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Dayton is Ohio's sixth largest city, located in the southwestern part of the state. As of the 2010 census, the population was 141,527. It's a major center for manufacturing, shipping and research and development fields, such as aeronautical and astronautically engineering. Dayton is also home to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The city has produced many inventors over the years, including the Wright Brothers, the inventors of powered flight. In 2010, Site Selection Magazine named Dayton the #1 mid-sized metropolitan area in the country for economic development, and one of the best places in the U.S. for college graduates to find a job. The city of Dayton is home to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, which is the largest and oldest military aviation museum in the world. Other attractions include the Dayton Art Institute, the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery (a children's museum,) and the historic Victoria Theatre, located downtown. and host to concerts, shows, ballet and a summertime classic film series. There are also numerous historical museums in Dayton, including the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Park, America's Packard Museum and the SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park. SunWatch is a reconstructed 12th-century American Indian village. The Wright Flyer III, which is the Wright Brothers famous aircraft, can be seen in a museum located at Carillon Historical Park. Dayton's Oregon District is filled with art galleries, specialty shops, restaurants, coffee houses, pubs and nightclubs. The city is also host to many annual festivals, including the Dayton Celtic Festival and the City Folk Festival.

Surrounding areas: Yellow Springs, Ohio (16.4 mi), Lebanon, Ohio (22.4 mi), Springfield, Ohio (23.3 mi), Loveland, Ohio (34.1 mi)

Dayton Vacation Rentals

Dayton Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Inn Dayton Inc5551 Springfield StDayton, OH (937) 258-2233
Comfort Inn & Suites9305 N Main StDayton, OH (937) 836-9400
Comfort Suites - Wright Patterson Afb5220 Huberville AveDayton, OH (937) 425-6498
Country Inn & Suites3661 Maxton RdDayton, OH (937) 890-1221
Courtyard By Marriott Dayton University2006 Edwin C Moses BlvdDayton, OH (937) 220-9060
Cross Country Inn9325 N Main StDayton, OH (513) 836-8339
Crowne Plaza Dayton33 E Fifth StDayton, OH (800) 227-6963
Days Inn - Dayton North7470 Miller LnDayton, OH (937) 898-4946
Days Inn Dayton3636 North Dixie DrDayton, OH (937) 276-6151
Days Inn Wright Patterson Air Force Base1891 Harshman RdDayton, OH (937) 236-8073
Days Inn7761 Old Country CtDayton, OH (937) 233-1836
Dayton Comfort Inn7125 Miller LnDayton, OH (937) 890-9995
Dayton Courtyard North7087 Miller LnDayton, OH (937) 890-6112
Dayton Executive Hotel2401 Needmore RdDayton, OH (937) 278-5711
Dayton Marriott Hotel1414 S Patterson BlvdDayton, OH (937) 223-1000
Doubletree Dayton Downtown11 S Ludlow StDayton, OH (937) 461-4700
Doubletree Guest Suites Dayton Mall300 Prestige PlDayton, OH (937) 436-2400
Drury Inn & Suites Dayton6616 Miller LnDayton, OH (614) 397-6037
Econo Lodge Dayton2221 Wagoner-ford RdDayton, OH (330) 278-1500
Econo Lodge2140 Edwin Moses BlvdDayton, OH (937) 223-0166
Extended Stay America7851 Lois CirDayton, OH (937) 439-2022
Extended Stay America6688 Miller LnDayton, OH (937) 898-9221
Fairfield Inn Dayton North6960 Miller LnDayton, OH (937) 898-1120
Fairfield Inn Dayton South8035 Washington Village DrDayton, OH (937) 428-7736
Hampton Inn & Suites - Dayton Vandalia7043 Miller LnDayton, OH (937) 387-0598
Hampton Inn South8099 Old Yankee StDayton, OH (937) 436-3700
Holiday Inn Dayton North2301 Wagoner FRD RdDayton, OH (937) 278-4871
Hope Hotel And Conference Center10823 Chidlaw RdDayton, OH (937) 879-2696
Howard Johnson Express Inn7575 Poe AveDayton, OH (937) 454-0550
In Town Suites-Dayton8981 Kingsridge DrDayton, OH (937) 433-9038
Knights Inn North3663 Maxton RdDayton, OH (937) 898-1212
Microtel Inn & Suites4500 Linden AveDayton, OH (937) 252-9700
Motel 67130 Miller LnDayton, OH (513) 898-3606
Plaza Motel1728 Stanley AveDayton, OH (937) 224-1266
Quality Inn1944 Miamisburg RdDayton, OH (937) 435-1550
Ramada Inn Dayton Mall3555 Miami Centerville RdDayton, OH (937) 847-8422
Red Roof Inn7370 Miller LnDayton, OH (513) 898-1054
Relax Inn3333 S Dixie DrDayton, OH (937) 299-3581
Residence Inn By Marriott7070 Poe AveDayton, OH (513) 898-7764
Riverside Motel Inc5441 Springfield ParkDayton, OH (937) 228-6656
Bed & Breakfast
Arthur Morgan House120 W Limestone StYellow Springs, OH16.3 mi.(937) 767-1761

Dayton Weather & Climate

Southwest Ohio's climate features hot, muggy summers and cold winters. It lies in a climatic transition zone at the northern edge of the humid subtropical climate and the southern edge of the humid continental climate. Summers see significant rainfall, with July being the warmest month. The comfort index for southwest Ohio, based on humidity during the summer, is 46 out of 100 (with a higher number being more comfortable.) Winters are cold and snowy, although this area of the state receives less snow than the northeast snowbelt region. Spring is mild with unpredictable weather. Autumn is the sunniest season with cool nights and pleasant daytime temperatures. Extreme weather is a possibility in the form of severe thunderstorms, floods, ice storms and blizzards.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 35°F 20°F 2.65 in. -
February 40°F 23°F 2.37 in. -
March 50°F 32°F 3.08 in. -
April 62°F 42°F 4.04 in. -
May 74°F 53°F 4.38 in. -
June 83°F 62°F 4.17 in. -
July 87°F 66°F 3.93 in. -
August 85°F 64°F 3.28 in. -
September 78°F 57°F 2.61 in. -
October 65°F 45°F 2.69 in. -
November 52°F 36°F 3.27 in. -
December 40°F 26°F 2.94 in. -

