Photo courtesy of Fire Truck Pizza CompanyHoused in old fire trucks, Fire Truck Pizza Company is serving up some of the best pizza in Cleveland. Their refurbished trucks are equipped with a wood-burning oven, directly imported from Italy, that cook at temperatures over 800 degrees. Grab a piece of their signature pizza, the Bacon Honey, made with house-made garlic white sauce topped with bacon, mozzarella, and a blend of secret spices, drizzled with honey. Add a scoop of their homemade ice cream to your order and you'll have yourself a perfect summer afternoon! Schedule This female-owned and -operated food truck is a Cleveland favorite, serving gourmet burgers and homemade cheesy tots to hungry locals. They also cater, so you can hire them for your dream wedding, a corporate event, or even just an intimate anniversary dinner for two. But when you do pay them a visit, or have them come to you, make sure to place an order for Betty's Poutine, cheesy tots topped with braised beef, cheese curds and homemade gravy! Schedule Smokin' Rock N' Roll Truck was the dream of two music career professionals, Billy Morris and Todd Chaisson, who started writing recipes instead of learning songs. They partnered up and decided to give the food truck scene a good college try and we're so glad they did. Today, they serve up some tasty smoked meats and vegetables daily — with a heaping side of Rock and Roll of course! Schedule
Photo courtesy of Proper Pig SmokehouseTexas BBQ, home-smoked meats and bacon on a stick — need we say more? The Proper Pig Smokehouse started out with just two friends and a utility truck they purchased off of Craigslist. Today, it's one of the most popular food trucks in the area and an extremely successful restaurant in Lakewood. Don't miss their tantalizing selections like the Lake Erie Crusher, a hot sausage sandwich with slaw, or any of their juicy smoked meats that you can buy by the pound. Schedule Not only does Manna donate a portion of their proceeds to hunger efforts, but they also serve one of the most diverse menus in the area. Dive into a plate of slow-roasted beef brisket with cherry cola BBQ sauce, an Asian chicken sandwich, duck confit or their famous lobster roll (or all of the above — we won't judge). Schedule Zydeco is a unique, Cajun and Creole-influenced mobile restaurant providing delicious New Orleans-inspired dishes to the greater Cleveland area. The booming business is owned and operated by Chef Johnny Schulze from Baton Rouge, so you can rest assured that he knows how to create fantastic and authentic Cajun dishes. They move around a lot, so make sure to take a look at their weekly schedule so you can find them during your next lunch break! Schedule
Photo courtesy of Slyman's TavernIf you've ever looked up the hashtag #CleFoodie on Instagram, then you've probably seen hundreds of drool-inducing photos of Slyman's famous corned beef sandwich. The hefty dish is several inches thick, layered with 12-14 ounces of corned beef. So clear your day and head to Slyman's food truck, which you can usually find tucked away in a Cleveland suburb or feeding crowds at a local festival, and indulge in the best sandwich you'll ever have — we promise. Schedule Founded by Culinary Institute of America graduates, chefs and brothers, J.J and Kevin Altomare, the Beachcomber Truck offers a diverse menu full of coastal-inspired dishes. You'll find everything from buffalo chicken pierogies to Caribbean chicken over coconut rice — all made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Schedule
Photo courtesy of Matt West via DonutLabCleveland's first and only mobile mini donut kitchen, the DonutLab is a dessert food truck where you can get a bag of hot, fresh donuts or even a donut parfait. We recommend ordering a bag of their simple, yet amazing, powdered sugar mini donuts and a side of their raspberry sauce for dipping! Schedule We firmly believe that you shouldn't have to wait until the weekend to enjoy our favorite meal of the day: brunch. That's why we love stopping by the Brunch Box whenever we can. Enjoy fresh eggs, bacon and croissants all week long along with other delicious staples like salads and sandwiches. You can usually find them at the VA Medical Center, but make sure to check out their schedule on their Facebook Page.
