Fly To Akron-Canton, Ohio
From being known as the home of Quaker Oats to the ‘Rubber Capital of the World’ the city of Akron ‘s rise can be simply put down to the Portage Path. This Path is the shortest distance connecting Lake Erie and the Ohio River and eventually the Gulf of Mexico.
Situated adjacent to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park the city of Akron has plenty of attractions to excite adventure seeking travellers, and the city centre boasts a lively art scene.
The city of Canton holds lots of quaint attractions for both locals and visitors. The city is home to the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum.
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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African Passport holders do need a USA Visa to visit Ohio, and anywhere else in the United States of America. Leave plenty of time for Visa processing, and make sure your passport is valid for 6 months after your return date, and that you have 2 blank pages available for entry stamps.
- The nearest South African Consulate to Ohio is the South African Consulate-General in Chicago, Illinois. 200 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 600, Chicago IL, 60604. Phone: + 1 312 939 7929. Website: southafricachicago.com.
See and do
When in downtown Canton, the McKinley National Monument is well worth a visit. The monument shines as an architectural phenomenon surrounded by exquisite gardens. Buried here are President William McKinley and his wife, First Lady Ida McKinley. Within walking distance to the monument is the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum. Visitors will enjoy the miniature 1800's town, a science museum as well as a discovery centre for children.
In Akron, Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens stand as a national landmark. Displaying Tudor-styled design, the massive 65 roomed manor was built by Goodyear Rubber Company founder, F.A. Seiberling in 1912. The house and landscaped gardens is open to the public.
Another Akron gem is the Akron Zoo. Stretched over 50 acres this world-class conservation zoo houses over 700 animals. Star attractions are the endangered Humboldt penguins, jaguar, and the elusive snow leopard.
An attraction to delight the whole family is the Harry London Chocolate Factory. Here visitors can tour the 84 year old factory and sample chocolates. More than 500 candies and chocolates are made at the factory.
Akron–Canton Regional Airport – CAK
Akron–Canton Regional Airport (code CAK) is about 16km south east of Akron and 16km north west of Canton. The airport provides the main access point to Akron, Canton and the central Ohio area.
Food and beverage: A variety of restaurants, pub and shops are available at the airport for passengers wanting food and beverages. These are: Arby's, CAK Marketplace, Cinnabon, Great Lakes Brewing Company, JJ's Sports Bar, Subway and Grill.
Lost Luggage: Lost hold luggage should be handled by your individual airline’s help desk. Report items lost or found within the airport terminal to Akron–Canton Regional Airport authorities. Phone: 888 433 2359.
Airport Hotels: Hilton Garden Inn Akron-Canton Airport is located about 1 ½ km from the airport. A complimentary bus shuttle service is available to the airport.
Car Hire: Alamo, Avis, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Budget, Hertz and National Car Rental.