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.

Explore Downtown Kent

Students ordering food from "Fork in the Road", a food truck, parked on the esplanade.

Dining & Shopping

If you are looking for a hot shot of espresso with a pastry, a quick taco or crispy salad for lunch, or a glass of wine over a luxurious dinner with friends or business partners, downtown Kent has it all!

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Downtown Kent

Music, Festivals & Events

There's always something fun happening in Kent! Live music, festivals, comedy shows, college sports & more.

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Kent State Hotel

Day-to-Day Services

From yoga studios, financial institutions, auto care and more, you’ll find everything you need in Kent, Ohio. Kent is a community that thrives on our local businesses.

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The Summit Street Improvement Project will make significant improvements to a 1-mile stretch of roadway between Loop Road and Lincoln Street.

Visitor Information

Kent State University is ideally situated in Northeast Ohio. Located just six miles off I-76, our campus is easy to find and accessible from neighboring Akron/Canton and Cleveland airports. Kent State's 950 acre campus can also be reached by car, shuttle and public transportation.

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A group takes a tour of the new Hillel House near the campus of Kent State University. Hillel is a student and activity center for students of the Jewish Faith.


Stay connected to your faith, with several churches, synagogues, temples and mosques to choose from in and around the Kent area.

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