- Kacie Klarer
- Tabatha Wharton
Here are 50 must-do things this summer in the Dayton area.
1.) Take a walking brewery tour. Summer and beer go hand in hand. Start at the Fifth Street Brewpub and walk down Fifth Street to the Oregon. You can then hit Toxic, Warped Wing, Barrel House and Dayton Beer Company. The best part of the tour is you can stumble to all five breweries in just under a mile.
6.) Cool off at the waterpark. Whether you're looking to soak up the sun or take advantage of one of the many deals the park is offering this summer, there are tons of great outdoor waterpark adventures a short drive from Dayton all summer long. Here are 7 waterpark adventures you should really think about!
12.) Get your climb on at Urban Krag. When that adventurous spirit strikes, you know where to head. The indoor rock climbing wall is designed to test your strength, provide a safe atmosphere and brings families together with a fun activity. Bonus: it’s great even when the sunny weather fails.
23.) Enjoy all things strawberry at the Troy Strawberry Festival. While the strawberry donuts might be the main attraction, don't miss out on all the fun activities, including a softball tournament, 10K race, live music, food vendors and more!
24.) Try one of the area’s hidden playgrounds. Step out of your comfort zone and explore these parks and play structures. From the heart of the Oregon to the outer ‘burbs, you’re sure to find a new favorite place to hang with your littles.
28.) Get on your bike and ride. Dayton has an abundance of bike trails for all ages and experience levels.
34.) Drink margaritas! Grab your friends and refresh your thirst with Bad Juan Margaritas from Elsa’s. Or check out a new spot. Find some of our favorites here: 5 best places to find margaritas.
50.) Spend a day in the Oregon District. Whether you’re looking for a place to eat, shop or hang out with friends, the Oregon District is the place to go. Grab a cocktail from a locally-owned restaurant or enjoy a local craft beer at Toxic or Lucky’s. Look for vintage goods at Clash or Feathers, check out records at Omega Music or find a new hat at BRIM. Seriously, the list goes on.View full experience