Local Experiences for Akron
Experience matters. Local matters. The experiences below check both boxes. Enjoy these local experiences in Akron and immerse yourself in new things to do within the place you call home.
A fun way to explore our community and support local businesses is to embark on a cafe crawl. Gather your coffee buddy and hit a few coffee shops you’ve been meaning to visit. Order a seasonal beverage—and maybe a pastry or two—have a seat and soak up each unique vibe. Continue on to local bookstores, which may have cafes of their own, or visit a few bakeries to see what they offer.
Seasonal Comfort Foods
Fall is the perfect season to revisit your favorite comfort food recipes. Soups, stews, casseroles and chili are great options to feed a crowd and warm you up. Whether you prefer to cook at home or enjoy a nice meal at a restaurant, we’ve rounded up a few comfort food recipes plus some places to enjoy a perfect fall meal.
Autumn means it’s time for fall festivals, pumpkin picking and football! This season offers many opportunities to make memories with your family—at a nearby pumpkin patch for hayrides, an apple orchard for apple cider and pie or a cultural experience at a local Oktoberfest. Soak up the mild weather at local art walks, cozy up by a fire pit on a patio or take a day trip to a nearby town!
Great Family Photo Shoot Locations
Family photo shoots create memorable experiences and keepsakes. Choosing a location and a photographer can also accentuate that experience. Whether you are drawn to a more traditional backdrop or interested in a unique and off the beaten path locale, this is our guide to great family photo shoots.
Local Fashion Finds
Shopping our local makers and small businesses has never been more fulfilling, and our local boutiques curate a wealth of amazing options. Whether you are dress shopping, on the hunt for baby clothes, or simply excited about the broad world of fashion that our variety of shops offer, this guide to local fashion finds will have you ready to walk the runway.
Relax and Unwind
Mani Pedis, massages, facials; whatever your preference is for relaxing and unwinding, we’ve rounded out some recommendations for our local day spas and resorts to pamper yourself and restore your mental, physical, and emotional health inside and out.
Kids at Play
Summer is soon coming to an end and school will be back in session. What better way to say good-bye to the warm summer months than to soak up the outdoors with the range of parks and playgrounds in the city, indoor and outdoor games for children to play, and a variety of local outdoor recreation experiences that will bring joy to all.
When it comes to dog-friendly experiences in and around the city, there is no shortage of fun and adventurous options. Whether it’s the neighborhood dog park to play fetch, or the dog-friendly restaurants, pools, boutiques, we’ve rounded up a number of options to prioritize your pet’s experiential side.
Nothing says good-bye quite like an end of summer celebration. Enjoy the local festivals and carnivals around town, amusement and water parks, and all the great family-friendly and adult experiences to kick off the end of one season and entry into another.