Photo courtesy of Denny Williams via Quail Hollow ParkWhen you need to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, your best bet is to lace up your boots and hit the trails! There are tons of trails and Metro Parks within easy driving distance from the Canton and Akron area, allowing for a quick and easy outdoorsy escape. The trails in our area feature everything from stunning lake views and lush foliage to rolling meadows and unique carnivorous plants. Our favorite hiking trails in the Akron & Canton area include: 1.) Cascade Valley Metropark The Cascade Valley Metropark is one of the most gorgeous parks in the area. The park is complete with several places to camp, fish, bike, picnic and hike. If you're new to hiking, try the Overlook Trail, a half-mile trail that provides spectacular views of the Cuyahoga River. For a more advanced adventure, head out to the Chuckery Trail, a 2.4-mile challenging loop that will allow you to glimpse the famous Indian Signal Tree before passing the river. 2.) Jackson State Nature Preserve Jackson Bog State Nature Preserve is a 58-acre preserve located in northern Stark County and supports over 20 state-listed rare plants. This area is a stunning location for a summer stroll and will give you an opportunity to view and learn about a vast population of flowering and carnivorous plants! 3.) Quail Hollow Park There's no better place to experience Ohio's incredible scenery than Quail Hollow Park in Hartville. The area offers over 700 acres of rolling meadows, marshes, scenic woodland trails and gardens. The lovely, 40-room H.B. Stewart family home is also located in the park and is now used for educational and community programs and events. The park is open from sunrise to sunset and features 5.4 miles of easy to traverse trails, including the Nature for All Trail, which is an asphalt paved trail perfect for any experience level!
Photo courtesy of Tim Fitzwater via the Ohio & Erie Canal WayThere's no better place in Ohio to be a cyclist than Canton and Akron. Not only do we have some of the best bike trails in the state, but we're also incredibly bike-friendly. You can ride your bike almost anywhere in the area. Don't have a bicycle yet? Not to worry, we also happen to be home to a few of the best bike shops around — including Ernie's Bike Shop, a North Canton and Massillon staple since 1978. Our favorite bike trails in the Akron & Canton area include: 1.) The Towpath Trail For bicyclists, the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, which is a trail that extends from Akron to Cleveland, offers 85+ miles to explore. The trail closely parallels the Cuyahoga River and the Tuscarawas River south of Akron. The terrain is smooth, perfect for those with families or for cyclist commuters, and passes through a variety of wooded environments and urban neighborhoods. 2.) Hampton Hills Metro Park Mountain Bike Area The Hampton Hills Metro Park is home to the district's first mountain bike trails that include beginner, moderate and intermediate sections. With about seven miles of rideable trails available, and plans to add more to the course, you won't run out of spots in Hampton Hills to traverse on any time soon. 3.) Freedom Trail Located along an unused railroad corridor, the Freedom Trail starts near Portage Hike and Bike Trail in Kent and extends six miles to Eastwood Avenue in Akron, with current plans to extend it even further to downtown near the University of Akron campus. Freedom Trail is not only a great way for humans to get around — bald eagles, coyotes and white-tailed deer also use the grounds as their home!
Photo courtesy of Dawn Despoth-Frank via Pier 619One thing that we don't have a shortage of in Ohio is creeks, lakes and reservoirs! And what better way to explore those incredible waterways than by kayak? Our favorite spots to go kayaking in the Akron & Canton area include: 1.) Portage Lakes With over 400 acres of stunning scenery, Portage Lakes offers a variety of outdoor experiences from boating and swimming to fishing and kayaking! There are several places you can rent kayaks in the area, but we recommend Pier 619, where rentals are just $15 an hour and you can pick up some essential snacks at their convenience store right on the lake. 2.) Gorge Metro Park One of our favorite places to visit any time of the year is the Gorge Metro Park in Cuyahoga Falls. While it's a little bit of a drive from Akron and Canton, we promise it's worth it. The remarkable rock structures and views of the Cuyahoga River are some of the most magnificent sites in Ohio!
Photo courtesy of Thomas Conti via Boston Mills and Brandy Wine Ski AreasSkiing? In Ohio? You bet! When the weather gets chilly, make your way to one of Ohio's ski areas to get a few laps in. One of our favorite skiing destinations in Ohio is just a hop, skip and jump away in Cuyahoga Falls — the Boston Mills and Brandywine Ski Areas. Boston Mills and Brandywine Ski Areas Boston Mills and Brandywine are sister resorts and are located within a five-minute drive of each other. The resorts' locations make it possible to venture to both in the same day if you wish! Combined, the resorts boast 88 skiable acres, 18 trails, four terrain parks, and several advanced trails. Like most Ohio resorts, Boston Mills and Brandywine offer night skiing, but unlike other resorts, the trails are open until 1 a.m. in January and February. Get ready for some late-night winter adventures!
