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Every season  and  any day is the perfect time to visit Akron/Summit County, Ohio.  Conveniently located in the heart of the Old Connecticut Western Reserve, Greater Akron is one of northeast Ohio’s premier leisure travel destinations with easy accessibility via Route 76, Route 71, Route 77  and  the Ohio Turnpike.

The winner of the Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Every Season, Any Day Getaway 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 with a live butterfly exhibit  and  new this season, Playgarden! Don’t miss the Akron Zoo’s newest 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 – just listed in USA Today as the 10th most visited park in the U.S.A.

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.

With more than 5,000 guest rooms, Greater Akron/Summit County accommodations afford comfort  and  value… promising an inviting place to rest  and  rejuvenate.

Visit www.visitakron-summit.org  or  call 800.245.4254 to learn more about Greater Akron’s sights, sounds  and  special experiences. A video tour, webcast segments, digital guide  and  social media links are available on the web site.

Prize package includes:

  • Accommodations for two nights with breakfast for two each morning at the Holiday Inn Akron West
  • $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 the Akron Art Museum
  • 4 Passes to Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
  • 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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