Discover the best things to do in Akron, Fairlawn, and beyond

Located just off I-77, the Radisson is conveniently situated for exploring the top things to do around the Akron, Fairlawn, and Cleveland areas. Whisk your family away on an unforgettable train ride on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad—you can even hike, bike, or kayak back to the train’s starting point in Akron if you so choose. After freshening up in your hotel room, cap off the day with a visit to Sarah’s Vineyard, a family-friendly winery where you can sip local vintages as your kids feast on wood-fired pizza. Cleveland is an easy 35-minute drive away and boasts attractions like the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Browns NFL games at FirstEnergy Stadium. Thanks to our complimentary shuttle, you can sit back and enjoy stress-free transportation to attractions within a five-mile radius of the hotel.

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Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

5.54 mi / 8.91 km from the hotel
Step back into the Industrial Age with a tour of this 70-acre National Historic Landmark, which includes five buildings and eight beautiful gardens.

Akron Art Museum

7.81 mi / 12.57 km from the hotel
The galleries of this modern art museum focus on national and international art produced after 1850. The museum offers free admission every Thursday.

Akron Zoo

6.86 mi / 11.03 km from the hotel
Spanning 77 acres, this zoo houses more than 700 animals, including electric eels, river otters, and Komodo dragons. Be sure to check out the zoo’s special exhibits and schedule an up-close experience.

Blossom Music Center

6.58 mi / 10.59 km from the hotel
This popular amphitheater can hold over 19,000 fans for concerts by well-known artists like Dave Matthews Band, Weezer, and Zac Brown Band.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

11.53 mi / 18.55 km from the hotel
Spanning nearly 33,000 acres, this beautiful national park boasts ample opportunities to hike, canoe, and bike. You can also take in river views on a scenic train ride for a more leisurely visit to the park.

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

6.08 mi / 9.79 km from the hotel
Get on board this 1940s-era railway for a scenic tour, a wine tasting, or a special kids’ program like a train ride with superheroes.

JACK Cleveland Casino

25.75 mi / 41.44 km from the hotel
Try your luck at JACK Cleveland Casino, where you can play slot machines, poker, and about 100 table games 24 hours a day.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

26.44 mi / 42.55 km from the hotel
See the original drafts of famous songs, Prince’s Purple Rain guitar, and stage costumes worn by the Rolling Stones as you wander through this shrine to music. Inspired to rock out? The hall hosts dozens of live concerts throughout the year.

Sarah’s Vineyard

6.4 mi / 10.31 km from the hotel
At this picturesque vineyard, you can sample wines accompanied by cheese platters, sandwiches, or wood-fired pizza on select evenings. The tasting room doubles as an art gallery.

The University of Akron

8.2 mi / 13.19 km from the hotel
Plan a campus visit to this vibrant public research university that offers over 200 different degree programs to over 16,000 students.