Sandusky

Travel Guide
Sandusky
Between seeking thrills on some of the world’s best roller coasters or reeling in your big catch from Lake Erie, this charming town will keep you entertained for days.

Sandusky, located directly on Lake Erie’s south shore in Ohio, is a small city with a big personality. It retains its vintage charm while having a variety of tourist attractions. Stop through as part of a Great Lakes tour or visit Sandusky as a standalone destination.

The months between Memorial Day and Labor Day are the high tourism season in the Great Lakes region. The famed amusement park at Cedar Point is easily the main attraction of Sandusky. It is widely known as one of the world’s best amusement parks for its large number of rides and prime spot on the edge of a peninsular. Millennium Force and Top Thrill Dragster are two of the tallest and fastest roller coasters in the world. Cedar Point also has water rides, an arcade, children’s attractions and musical performances. Take a break from the rides and soak up the sun on the adjacent beach along Lake Erie.

Five indoor water parks operate year-round. These include Castaway Bay and Soak City, located adjacent to Cedar Point. Spend a day at Kalahari Resort, which has the largest indoor water park in the U.S.

Boaters and fishers will find Sandusky the perfect base from which to get out on the water. Charter a boat to reel in the big catches during a day of offshore fishing. Try your luck at the scenic Castalia State Fish Hatchery along Cold Creek or head to Cold Creek Trout Camp. Rent a motorboat or ride the ferry to go island hopping along the charming Lake Erie Islands. Explore the shops, restaurants and attractions at Put-in-Bay, Kelleys Island and Middle Bass Island.

Stop at one of the many restaurants in the area for a delicious meal fresh from the lake. Take the marked wine trail to visit more than a dozen different wineries that offer tastings. 

Sandusky is conveniently located just over an hour’s drive from Cleveland to the east and Toledo to the west.

Quality Inn & Suites Sandusky
Quality Inn & Suites Sandusky
2.5 out of 5
6220 Milan Rd, Sandusky, OH, 44870
The price is CA $68 per night from Feb. 20 to Feb. 21
CA $68
per night
Feb. 20 - Feb. 21
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Sandusky. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (632 reviews)
"Very clean room and common areas, friendly and helpful staff."

Reviewed on Jan. 23, 2023

Quality Inn & Suites Sandusky
Cedar Point's Castaway Bay
Cedar Point's Castaway Bay
3 out of 5
2001 Cleveland Road, Sandusky, OH, 44870
The price is CA $182 per night from Mar. 5 to Mar. 6
CA $182
per night
Mar. 5 - Mar. 6
Stay at this 3-star family-friendly resort in Sandusky. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 5 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in our ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (89 reviews)
"The property was in great condition. Clean, friendly staff. So fun for the kids!"

Reviewed on Jan. 19, 2023

Cedar Point's Castaway Bay
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sandusky, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sandusky, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
1515 Cedar Point Drive, Sandusky, OH, 44870
The price is CA $132 per night from Feb. 20 to Feb. 21
CA $132
per night
Feb. 20 - Feb. 21
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Sandusky. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (555 reviews)
Already booked again!
"The staff was very friendly and helpful when we had questions. There were 6 of us and we all slept comfortably in a 2 queen room with a pull out couch. Only downside is that I wish there was more room for bags or luggage."

Reviewed on Jan. 22, 2023

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sandusky, an IHG Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Cedar Point's Lighthouse Point
Cedar Point's Lighthouse Point
2.5 out of 5
1 Cedar Point Drive, Sandusky, OH, 44871
Stay at this cabin in Sandusky. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a water park. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (165 reviews)
"What a great place. Nice and close to the park. Great atmosphere. Almost like having a blace on the ocean with the waves splashing against the rocky shore. Everything about the place was great"

Reviewed on Sep. 28, 2022

Cedar Point's Lighthouse Point
Lake Erie Haven - 50' yacht with charter option
Lake Erie Haven - 50' yacht with charter option
Sandusky, OH
Stay at this houseboat in Sandusky. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a patio. Popular attractions Merry-Go-Round Museum and Follett House Museum are located ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Great weekend
"Me and my friends had a great time on the boat and at the island. Cpt Jeff was very helpful and answered all our questions when needed"

Reviewed on Jul. 6, 2022

Lake Erie Haven - 50' yacht with charter option
Bayfront Resort at Cross View
Bayfront Resort at Cross View
2.5 out of 5
1231 1st St, Sandusky, OH, 44870
Stay at this cottage in Sandusky. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Popular attractions Maritime Museum of Sandusky and Follett House Museum ...
Bayfront Resort at Cross View
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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