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Things To Do in Kent, Ohio

Kent State University isn’t the only place to explore during your stay. You can also get up close and personal with animals at the nearby Akron Zoo, hike through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, or shop at the Aurora Farms Premium Outlets. Hungry?  Walk to over a dozen restaurants adjacent to the hotel. Explore Northeast Ohio, including Akron and Cleveland, during your stay at Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center™.

The Tastes of Kent

At Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center™, you’re a walk to the best restaurants in downtown Kent! No matter what you are craving, this area has what you are looking for. Check out some local dining options below.

  • Laziza
  • Bricco
  • Franklin Square Deli
  • Ray’s Place
  • Rise and Shine Café
  • Twisted Meltz
  • Tree City Coffee and Pastry
  • Taco Tonto's
  • Fresco Mexican Grill
  • Erie Street Kitchen
  • Wild Goat's Café
  • Trino Ristorante
  • Newdle Bar
  • Insomnia Cookies

Places to Visit

In addition to Kent State University, Kent has plenty of attractions for you to explore during your stay. Whether it’s outdoor adventures, cultural experiences, or athletic events you crave, you can find an event just right for you and your family in Kent.

  • Kent State University
  • Kent State Museum
  • University of Akron
  • Akron Aeros Baseball
  • John S. Knight Center
  • Akron Art Museum
  • Akron Zoo
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame


Visiting from out of town? Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center™ is a short ride away from nearby airports.

  • Akron-Canton Regional Airport, 17 miles
  • Cleveland International Airport, 31 miles
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