By Jeff Schapiro
Akron
Ohio
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Resting just 40 miles south of Cleveland, the city of Akron has served Northeast Ohio as a major industrial and cultural center for many years. Akron is home to celebrities such as NBA star Stephen Curry, music sensation Chrissie Hynde, among other actors, athletes, and musicians. Whether you come to Akron for the history, sports, entertainment, or food you won't leave disappointed, and EscapeWizard.com is here to help you plan your trip.
   
EscapeWizard.com has everything you need to plan your next trip to Akron, Ohio. Booking a flight to the Akron/Canton Regional Airport (CAK) will bring you in just south of the city, providing you with easy access to all of the areas best hotels, restaurants, and much more. Take some time to book your flight with EscapeWizard.com through the following link, (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php), and enjoy the Akron experience today! Don't have a hotel reserved yet? EscapeWizard.com can help find the place to stay that's perfect for you. There is a wide array of quality, affordable hotels in and around the city so you can find the one that suits you best. To book a hotel in Akron with EscapeWizard.com, just click (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl). Our top selection for hotel in the city is the Holiday Inn.
   
Founded in 1825, Akron is the home of the world headquarters for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.  Have you ever imagined what it would be like to be wealthy and live in a mansion? Or are you interested in history or architecture?  Then a visit to Akron's own Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens is the perfect place for you!  Built by Franklin Augustus Seiberling, the founder and previous owner of Goodyear, Stan Hywet Hall is a massive mansion and national historic landmark that is open to the public for tours. Painstakingly built in the Tudor Revival style of architecture, this building is the perfect destination for anyone who might want to take a glimpse into the lifestyle of the extremely wealthy. EscapeWizard.com can bring all the history and beauty right to you!
   
Instead of touring a mansion, perhaps you would like to watch one of Akron's many sporting events. From high school through professional sports, Akron has some of the best athletes and sport landmarks that Ohio has to offer.  Akron is home to the University of Akron, an NCAA division I-A school, which provides the area with major college sporting events. In 2009, the university built the $61.6 million dollar Infocision Stadium, a state of the art facility built to house the university's football games and other programs.
   
In addition to college sports, Akron also hosts an array of professional teams. The Akron Racers, for example, are a premier professional softball team. The Akron Aeros play at Canal Park in downtown Akron and serve as an affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. The All-American Soap Box Derby is held here. Akron's own Firestone Country Club hosts the World Golf Championship's Bridgestone Invitational, bringing all of the world's premier golfers to the area. The Road Runner Akron Marathon is also a major draw to the city. If you're an athlete or just a sports buff, EscapeWizard.com can help you to get into the middle of the Akron sports scene.
   
Akron has a lot more to offer, including great restaurants, bars, museums, and more. The Akron Art Museum, which is architecturally fascinating and a major landmark on the Akron skyline, houses galleries with artwork dating back to the 1850s. It also regularly hosts some of the nation's premiere traveling galleries. Akron's E.J. Thomas Hall serves as the premiere concert venue for nationally recognized musicians, orchestras, operas, plays, and more. In addition, Akron nightlife offers a variety of savvy restaurants and bars to keep visitors entertained during both day and night.
   
With all of these features, and so many more, Akron, Ohio is a great Mid-Western destination for anyone looking for a new experience. Coming for business or to visit family? Take some time to explore all the city has to offer and keep yourself entertained from the time you arrive to the time you leave. Start your trip now, by reserving your plane tickets and hotel room with EscapeWizard.com.
Hotels in Akron
By Rose Overbey
Hilton Akron/Fairlawn
3180 West Market Street, Akron, OH
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The Hilton Akron/Fairlawn hotel is a great place to stay if you are looking for luxury, convenience and style while visiting Akron, Ohio. The hotel is located conveniently near many attractions in Akron, including the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  It is also easily accessible by local airports. The hotel itself also boasts many great attractions of its own!

Beau’s Grille is a world-class restaurant located in the hotel. It serves up delicious fare at all meals. Of course guests are welcome to call room service if they prefer to dine in the privacy of their rooms.

There is also a well-equipped fitness center on site and even an onsite masseuse to help handle any aches or pains of traveling. If you prefer swimming, there are both indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

If you must get work down while you’re visiting, you’ll be pleased to find a 24-hour full-service business center. It features complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access, as well as a printer, fax and photo copying. The Hilton also offered a notary public service and express mail for your convenience.

The guest rooms are spacious and luxurious. Guests will enjoy sleeping in the new serenity bed after a long day. The marble bathrooms and Crabtree & Evelyn bath amenities are sure to make you feel pampered. If you brought your MP3 Player you can plug it into the alarm clock and listen to your own tunes. There is also complimentary high-speed Internet access in the rooms.

The rooms are luxurious and the staff is happy to handle your needs.  EscapeWizard.com highly recommends booking your hotel room at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn hotel. You’re sure to enjoy your visit. You can do so by following this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Akron
By Shaina Amienyi
Holiday Inn Express
898 Arlington Ridge East, Akron, OH
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The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Akron South is an excellent option for those visiting Akron. Featuring a 24-hour business center, plenty of meeting space, comfortable rooms, an indoor pool, and beautiful views, this hotel offers just what vacationers want. Check-in is at 3pm, and the staff will help guests through the process to make it quick and easy. Checkout is at 11am.