While the Ashland Ohio Balloonfest isn't technically a Fourth of July-centered event, it's still a fantastic way to kick off the patriotic week! This famous festival has been going strong for over 29 years, featuring a splendor of colorful hot air balloons rising high above you and decorating the Ashland sky throughout the weekend. There are also plenty of other fun activities, including a balloon glow, balloon races, stage performances, sports tournaments, food and so much more! When: July 3-6, Times Vary Where: Cahoon Park, Bay Village Live music, a classic car cruise-in, magic shows, carnival rides and a children's bike/trike/wagon parade are only some of the fun activities Bay Village has in store for you this Fourth of July! Plus, their festive fireworks display will begin at dusk, so settle in with a funnel cake and a freshly squeezed lemonade and enjoy the show! When: July 3, 7-10 p.m. Where: Elmwood Park, Independence Is there a better way to celebrate Independence Day than in Independence, Ohio? This town goes all out for the holiday, setting up a fabulous fireworks display along with booths for food, beverages and games for you to enjoy! Bring your family, friends and neighbors because you're sure to have a fantastic time. When: July 3, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Where: Perici Amphitheater, Twinsburg Head down to Twinsburg this holiday and celebrate Independence Day with some great music! The Cleveland Pops Orchestra will be performing a variety of patriotic songs to get you in the spirit before the annual fireworks extravaganza. The entire family is welcome — grab your tickets here. When: July 4-6, Times Vary Where: Cedar Point, Sandusky Celebrate Independence Day with a bigger bang than ever before! Every night, Cedar Point will feature a spectacular fireworks show, pie eating contests and so much more. Plus, during this three-day event, Cedar Point will be offering free admission to active, retired or honorably discharged military members and active first responders. When: July 4, 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Where: Lakewood Park, Lakewood Spend the entire day celebrating in Lakewood! The city's parade will kick off the day at 10 a.m. on Lake Avenue and will end at Lakewood Park, where games and activities will run all afternoon long. A featured concert from the Lakewood High School Youth Orchestra will provide some entertainment in the evening before the fireworks extravaganza concludes the day at 9:45 p.m. When: July 4-6, 4-10 p.m. Where: Coe Lake Park, Berea This three-day free, family-friendly festival will feature paddleboat rides, an outdoor movie showing, live bands, carnival rides and local vendors from all over Berea! There will even be a parade featuring veterans and community groups marching through downtown past the Triangle. A breathtaking fireworks display over Coe Lake will conclude the evening. When: July 4, 6-11:30 p.m. Where: Goodtime III Enjoy a night of dinner, dancing, live music and fireworks while sailing along Lake Erie! Tickets to this unique Fourth of July celebration start at $35 and depend on your viewing level and dinner order. Boarding starts at 6 p.m. and reservations are required. When: July 4, 8-11 p.m. Where: The Great Lakes Science Center
Photo courtesy of the Great Lakes Science CenterCelebrate Independence Day from the most patriotic vantage point in Cleveland: aboard the William G. Mather steamship! Food and drinks will be available for purchase in the Great Lakes Science Center café. Tickets start at $16, and are just $13 if you're a museum member. Guests are welcome (and encouraged!) to bring blankets and chairs aboard to watch the show. When: July 4, 10 p.m. Where: Strongsville Athletic Field We can't think of a better place to celebrate America's birthday than the picturesque city of Strongsville. This year, their annual fireworks display will commence at dusk, around 10 p.m., at the Strongsville Athletic Field. So pack up your blanket or lawn chairs and settle in to watch the show! When: July 11-14, Times Vary Where: Broadview Heights Community and Recreation Center
Photo courtesy of L. Putka via Homedays on the GreenMake your Independence Day celebration last an extra week or so by heading out to Broadview Heights for one of the region's biggest Fourth of July festivals. Enjoy carnival games, delicious food, local vendor booths, live music and, of course, fireworks!
