Destination guide

The historic city of Kent awaits you

The area's history and live music are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Kent. This city's university setting, restaurants and shopping draw many visitors. Akron Art Museum and Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in and around Kent

Do you want to find things to do while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Kent a fun place to get away. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Firestone Country Club (12.4 mi / 20 km)
  • Birdie Shack Putt-R-Golf (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Roses Run Country Club (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Viking Vineyard and Winery (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Windmill Lakes Golf Club (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Boulder Creek Golf Club (8.2 mi / 13.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Kent

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Kent. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mary Campbell Cave (8.1 mi / 13 km)
  • Wingfoot Lake State Park (8.2 mi / 13.2 km)
  • Hudson Springs Park (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
  • Ledges Overlook (10.5 mi / 16.9 km)
  • Perkins Park (11.3 mi / 18.2 km)
  • Sherbondy Park (11.7 mi / 18.8 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Kent

Fly into Akron, OH (AKC-Akron Fulton Intl.), the closest airport, located 9.3 mi (14.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Akron, OH (CAK-Akron-Canton), which is 16 mi (25.8 km) away.

Where to stay around Kent?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 24 vacation rentals near Kent. From 15 Houses to 3 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Kent for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Kent State University: 49 vacation rentals
  • Viking Vineyard and Winery: 49 vacation rentals
  • Kent State University Museum: 47 vacation rentals
  • Dix Stadium: 50 vacation rentals
  • The Kent Stage: 48 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kent 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 Houses in Kent?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 15 Houses in Kent. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Kent include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 3 rentals available
  • Cabins: 3 rentals available
  • Cottages: 3 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Kent?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2 vacation rentals with pool available in Kent. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.