This Month's Contest
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Enter to win an exciting two-night getaway to Greater Akron, Ohio including accommodations at the new Hilton Garden Inn Akron East End with breakfast for two each morning; gift certificates to two additional restaurants: Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern and Swenson’s Drive-In Restaurant; passes to the Akron Zoo, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, Hale Farm & Village, and Akron Art Museum; and gift certificates to Don Drumm Studios & Gallery and Rubber City Clothing. A gift basket will also be presented to the winner upon their arrival, featuring tastes and treats from throughout Akron/Summit County.
The winner of the Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau’s “Defiantly Different” Package will enjoy sights, sounds and special experiences during a personalized visit to Greater Akron.
Steeped in the charm of yesteryear, our communities provide glimpses into our esteemed past. Located within the scenic Cuyahoga Valley, Hale Farm and Village re-creates life in a mid-1800s township. Visitors will see artisans, finely restored buildings and hear stories from costumed interpreters of an era history fondly remembers. Featured on A&E’s America’s Castles, high style and luxurious surroundings can be found at Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens. The former home of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company co-founder F. A. Seiberling, the estate features a 65-room Tudor-Revival mansion, manicured gardens, conservatory and an outdoor interactive Playgarden. Don’t miss the Akron Zoo’s exhibit, Grizzly Ridge with bears Cheyenne & Jackson. Explore the Akron Art Museum’s eclectic collection of modern art amidst its expansive brick, steel and glass structure. Or hop aboard the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad for an excursion through the heart of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park – Ohio’s only national park.
Activities abound year-round. Don’t miss the exciting schedule of performances, annual festivals and major special events that showcase the diversity of our communities and people. Greater Akron is home to a number of national events, including: National Hamburger Festival, FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby, Twins Days Festival, Akron Marathon and World Golf Championships Bridgestone Invitational. Art and shopping are favorite pastimes too! In addition to spacious malls, you’ll discover quaint shops and galleries in almost every corner of the county, including Hudson, Fairlawn, Highland Square and the Northside District.
Greater Akron’s vibrant theatrical community has set the stage for entertaining productions, including: Akron Civic Theatre, Porthouse Theatre, Akron Symphony Orchestra, Coach House Theatre, Magical Theatre Company, Ballet Theatre of Ohio, E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, Actors’ Summit, New World Performance Lab, Weathervane Community Playhouse, Western Reserve Playhouse and ANTIC, Inc.
Outdoor recreational activities will challenge enthusiasts of all skill levels. Both the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Summit Metro Parks offer green spaces, breathtaking beauty and activities to keep you attuned to the great outdoors. Additionally, the Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail weaves and winds its way through Greater Akron, offering hikers, bikers and walkers a truly one-of-a-kind experience all along the way! Greater Akron is also home to Ohio’s largest indoor rock climbing facility, Kendall Cliffs.
Prize package includes:
- Accommodations for two nights with breakfast for two each morning at the Hilton Garden Inn Akron East End.
-$50 Gift Certificate to Swenson’s Drive-In Restaurant
-$50 Gift Certificate to Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern
-4 Passes to the Akron Zoo
-4 Passes to Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens.
-4 Passes to the Akron Art Museum
-4 Passes to the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
-4 Passes to Hale Farm & Village
-$50 Gift Certificate to Don Drumm Studios & Gallery
-$50 Gift Certificate to Rubber City Clothing
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