Things To Do In Akron

$10 for Two Jumbo Buckets of Driving-Range Balls at Edwin Shaw Challenge Golf Course ($17 Value)

Edwin Shaw Challenge Golf Course

Lakemore

Golfers of all ages and abilities can improve their swings at 12-acre driving range with 3,500-foot tee area

$17 $10

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Four or Eight Irish Dance Classes at MacConmara Academy of Irish Dance (Up to 64% Off)

MacConmara Academy of Irish Dance

Multiple Locations

Award-winning Irish dancers offer classes for all skill levels in soft- and hard-shoe styles, including reel, jig, and slip jig

$40 $17

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Five or 10 Barre Fitness Classes at Tru Barre Studio (Up to 58% Off)

Tru Barre Studio

Akron

Barre fitness workouts combine aspects of Pilates, ballet exercises, and interval training to help sculpt slender, toned physiques

$75 $32

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One 30-Class Yoga & Fitness Pass or Six Months of Unlimited Classes from MetaBody (Up to 94% Off)

MetaBody

Multiple Locations

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

$350 $20

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$60 for a Three-Month Gym Membership and One Personal-Training Session at Xtreme Fitness ($150 Value)

Xtreme Fitness

Green

Members have 24-hour access to the gym facilities and equipment; personal trainers guide clients in their quest to accomplish fitness goals

$150 $60

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$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

$300 $20

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$35 for Bowling for Up to Six with Shoe Rental and Pizza at Stonehedge Family Fun Center (Up to $76 Value)

Stonehedge Family Fun Center

North Hill

Share games of bowling among friends fueled by a large one-topping pizza

$76 $35

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$25 for Two Hours of Bowling and Pizza for Up to Six at Eastgate Lanes (Up to $75.25 Value)

Eastgate Lanes

Ellet

Groups bowl for two hours and share pizza at storied alley with full bar and dance floor

$75.25 $25

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at CrossFit Deterrence (65% Off)

Crossfit Deterrence

Akron

From the merchant: Join us for one month in our fitness camp. We challenge and motivate you physically and mentally to achieve goals!

$160 $56

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10 or 15 Drop-In Classes or One-Day Passes to TNT Crossfit & Bootcamp Center (Up to 67% Off)

TNT Crossfit & Bootcamp Center

Chapel Hill

45-minute boot-camp classes help both men and women condition their core, build muscle, and lose weight in a no-nonsense group environment

$100 $39

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One Month of Martial Arts Classes for One or Two at Zahand's Martial Arts (Up to 60% Off)

Zahand's Martial Arts

Merriam Valley

Black-belt instructors teach students of all ages basic martial arts moves and philosophies during classes seven days a week

$125 $59

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5 Classes or 10 Classes and Hand Wraps at MMAXOUT Fitness (Up to 76% Off)

MMAXOUT Fitness

Merriam Valley

Alternating circuit-training classes focus on balance, agility, and core strength

$75 $19

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All-Day Bounce Pass for Two or Four Kids or Bounce Party for Ten Kids at Inflatable Insanity (Up to 50% Off)

Inflatable Insanity

Chapel Hill

Kids bounce, spring, and leap around colorful inflatables; parties include mini-golf

$10 $5

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One or Two Months of Classes for Kids or Adults at Martell School of Dance (50% Off)

Martell School of Dance

Wallhaven

The dance studio has offered non-competitive classes since 1980

$48 $24

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One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes or Five Yoga Classes at Yoga Center (Up to 53% Off)

Yoga Center

Akron

Yoga studio leads mixed level Iyengar classes, which are most concerned with bodily alignment

$120 $59

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One Month of Unlimited Cardio-Fit Kickboxing Classes or Five Classes at Asian Sun Martial Arts and Fitness (Up to $70 Off)

Asian Sun Martial Arts and Fitness

Multiple Locations

Cardio Fit Kickboxing tones physiques with mix of martial arts-inspire moves that torch calories, build strength, and boost self-confidence

$99 $29

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Hookah with Bubbles and Drinks at Karma Kafe (Up to 66% Off). Four Options Available.

Karma Kafe

Downtown Akron

More than 30 hookah flavors include lime, mango, cinnamon spice, pink lemonade, and mint chocolate

$29 $10

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Eight Group-Training Sessions or One-Month Membership to Snap Fitness (Up to 71% Off)

Snap Fitness

Multiple Locations

Small-group sessions build strength and offer personal attention, membership provides exercisers with professional-quality equipment

$99 $29

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Four or Eight Martial Arts Classes at Akron Martial Arts (Up to 63% Off)

Akron Martial Arts

Sawyerwood

Instructors teach children and adults martial arts skills along with life values such as self-confidence, discipline, and respect

$100 $40

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In 1880, the final fasteners and sleepers on the Valley Railway were tightened into place. It wouldn’t be long before a billowing cloud of steam announced the arrival of the first train running through the Cuyahoga Valley, a territory that had served as a passageway for foot traffic for thousands of years. Over the next century, the railway contributed to the growth of commerce between Akron and Cleveland, changing ownership multiple times, and transforming from a freight train, into a passenger train, back to a freight train, and finally into a UFO.

