Destination guide

Why people love visiting captivating Akron

The area's entertainment and theater scene are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Akron. Renowned for its shopping, restaurants and sporting events, this city welcomes all visitors. Local cultural sights include Akron Art Museum and Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Akron

Are you searching for attractions to see while you're in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that Akron has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Firestone Country Club (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Akron Zoo (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Loyal Oak Golf Course (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
  • Roses Run Country Club (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • Sarah's Vineyard (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Viking Vineyard and Winery (6.9 mi / 11.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Akron

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Akron is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Perkins Park (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Sherbondy Park (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Mary Campbell Cave (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Portage Lakes State Park (8.5 mi / 13.7 km)
  • Wingfoot Lake State Park (9.3 mi / 15 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Akron

Fly into Akron, OH (AKC-Akron Fulton Intl.), the closest airport, located 4 mi (6.4 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Akron, OH (CAK-Akron-Canton), which is 12.5 mi (20.1 km) away.

Where to stay around Akron?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 91 vacation rentals near Akron. From 5 Cabins to 36 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Akron for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Akron?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Akron. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Akron-Summit County Public Library: 84 vacation rentals
  • Firestone Country Club: 84 vacation rentals
  • Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens: 87 vacation rentals
  • University of Akron: 86 vacation rentals
  • InfoCision Stadium: 84 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Akron listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Akron?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 5 Cabins in Akron. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Akron include:

  • Houses: 36 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 45 rentals available
  • Cottages: 5 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Farmhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Akron?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 4 vacation rentals with pool available in Akron. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.