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Warm Welcome to Youngstown for Fall Lit Fest 2023!
We have a few details to share with you about how to get here, and where to stay, eat, park and play. If you have a Facebook account, we have a visitor support group here.


Lodging & Travel


Comfort Suites North on I-80, is located about 5 miles north of the conference. (330) 403-5968

There are also Airbnb options and other hotels on and near I-80 and I-76.


The Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Akron-Canton airports are all about an hour from Youngstown. Let us know if you're interested in a ride share. Options are here: scroll down to "Transportation to/from Cleveland, Akron/Canton & Pittsburgh Airports."

The Greyhound station is a few blocks from the conference. Amtrak stations are in Pittsburgh and Cleveland.


Your packet will include some suggested eateries. We encourage you to try the indie cafes and restaurants while you're here. The Downtown Hilton DoubleTree features Bistro 1907, an upscale restaurant and elegant bar. There are also several eateries downtown. Don't let the construction discourage you: these businesses need the love! There are also many places to catch a bite on Belmont Ave. near the Comfort Suites North.


The Mocha House, with an extensive breakfast menu, is a few blocks from the DoubleTree.

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The Youngstown State University parking deck (entrance on Wick Ave.) costs $5.00 per day (cash only). Consider carpooling from the Comfort Suites. Level 3 gives you convenient access to the McDonough Museum of Art, Bliss Hall, Meshel Hall and other conference sites.


St. John's Episcopal Church and Culturati Studios have parking lots (evening events only).


Parking at the DoubleTree is $12 per day and all conference events are within 1/2 mile of the hotel.

Mill Creek Metroparks is an Olmstead-designed park (like Central Park), created in 1891 for workers and their families to have a green space to rest and recreate.  The 2500 acre park includes miles of trails, a covered bridge, picnic tables, a turtle pond and a golf course.

The Butler Institute of American Art boasts a highly regarded collection of contemporary and historic art, including Winslow Homer's Snap the Whip.

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