Show Your Love Downtown this Valentine’s Day with gift ideas, date night inspo, and special deals

Mike Colvin DDP Press Releases

The annual Valentine’s Day Gift Guide showcases specials and ideas from downtown businesses.

February 1, 2024 (DAYTON, Ohio) – Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and love is in the air in downtown Dayton! The Downtown Dayton Partnership (DDP) has created a Downtown Valentine’s Day Gift Gide full of nearly 100 gifts, activities, and ideas to help make it a special day for you and your loved ones. Whether you’re aiming for heart-eye emojis or a fun celebration with friends, the Downtown Valentine’s Day Gift Guide has you covered with everything from sweet treats to retail treasures.

“Valentine’s Day is all about showing your love, and that includes to the downtown businesses that make our community’s heart flutter,” said Katie Meyer, president of the Downtown Dayton Partnership. “This year’s gift guide is full of great gift ideas, dining specials, and experiences for your Valentine’s Day with your special someone, whether that be a partner, friend, or even just for yourself!”

Downtown retailers, restaurants, bars, arts organizations, and more have shared all of their special plans and activities in one place to make it easy to plan a dream date for your special someone or treat yourself this Valentine’s Day. This year’s Valentine’s Gift Guide is all digital and can be accessed anytime at Don’t forget to make reservations with downtown restaurants early as spots are likely to fill quickly for this special day!

If your Valentine’s Day plans include a romantic stroll around downtown, remember that the Downtown Dayton Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area is in effect 7-days a week all year long. Guests 21 and older may purchase alcoholic beverages in special DORA cups to carry around outside within the recently expanded boundaries of the DORA. Learn more about DORA’s rules, boundaries, and participating downtown businesses at

Not sure what to get? Downtown Dollars makes a perfect gift for any occasion! This convenient digital gift card is redeemable at nearly 80 downtown retailers including retailers, pubs, retailers, services and more. A full list of participating businesses, more information, and a link to purchase Downtown Dollars any time is available at

Stay up to date with downtown by liking the DDP on Facebook or follow us @downtowndayton on X, Instagram, and TikTok. You can also subscribe to the e-vents newsletter and more email alerts at Explore businesses in the Find it Downtown Guide, parking maps and more at


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