Sandusky

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Sandusky which includes a bay or harbour, general coastal views and a coastal town

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.

La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Sandusky near Cedar Point
La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Sandusky near Cedar Point
2.5 out of 5
3304 Milan Rd, Sandusky, OH
The price is CA $85 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Sandusky Mall and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sandusky Speedway and Eleutheros Cooke House ...
3.9/5Very Good! (954 reviews)
"clean facilities with a great location near the park."

Reviewed on Sep. 7, 2021

La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Sandusky near Cedar Point
Cedar Point's Express Hotel
Cedar Point's Express Hotel
2 out of 5
1201 Cedar Point Drive, Sandusky, OH
The price is CA $125 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Situated in Sandusky, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.7 km) from Pipe Creek Wildlife Area and within 3 mi (5 km) of Maritime Museum of Sandusky and Sports Force Parks ...
4.3/5Excellent! (800 reviews)
"The blankets and sheets where the same that we use in the hospital I work at. Other wise the hotel was a great place to stay for visiting cedar point. Kudos to Daniel at the front desk. He was very helpful and went out of his way to make our stay better."

Reviewed on Sep. 13, 2021

Cedar Point's Express Hotel
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
The price is CA $144 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Situated in Sandusky, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Sandusky Bay and Pipe Creek Wildlife Area. Lake Erie and Eleutheros Cooke House and Garden are ...
4.3/5Excellent! (393 reviews)
"I loved the text message from the hotel and the replies from the front desk supervisor. She closed the shades to the pool so my kids wouldn't see the pool was open; it was late and I just wanted them in bed."

Reviewed on Sep. 11, 2021

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
Situated on a lake, this cabin is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Cedar Point and within 6 mi (10 km) of Pipe Creek Wildlife Area and Follett House Museum. Maritime Museum ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (123 reviews)
"It was very clean and well kept. Beautiful scenery"

Reviewed on Sep. 14, 2021

Cedar Point's Lighthouse Point
Waterfront Luxury Condo - Sleeps 4 w/ Cedar Point View!!
Waterfront Luxury Condo - Sleeps 4 w/ Cedar Point View!!
Sandusky, OH
This family-friendly Sandusky condo building is located on the waterfront, just steps from Sandusky Bay and Lake Erie. Cedar Point is 3 mi (4.8 km) away. Sandusky ...
5/5Exceptional! (18 reviews)
Great getaway place for a long weekend.
"Very cute place. Ideal location. Close to Cedar Point, waking distance to several restaurants, stores, etc. Pool and hot tub are well-kept and clean. Quiet place. Owners were great about communication and giving detailed instructions on check in and out procedures. Also plenty of info in the room ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 7, 2021

Waterfront Luxury Condo - Sleeps 4 w/ Cedar Point View!!
The Lake House at Cedar Point - Beautiful Waterfront Home!
The Lake House at Cedar Point - Beautiful Waterfront Home!
Sandusky, OH
This family-friendly Sandusky vacation home is located on the beach, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Lake Erie, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Cedar Point and Sandusky Mall. ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (102 reviews)
Very nice spot on Lake Erie
"Beautiful view from the upstairs balcony and bedroom. Well maintained property. Would stay again"

Reviewed on Sep. 12, 2021

The Lake House at Cedar Point - Beautiful Waterfront Home!
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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