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Romantic Things to Do in Akron


There is an endless number of entertainment options available to you in Akron, Ohio. Add a little romance to your relationship by experiencing what "the Rubber City" has to offer. For every interest, this is a varied list of romantic things to do in Akron.

Enjoy a Show at the E.J. Thomas Hall

E J Thomas Hall - Akron Ohio
(courtesy of the Akron Visitors Bureau)

E.J. Thomas Hall offers ample opportunities to get cozy with your loved one while enjoying a show. Choose from a variety of options such as a Broadway show, the Akron Symphony Orchestra, Tuesday Musical Club, ballets, comedies, and other entertainers throughout the year.

E.J. Thomas Hall
198 Hill Street
Akron, OH 44304
330 972-7570

Experience Nature at the Seiberling Nature Realm

F A Seiberling Nature Realm - Akron Ohio
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Experience the beauty of nature during a scenic walk at the Nature Realm, part of the Summit County Metroparks. The manicured gardens, abundant wildlife, ponds and the trails throughout provide the perfect backdrop for a relaxing, intimate outing with your loved one.

F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm
1828 Smith Road
Akron, OH 44313
330 865-8065 or 330 865-8060

Have Fun at an Akron Aeros Game

Canal Park in Akron Ohio, home of the Akron Aeros
(courtesy of the Akron Aeros)
Canal Park is conveniently located in downtown Akron, where you can enjoy dinner and drinks at one of many restaurants before or after taking in an Akron Aeros game. This minor league team's stadium is top notch, you are close to the action no matter where you sit.

Canal Park
300 South Main Street
Akron, OH 44308
800 97-AEROS

Go Hot-Air Ballooning

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Create memories that you will cherish forever in a hot air balloon ride over scenic Akron. Enjoy spectacular views of hills, farms, lakes, valleys and treetops. Each ride ends with a champagne toast. Offered May 15th – October 31st.

Tallmadge Launch Site: Carter Lumber Offices
601 Tallmadge Road
Kent, OH 44240
800 704-2511

Explore Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens

Stan Hywet Manor House in the Spring, Akron Ohio
(courtesy of Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens)
From April through December, Stan Hywet is a beautiful option for a romantic outing. Tour the gorgeous Manor House, a Tudor Revival style 65-room mansion with its décor filled with treasures from around the world. There are 70 acres on the estate with a variety of beautiful gardens to get lost in during the warmer months. During the holidays, the estate transformed itself into a winter wonderland.

Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens
714 N. Portage Path
Akron, OH 44303
330 836-5533

Experience the Wild Life at the Akron Zoo

Akron Zoo
(Courtesy of the Akron CVB)
Become a kid again as you experience the wild life of over 700 animals at the Akron Zoo. This small zoo allows for an up close and personal experience. It is a relaxing and enjoyable time for all ages, year-round.

Akron Zoological Park
500 Edgewood Avenue
Akron, OH 44307
330 375-2550

Enjoy a romantic evening at the Winery at Wolf Creek.

Wolf Creek Winery, Norton Ohio
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Pack a picnic, order a pizza, or buy snacks at the winery to enjoy with a bottle of your favorite wine. Savor various wines in the wine tasting rooms 7 days a week. Take in the beautiful outdoor scenery on the winery deck or the indoor sitting rooms. Acres of vines in the winery lawn await your stroll. Occasional concerts and festivals are held onsite throughout the summer months.

Winery at Wolf Creek
2637 S. Cleveland Massillon Road
Norton, OH 44203
800 436-0426

Rent a Pontoon Boat on Portage Lakes

Gently glide along Portage Lakes in a rented pontoon boat. Explore the various 2,000 acres of connecting lakes; enjoy the peaceful sounds of the waves splashing the boat; or dive in for a swim.

Dusty's Landing
401 W. Turkeyfoot Lake Road
Akron, OH 44319
330 644-3220

Explore the Akron Art Museum

Akron Art Museum, Akron Ohio
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Experience art together at the newly expanded 12,000 square feet Akron Art Museum. Art collections from 1850 to the present are on display in the galleries. Traveling art collections change throughout the year so there is always something new to discover.

Akron Art Museum
One South High Street
Akron, OH 44308
330 376-9185

Dine at One of Akron's Special Occasion Restaurants

Enjoy a fine dining experience at one of many elegant restaurants that Akron has to offer. Ken Stewart's Grille is the perfect place for a romantic dinner, the atmosphere is intimate with soft lighting, the staff is accommodating to your every wish and their gourmet food and wine selection has been recognized by top critics.

Ken Stewart's Grill
1970 West Market Street
Akron, OH 44313
330 867-2555

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