What To Do in Kent
Kent has a small town feel with big city amenities, including arts & culture, shopping, entertainment, clubs & organizations, restaurants, and religious institutions. Explore everything Kent and Northeast Ohio has to offer.
Ohio's Rising College Town
There’s plenty to see and do within easy walking distance of the Kent Campus. Follow the Lefton Esplanade to experience a city renaissance of new restaurants and specialty shops that have brought a renewed energy to Kent’s already vibrant downtown.
Northeast Ohio is home to a concentration of world-class attractions and activities that few other areas in the country can offer. World-class museums, modern sporting venues, an extensive theatre complex, parks, fairs, festivals, shopping and an international selection of dining options offer compelling answers to that most persistent of questions, “What do you want to do today?”
From the world-class museums of Cleveland’s University Circle area to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum to the hard-hitting Pro Football Hall of Fame, the region’s museum collections explore a wide range of fascinating subjects. Explore your interests-there’s something for everyone!
Did you know that Cleveland is home to the country’s second largest theatre district? When also consider all of the region’s many public and community theatres, black box stages and other performance venues, it seems as if “all the world’s a stage” in Northeast Ohio.
Get out! Enjoy spectacular scenery, hundreds of miles of trails for hiking and biking, or boating, canoeing, sailing, swimming and fishing in rivers, streams and lakes-including one of the Great Lakes. With miles of beaches, two extensive metropark systems, a national recreation area, two world-class zoos and the roller coaster capital of the world, Northeast Ohio invites visitors to explore the outdoors, get active and have fun.
From modern shopping centers, to classic mall shopping to a wide variety of unique shops, Northeast Ohio has what it takes for you to “get your shop on.”
Everyone knows that “Cleveland Rocks,” but Akron also rocks and so does Kent. In fact, the city of Kent is home to more than 22 performance venues. The region also knows what’s funny. Noted comedians, including Drew Carey, Arsenio Hall and John Caparulo are former Kent State students. You can catch the next rising stars, along with famous headliners at several area comedy clubs.
Festivals & Unique Attractions
Ohio boasts one of the nation’s most varied and busy schedule of festivals. From agricultural fairs to art festivals or events celebrating ethnic heritage or Ohio food delicacies, there’s something interesting to experience nearly every weekend. There are also one-of-a-kind attractions and destinations that reveal history of the area and its residents.
Play ball! (Or drop the puck, nail a three pointer or drive to the end zone.) Join the superfans of Northeast Ohio as they cheer on their favorite professional, semi-professional and college teams at some of the country’s most modern sporting venues.