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Akron & Greater Northeast Ohio Area Information


Akron Metro Regional Transit Authority (Bus Service)
Metro RTA is the public transportation provider for Akron & Summit County.

Portage Area Regional Transit Authority
PARTA is the public transportation provider for Kent and Portage County.

Stark Area Regional Transit Authority
SARTA is the pubic transportation provider for Canton and Stark County.

Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
GCRTA is the public transportation provider for Cleveland and Cuyahoga County.

Greyhound Bus Line
Fares, schedules, and ticketing for more than 3700 destinations across North America.

Akron-Canton Airport
Flight schedules, directions, general information of the facilities, parking and services.

Cleveland Hopkins Airport
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport serves the greater Cleveland area with over 600 domestic and foreign departures and arrivals daily.


Akron Area

Akron/Summit Convention & Visitor's Bureau
General information for visitors, including an events calendar.

Akron Art Museum
The Akron Art Museum features over 12,000 square feet of gallery space, focused on art produced since 1850.  Only blocks away from The University of Akron campus.

E.J. Thomas Hall
Each year, more than 400,000 guests enjoy world-class entertainment at this University of Akron-owned performance hall, including Broadway shows, ballets, concerts, comedies and other special events.

Akron Civic Theater
This local performance venue offers nationally acclaimed entertainment including concerts, plays, film, and lecturers.

Hale Farm and Village
An outdoor living history museum featuring life and crafts from the mid-1800s. 

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
On Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad you will experience the fun and adventure, the romance and nostalgia of riding the train on one of the oldest, longest, and most scenic excursion railways in the country. Choose from a variety of different excursions and special events available throughout the year. Days, departure times, and fares vary.

Stan Hywet
Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens is the former country estate of F. A. Sieberling, the founder of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.  Open from April through December, Stan Hywet includes a 65-room manor house and more than 70 acres of artfully landscaped grounds. It is Akron’s only National Historic Landmark and is accredited by the American Association of Museums.

Akron Zoo
Located on 50 acres just west of downtown, the Zoo is home to more than 700 animals.

Cleveland Area

The Cleveland Orchestra
Long considered one of America’s great orchestras, The Cleveland Orchestra stands today among the world’s most-revered symphonic ensembles. In concerts at home in Severance Hall, at Blossom Music Center, and on tour, The Cleveland Orchestra continues to set standards of performing excellence and imaginative programming that serve as models for audiences and performers alike.

University Circle Inc.
This organization offers information for residents and tourists about the neighborhood, activities, transportation, and the organization, surrounding Cleveland's cultural center, University Circle. Click on the provided link to find links to any of the 40+ member organizations including: The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Public Library, The Sculpture Center, The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, The Cleveland Botanical Gardens, and The Western Reserve Historical Society.

The Playhouse Square Center
The Playhouse Square Center, in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, is the second-largest theater complex in the United States (second only to New York City's Lincoln Center). Constructed in a span of nineteen months in the early 1920s, the theaters were subsequently closed down, but were revived through a grass-roots effort. Their renovation and reopening helped usher in a new era of downtown revitalization in Cleveland, and was called “one of the top ten successes in Cleveland history.”--Wikipedia Performance Spaces at Playhouse Square Center:The Allen Theater; The State Theater; The Palace Theater; Hanna Theater; The Ohio Theater.

The Cleveland Playhouse
Founded in 1915, The Cleveland Play House is America's first permanently established professional theater company. We are an artist-inspired theater that serves our community by bringing to life stories that are entertaining, relevant, and thought-provoking. Designed by Philip Johnson, The Cleveland Play House complex consists of three interconnected buildings totaling 300,000 square feet of space on a 12.5-acre campus. It is the largest regional theater complex under one roof in the country.

Karamu House
Karamu House, established in 1915, is one of the oldest continuously running African American Theaters in the United States. Currently it is a community-based arts and educational organization designed to encourage and support the preservation, celebration and evolution of African-American culture and provide a vehicle for social, economic and educational development.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Since its opening in 1995, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum has established itself as the preeminent home for the celebration and study of rock and roll music. Rock Hall exhibits, educational programs and performance events have made the Museum a mecca for fans, scholars and the artists themselves. The Museum is the most popular and best-attended hall of fame in the country.


Dining & Nightlife


This web site sponsored by the Downtown Akron Partnership is the best place to find out all of the nightly (and daily!) happenings and hot spots in our thriving metropolis!

Funny Stop Comedy Club
A local bar with regional and national stand-up comedy.

Crave is Akron's premier dining and night life location.

Bricco restaurant offers a casual and fun dining experience.

Luigi's Restaurant
This local staple offers pizza and other Italian favorites.


This is Cleveland
Find restaurant listings by neighborhoods.

House of Blues Cleveland
Concert schedules and venue information for House of Blues Cleveland. Famed for nationally acclaimed performers and performances of the uniquely American musical form, the blues!


Akron Zips
Official website of University of Akron athletics.

Pro Football Hall of Fame
The Pro Football Hall of Fame is located in Canton, Ohio, in the northwest corner of the city, just off Interstate Highway 77 South.

Lake Erie Monsters
Cleveland's minor league ice hockey team.

The Cleveland Cavaliers
Official site of Cleveland's professional basketball team.

Boston Mills/Brandywine Ski Resort

Summit County Metro Parks

Cuyahoga Valley National Park


Akron Area

Chapel Hill Mall
Chapel Hill Mall, located at Howe & Brittain Roads in Akron, Ohio, is anchored by JCPenney, Macy's and Sears. Shop over 100 stores!

Summit Mall
Summit Mall is anchored by Dillard's and Macy's and boasts more than 120 specialty stores!

West Point Market
Renowned for its variety of gourmet food items.

Mustard Seed Market & Cafe
Northeast Ohio's largest locally owned natural and organic foods market.

Don Drumm Studios & Gallery
Features the handcrafted works of more than 500 North American artists.  The galleries showcase contemporary fine crafts, including: jewelry, glass, ceramics, metal, prints, photography and sculpture.  Located just around the corner from the University's InfoCision Stadium.

Cleveland Area

Tower City Center
230 West Huron Road, Cleveland, OH 44113
A landmark skyscraper is home to offices, shopping, hotels, parking, dining, movie theaters, and an amphitheater.

The Galleria at Erieview
1301 E 9th St # 3333, Cleveland, OH 44114
This beautiful facility is home to over twenty stores, two sit down restaurants, a vibrant food court, and a variety of other high-end shopping experiences... Near Downtown Cleveland.

Beachwood Place
Beachwood Place, home to some of Ohio's most upscale shopping venues (including Nordstrom's!) located in Beachwood, Ohio for the best in shopping, entertainment and dining! More info about Beachwood Place. Near Legacy Village (below).

Legacy Village
25002 Cedar Rd, Cleveland, OH 44122
The highest of the high end shopping, with fine dining in a "village" like setting--gorgeous year-round, Legacy Village is near Beachwood Place, and boasts many unique shops and dining opportunities.

West Side Market
Cleveland's oldest publicly owned market.

Local News

The Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com
Serving Akron, Ohio and vicinity

The Buchtelite
Twice-weekly independent student newspaper at the University of Akron.

The Plain Dealer/cleveland.com
The Cleveland Plain Dealer is a major newspaper in Northeast Ohio.

National Public Radio
Noncommercial news, talk, and entertainment programming

NewsNet5 Cleveland
Local news, weather and sports

Channel 3 News
News and information for northeast Ohio

Fox 8 News
Ohio news, weather, sports, and entertainment