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Gay Akron city guide

University students and workers from the Goodyear plant rub elbows in this hilly city

The Akron Art Museum is one of the many unique places to visit in this gay friendly city. Credit: Roland Halbe

In the northeastern corner of Ohio, Akron is a well-planned city spreading out over several hills. Although it’s just 65 kilometres south of Cleveland, Akron has its own vibrant gay scene centered around Highland Square. Many who live in the suburban neighborhoods between the two cities opt to party here rather than driving to the larger city to the north.

Students from the University of Akron and Kent State, and workers from the Goodyear plant rub elbows in the friendly bars and clubs, mingling easily in this well-planned city. A visitor will find few places anywhere in America with a friendlier welcome.