Dayton, OH

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Dayton featuring fall colors, a bridge and a lake or waterhole

Visit the final resting place of the Wright brothers at this Midwestern destination, which offers historical attractions in a modern city setting.

Dayton is one of Ohio's most culturally rich cities, famous as the source of some of the country's greatest inventions.

Carillon Historical Park offers visitors a glimpse into these technological discoveries. This living history museum has 25 buildings, each offering unique artifacts and exhibits. Relax in the park, walk through the historic structures and enjoy the sounds from the landmark carillon. Children and adults will want to see the 1905 Wright Flyer III, the planet’s first usable airplane.

Explore the history of flight at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. This institution holds more than 360 planes and aviation inventions. Learn about the history of the Air Force and the evolution of stealth technology as well.

Take a self-guided or docent-led tour at the Dayton Art Institute with 27,000 artworks offering visitors a glimpse into Asian, African and American art stretching back 5,000 years.

The Oregon District is ideal for enjoying Dayton’s cultural attractions. Stroll through the picturesque historic district, which offers boutiques, eateries and galleries. Downtown Dayton is located 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) to the west, where the skyline hugs the bank of the Miami River. Head here for nightlife, diverse cuisine and a range of accommodation options. Watch a show at the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center; the distinctive modernist building hosts concerts year-round.

Take a scenic walk through Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, the resting place of brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright. This park is one of the largest garden cemeteries in the country and is an ideal place to stroll on a sunny day.

Dayton is 70 miles (112.7 kilometers) from Columbus and under 2 hours by car from the larger cities of Cincinnati and Indianapolis. Port Columbus International Airport offers flights to most major U.S. cities.

With its distinct seasons, Dayton offers a unique experience for visitors every month of the year. Plan to visit this Ohio destination to explore a city where historical and modern attractions intersect.

Where to stay in Dayton

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Fairborn South, OH
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Fairborn South, OH
2.5 out of 5
3971 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH, 45324
Fully refundable
The price is $105 per night from May 30 to May 31
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Dayton. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (981 reviews)
"Great stay"

Reviewed on May 14, 2022

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Fairborn South, OH
Radisson Hotel Dayton Convention Center
Radisson Hotel Dayton Convention Center
3.5 out of 5
33 E 5th Street, Dayton, OH, 45402
The price is $118 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 21
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Dayton. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
3.7/5 Good! (728 reviews)
"Check in was easy. Clean room, nice beds with lots of pillows"

Reviewed on May 1, 2022

Radisson Hotel Dayton Convention Center
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dayton Southwest, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dayton Southwest, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
2140 Edwin C Moses Blvd, Dayton, OH, 45408
The price is $109 per night from May 29 to May 30
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Dayton. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (294 reviews)
"Very nice stay, would stay there again!"

Reviewed on May 11, 2022

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dayton Southwest, an IHG Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Nicely appointed centrally located apartment
Nicely appointed centrally located apartment
Dayton, OH
The price is $75 per night from May 23 to May 24
Stay at this property in Dayton. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions National Museum of the United States Air Force and Baujan ...
Nicely appointed centrally located apartment
Marriott TownePlace Suites Dayton North
Marriott TownePlace Suites Dayton North
2.5 out of 5
3642 Maxton Road, Dayton, OH, 45414
The price is $142 per night from May 30 to May 31
Stay at this business-friendly aparthotel in Dayton. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the quiet rooms ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (400 reviews)
"Excellent customer service and communication from the staff. Whenever we had a question, they would always be able to answer or assist us. If they didn’t have the answer, they would do their research first then get back to us. They had breakfast everyday, which was nice. It would have been better ..."

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2022

Marriott TownePlace Suites Dayton North
Modern Retreat on Brown: Oregon District
Modern Retreat on Brown: Oregon District
Dayton, OH
The price is $90 per night from Jun 5 to Jun 6
Stay at this apartment in Dayton. Enjoy 1 bedroom. Popular attractions National Museum of the United States Air Force and Oregon Park are located nearby. Discover ...
5/5 Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Great place!!
"Such a cute and charming place with so much character. Was so close to everything and we had a great time. The only negative is the check-in instructions are unclear as to which property you are to walk into. The building has several units and that was confusing. The instructions should have said ..."

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2022

Modern Retreat on Brown: Oregon District
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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