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Warm welcome to Youngstown for Fall Lit Fest 2022! 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 of 20 rooms reserved at Comfort Suites on I-80, about 5 miles north of the conference sites. Our block rate is $109. Register with this link:

We suggest you don't delay making your reservation, and please let us know if you have any problems.

Dining near the DoubleTree

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 includes an upscale restaurant, Bistro 1907. There are also eateries that specialize in tacos, burgers, pizza and hot dogs, as well as Nepaleze, Italian, Puerto Rican, Mexican, German and Irish cuisine.


For breakfast, Pressed Coffee Bar and Eatery across from the YSU campus offers breakfast (and Karen's favorite oatmeal!). Downtown, the Mocha House has an extensive breakfast menu.

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Image by Amador Loureiro


​Parking at the DoubleTree is $12 per day and Thursday evening, Friday, and Saturday daytime events are within walking distance of the hotel.

The YSU parking deck on Wick Ave. costs $5.00 per day. There is a small, free lot at the Steel Museum.

Downtown street parking is free after 6:00, for evening events. St. John's Episcopal Church, Westside Bowl and the Youngstown Playhouse have parking lots.

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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