Our Friday tour of Cleveland left a great deal of time to visit other destinations. So we thought we'd swing by Akron. Akron is a lovely little city. The architecture is well incorporated, the streets and buildings are surprisingly clean, and there seems to be a good amount of landscaping planned in. But they forgot to mention that it closes early. 4:00 p.m., to be precise.
Aside from a tiny street fair for children, not a single place in downtown Akron was open. We stumbled upon a hotel that had one person in the lobby who informed us that we could purchase water from a vending machine in an alcove across the room. No stores were open.
Again, we didn't stay long. I did manage to snap a couple nice pictures, though. Especially as we found a great mural on the back wall of a vacant lot.