Sandusky, OH

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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.

Super 8 by Wyndham Sandusky
Super 8 by Wyndham Sandusky
2 out of 5
1904 Cleveland Rd, Sandusky, OH
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $61 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 2
Situated in Sandusky, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Sports Force Parks at Cedar Point Sports Center, Maritime Museum of Sandusky, and Sandusky Speedway. ...
3.6/5 Good! (953 reviews)
"Good service"

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2021

Super 8 by Wyndham Sandusky
Cedar Point's Express Hotel
Cedar Point's Express Hotel
2 out of 5
1201 Cedar Point Drive, Sandusky, OH
The price is $99 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
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 ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (817 reviews)
"We were accommodated as needed and we really enjoyed our stay."

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

Cedar Point's Express Hotel
Great Wolf Lodge Sandusky OH
Great Wolf Lodge Sandusky OH
3.5 out of 5
4600 Milan Rd, Sandusky, OH
The price is $150 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
This family-friendly Sandusky resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sandusky Mall and Sandusky Bay. Keys Golf Course and Osborn Recreation Area are also within 3 mi ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (982 reviews)
"My husband and I took our 5 and 10 yr old boys to the Waterpark for the first time. It was amazing. There was something for everyone to do. They loved the arcade. Our room was clean and spacious. We were able to park right next to the door to enter the building. They had set hrs of quiet time which ..."

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Great Wolf Lodge Sandusky OH
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.
Charming cottage within walking distance to downtown waterfront
Charming cottage within walking distance to downtown waterfront
Sandusky, OH
The price is $185 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
This family-friendly Sandusky vacation home is located on the waterfront, within a 10-minute walk of Sandusky Bay, Miami Park, and Lake Erie. Merry-Go-Round ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (20 reviews)
Cozy Cottage
"Ivy Cottage was even better than the description. It was super clean and cozy. The bed was very comfortable. Hot showers. Conveniently located to lots of stores and restaurants. We took a short drive over to Port Clinton to catch the ferry to Put in Bay. And Suzanne is amazing. She met us at the ..."

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2021

Charming cottage within walking distance to downtown waterfront
Waterfront Patio with View of Cedar Point and Sandusky Bay !!
Waterfront Patio with View of Cedar Point and Sandusky Bay !!
Sandusky, OH
This family-friendly Sandusky condo building is located on a lake, within a 5-minute walk of Sandusky Bay, Lake Erie, and Merry-Go-Round Museum. Maritime Museum ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (48 reviews)
A great get-away
"Loved our stay at this condo. As everyone states the view is great! Appreciated the well stocked kitchen and table and chairs on the patio. Tony was able to work out a bit later check out time with me as there were no guests coming in that day which I very much appreciated. Would definitely stay ..."

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

Waterfront Patio with View of Cedar Point and Sandusky Bay !!
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 ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (123 reviews)
"It was very clean and well kept. Beautiful scenery"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

Cedar Point's Lighthouse Point
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