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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
“Discover the Rich History of Innovation from Dayton Ohio that has inspired and touched the nation and the world. ”
  • 27 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
Park
“Great live music events, walk or bike along the River, enjoy the largest water fountain. Fun water fountain park in summer & Ice skating rink in winter ”
  • 14 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
Entertainment
“Don’t miss the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra! Great performances every week! I sang with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Chorus for 4 years, 1st soprano. ”
  • 12 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
Indie Cinema
“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
Bar
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“The best old-fashions in the city, the atmosphere takes you back in time - Chris loves this bar!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“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
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
Bar
“Great food with vegan options and a fantastic cocktail list. Trendy ambiance and fabulous patio!”
  • 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
New American Restaurant
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“Great downtown spot in the Oregon District. Eclectic menu often vegetarian dishes galore!”
  • 8 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!”
  • 10 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Great downtown spot in the Oregon District. Eclectic menu often vegetarian dishes galore!”
  • 8 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
Restaurant
“Wood fired stone ovens. Get the Angry Beekeeper. And try the Straticatella for an appetizer. If you are vegan, the fire roasted cauliflower rocks. Outside dining.”
  • 6 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.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Beer, Pizza and live music most nights. The food is good and the vibe is super diverse and friendly. Great pizza and casual dr”
  • 6 locals recommend

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