Photo courtesy of Worthington Hills Civic AssociationThis annual Independence Day event stretches the festivities to last almost an entire week! On June 29th, join the city of Worthington Hills for a fun-filled 5K run/walk through the Hills and then participate in a family-friendly game of softball at Worthington Hills Elementary School. On June 30th, head out once more for the Fun Fest, a family carnival full of all of your favorite activities. And finally, on the big day itself, July 4th, watch the festive neighborhood parade and experience the most unique patriotic display around — a drone show! Where: Ashville Community Park When: June 30-July 4, Times Vary For more than 80 years, locals and visitors alike have gathered in the heart of Ashville to celebrate our nation's freedom in style. People come from miles around to experience the festival's famous fish sandwiches (which are delicious), the live entertainment and the pageants. On the Fourth of July, the day kicks off with a parade, continues with entertainment, food and contests, and concludes with a spectacular fireworks show. Where: Downtown Columbus When: July 2, 6:30 p.m Give back to a cause you care about — and work off some of those burgers and brats while you're at it! Don't miss the Charity Day 5K, a running and walking event that takes place in the streets of downtown Columbus. During registration, participants can choose their beneficiary to be sure they're racing for a cause they truly care about. After you cross the finish line, enjoy a post-race party hosted by Red, White & Boom. Where: Downtown Columbus When: July 3, 10 a.m.
Photo courtesy of Red, White & BOOM!Red, White & BOOM! began in 1981 when 30,000 locals gathered in Bicentennial Park to watch a small fireworks display. Since then, it has grown into the largest Fourth of July event in Columbus and one of the most widely recognized fireworks displays in the entire Midwest region! Where: Huntington Park When: July 3, 5:30-11 p.m. Come celebrate America's independence in style at Huntington Park. This family-friendly event will feature live entertainment on the field, ziplining, bounce houses and concessions for sale. After sunset, you'll be able to catch a glimpse of the Red, White and Boom fireworks show. Where: Sunbury Square When: July 4, 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Join the Village of Sunbury for their 2019 July 4th Celebration! Head to Sunbury Square in the morning for an Antiques, Arts & Crafts event and then stick around to watch the parade and a hot dog eating contest. After you've got your fill of hot dogs, watch the kiddos enjoy bounce houses, midway games, face painting and a petting zoo at the Kids Zone. End the day with the 4th Annual Outhouse Race and a fireworks extravaganza at Big Walnut High School! Where: Northam Park When: July 4, 6:30 a.m. Upper Arlington really loves the 4th of July. So much so, that at 6:30 in the morning on Independence Day, you'll find helpful volunteers hustling through the streets to noisily announce that the much anticipated day of celebration has begun. After the entire city has had their annual wake up call, you'll find them lining the intersection of Northwest Boulevard and Zollinger Road to watch one of the best parades in the Columbus area. Plus — don't miss the evening party in the park and fireworks display that will conclude the evening. Where: Clintonville When: July 4, 8 a.m. Every year, Clintonville puts on one of the biggest Independence Day celebrations around. This year, enjoy a four-mile race through the park, a community breakfast, a family baseball and softball game, a pet and bike parade, a fishing derby, a live music festival and fabulous fireworks! If you're interested in joining in one, or all, of these fun events — visit their website for specific times and registration information. Where: Bexley When: July 4, 9:30 a.m. Bexley loves throwing events for good causes and their annual 4th of July celebrations are no different. This year's theme is "The Land That I Love" to celebrate all of the "Green" initiatives throughout the Bexley area! The parade will be starting at 9:30 a.m. sharp, rain or shine, so head down to Main Street and enjoy watching locals, floats and some horses march through the streets promoting the area's eco-friendly practices. Afterward, spend the day celebrating with family events, music and, of course, food before watching a festive fireworks display at 10 p.m. Where: Short North When: July 4, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. If you're looking for something a bit more "political" to do this Independence Day, head down to the Short North district and watch the 36th Annual Doo Dah Parade. This free event features the "best political satire parade west of the White House" along with some great food and great live music. This year's lineup is full of fantastic local talents like Doc Robinson and the Devil Doves. You can find the full, impressive lineup and list of events on their website. Where: Wildwood Park When: July 5, 8 p.m. The Granville 4th of July Fireworks event is a family favorite every year. After you've had a blast at the annual Downtown Granville festival, head to Wildwood park to continue the celebration! Set up your blankets and chairs and enjoy the live music while you wait for the spectacular fireworks display — and don't forget to grab some fresh kettle corn and lemonade from local vendors before the big show begins.
