Accommodations while visiting UA
Lodging options are available within 15 minutes of the University (list from Google).
Please note that the Quaker Square Inn closed in July 2013. The University converted the rooms for student use.
What to do in Akron
The Akron community offers something for everyone. Enjoy the 33,000 acres of eye catching parkland where visitors can enjoy hiking, skiing, biking, horseback riding, camping and more.
For those nightlife enthusiasts, the city offers an array of concerts, shows, sporting events and unique restaurants - giving visitors something to do all times of year. In addition, the city continuously hosts seasonal events, featuring artists from all over the state and the country.
- Akron Art Museum
- Akron Beacon Journal's entertainment section, called "Enjoy"
- Cuyahoga Valley National Park
- Downtown Akron Partnership
- Lock 3 Live (downtown amphitheater host events most summer weekends)
Where to eat in Akron
Enjoy a variety of dining options fulfilling all of your palate's desires, on campus and off. From seafood to French cuisine or Mexican to Thai, there is something for everyone.
About the Akron community
In the early 1800s, the Greater Akron region became a manufacturing center because of its location on the Ohio and Erie Canal.
Much of the region's legacy is derived from its time as the world leader in rubber and tire production.
Today, business in Akron has diversified, with strengths in research (especially polymers), biomedicine and high tech.
Akron is home to the Soap Box Derby, the Akron Art Museum, Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, UA's Center for the History of Psychology and Canal Park, where the Akron Aeros baseball team plays.