Guide has 100 Valentine’s Day ideas for people celebrating in Dayton

Credit: Natalie Jones

Credit: Natalie Jones

The Downtown Dayton Partnership wants people spending their Valentine’s Day in the city supporting its local retailers, restaurants, bars and arts organizations.

Its all-digital guide has 100 ideas on where to get food and drinks, books, clothes, jewelry, where to watch movies and listen to music to celebrate the holiday. The guide can be accessed anytime at

“Valentine’s Day is all about showing your love, and that includes to the downtown businesses that make our community’s heart flutter,” said Katie Meyer, president of the Downtown Dayton Partnership, in a news release. “This year’s gift guide is full of great gift ideas, dining specials, and experiences for your Valentine’s Day with your special someone, whether that be a partner, friend, or even just for yourself.”



In addition, Downtown Dollars are available. This digital gift card is redeemable at nearly 80 downtown retailers including retailers, pubs, retailers, services and more. A full list of participating businesses, more information, and a link to purchase is online at

The Partnership also reminds the public that if Valentine’s Day plans include a romantic stroll around downtown, the Downtown Dayton Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area is in effect seven days a week all year long. Guests 21 and older may purchase alcoholic beverages in special DORA cups to carry around outside within the recently expanded boundaries of the DORA.

Learn more about DORA’s rules, boundaries, and participating downtown businesses at


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