Photo Courtesy of Coney IslandThere is no better place to be on Independence Day than Coney Island! Bring the whole family to enjoy the day at Sunlite Pool, listen to live music, participate in family-friendly activities, and give your adrenaline a boost on the theme park rides. When the sun sets, the sky will be illuminated by a spectacular hot air balloon and fireworks show. Where: Harbin Park, Village Green Park, Fairfield Aquatic Center & Marsh Lake When: July 3, 8 p.m. Get ready for a breathtaking fireworks display from Rozzi's Famous Fireworks at the end of a fun-filled day in Fairfield! Head to one of the four official viewing locations — Harbin Park, Village Green Park, Fairfield Aquatic Center and Marsh Lake — and enjoy special events all day! From live music, entertainment, food and games, this special event has it all. Where: Ault Park Pavillion When: July 4, 11 a.m. Come out and enjoy a full day of family fun at Ault Park's annual festival! The day is filled with all-American concessions, live music, a children's parade and more — and it all concludes with a fireworks show after the sun goes down. Where: Downtown Montgomery When: July 4, 11 a.m. This local favorite festival kicks off on Independence Day with a patriotic parade in Downtown Montgomery, full of creative floats and excited marchers. Then, head to Montgomery Park for a family-friendly festival featuring live music, summer foods, drinks, carnival games, pony rides and fireworks! Where: Stricker's Grove When: July 4, 3 p.m. Stricker's Grove is a family-owned amusement park in Ross, Ohio. While it is usually closed to the public and used for private functions most of the year, their annual 4th of July Celebration is open to anyone and everyone! Enjoy their rides, food and games with your friends and family before capping off the day with a fireworks show. Where: Summit Park When: July 4, 4 p.m. Natalie Brady Music, the Nite Owls and Kansas will perform at this grand Independence Day celebration! Dance along to your favorite hits, enjoy food and drinks from local vendors, and marvel at the biggest fireworks display in the tri-state area. Where: Riverbend Music Center When: July 4, 8 p.m. Celebrate America's birthday with great music, dazzling fireworks and picturesque views of the river as the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra presents its annual Patriotic Pops concert. Bring a picnic to enjoy on the lawn during the show and stay after the last note to see the fireworks! Where: Kings Island When: July 4, Sunset After a long, thrilling day at the Kings Island amusement park, you'll be able to kick back and enjoy a dazzling display of fireworks over the roller coasters. The park will be open until midnight, giving guests the chance to stretch the day even longer. Military members receive free admission on July 1-4. Where: 6101 Princeton Glendale Road, Hamilton When: July 7, 6 p.m.
Photo Courtesy of Light Up LibertyLight Up Liberty is a 4th of July, alcohol-free, community celebration that offers plenty of fun for the whole family. Every year, upwards of 18,000 people attend this special event to experience live music and great food all from members of the community. Don't miss the Family Fun Zone, where you can ride carnival rides and play games, and the spectacular fireworks presentation at the end of the evening!
Photo courtesy of Boyle's Nursery & LandscapingLocated in Mogadore, Boyle's Nursery & Landscaping was opened in 1948 by William and Mildred Boyle to give their friends, family and neighbors a place to purchase high-quality plants at a low cost. They continue to do that today, providing a wide selection of Ohio-grown plants and a knowledgeable staff that can help you create the yard of your dreams. 1881 Canton Road, Akron Canton Road Garden Center is a family-owned nursery, greenhouse and gardening supply store that has been serving Akron growers since 1980. You can visit their 12,000 square foot greenhouse and three-acre nursery anytime for all of your rose bush, perennial, annual, tree, herb, vegetable and flower needs! If you are not sure what you're looking for — don't worry. Their friendly staff is made up of growing experts and will be happy to help you find exactly what you need. 3459 South Cleveland Massillon Road, Norton A beloved nursery in Norton, Dayton Nurseries is one of the most beautiful garden centers in the area, specializing in rhododendrons and azaleas. Along with their diverse inventory of native plants, hardy trees, shrubs and grasses, they also offer everything you need to plant them, including fertilizer, mulch and gardening tools. Make sure to visit their blog before you go and get an inside look into ongoings and new stock at the nursery along with tips and tricks to grow your green thumb! 937 East Waterloo Road, Akron