Dayton Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the James M Cox Dayton International airport (DAY) located about 10 miles north of Dayton, the Springfield Beckley Municipal airport (SGH) located approximately 19 miles east of Dayton in Springfield, Ohio, Hook Field Municipal airport (MWO) located roughly 19 miles southwest of Dayton in Middletown, Ohio, and finally the Airborne Airpark airport (ILN) located around 31 miles southeast of Dayton in Wilmington, Ohio.

Dayton Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
LeSourdsville Lake Amusement ParkMiddletownOH20.1 mi.
Paramount's Kings IslandKings MillsOH27.9 mi.
Stricker's GroveRossOH39.4 mi.
Coney IslandCincinnatiOH43.6 mi.
WonderparkCincinnatiOH43.6 mi.
Wyandot LakePowellOH65.2 mi.
Water Parks
The Beach WaterparkMasonOH28.3 mi.
Parky's Pirate Cove/Miami Whitewater ForestCincinnatiOH43.6 mi.
Surf Cincinnati Water ParkCincinnatiOH43.6 mi.
Wyandot Lake Amusement & Water ParkPowellOH65.2 mi.
Mohican WaterslideLoudonvilleOH119.8 mi.
Golf Courses
Community Golf CourseDaytonOH 
Golden Bear Golf Center at RollandiaDaytonOH 
Hara GreensDaytonOH 
Kittyhawk Golf CourseDaytonOH 
Madden Golf CourseDaytonOH 
Crooked Creek Golf CourseBelmontOH4.2 mi.
Larch Tree Golf CourseTrotwoodOH7.8 mi.
Beavercreek Golf ClubBeavercreekOH8.1 mi.
Castle Hills Golf CourseVandaliaOH9.1 mi.
Pipestone Golf ClubMiamisburgOH9.5 mi.
Mound Golf CourseMiamisburgOH10.1 mi.
Cliffside Golf CourseTipp CityOH12.7 mi.
Hidden Lake Golf CourseTipp CityOH13.3 mi.
Bent Tree Golf ClubSunburyOH13.6 mi.
Big Walnut Golf ClubSunburyOH13.6 mi.
Sunbury Golf CourseSunburyOH13.6 mi.
Homestead Golf CourseTipp CityOH14.1 mi.
Heatherwoode Golf ClubSpringboroOH14.6 mi.
Sugar Isle Golf CountryNew CarlisleOH14.9 mi.
Sebastian Hills Golf ClubXeniaOH15.4 mi.
WGC Golf CourseXeniaOH15.4 mi.
Stillwater Ridge Golf CourseWest MiltonOH15.5 mi.
Holly Hills Golf ClubWaynesvilleOH17.6 mi.
Penn Terra Golf CourseLewisburgOH18.8 mi.
Miami Shores Golf CourseTroyOH19.1 mi.
Snyder Park Golf CourseSpringfieldOH21.5 mi.
Weatherwax Golf CourseMiddletownOH21.6 mi.
Forest Hill Golf CourseSpringfieldOH23.6 mi.
Locust Hills Golf ClubSpringfieldOH23.6 mi.
Reid Memorial Park Golf CourseSpringfieldOH23.6 mi.
Ski Areas
Mad River MountainZanesfieldOH48.4 mi.
Perfect North SlopesLawrenceburgIN58.0 mi.
SnowtrailsMansfieldOH112.2 mi.
Ski WorldNashvilleIN116.3 mi.
State Parks
Northview Estate ParkOH6.8 mi. 
Sycamore State ParkOH8.4 mi. 
John Bryan State ParkOH18.3 mi. 
Fort Saint Clair State ParkOH24.4 mi. 
Buck Creek State ParkOH28.6 mi. 
Cowan State ParkOH30.4 mi. 
Buck Creek State ParkOH30.9 mi. 
Hueston Woods State ParkOH32.0 mi. 
Kiser Lake State ParkOH32.2 mi. 
Treaty Of Greenville State ParkOH33.6 mi. 
Stonelick Lake State ParkOH38.6 mi. 
U.S. Air Force MuseumDaytonOH(Technology)
United States Air Force MuseumDaytonOH(Technology)
Dayton Art InstituteDaytonOH(Art)
Daniel Gebhart Tavern MuseumMiamisburgOH9.5 mi.(History)
Johnny Appleseed MuseumUrbanaOH33.5 mi.(History)
Joseph Moore MuseumRichmondIN37.4 mi.(History)
Wayne County Historical MuseumRichmondIN37.4 mi.(History)
Richmond Art MuseumRichmondIN37.4 mi.(Art)
Cincinnati Art MuseumCincinnatiOH43.6 mi.(Art)
Contemporary Arts CenterCincinnatiOH43.6 mi.(Art)
Bicycle Museum of AmericaNew BremenOH47.9 mi.(Technology)
Fort Recovery State MuseumFort RecoveryOH54.7 mi.(History)
Mercer County Historical MuseumCelinaOH58.1 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical GardenCincinnatiOH43.6 mi.
Columbus ZooColumbusOH64.8 mi.
Indianapolis ZooIndianapolisIN104.5 mi.
Fort Wayne Children's ZooFort WayneIN106.8 mi.

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