Downtown Dayton

No trip to Dayton is complete without spending some time in the vibrant heart of downtown. This historic area encompasses sites like the imposing neoclassical Dayton Metro Library, stately Courthouse Square with its majestic fountains, several blocks of lively entertainment along East 5th Street, and a variety of shops, restaurants, and music venues like the world-famous Dayton Art Institute. Bring your group to check out the massive outdoor murals adorning many downtown buildings, grab a drink at the Dayton Beer Company Taproom, or take a guided tour of the imposing National Historic Landmark Dayton Arcade. After exploring the downtown sights, hop back on your party bus rental and head to the next destination!

Oregon District

Just a few minutes from downtown, Dayton’s Oregon District offers boutique shopping, chef-driven dining, breweries, and nightlife. Have your group stroll down quaint E 5th Street, which boasts historic Italianate-style architecture and lively patios for people-watching. Tour the Carillon Brewing Company, try a tasting flight at Toxic Brew Company, or listen to live music at places like Troll Pub. After refueling at amazing Oregon District eateries like Meadowlark and Lily’s Bistro, you can walk off your meal with a leisurely stroll through several adjoining parks like Triangle Park, Orville Wright Park, and RiverScape MetroPark along the river.

Yellow Springs

Looking for arts, culture, and natural beauty? Yellow Springs is a must-visit village just 15 miles outside Dayton. Bring your group to enjoy public art installations around town, Like the whimsical Living Sculpture walking trail in Glen Helen Nature Preserve’s 1,000 acres of forests and fields. Browse the colorful galleries along historic Xenia Ave or visit Young’s Jersey Dairy for homemade ice cream and putt putt golf. In the evening, check out a live music show at Peach’s Grill or a thought-provoking production from the Yellow Springs Theater Company before heading back to your Dayton hotel. Your party bus can easily transport your group to and around this popular village.

Carillon Historical Park

History buffs and aviation enthusiasts alike will love exploring Dayton’s Carillon Historical Park. This sprawling, 65-acre open-air museum tells the story of early Dayton inventors, entrepreneurs, and aviators who helped shape the course of human progress. Tour replicas of the Wright Cycle Shop and the Wright Brothers’ Print Shop. See a 1905 Wright Flyer III aeroplane up-close in the Wright Brothers Aviation Center. Let the kids burn off some energy in the National Historic Landmark Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park before piling back onto your bus rental.

University of Dayton Campus

Bring your youth group or school group to soak in some college town vibes in the University of Dayton area. Play Frisbee on one of the quads or grab an ice cream at the newly renovated student center. Catch a show at the brand-new, state-of-the-art UD Arena or take the kiddos to The Magic House family fun center nearby. After exploring campus, hop back on your party bus and head through the student neighborhood along Lowes and Kiefaber Streets, known for cheap eats like late-night pizza. Your group can reminisce about the college days while cruising through campus in your decked-out limo bus.

Dayton Mall

For groups looking to shop till they drop, Dayton Mall is the place to be. This massive shopping center contains over 100 stores, from department stores like Macy’s and Dillard’s to specialty retail like H&M and Kendra Scott. Refuel with a meal in the food court, then walk it off exploring even more stores. Some other shopping centers to visit include The Greene Town Center outdoor lifestyle mall and the quaint, upscale Shops of Washington Square. No matter where your group goes, your charter bus can provide easy transportation and keep all your purchases stowed away beneath the bus.

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

You can’t visit the Birthplace of Aviation without stopping at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, the world’s largest and oldest military aviation museum. Occupying 19 acres on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, this free attraction wows visitors with hundreds of historically significant aircraft and spacecraft plus captivating exhibits covering over 100 years of flight. From the Wright Flyer to modern stealth bombers, your group will enjoy exploring the museum’s extensive galleries and massive hangars. Just make sure to plan at least half a day to take it all in! Our team are experienced with providing charter bus access to military bases.

Dayton Art Institute

Feed your group’s creative side with a visit to the renowned Dayton Art Institute. Located just blocks from downtown, this art museum houses an impressive collection spanning 5,000 years of world art. Wander the galleries filled with pieces by European masters, Tiffany glasswork, ancient antiquities, and impressive African, Asian, and Native American collections. Don’t miss seeing some of DAI’s most famous pieces, like the mysterious 17th-century Italian painting The Fortune Teller and Waterlilies by Claude Monet. Then relax on your short charter bus ride back downtown.

Book a Bus for Your Dayton Adventure!

As you can see, Dayton offers something for every taste, from history to art, shopping to nightlife. Avoid the hassle of navigating separate cars around the city by booking group transportation with Dayton Party Bus Company. Our diverse fleet of charter buses, limo buses, sprinter vans, and other vehicles can easily whisk your group around Dayton’s best attractions. Call us anytime at 937-396-7255 for pricing details and to check group bus availability. Our transportation specialists can provide a fast, free quote and help plan the perfect itinerary for your group’s visit to Dayton. Leave the driving to us while you sit back and enjoy the Gem City!