11 Apple Orchards near Akron, OH

We usually don’t look into picking apples until mid of September but since almost all things are off with timing this year and you might just want a heads up Here are some of the farms we frequent over the years. Please google and call ahead to make sure of the activities and hours! Patterson…

Chill Ice Cream | Downtown Akron

30 N High St. Akron, OH 44308www.chill-icecream.com We parked on High Street and took the steps down to the shop. Ube Coconut. So glad to have found my favorite flavor closer to home. I took a picture of this and forgot the ice cream case 🙈 “Strawberry lemonade” “The door is open, mommy. It’s like…

12 Creeks to Visit on A Hot Summer Day in Akron and Cleveland Area

A list of some of our favorite creeks to visit on a hot day. Most are a short hike before you reach the water. Kids friendly, based on Ben (5) and Kate (almost 4). South Chagrin, Brecksville, Everett Covered Bridge are easy access. Parking could be challenging and can be crowded on any given day.…

Top 6 Parks with Large Field for Outdoor Activities and Picnic

When your children want to play soccer but your yard isn't big enough for their "mighty kicks" or you are tired of watching them circling around the driveway in their bikes, you make a list of metro parks with fields and share with friends who might also be looking 😉 There are many other amazing…

Restaurants in Akron Area that are Open in May 2020

Photo credit: @1canoe2 | http://www.1canoe2.com Here is a list of local restaurants, fresh markets and specialty, coffee shops, and bakeries in Akron and vicinity with link or contact information. Each and every restaurants on this list (and all of the local businesses) have definitely worked hard to stay open during this challenging time and they…

7 Venues for Kids Birthday Party in Akron

AMF Riviera Lane, Fairlawn. Looking for a place to host the next birthday party or event? Below are our top choices. Basic info are listed but please click on the link and see complete package details on the venue's website. Akron Zoo | Akron, OH Ages 12 and younger2 hours15 guests, additional guests can be…

Ideas for Weekend Getaway

We have done all of these trips as a family and as a couple. I'll blog about it eventually but please feel free to contact me for details of our trip(s). I am happy to share. DRIVING Within 2-7 hours drive from Akron, OH: ideal for family. Cincinnati, OHColumbus, OHChicago, ILDetroit, MIIndianapolis, INNiagara Falls, NYNiagara…

Small Business Saturday | Shop Small in Akron

Hope you all had a great weekend of saving! I wanted to leave this list of small businesses here so you may continue to check out and support the small shops we love. Be the shopper and customer that makes a difference. Shop at the places you want to stay open years after years. We…