Warm welcome to Youngstown! We have a few details to share with you about where to stay, eat, park and play. If you have a Facebook account, we have a visitor support group here.

We have a block room rate at the Hampton Inn-Youngstown North off of I-80 on Belmont Ave., about 5 miles north of downtown Youngstown.

Dining near the Hampton Inn

Your packet will include some suggested eateries. We encourage you to try the indie cafes and restaurants while you're here. For dinner near the hotel, we recommend Station Square, Fortune Garden or El Tapatio, all on Belmont Ave.


For breakfast, you might try Kravitz Deli or C's Waffles & Donuts, both on Belmont Ave. Closer to Youngstown State (where the daytime sessions will be held), Pressed Coffee Bar and Eatery offers breakfast (and Karen's favorite oatmeal!). Downtown, the Mocha House has an extensive breakfast menu. Bistro 1907 in the historic Downtown Hilton hotel offers an upscale menu.


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​There are YSU parking decks on Wick Ave. (closer to evening events) and Fifth Ave. (closer to daytime events). Parking costs $5.00 per day. Downtown street parking is free after 6:00, for evening events. St. John's Episcopal Church, where we will have dinner and the keynote reading, has a parking lot.

Mill Creek Metroparks was an Olmstead-designed park (as was 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 has a highly regarded collection of contemporary and historic art, including Homer Winslow's "Snap the Whip."

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