Shopping and Entertainment
Shopping may not be right downtown, but there is plenty of shopping in and around the Akron area. There are two malls in the Akron area including Summit Mall and Chapel Hill Mall. Nearby Highland Square offers unique shops of vintage clothing and antiques (take a look at the hip consignment shop Revival). If you are willing to travel a bit farther, there are also a few up-scale shopping centers in the area within a 30- to 45-minute drive including Beachwood Place, Legacy Village, and Crocker Park.
There is always something exciting happening in Akron, Ohio. In the summer, enjoy The Road Runner Marathon, the Bridgestone Invitational Golf Tournament, an Akron Rubberducks game (Akron’s minor league baseball team), and Summer Concerts. In the winter, enjoy First Night Akron, Holiday Concerts, and Ice Skating at Lock 3 Park. Year long, enjoy events at the many attractions including the Akron Civic Theatre, the Akron Art Museum, the John S. Knight Center, Canal Park Stadium, the Akron Zoo, the Akron-Summit County Public Library, E.J. Thomas Hall, Stan Hywet Gardens, Blossom Music Center, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Cleveland Zoo.