There’s so much fun to be found around the Dayton area! Whether you’re just visiting or have lived here your whole life, there’s nothing quite like taking the time to explore the city as tourist!
Here’s the top 10 places I recommend stopping by sometime this year:
- America’s Packard Museum
If you catch yourself turning your head when an iconic old school car drives by, this place is for you. America’s Packard Museum is located on South Ludlow in Dayton and carries a variety of classics. With a small $6 entry fee and accessible parking, this museum is very unique and also welcomes events such as wedding receptions, dinners and other intimate affairs.
2.Yellow Springs Brewery
Locally owned, Yellow Springs Brewery has a superior beer selection. Located right on a bike path with a patio that makes you feel at home. (Pet friendly for my fellow dog parents.) Hungry after? There is almost always a food truck right next to the front door!
3. Five Rivers MetroPark
All my outdoor people listen up! Five Rivers MetroPark offers multiple parks around the area such as Sugarcreek, RiverScape and Sunrise. Hiking, fishing, biking, backpacking… the outdoor adventures are endless! Visit their activity finder to find your fit and vacation close to home.
4. National Museum of the U.S Air Force
Now you cannot call yourself a true Daytonian until you’ve visited the Air Force Museum. Very kid friendly for those who want to bring along the little ones. Located in Riverside, this museum is the largest military museum in the world and is truly a gem!
5. Boonshoft Museum
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is such a great learning experience and safe for everyone of all ages. Located at 2600 Deweese Pkwy in Dayton. If you love science, exhibits, or even a new learning experience this is the place for you! Go to https://www.boonshoftmuseum.org/ for more information or to schedule a visit.
6. The Oregon District
The Oregon District is what is called the heart of Dayton. Located right downtown, there is truly something for everyone to enjoy. Whether that be local shops, restaurants, or just the beautiful building architecture. Make sure you check out Thai 9! They’ve got amazing chicken teriyaki and incredible sushi.
7. The Dayton Art Institute
The Dayton Art Institute is perfect for a quiet and relaxing stroll through 5,000 years of art history. Programs for children and families are offered, as well as studio art classes for adults. Why not give them the recognition and credit they deserve?
8. Victoria Theatre
Craving the need to see a live show? Victoria Theatre downtown presents all different kinds of shows from Broadway musicals to plays and also my personal favorite, comedy. This historic theatre has been in Dayton for about 150 years. Truly amazing!
9. 2nd St Market
2nd street market here in Dayton makes for a great family Sunday Funday! This market brings together a ton of local vendors and is a perfect way to get involved in the community. They even offer all-natural fresh foods for our four-legged children!
10. Clifton Mill
Clifton Mill is most appealing during the holidays as we all know they have beautiful lights everywhere. What most people do not know is they are open all year. During the summer they have fun events such as a paint and sip, cruise ins for snazzy cars, and even a restaurant with a menu consisting of breakfast and lunch. Definitely recommend giving it a try if you love comfort food and big pancakes!