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Things to Do in Dayton Near Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dayton SW - University Area

Located just off of I-75, right on the shore of the Great Miami River, our hotel sits just a few minutes' drive from downtown Dayton, less than one mile West of Dayton University.

Explore Dayton

Don't Go Home Without

Ohio offers plenty of attractions and activities for the whole family to enjoy, including fantastic flea markets where visitors can spend the day searching for hidden treasures and one-of-a-kind bargains. Flea markets are plentiful in Dayton and the surrounding areas. Good luck finding a cherished treasure.

Must See

Visit Carillon Historical Park, home to the 1905 Wright Flyer III, the only plane recognized as a National Historic Landmark and the world’s first practical airplane created and piloted by the Wright brothers. While at the 65 acre park, which features 30 historical buildings, listen to Ohio’s largest carillon and sip on current beers and brews made in the style of the 1850s.

Must Do

One of the best ways to explore Dayton is on two wheels. With more than 330 connected miles of bike paths, Dayton offers the nation’s largest network of paved, off-street trails. You can travel 63 consecutive miles north to south between neighboring communities Piqua to Franklin without ever leaving the path on the Great Miami River Bikeway.

Local Tips

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Nearby Attractions

  • Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
  • Carillon Historical Park
  • National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
  • Mound Science and Energy Museum

Nearby Dining

  • Agnes All Natural Grill
  • Benjamin's The Burger Master
  • Blind Bob's
  • Brixx Ice Co.
  • The Brunch Club
  • Carillon Brewing Co
  • Coco's Bistro
  • Corner Kitchen
  • Dublin Pub
  • Franco's Ristorante
  • Golden Nugget Pancake House
  • Hickory Bar B Que
  • Jay's Seafood Restaurant
  • Lily's Bistro
  • Lucky's Taproom and Eatery
  • The Pine Club
  • Roost Modern Italian
  • Salar Restaurant and Lounge
  • Spaghetti Warehouse
  • Thai 9
  • Uno Pizzeria and Grill
  • Jimmies Ladder