You will stay in one of 91 rooms, which include 31 suites. Standard rooms come with two queen size beds, and suites offer king beds. While in your room, you can relax on the comfortable bed and watch movies on the 32-inch TV. Or you can sit at the desk and surf the internet with wireless internet access. If you want snacks, grab something from the refrigerator that comes in all rooms and heat it up in the microwave.

The hotel is in walking distance to a restaurant, but it also provides the Express Start Breakfast Bar. The breakfast bar is free and offers delicious items such as sausage, biscuits, eggs, cereal, and fruit.

When it is cold outside, you might enjoy socializing with friends in front of the fireplace in the hotel lobby. You can swim in the indoor pool and exercise at the fitness center anytime of year. The fitness center includes a treadmill, elliptical, weight machine, and medicine balls. When the weather is nice, make sure to visit the patio. It provides a beautiful view overlooking the neighboring golf course.

You are sure to enjoy your stay at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Akron South. It is conveniently located near Akron-Canton Regional Airport (CAK) and a short drive from popular attractions such as the Harry London Chocolate Factory, Akron Zoo, and Akron Art Museum. EscapeWizard.com invites you to book your stay at this hotel by click on the following link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Akron
By Shaina Amienyi
Holiday Inn
4073 Medina Rd., Akron, OH
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The Holiday Inn Akron-West offers everything guests need to experience a comfortable, satisfying stay at the hotel. Some of what the hotel offers includes 360 surface parking spaces, two restaurants, lounges, and deluxe rooms. This hotel is in a great location for shoppers—next door to three shopping centers and less than two miles from the mall. Check-in is at 3pm. When it comes time to check out at 11am, feel free to use the video checkout feature available in all guest rooms.
 
This Holiday Inn contains 3 suites and 160 standard rooms with double beds or a king bed. Guestrooms with double beds also offer an activity table and chairs whereas rooms with king beds contain a work desk and either a lounge chair or sleeper sofa. All rooms come with a comprehensive entertainment set up. Guests can play video games or watch television shows and on-demand movies on 42-inch flat screens. Rooms have more than entertainment amenities. They also provide guests with a coffee maker, tea maker, microwave, and refrigerator.

Guests do not need to leave the hotel to enjoy delicious food. Visit the Montrose Bar & Grill if you want a casual dining experience. Located right across from the front desk, it is open for breakfast and dinner. Hyde Park Grille, off of the main lobby, is an upscale steakhouse that serves dinner only. There is also a local bar near the hotel where guests can drink, mingle, and play pool. Kids eat free at both hotel restaurants.

Children will have plenty to do in and around the hotel. There are laser tag facilities and bowling nearby. Kids can play N64 games in their rooms or swim in the outdoor pool, which of course adults can use too. All guests who want to exercise have the option of using an offsite gym .5 miles away, where Holiday Inn guests have complimentary access, or using the hotel’s on-site fitness center. The fitness center features cardio equipment such as a treadmill, exercise bike, and stair step.

Choose the Holiday Inn Akron-West for your stay in Akron, and you will be close to major points of interest and have access to restaurants and a variety of amenities. Simply click on the link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to visit EscapeWizard.com and book your next stay at the Holiday Inn.
 
Hotels in Akron
By Katelyn Mohney
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Akron - Fairlawn
3150 West Market Street, Akron, OH
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The DoubleTree by Hilton® Akron- Fairlawn is located just outside of Akron, Ohio in the suburb of Fairlawn. The hotel is located less than 30 miles from the Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport and less than 20 miles from the Akron-Canton Regional Airport. Cleveland is a thirty minute drive from the hotel and the Summit Mall is less than a mile from the hotel. Check-in ends at 4 p.m. and check-out is at 12 p.m.

Guest rooms are furnished with the Sweet Dreams® bed, a desk with plenty of space, and a seating area, providing a variety of different types of spaces to accommodate all the needs of guests. When you choose to stay in for the night, you will experience no lack of entertainment. All rooms are equipped with a LCD flat screen television that features standard and premium channels, including HBO® and ESPN®. Through the movie rental channels you can select a movie to rent directly from your guest room. High speed internet access is available to guests in the lobby at no extra charge and in-room for a daily fee. The hotel provides complementary daily newspapers, including a local paper and USA Today. All rooms provide guests with an iron, an ironing board, hairdryer, coffee and tea maker, alarm clock, radio, telephone with voicemail and data port. Guests may wish to enjoy a relaxing swim in the hotel's pool after a long day. Active guests can keep up with their fitness routines at the hotel's fitness center. Visitors may want to enjoy a meal at the Cafe Bricco, which features a bar, or take advantage of the 24 hour room service.

The DoubleTree by Hilton® Hotel Akron/Fairlawn invites guests to experience all that is offered by the hotel. WhatsCheaper.com can assist you in booking a room today. Just follow this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to make reservations.