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Discover the Unexpected in Destination Dayton

Discover the Unexpected in Destination Dayton!

The Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau is now Destination Dayton, and we invite you to Discover the Unexpected in Dayton, Ohio, the Birthplace of Aviation! Dayton and Montgomery County offer big-city amenities with Midwestern charm and affordability. Dayton is home to the Wright Brothers, the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, and the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, the world’s largest and oldest military aviation museum and the state’s most-visited free tourist attraction!
Summer in Dayton brings endless fun, from Dayton Dragons baseball and outdoor recreation on 350+ miles of paved trails, to the 50th anniversary CenterPoint Energy Dayton Air Show, presented by Kroger and the return of summer concerts. Hop over to our blog and check out 100 things to do this summer in Dayton! Start planning your adventures - access the digital Destination Dayton Visitors Guide below or request a free print copy.

All-New Destination Dayton App

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The FREE Destination Dayton App has all the information you need to Discover the Unexpected in Dayton, Ohio. Use our newly redesigned app as your handheld guide to area attractions, restaurants, hotels, arts, shopping, sports and recreation, breweries, events and more.

Congratulations to Our Destination Dayton Ambassador Award Winners!

2024 Destination Dayton Ambassador Award Winners
Pictured: Destination Dayton President & CEO Jacquelyn Powell (far left) and Board of Trustees Chair Scott DeBolt (far right), with 2024 Destination Dayton Ambassador Award Winners Doug Ute, Amy Spowart, Sal Barberi and Christie White (left to right). Award Winner Jesse Rentfrow was unable to attend the Awards Breakfast. (Photo by  Knack Video + Photo)
At our recent National Travel & Tourism Week Celebration & Community Ambassador Awards Breakfast, we recognized five event planners - who collectively brought events generating nearly $4.3 million in direct spending estimated economic impact to Dayton/Montgomery County last year - as our 2024 Destination Dayton Ambassador Award Winners. They join a prestigious group of more than 150 individuals recognized since the award's inception in 1992.

The 2024 Award Winners are:

Sal Barberi, 2023 Oldsmobile Club of America National Meet
Jesse Rentfrow, 2023 Travel Baseball Rankings (TBR) Elite World Series
Amy Spowart, National Aeronautic Association & Fédération Aéronautique Internationale General Conference 2023
Doug Ute, 2023 Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) Girls & Boys State Basketball Championships
Christie White, American Legion Department of Ohio 2023 Convention

Special Thanks to our Awards Breakfast Sponsors!

Our annual Awards Breakfast wouldn't be possible without the generous support of these sponsors.

Title Sponsor

Carillon Historical Park - Silver Sponsor CAA '22

Gold Sponsors

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Here's a Little Bit of What You'll See & Experience in Dayton!


The Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau has compiled a list of restaurants offering dine-in, delivery, carry-out, dine-in, and patio dining.

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Resources for Your Future Visit

The Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau has compiled information to help you plan your future visit to Dayton, the Birthplace of Aviation and So Much More!