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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“This is the largest air force museum in the world .It houses Wright brothers first plane ,World war-two planes, all sorts of military planes and space shuttles .They are constantly adding new displays.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Founded in 1919, The Dayton Art Institute is one of the region’s premier fine arts museums. In addition to exhibiting outstanding special exhibitions and impressive collections of art from throughout the world, the museum is renowned for education programming that includes an array of offerings for diverse audiences. The Dayton Art Insitute is committed to enriching lives and serving the community by creating meaningful experiences with art.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Park
“Dayton History museum is fun for all ages! You won't want to miss this one. Walk through the historic town and meet all the storytellers in character. NCR, Wright Brother's bicycle shops, rail ways and rail cars. Ginger cookies and soda shops. This one is a must see.”
  • 26 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“A little bit of a drive (25 min) but well worth it if you have little ones (even adults) who like to play games, go carts, food, drinks, laser tag, etc, etc. VERY large indoor entertainment arcade. Little ones will love it. (friends in their 20's and 30's like it too)”
  • 7 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“East 5th street is packed full of surprises with night clubs, bars, restaurants, and loads of trendy shops, cafes, and vendors. The historic neighborhood is worth a stroll though too or maybe a bike or scooter ride.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
“Dayton has some of the best metro parks! A must see if you love outdoor adventures, biking, kayaking, sup, or even a little hiking.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The Schuster is truly a gem. There is always something happening at the Schuster and the best place to eat before the show is Citilites. It is located in the lobby and if you make reservations, you'll be finished in time for the show.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Food
“Dayton is famous for having quite a few popular brew pubs. We aren’t drinkers, so we can’t give our personal recommendation,. But we’ve had quite a few guests who have loved this place. If you enjoy it, please let us know.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theater
“Great experience with amazing staff and some local flavor. Walking distance to tons of local breweries and restaurants. You'll love the atmosphere at the Neon! ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bakery
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“I don't drink coffee, but my coffee snob employees LOVE this joint. Short walk. Some food.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Food
“Set in an old urban warehouse, this brewery​ features 40 local taps, pizza, and subs with a great outdoor seating space”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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“Internationally recognized bourbon bar in an absolutely stunning location. Extremely knowledgable bartenders.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Great food with vegan options and a fantastic cocktail list. Trendy ambiance and fabulous patio!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Local growers, bakers, culinary specialists, and artisans fill this charming historic freight house. Reminiscent of European markets, it's alive with vendors, people and activity during market hours year-round.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A real neighborhood dive that looks the part but serves outstanding food. Great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Gets very crowded for weekend breakfasts.”
  • 10 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Incredible food, inventive cocktails, and stellar service. Great patio. A little on the pricier side but well worth it.”
  • 7 locals recommend

Top restaurants

General Entertainment
“A little bit of a drive (25 min) but well worth it if you have little ones (even adults) who like to play games, go carts, food, drinks, laser tag, etc, etc. VERY large indoor entertainment arcade. Little ones will love it. (friends in their 20's and 30's like it too)”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Great food with vegan options and a fantastic cocktail list. Trendy ambiance and fabulous patio!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A real neighborhood dive that looks the part but serves outstanding food. Great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Gets very crowded for weekend breakfasts.”
  • 10 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Incredible food, inventive cocktails, and stellar service. Great patio. A little on the pricier side but well worth it.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Unassuming local bar with surprisingly incredible food. Lots of vegan and vegetarian options. Open late. Try the cobra burger.”
  • 4 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Great downtown spot in the Oregon District. Eclectic menu often vegetarian dishes galore!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The most amazing breakfast. The wait is soooo worth it!! Expect a wait on the weekends. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Friendly neighborhood craft beer joint! For sure a local favorite. It's a neighborhood co-op in one of our favorite historic districts too. ”
  • 5 locals recommend

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