Paradise Lake Country ClubMogadoreOH7.3 mi.
Suffield Springs Golf ClubMogadoreOH7.3 mi.
Wests Mogadore Country ClubMogadoreOH7.3 mi.
Mayfair Country ClubUniontownOH8.8 mi.
Fox Den Golf CourseStowOH9.2 mi.
Raintree Country ClubUniontownOH9.9 mi.
Green Hills Golf ClubKentOH10.0 mi.
Kent State University Golf ClubKentOH10.0 mi.
Maplecrest Golf ClubKentOH10.0 mi.
Oak Knolls Golf ClubKentOH10.0 mi.
Raccoon Hill Golf ClubKentOH10.0 mi.
Sunnyhill Golf & RecreationKentOH10.0 mi.
Ellsworth Meadows Golf ClubHudsonOH11.7 mi.
Chippewa Golf ClubDoylestownOH11.8 mi.
Pine Valley Golf ClubWadsworthOH11.8 mi.
Boston Hills Country ClubHudsonOH12.6 mi.
Leaning Tree Golf ClubRichfieldOH12.7 mi.
Ski Areas
Alpine ValleyChesterlandOH31.9 mi.
SnowtrailsMansfieldOH56.6 mi.
Mountain ViewEdinboroPA90.3 mi.
Peek N PeakClymerNY117.3 mi.
State Parks
Portage Lakes State ParkOH8.6 mi. 
Quail Hollow State ParkOH13.3 mi. 
Tinkers Creek State ParkOH15.2 mi. 
West Branch State ParkOH22.2 mi. 
Edgewater State ParkOH29.8 mi. 
Punderson State ParkOH30.1 mi. 
Nelson-Kennedy Ledges State ParkOH30.3 mi. 
Cleveland Lakefront State ParkOH31.7 mi. 
Findley State ParkOH35.6 mi. 
Guilford Lake State ParkOH39.1 mi. 
EcoTarium: A Center for Environmental ExplorationAkronOH(Miscellaneous)
Inventure PlaceAkronOH(Technology)
Akron Art MuseumAkronOH(Art)
Hale Farm & VillageBathOH9.6 mi.(History)
Pro Football Hall of FameCantonOH20.9 mi.(History)
Cleveland Public LibraryClevelandOH30.3 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Dittrick Medical History MuseumClevelandOH30.3 mi.(Miscellaneous)
HealthSpace ClevelandClevelandOH30.3 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Cleveland Museum of Natural HistoryClevelandOH30.3 mi.(Science)
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and MuseumClevelandOH30.3 mi.(Technology)
Warther Carving MuseumDoverOH38.8 mi.(History)
Mentor Fire MuseumMentorOH41.5 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Akron Zoological ParkAkronOH 
Sea World of AuroraAuroraOH18.6 mi.
Cleveland Metroparks ZooClevelandOH30.3 mi.
African Safari Wildlife ParkPort ClintonOH79.4 mi.
Oglebay's Good ZooWheelingWV81.8 mi.
The WildsCumberlandOH85.3 mi.
Pittsburgh ZooPittsburghPA91.2 mi.
National Aviary in PittsburghPittsburghPA91.2 mi.
Erie ZooEriePA103.6 mi.
Columbus ZooColumbusOH109.7 mi.
Toledo Zoological GardensToledoOH113.0 mi.
Detroit Zoological ParkDetroitMI116.9 mi.

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