Dayton, Ohio: Arts, Culture, Sports, Recreation & More

Dayton skylineNestled in the heart of Southwest Ohio, Dayton is a vibrant, diverse city that offers something for everyone. The Dayton region combines an excellent quality of life and low cost of living; encompasses a wide variety of unique urban, suburban, and rural communities; and features many of the resources and amenities of a much larger city (arts and culture, sports and recreation, shopping and dining) while avoiding most the drawbacks (traffic, high costs, congestion). Whatever your needs and interests, Dayton has something wonderful in store for you. Visit the links below to get a feel for our hometown.

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  • Visitor's Guide to Dayton
    A brief overview of our city and region for the Boonshoft School of Medicine family, with links to cultural activities, entertainment, recreation, malls, restaurants and more.
  • ActiveDayton.com
    Online home of the weekly magazine covering what to do in and around Dayton.
  • DaytonCREATE
    An umbrella organization spearheading a Creative Communities Leadership Project to attract young professionals to the community
  • Dayton Daily News
    Dayton's daily newspaper.
  • Dayton Most Metro
    Another online magazine connecting people with things to see, do and get involved with across the Dayton Region.
  • Dayton Travel Guide from Wikitravel
    Places to eat and stay, top attractions, arrival and departure information, average temperatures and more.
  • Downtown Dayton Partnership
    Information on places to live, eat, shop and enjoy yourself in the heart of the city.
  • Five Rivers MetroParks
    A guide to 25 parks encompassing nearly 16,000 acres, as well as special events throughout the year.
  • Google Map of Dayton
    Start here to explore the area.