Dayton offers both a revamped downtown area full of unique activities, and suburbs that provide close-knit communities for the many who call the region home. Those who enjoy spending time outdoors will find 19 different metro parks and 330 miles of paved biking trails. Several historic neighborhoods and districts, a bike-share program and about 12 different craft and microbreweries serve as Dayton’s cultural jewels.

Dining & Nightlife

Coco's Bistro
Coco's Bistro has been voted Dayton's best place for a business meeting and also for a romantic dinner. Modern American bistro fare with a flash of fusion to bring new twists to classic dishes, Coco's is an independent dining anchor for Downtown, Miami Valley Hospital and the University of Dayton. With two outdoor patios for dining al fresco, a chef's table and private rooms for functions, along with plenty of free parking, Coco's is a great choice for rehearsal dinners or birthday celebrations. The bar offers an exquisite hand-crafted cocktail list and full menu service.
Corner Kitchen
Corner Kitchen is a "finer diner" - a mid-priced Oregon District neighborhood restaurant offering seasonal American cuisine. Classic and familiar dishes are infused with creative and unexpected twists, served fresh from the farm to the table.
The Oregon Express
Independently owned bar and restaurant located in the heart of Dayton's Historic Oregon District. It's well known for its live music, warm atmosphere, friendly staff and most importantly its (delicious) pizza.

Activities & Recreation

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
The National Museum of the United States Air Force is the oldest and largest military aviation museum in the world - located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, near Dayton, Ohio. The Museum collects, researches, conserves, interprets and presents the Air Force's history, heritage and traditions, as well as today's mission to fly, fight and win in Air, Space and Cyberspace. It serves a global audience through engaging exhibits, educational outreach, special programs, and the stewardship of the national historic collection that includes JFK's Air Force One and the WWII "Memphis Belle" B-17 bomber.
Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center
The Schuster Center (which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2013) provides a world-class facility for the best in local, national and international performing artists. The Dayton Opera, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, and Victoria Theatre Association call the Schuster Center home. It also showcases select Dayton Ballet productions. A variety of other local arts groups and promoters also utilize the facilities. The Schuster Center is also available to rent for meetings, parties, receptions, and performances.
Dayton Dragons Baseball Club
Named "Baseball's Hottest Ticket" by Bleacher Report, the Dayton Dragons are a Class A minor league baseball team playing in the Midwest League based in Dayton, Ohio. In 2011, they broke the record for most consecutive sellouts by a professional sports team, selling out their 815th consecutive game, breaking the record formerly held by the Portland Trail Blazers. The streak continues at more than 1,200 games (18 years). The Dragons are affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds and the club's future stars take the field.