Philosopher John Dewey once said, “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” As an intrepid wayfarer, you know the same to be true when it comes to travel. In Kent, Ohio, you can experience both the wisdom that comes with education and that which comes with travel. Listen for the echo of history through the halls. Hear the roar of the crowd and the squeak of rubber on the basketball court. This is a college town at heart, and its lessons are everywhere; you’ll even find them at hotels in Kent, OH as you relax and ponder the day’s teachings.
A balloon’s eye view of the whole town? Now that’s a new perspective. You could spend your day counting Kent hotels from the sky, but that would be a waste of a good hot air. From way up, watch canoes bob on the Cuyahoga River below, vying for your attention like eager elementary schoolchildren. Rising and falling with the current, they mirror the way life asks you to ride its highs and lows—only right now, up here in your hot air balloon, it’s all about the highs.
Kent didn’t inspire Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young without having a bit of the gritty truth in it, and the adventurer in you can’t wait to experience that for yourself. Getting back to street level on Kent State’s campus extends a somber invite to pay homage to a moment in history when humanity faltered. Visit the solemn site of the May 4 Memorial overlooking the Campus Commons and the four pillars in the Prentice Parking Lot for a moment of reflection.
Today your perspective includes hotels in Kent; tomorrow, slip into Kent rental cars and turn the wheel toward hotels in Cleveland, OH. After that, who knows? You’ll have to ride the ups and downs of the current to find out.
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