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Things to Do in Fairborn This Weekend

Things to Do in Fairborn This Weekend

Breckenridge Apartments is located in Fairborn, OH near Dayton. Our community is close to W Funderburg Rd. We are a mile from Wright State University and only minutes from downtown Dayton.

Our community offers 1 and 2-bedroom apartments for you to choose from. For our residents, we offer an outdoor swimming pool and on-site laundry facility!

Ohio is known as the Birthplace of Aviation Pioneers because of the Wright brothers and Astronaut John Glenn. The local aviation culture of Dayton is a large attraction for fans of flight. But if you aren't a flying fan, there are plenty of things for you to do in Dayton that merit a spot on your schedule.


If you visit just one of these aviation facilities in Dayton, I would say the Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center is a must. This building is listed as a National Historic Landmark because this was the location where the Wright Cycle Company was founded back in the early years. The museum also features poet Paul Laurence Dunbar.

Do you know what the Wright Brothers were before they were airmen? They were actually in the bicycle and printing businesses! When you visit this center, you will also learn about their early years.

 Dayton, Ohio 45402 16 S. Williams St.

Check out some of aviation’s history newer attractions at the U.S. Air Force National Museum. This by far is the world’s largest and oldest military aviation museum as well as one of the most-visited attractions for tourists in Ohio.

There are over 340 aerospace vehicles, artifacts, and a lot of missiles to explore over 16 acres of indoor space. There are tons of hands-on activities such as sitting in the pilot seat of a jet or walking through a NASA space shuttle. They also have the first B-2 stealth bomber on display in the world.

  1100 Spaatz Street Wright-Patterson AFB OH 45433

In 1992, The America's Packard Museum was opened by Robert Signom, who was an avid car collector. The original building was built in 1917 as a Packard Dealership and when the museum moved in, they took the same name as the original Citizens Motorcar Company but to everyone, it’s known as the Packard Museum.

When you visit this location, you can see over 50 Packard cars in the showroom making this the largest collection of Packard cars in the world.

 420 S Ludlow St, Dayton, OH 45402

The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra is the city's distinguished professional orchestra. The Masterworks Series hosted by the Orchestra is an awe-inspiring celebration of classical composers.

Schuster Performing Arts Center is just an amazing place for all types of events. There is a wide range of shows that can be performed such as The Rockin’ Orchestra, which plays music by (Elton John, U2, David Bowie, and many more). You can also find a large selection of family concerts as well as holiday concerts.

 One West Second Street Dayton, Ohio 45402

Craft Connection Brewery Tours is a great experience for any brew hounds. On this brew tour, you will get a sampling of over a dozen different locally crafted brews that are popping up all over the city of Dayton.

The tour takes you to three different pubs that brew their own beer. When you visit each location, you will get to try three different beers for a grand total of 12 different brews.

Some of the stops on the tours include Star City Brewing Company, Eudora Brewing Co, and the Dayton Beer Company.

  1000 Carillon Boulevard Dayton, Ohio 45409


The center of the aviation industry in Ohio and the Midwest, Dayton has attracted people from many different cultures. As a result, the city’s dining scene is a varied mixture of local tradition and international flavor. These five must-try eateries define Dayton’s culinary culture, from laid-back bistros and cafes to innovative food served in luxury settings.



Bistro, American

Coco’s Bistro is a warm, intimate-style restaurant, the menu encompasses a nice range of upscale American fare along with continental inspiration. Start your experience with an appetizer of fried Brie (or how about a Denver lamb rib?) and then enjoy a course of Bourbon Street salad or wasabi BBQ duck. For more of a casual experience, try one of their amazing artisanal pizzas. Reservations are suggested, and a private room is available for larger groups.

 Dayton, OH 45402 250 Warren St


Restaurant, American, Mediterranean, Vegan

Olive, a self-described urban dive, is arguably Dayton’s most accommodating restaurant. Offering gluten-free, paleo-friendly, vegetarian, vegan, and multi-allergy options, Olive has something to please everyone. The restaurant creates its meals from as many local, organic, and free-range sources as possible to ensure the highest quality. Re-purposing the former home of a Wympee diner, Dayton’s first drive-in built-in 1938, Olive has a unique, Chicago bistro-inspired ambiance inside, while the outside remains the same, including the signage. Like the fast-food restaurants of a bygone era, Olive seeks to make its customer service paramount, the perfect side to its tasty Mediterranean-American fare.

 44 W Third St Dayton, OH 45402


Restaurant, American

If you are looking for the classic cup o' joe and a quality sandwich like the good ol' days, look no further than Lefty's Eats & Espresso in Fairborn, OH. A local favorite. Lefty's offers a wide variety of delicious sandwiches, salads, pasta, and of course, coffee. Not only is the food the best in Fairborn, but they also have friendly staff to help put the orders together. Stop by the next time you're craving a good meal and a good time!

 2 W Main Street Fairborn, OH 45324


Cafe, Restaurant, American

Located just north of the Dayton Airport Coldwater Café offers an exquisite selection of dishes by Chef Nick Hoover. You can also dine at the Chef’s Table, and enjoy a five-course meal with wine pairings. Signature dishes include the Chilean sea bass ostrich filet, and gourmet grilled cheese.

Coldwater diners can also take advantage of cozy indoor and outdoor seating, as well as the private function room called the Upper Plate, which offers a great view. Coldwater Cafe is open for both lunch and dinner.

  19 E Main St Tipp City, OH 45371


Restaurant, Thai, Vegan-Friendly

Thai 9 offers authentic Thai food and also sushi. Found in Dayton's Oregon Historic District, this Thai restaurant also has a wide selection of wine, craft beer, and liquor.

Customer favorites include the Crab Rangoon, Chicken Fried Rice, Pad Thai, Mango Sticky Rice, and sushi. Be warned, if they say a dish is spicy … it’s really spicy! But Thai 9 has something for everyone, both adventurous eaters and not-so daring eaters. Try out this great local restaurant!

 11 Brown St Dayton, OH 45402