Check Out Where You're Checking In

Last week a study came out that highlighted the most instagrammed location in each state. In Ohio, The Cincinnati Zoo came in at #1. 

I wanted to explore what similar info looked like for Dayton, so I looked into the Foursquare API which includes Foursquare/Swarm check-ins, but also Instagram. Of course with check-ins, these change hourly, but after a week of monitoring, the order is pretty steady. 

Here’s what came up….

1. Fifth Third Field 9076 check-ins
Coming in at #1 was no surprise, the home of the Dayton Dragons. The minor league team that has captured the attention of Dayton families over the last 15 years averages almost 60k fans a season, not including the many special events and walks the stadium hosts.

  Fifth Third Field (via Nick Falzerano)

Fifth Third Field (via Nick Falzerano)

2. Blind Bob’s | 8019 check-ins
Whether you’ve seen a show, or love brews and burgers, it’s a must you stop by the Oregon District’s Blind Bob’s. An always eclectic crowd, make sure you check out their upcoming shows! 

               Blind Bob's (via Blind Bob's)

              Blind Bob's (via Blind Bob's)

3. Lucky’s Taproom & Eatery | 6182 check-ins
Rounding out our medal winners in the Top 3 is Lucky’s Taproom, the popular craft beer and food spot in the beloved Oregon District. Enjoy Taco Tuesday or Bingo at a staple of downtown.

 Lucky's (via vegancrosscountry.com)

Lucky's (via vegancrosscountry.com)

4. Trolley Stop | 5806 check-ins
The Trolley Stop has a served as a neighborhood watering hole for decades, and is the oldest continuously operating tavern in Dayton. Trolley features live music, pool and everybody is happy to enjoy it's patio, one of the best in town. 

 Trolley Stop's outstanding patio (via Trolley Stop)

Trolley Stop's outstanding patio (via Trolley Stop)

5. Dublin Pub | 5532 check-ins
The recently expanded favorite on the corner of Wayne and 5th is one of Dayton’s favorite Irish pubs. Whether it’s a St. Patrick’s Day celebration, or you just want great food with view of 5th street, Dublin Pub is your choice.

 New upstairs patio (via Yelp User Mike "Irish Green" G.

New upstairs patio (via Yelp User Mike "Irish Green" G.

6. Thai 9 | 5227 check-ins
This Thai and sushi restaurant has been a favorite in the Oregon district for over a decade and continues to be a top spot for foodies looking for a solid dining experience.

 Thai 9 (via Girl About Town Blog)

Thai 9 (via Girl About Town Blog)

7. Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center  | 4577 check-ins
Dayton’s hub for all things arts, The Schuster Center hosts people from all over the region for performances of broadway, ballet and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra.

 The Schuster Center (via Pelli Clark Pelli Architects)

The Schuster Center (via Pelli Clark Pelli Architects)

8. 2nd Street Market | 4385 check-ins
Five Rivers Metroparks’ popular weekend lunch dining option and farmer’s market was named the 2014 Best Farmer’s Market in Ohio by Ohio Magazine. 

 2nd Street Market (via Dayton CVB)

2nd Street Market (via Dayton CVB)

9. Riverscape Metropark | 4032 check-ins
This park along the Great Miami River river is a connecting point for Dayton's 330 miles of paved bike paths. Enjoy events and festivals throughout the summer, or visit in the winter months to enjoy the ice rink. Look for easy access to the new whitewater feature on the adjacent Great Miami River dubbed “River Run,” opening Summer 2016.

 Riverscape (via MKSK Studios)

Riverscape (via MKSK Studios)

10. Press Coffee  | 4015 check-ins
Rounding out the top 10 is Dayton’s youngest entry on the list, Press Coffee. This trendy house serves everything coffee including French Press, Pour Over, Chemex, Cold Brew, and Espresso, as well as their own Woodburl Coffee. When it opened in 2011, Press was named one of The 10 Coolest Independent Coffee Shops Across The U.S. by a Zagat survey.

 Press Coffee (via Press)

Press Coffee (via Press)

Honorable Mention

Ghostlight Coffee | 4009 check-ins

Dayton’s other favorite coffee shop located in Historic South Park earns an honorable mention spot as it stays within striking distance of Press.

 Ghostlight (via Yelp user Den "Den" H.)

Ghostlight (via Yelp user Den "Den" H.)