A mid-size city that packs a big-time punch, Dayton Ohio combines small town charm with city convenience. Historical landmarks and modern architecture offer a blend of the past and present and the surrounding communities provide an agreeable suburban way of life. Dayton Ohio shows its dedication to local residents, visitors and the environment with an abundance of greenspace to be enjoyed, perfect for Ohio biking. There are more than 35,000 acres of river corridors, parks and nature preserves that provide many opportunities for outdoor activity. The newest park in Dayton Ohio is Riverscape which features the Five Rivers Fountain of Lights.
When in Dayton travel should include a visit to the many excellent museums in the area. Dayton is known as being the birthplace of aviation and is home to the U.S. Air Force Museum which is the biggest and oldest military aviation museum in the world. The Dayton Art Institute is also well worth visiting during Dayton travel as is the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery which has many interesting exhibits to explore.
A flight to Dayton will land at Dayton International
Airport. Major airlines offering a flight to Dayton include
American, Continental Express, Delta, Midwest and United.
There is an abundance of non-stop air service to other
cities in the U.S. such as Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, New York and Washington
DC among many others. Dayton Airport also offers service
to more than 100 domestic and foreign cities.
If flying in from the UK a flight to Dayton can cost
anywhere from $1200.00 and up for regular service. From Canada a flight
to Dayton starts roughly around $500.00 and upwards. Check
for special rates and try a flight during the week and
in slower seasons if possible. Flight costs vary quite
a bit so be sure to do some thorough research before booking.
There are several small towns offering tons of charm in the surrounding and are perfect for a visit during a Dayton vacation. These small towns boast excellent antique shops, quaint bed and breakfast accommodation, many seasonal festivals and best of all small-town hospitality at its best. The Fraze Pavilion's Blues Festival kicks off in July just outside of the city. This is another fun event to attend during a Dayton vacation. Included in the festivities are a chance to eat some great Midwest barbeque and listen to bands offering live music all afternoon.
Shopping and dining are also key points in Dayton travel and the city has a large choice in both. There are four large malls in the area offering unique and trendy shops as well as well known retails stores. The city of Dayton is also home to many fantastic restaurants in a phenomenal range of tastes. Chinese, Japanese, Indian, French, Greek, Thai, Mexican and Mediterranean are only some of the ethnic flavors offered by restaurant scene in the city of Dayton. There are also plenty of steakhouses, seafood restaurants, pizza joints and regular fast food fare located around the city of Dayton. No matter what kind of cuisine visitors look for, they're bound to find it in the Dayton.
The annual Butterfly Festival is another of the fun events happening in July which gives people a chance to walk amidst the magical creatures in all stages of metamorphosis inside the butterfly house. A Dayton vacation can encompass so many things to do it can be surprising. Plan well and plan ahead in the busier summer months. Book hotels head of time in the summer so you can have exactly what you desire for your Dayton vacation. Step out and enjoy excellent cuisine, fantastic shopping, plenty of festivals and many fun outdoor activities with your family.