Now celebrating its 41st year of passenger-rail service, the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad transports sightseers over the historic rails through 33,000 acres of land owned by the National Park Service. With a year-round roster of trips, including wine- and beer-tasting excursions, passengers can set forth on morning, afternoon, and evening journeys that sweep past meadowlands, pinery, and rivers and give glimpses of native wildlife, such as fox, deer, bobcat mascots, and owls.

2912 Riverview Road
Akron,
OH
US

People who have played golf now that it's a notoriously challenging game, but for many living with disabilities, even getting to the first tee is a challenge and accomplishment. Edwin Shaw Challenge Golf Course was built in 1999 as part of the Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute to provide golf programs for people with disabilities, so it's designed with ease-of-access in mind. Features such as wheelchair-accessible paths and handrails on the tees make it accessible for everyone, including those recovering from strokes, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, and amputations. While there are only three holes, each has three sets of tees so a full nine-hole round can be played. The facility is designed both disabled and able-bodied golfers of all ages with a 12-acre driving range, a practice green, and indoor hitting range.

1621 Flickinger Rd.
Akron,
OH
US

In 1973, a fire decimated many of the lanes at Eastgate Pro-Bowl, erasing nearly 30 years of history at an alley that had hosted such professional bowlers as the great Earl Anthony. But just as pins grow back after every cataclysmic strike, Pro-Bowl's owners managed to convert the disaster into opportunity, renovating and reopening the facility as Eastgate Lanes. Today, the alley hosts open-bowling hours and leagues throughout the week, rounding out its automatic scoring with a game room and banquet hall. Each weekend, the staff dims the lights for Rock-N-Bowl sessions and karaoke parties, and at the full bar, six flat-panel HD television screens mask players' discussions as they share strategies for sneaking bites of opponents' nachos between frames.

2544 Wedgewood Drive
Akron,
OH
US

All Fired Up!'s homey studio invites artists of all ages to participate in kiln-fired activities. Whether perusing the shelves laden with blank pottery or cutting and arranging colored glass to design their own plate, visitors get the chance to create personalized mementos and dishware. Classes let students try their hands at a pottery wheel, and kids' parties keep birthday guests distracted with painting while their parents wrap last-minute gifts.

30 Rothrock Loop
Akron,
OH
US

Crowned the Best Irish Pub of 2010 by CityVoters, Brubaker's serves up an extensive menu of pub edibles alongside a lively atmosphere and TVs sporting the latest in athletic endeavors. Quiet nagging hunger mufflers with appetizers such as barbecue-chicken potato skins ($5.75) and the super pretzel with mustard, salsa, or nacho cheese ($2), or tongue-dive into a specialty dish, such as the chicken cordon "bru" ($6.75), the buffalo-chicken wrap ($5.50), or the mega dog ($4). Brubaker's burritos wrap various fillings in the fresh-baked arms of nine-inch tortillas and come in varietals such as the Popeye ($5.50), a hulkifying combination of spinach-artichoke dip, tomatoes, onions, shredded cheddar, and ranch dressing. Brubaker's also offers a wide-ranging beer selection to indulge the fermented fantasies of Prohibition-era taste buds.

1288 Weathervane Ln
Akron,
OH
US

The Office provides enough delicious eats and drinks to stuff the belly’s briefcase to the buckle. Appetizers entice professional palates with sophisticated options—such as wasabi-stuffed shrimp cocktail and seared scallops with asparagus and mushrooms (both $10.95)—but also assuage simpler salivations with comforting pre-dinner fare such as wings ($7.95 per dozen), loaded Irish nachos ($8.95), and herb-and-parmesan fries ($4.95). Once your mouth is warmed and ready, direct its incisor specs to the entrees like temporally displaced Napoleonic soldiers toward a Russian teahouse. Bacon acts as the ambassador of turf-born protein on the otherwise surftacular plate of pan-seared salmon and lobster, which swims in a sea of tomato-compound butter ($17.95). The mushroom and swiss burger ($7.95) and flat-iron steak ($15.95), on the other hand, stand their ground as terra firma edibles. Lighter bites that are equally heavy on flavor include the mesclun salad, which is a fresh toss of strawberries, candied pecans, dried cherries, feta, and balsamic vinaigrette ($6.95 for a full).

778 N Main St
Akron,
OH
US