Donzell's Flower & Garden Center is one of the largest garden centers in the United States, offering over 25,000 square feet of building space, 13 acres of land and parking for more than 300 guests. This massive nursery was founded in 1953 by Sam (Salvatore) Donzelli who had come home from serving in Korea and decided to open up a business on his father's land on Waterloo Road. Today, you can get lost for days exploring their spacious facility that is full of trees, flowers, houseplants, vegetables and so much more. 1015 White Pond Drive, Akron No matter what you're in the market for — herbs, roses, vegetable plants, succulents or a landscaping consultation — you can get it right here, at Graf's Garden Shop, Landscape and Farm Market. In addition to their locally grown plant offerings, you can also shop at their in-house farmers' market which offers fresh produce, homemade baked goods and so much more. And if that wasn't enough, they even provide special classes for those who want to learn more about plants and gardening. Make sure to check out their calendar and get ready to learn everything from plant potting to annual container design and maintenance. 4004 Applegrove Street Northwest, North Canton The team at Greens and Things Nursery boasts one of the area's largest selections of local plants, evergreens, mulch and landscaping stone. In addition to their on-site staff experts — who can help you whether you're a first-time homebuyer or an avid gardener perfecting your yard — they also offer a gardening how-to blog, where you can a weekly dose of gardening tips and how-tos. 10992 Millersburg Road Southwest, Massillon
Photo courtesy of Moyer's Nursery and LandscapingBruce Moyer started Moyer's Nursery and Landscaping with just five acres of land and trees planted in syrup buckets. Today, this Massillon favorite is home to over 25 acres full of trees and landscape plants and four greenhouses. While Moyer's is booming all year long, we can't wait to visit during Christmas when they start selling stunning trees, poinsettias and other holiday decor. 5656 Dressler Road, North Canton In the 1960s, Angelo Petitti thought he had his whole life figured out. He had immigrated to the United States and was attending Kent State, pursuing a political science degree while working as a landscaper's assistant part-time. A few years later, he was partnering with his brother to begin Petitti Landscape Company. Today, they have several garden centers all around northeastern and central Ohio — all offering a wide selection of live plants and gardening tools. In addition to having one of the best plant selections around, Petitti's is also committed to making Ohio a better place by only growing plants locally, using eco-friendly practices and by giving back to the community any way they can. 2540 Genoa Avenue Southwest, Massillon Step into a gorgeous natural oasis when you visit Reedurban Nurseries. This full-service garden center offers a huge selection of trees, shrubs, flowers and so much more. It's the perfect place to get inspiration for your dream lawn, purchase a gift for a special someone or just to spend a sunny afternoon with family. Don't forget to follow them on Facebook for special sales and offers throughout the month! 5357 Everhard Road Northwest, Canton | 7211 Portage Street NW, Massillon
Photo courtesy of Rohr & Sons Nursery Inc.Family-owned since 1958, Rohr and Son's is a local nursery and garden center providing the Canton area with locally grown plants, trees, shrubs and unique greenery (including a few venus fly traps!). Whether you're looking to add a few touches to your garden, have a professional design and install your yard, or are interested in putting in a pond, you can do it all at Rohr and Son's. And, be sure to mark their workshops, Bonsai Show and open house events on your calendar so you don't miss these popular events!
Photo courtesy of Cleveland MetroparksThis Father's Day, spend a little time outside. Whether you're looking to delve deep into nature on a summer hike or to spend the day wandering around the city on foot — there are plenty of ways to enjoy nature in Cleveland. Cleveland is one of the most bike-friendly cities around, with several bike trails, a community bike share program, and the Bike Rack: a bicycle parking lot located on East 4th Street. One of our favorite trails in the city is the Emerald Necklace Trail, which consists of over 70 miles of asphalt and trail bridges, featuring spectacular views of rich greenery and lush landscaping. For a more adventurous route, take the weekend to explore the famous Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail, which runs from Lake Erie to New Philadelphia! If biking isn't your dad's jam, Cleveland has so many other outdoor activities to offer, including rock climbing, surfing, fishing, kayaking and so much more!
Photo courtesy of Avra Photography via the Akron Children's MuseumThis interactive museum for kids offers hands-on exhibits on science, technology, health and culture. Your child will love playing and exploring the museum all while boosting their problem-solving skills. Plus, the bright interior will spur your entire family's imagination!
There are several fun festivals happening this summer and many of them are kid-friendly! Your children will especially love the National Hamburger Festival, where you can celebrate the place where our country's iconic sandwich originated. Then follow it up with the Yankee Peddler Festival in early September, where they can step back in time 200 years and visit pioneer America. And if you want to make the short trek up to Cleveland, here are some fun and unique festivals going on in the area this season!
Photo courtesy of Escape Room DowntownPuzzle rooms invite groups to work together, solve puzzles and hopefully escape within 60 minutes! The rooms at Escape Room Downtown are fun (and never scary), so they're perfect for families. Try your luck at the Missing Detective's Office, the Moonlight Gallery and the Bootlegger's Lair.