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Things to do in Kent

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
University
“It is a world class University with art, music, theatre, and everything else. Visit the May 4th visitor center for an excellent overview of Kent State's iconic event. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Established in 1937 this is an icon in Kent. GREAT food (burgers and sandwiches) and great drinks. One of our favorites!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Mediterranean and Italian food - patio seating in fine weather - upstairs seating is lovely”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“Best coffee in town, place with character, organic coffee and pastries, very nice people, lots of place to sit and work or chat...or scribble on the tables”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Everything here is good. Their seafood is excellent and they make great pasta. Share a bottle of wine or just go for dessert in the patio and people watch in downtown Kent. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“Great for a bite to eat. Unique to Kent since 1970's. Delicious with a variety of recipes that wont be found anywhere else (like the sweet potato burrito)”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cinema
“Closet movie theater. Monday night is 5 dollar movie night with popcorn included. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
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“Great coffee and pastries. This is a seriously well loved amazing local coffee shop.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Gastro-pub serving burgers and beers. They also have live music on the weekends. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Amazing Italian Restaurant overlooks the river park. Historic train depot.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Quaint theatre that hosts live shows from all different genres. Big acts all the way down to Rocky Horror Picture Show once a year. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Great for their outdoor patio. Has 3 stories, two bars (upstairs and downstairs).”
  • 3 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Every Saturday morning under the bridge downtown. The market scales down and moves to a local church when the weather gets cold. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Check the Mainstreetkent.org website for festivals, live music and activities happening in the downtown. Seems like there is always something going on!”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“A nicer restaurant - a good place to take someone special. Check out their specials for great deals. ”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Established in 1937 this is an icon in Kent. GREAT food (burgers and sandwiches) and great drinks. One of our favorites!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Mediterranean and Italian food - patio seating in fine weather - upstairs seating is lovely”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Everything here is good. Their seafood is excellent and they make great pasta. Share a bottle of wine or just go for dessert in the patio and people watch in downtown Kent. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Great for a bite to eat. Unique to Kent since 1970's. Delicious with a variety of recipes that wont be found anywhere else (like the sweet potato burrito)”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Gastro-pub serving burgers and beers. They also have live music on the weekends. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Amazing Italian Restaurant overlooks the river park. Historic train depot.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A nicer restaurant - a good place to take someone special. Check out their specials for great deals. ”
  • 3 locals recommend

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