Greater Akron/Summit, Ohio

Historically known as a hub for innovation, Greater Akron stands out as the perfect Midwest locale for hosting your next reunion.

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Every season, any day…is the perfect time to visit Greater Akron

When in Akron, Ohio spend some quality time exploring its cultural scene. At the Akron Art Museum, view impressive collections, including a stunning display of modern art. Also, check out Akron Glass Works and witness glassblowers create colorful works. What better place to purchase a small memento as a reminder of your reunion? In the evening, catch a performance at the Akron Civic Theatre.

Everyone will enjoy the nationally recognized Akron Zoo, where more than 700 animals from continents around the globe fly, swim, roam and graze. Hop aboard the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, which offers special packages throughout the year, including the popular Polar Express train during the holidays. Choose a dining car or simply take a seat by the window and enjoy breathtaking scenery, impressive bridges and quaint houses while traveling through the heart of Ohio’s only national park—Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Does wine, cheese and chocolate sound like a winning combination to your reunion group? Popular local stops include Sarah’s Vineyard, The Winery at Wolf Creek and Red Horse Winery. For some more culinary adventures, groups can participate in the Summit Brew Path, visit Fannie May Candies and shop for tasty treats at Grandpa’s Cheese Barn.

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Something for Everyone

Set your sights on fun, adventure and relaxation as you discover, explore and experience Greater Akron

Sharing delicious meals is a true reunion tradition. Akron has no shortage of great eats that include local Ohio fare as well as treats from around the world. At MGM Northfield Park, dining isn’t the only thing on the menu. In addition to a wide selection of food, there is a casino, shows and entertainment galore.

Explore the outdoors at Summit Metro Parks, a network of 16 parks spanning 14,000 acres and 150 miles of trails that have been developed to ensure you experience the best of nature Greater Akron has to offer. Kayak on the Portage Lakes or Ohio and Erie Canal on tours offered by Muddyfoot Kayak Tours and play a round of golf on the 18-hole J.E. Good Park.

Looking for some unique shopping finds? The two-story Don Drumm Studios & Gallery showcases jewelry, ceramics, glass, sculpture and graphic creations while the The Bomb Shelter houses a shop specializing in reclaimed, vintage and unique finds. Stroll through Downtown Akron and drop into local boutiques and shops selling everything from artisanal food to handcrafted jewelry.  The newly launched shopping trail, New Again Akron provides shoppers with a road map to vintage, antique and reclaimed shops. Need a jolt of caffeine while shopping? Stop at one of the official coffee experience shops featured on

Choosing a suitable place to stay is one of the most important decisions you can make when planning a reunion. From large chain hotels to smaller family-owned properties and rental options, groups of all sizes can easily find something to fit their needs and budgets in Greater Akron.

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“The Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau was wonderful. You were knowledgeable, helpful, and gracious. Your representative made sure we had all we needed. You can’t improve perfection! You are the best!”

– Linda Green, Green Family Reunion

Why Reunite Here

  • Akron offers a wealth of fine arts and entertainment for all ages
  • Scenic location along the shores of the Ohio and Erie Canalway
  • Well-connected and easily accessible location half an hour away from Cleveland
  • Great food scene with local cafés and craft breweries
  • Exciting outdoor activities and indoor fun all through the year

Lodging Inventory

  • Downtown Akron Adjacent Hotels: 2
  • Downtown Akron Adjacent Hotel Rooms: 325
  • Total Greater Akron Hotels: 69
  • Total Greater Akron Hotel Rooms: 5,400+

Group Perks

  • Personalized Digital Concierge
  • Site inspection consultation
  • Itinerary consultation
  • Tour planners & guides
  • Vendor and service referrals
  • Photos

Top Attractions

  • Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
  • Akron Art Museum
  • Hale Farm & Village
  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park & Scenic Railroad
  • Akron Civic Theatre

What are you waiting for?

Let Destination Reunions help you plan the perfect reunion.

Jennifer Wozny

Jennifer Wozny

Destination Sales Associate