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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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