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Things to Do in Dayton, Ohio

Dayton is a destination packed with  big-city experiences, amenities, attractions and shopping wrapped in small-town charm.  Need some ideas for your trip to Dayton?  We've put together some exciting sample itineraries to help you plan! Be sure to also check out our Calendar of Events for more things to do in Dayton!

Celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week

Get ready to celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week (NTTW), May 19-25 - it’s one of our favorite times of year! The annual event underscores travel’s essential role in driving our nation's economy, cultivating vibrant communities and forging connections. Plan a “Daycation” or be a “tourist in your own backyard” and explore what Dayton has to offer - check out a variety of things to see and do below.

Be sure to listen to Dayton’s iHeart radio stations during NTTW for a chance to win prizes and admission passes from area attractions, and more!


Aviation Sites

Dayton is the Birthplace of Aviation!  We are the home of the Wright Brothers, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force and so much more!


Dayton Ale Trail

The Dayton region can satisfy your thirst for locally brewed craft beer as you take a journey on the Dayton Ale Trail.  Pick up a Dayton Ale Trail passport!


Must-See Museums

Dayton, Ohio is home to multiple museums with amazing collections you won't see anywhere else in the world.   


Outdoor Recreation

An abundance of natural beauty awaits you in our many Dayton parks where you will kayak, cycle, fish and so much more.