Spring Break adventures in Akron


Staying in Akron for spring break? No need to sweat, there are many fun things you can do in the Akron area. And you’re in luck, because the Zips 100 list already has those activities figured out for you.  

#14 – Visit the Akron Art Museum - Free admission with your Zip Card 

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The Akron Art Museum showcases regional, national and international art created since 1850. The museum consistently refreshes its exhibits, inviting visitors to return regularly. Whether you have a few hours to spare or an entire day at your disposal, you can fully maximize your experience at the Akron Art Museum. 
Beyond its vast collection and rotating exhibitions, the museum presents a diverse array of engaging programs designed to foster fresh insights. These include screenings of films and videos, enlightening artist talks, interactive workshops, guided tours and various concerts. Explore the full list of events available here

#24 – Practice survival and teamwork at The Great Escape


Grab some friends and head down to The Great Escape. There are two different escape rooms to choose from. Do you want to test your luck at “Poker Night in the President’s Bunker” or “Rob the Mod: Break-in at Bubba’s?” It’s up to you and your teammates to work together to uncover a series of clues and solve challenging puzzles, which will lead to your great escape.  Book your room in advance to secure your spot. 

#75 Try a pie and lemonade from Totally Baked Pizza 


Need the whole day planned out! Try this ... visit the Art Museum, stop by Totally Baked Pizza for dinner, then end the night at The Great Escape. We promise you won’t be bored!  
Not only is the pizza totally groovy, but Totally Baked Pizza also helps the Akron Community.  Volunteers help the shop to serve free pizza to families in need a few times each month and they are always looking for other ways to help the schools and community. 

#78 – Play any of over 750 board games at the medieval themed Green Dragon Inn Board Game Bar and Cafe 


Have some time to kill? The Green Dragon Inn Board Game Bar and Cafe will keep you entertained for hours on end. They have over 750 board games available for you to pick from. Whether you're a knight seeking strategic conquests or a humble peasant looking for some casual fun, they've got something for everyone. So, grab a seat, sip on a refreshing beverage, munch on some delectable appetizers and let the games begin!  

#96 – Buy a book on honor system from Trust Books, the cozy basement bookstore in the Northside District

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In the basement of the Northside Cellar, you’ll find your favorite new bookstore – Trust Books. Amidst the scent of well-loved pages and the glow of reading lamps, you'll discover a treasure trove of literary delights. Just browse, select your next read, and leave your payment on the honor system. This cozy sanctuary is a bookworm's dream - where trust in humanity is as boundless as the stories that line the shelves. So, venture into the depths of the Northside Cellar and immerse yourself in Trust Books. 

Sources for Images: #24- The Great Escape Website ; #75- Totally Baked Pizza Facebook Page ; #78- Downtown Akron Partnership Website ; #96- Trust Books Instagram Page @trustbooks