Discover the top things to do in Dayton near our hotel

Located in the heart of downtown, Radisson Hotel Dayton Convention Center puts you right next to the Dayton Convention Center for trade shows or business conferences. Between your meetings at the convention center or in our venue, you can visit the bustling Oregon District or 2nd Street Market to browse vendors selling fresh food and local products. Here with the kids? Family-friendly things to do include exploring the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery or surveying Dayton history at the 65-acre Carillon Historical Park. It wouldn’t be a trip to the “birthplace of aviation” without stopping by the National Museum of the US Air Force, less than five miles from the hotel. For live entertainment, head to a performance at the Levitt Pavilion or the Schuster Performing Arts Center.

A fun day in Dayton
Near the hotel, you can rent a bike or scooter and find plenty of ways to stay entertained in the city. You can see a blockbuster movie at The Neon, grab a hot dog and watch a Dayton Dragons baseball game at Day Air Ballpark, or challenge your family to a go-kart race at Scene75 Entertainment Center. If you’re spending the day in Dayton with friends, test your luck at Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway, and then spend your winnings on your favorite brands at The Greene. Prefer a quiet day in nature? RiverScape MetroPark offers paved trails for both walking and biking, the musical fountains at Festival Plaza, and a beautiful portion of the Mad River that’s perfect for paddling, fishing, and whitewater rafting.

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America's Packard Museum

0.28 mi / 0.45 km from the hotel
This restored dealership features more Packard automobiles than any other collection in the world. Attend special events or tour the collection during your visit.

Oregon District

0.43 mi / 0.69 km from the hotel
Walk this historic downtown district full of stunning late-Victorian architecture. Galleries, boutiques, coffee shops, and restaurants abound, and the area hosts live events as well.

Schuster Performing Arts Center

0.3 mi / 0.48 km from the hotel
Hosting traveling shows as well as performances by the Dayton Philharmonic, the Dayton Ballet, and the Dayton Opera, this beautiful performance complex always has something going on. Check out what’s scheduled while you’re in town.

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

2.25 mi / 3.63 km from the hotel
A favorite for families, this much-loved institution includes a zoo, planetarium, children’s museum, and science and technology center. Explore the natural world with your kids through exciting hands-on exhibits.

Dayton Art Institute

0.84 mi / 1.36 km from the hotel
Housed in an iconic historic building, this 27,000-piece collection includes Monet paintings, Chihuly glass sculptures, and ancient ceramics from the Mediterranean region. Kids love the hands-on exhibits at The Lange Family Experiencenter.

2nd Street Market

0.6 mi / 0.97 km from the hotel
Wander the indoor and outdoor stalls of this bustling market that sells produce, baked goods, and local handicrafts. You can also stop for a fresh meal from a variety of restaurant vendors.

Beavercreek Golf Club

8.65 mi / 13.92 km from the hotel
With woods, streams, and sand traps, the 18 holes at this four-and-a-half-star course offer a welcome challenge for golfers of all skill levels.

Carillon Historical Park

2.01 mi / 3.24 km from the hotel
Take a walk through 65 acres of history and see what it was like to be a settler in America’s early days. Explore 30 historic buildings, ride the Carousel of Dayton Innovation, and visit Carillon Brewing Company.

Cox Arboretum MetroPark

7.28 mi / 11.72 km from the hotel
Discover Dayton’s outdoorsy side at this 189-acre park, which features nature trails, a tree tower, a butterfly house, and a children’s maze.

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park

1.17 mi / 1.88 km from the hotel
Drawing more than 50,000 visitors each year, this park honors aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright as well as poet Paul Laurence Dunbar.

Dayton Convention Center

0.08 mi / 0.13 km from the hotel
As Ohio’s first synergy center, this premier event facility in downtown Dayton was founded on innovation. The center is a popular venue for meetings, exhibitions, concerts, and sporting events.

National Museum of the US Air Force

4.57 mi / 7.35 km from the hotel
Boasting more than 360 airplanes, this museum at Wright-Patterson AFB features military aircraft as well as planes used by various presidents, including Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Reagan.