Welcome to Dayton--the birthplace of aviation. Called "Gem City," Dayton is situated in southwestern Ohio and is filled with an array of activities from biking along the Little Miami Scenic Trail to touring the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. It's a place that grows on you quickly, which you'll learn as soon as you arrive at James M. Cox Airport (DAY). So, why wait any longer? It's time to look for flights to Dayton and start enjoying one of the Midwest's best destinations.
Many of the hotels near James M. Cox Airport offer free shuttle services, but if you're staying downtown, you can get taxi by calling ahead or going to the taxi starter booth, located right in front of the terminal building. Limos, charter vans and buses, and rental cars (next to baggage claim) can also be reserved. A more cost-effective option is to take the RTA bus route 43, but note that stops are very infrequent during the weekdays and weekend, regardless of whether you're going northbound or southbound; there is essentially one stop in the morning, one in the afternoon, and one in the evening. After unpacking your luggage, you'll probably be looking for an energy boost. If you've managed to find one of those cheap flights to Dayton, use the cash you've saved to enjoy Dayton-style pizza (small square slices) and drinks at one of the many bars near the University of Dayton.
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Wright Cycle Company Complex, Huffman Prairie Flying Field, Carillon Park, and several other attractions in Dayton hold great historical importance, and are definitely worth the trip. If you want to relax, grab some coffee in the Oregon District or shop at The Greene Town Center. With so much to do in Gem City, it's advised to look for Dayton flights and hotels early. Bundle vacation packages to Dayton on Travelocity and save up to $537 when you book a hotel and flight at the same time.