Dayton is a culture tripper's paradise, abuzz with friendly flea markets, exuberant nightlife, and scores of year-round events. Of course, it's hard to miss the city's legendary association with aviation and the Wright Brothers. Beautiful buildings boasting a range of architectural styles stand testament to Dayton's glorious past. Come experience it from the comfort of a vacation rental and choose from a wide range of house rentals on offer.
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Popular Rental Amenities in Dayton
Choose a filter above to search and find an accommodation matching your criteria among all of the properties in Dayton. You can easily search and find a vacation rental fitting your needs in Dayton if you travel with your pet or you're dreaming of days spent poolside, as most accommodations include "Pets allowed" or "Pool." You can even find rentals if you'd like to have a fenced-in yard (4 rentals include "Fenced" in Dayton) or if you want to spend your vacation in privacy (4 rentals in Dayton include "Detached").
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The Weather in Dayton
The above is a climate diagram for Dayton. The highest average temperatures are in the month of July. On the contrary, the coolest month is January. The rainiest month is January while the driest month is September.
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Eat, Drink, and Make Merry, Dayton-Style
If Chicago has its deep-dish pizza, and New York it's bagels, Dayton has its own set of signature foods - pretzels, chocolates, steaks, and classic bourbon beers. A fixture for over 85 years, Esther Price Chocolates serves up the legendary chocolate-dipped potato chips.
The city's iconic square-shaped pizza slices are best enjoyed at Marion's Piazza - an institution since 1965 that has been voted Dayton's Best Pizza 33 times and counting. Reminiscent of a Chicago-style bistro, Olive caters to fastidious diners who appreciate vegan, vegetarian, and paleo-friendly options, all cooked with a Mediterranean-American twist.
The upscale Oakwood Club is your quintessential American steakhouse which also serves up excellent seafood concoctions- try their beer-battered calamari steak. As for drinks, The Warped Wing Brewery merits a mention for its industrial vibes, and collection of stouts, barrel-aged beers, and ciders. And finally, Dayton Beer Company is your best bet for bourbon beers.
When To Visit
The best time to plan your Dayton trip actually depends on the kind of weather you enjoy. If you like cool mornings and evenings, and pleasant afternoons that suit sightseeing and day trips, February or March is a good time to visit. You'll get better deals on house rentals and vacation rentals too. April is comfortable enough but things start to heat up from May to September, and you'll need sunscreen and wide-rim hats. House rentals are best booked in advance in summer.
If you enjoy slightly nippy mornings and the changing colors of fall, plan a trip in October or November. The city's top attractions won't be as busy as during summer, and you can soak in the city at your own pace.
December is a magical time with all those fairy light decorations and Yuletide events. The temperature drops (sometimes to single digits) but you're guaranteed a memorable time. Again, it's best to book vacation rentals and house rentals in advance.
A Fun and Varied Nightlife Scene
Small as it is, Dayton packs a punch once the sun goes down over the historic boulevards. The Oregon Historic District boasts an assortment of world-cuisine restaurants and live music bars. Night is also the perfect time to capture atmospheric shots of the beautiful architecture in this district - Greek Revival, Queen Anne, Italianate, and more.
A throwback to Europe's old markets, the 2nd Street Market is an enclosed all-weather venue where you can shop for organic foods, crepes, crafts, cheeses, and even eco-friendly meats. Take back some food to enjoy at your vacation rental.
For a sophisticated night out, head to Dayton's premier performing arts hub, the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center which hosts everything from ballet to opera, theater, and comedy. The majestic dome and fiberoptic lights will leave you awestruck. Book your house rentals - Dayton awaits!
Top-Rated Points of Interest
A Fascinating Display of Aviation Marvels
The town's biggest draw is the National Museum of the United States Air Force, touted as the oldest and largest military aviation museum in the world. You can spend a whole day here checking out rotating exhibitions and the air crafts used by former US presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and John F. Kennedy. The Virtual Reality 360 degree flight simulator is a must if you've always secretly wanted to be a pilot.
The Wright Brothers
Another historic gem is the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, home to the actual bicycle workshop of the Wright brothers. The park is enormous, and you'd do well to consider the special ranger-led tour, or go biking along the Aviation Trail. This park is an excellent option for the entire family, and kids will be happily occupied with the fun exhibits. First Nations People's history comes alive at the nostalgic SunWatch Indian Village Archaeological Park.
Don't miss the chance to experience what life was like 800 years ago at this wonderfully recreated Native American village. The Dayton Art Institute meanwhile hosts a tidy collection of African, South American, European, and Asian art, and is just across the river from the Dayton International Peace Museum, so you could combine a visit to both before heading back to your house rentals.
Information about vacation rentals in Dayton
|🏡 Vacation rentals available||576 homes|
|💳 Possible discounts||up to 58%|
|🌙 Nightly prices starting at||$62|
|⭐ Popular amenities||Pets allowed, Pool and Kitchen|
|🐾 Pet friendly homes||51 homes|
|🏊 Vacation rentals with pools||250 homes|
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the average nightly price for a vacation home in Dayton?
The average accommodation in Dayton is priced at $62 per night. If you are looking for a house rental, the nightly price is $253 on average. A apartment rental Dayton will cost $146 per night on average.
How many vacation rentals are available for booking in Dayton?
Currently there are 576 vacation rentals from 6 providers in Dayton.
What are the most popular amenities for vacation rentals in Dayton?
The most popular amenities for vacation home rentals in Dayton include accommodations that have: Pool, Pets allowed, and Kitchen.
How many vacation rentals with pools are in Dayton?
There are 250 vacation homes from 6 providers in Dayton.
Are dogs allowed in vacation homes in Dayton?
Finding a vacation rental in Dayton that allows dogs is definitely possible, with 51 pet-friendly available.
What's the best time to travel to Dayton?
July and June are the warmest months in Dayton with temperatures around 84 °F. January and February in Dayton are the coldest, with 19 °F on average.
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