Sandusky, OH

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Sandusky showing a bay or harbor, 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.

Quality Inn & Suites
Quality Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
6220 Milan Rd, Sandusky, OH, 44870
The price is $51 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 19
$51
per night
Dec 18 - Dec 19
Stay at this hotel in Sandusky. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (614 reviews)
"Clean, inexpensive, friendly service."

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

Quality Inn & Suites
Cedar Point's Castaway Bay
Cedar Point's Castaway Bay
3 out of 5
2001 Cleveland Road, Sandusky, OH, 44870
The price is $118 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
$118
per night
Dec 4 - Dec 5
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! (62 reviews)
Highly recommended
"Super family friendly, super clean, and super fun! Highly recommended. Everyone had fun, from 4 years old to 60 years old. Lots to do, including free scheduled activities for kids, an activity packet including a book/crayons at check-in, etc. Highly recommended."

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2022

Cedar Point's Castaway Bay
Comfort Inn Sandusky
Comfort Inn Sandusky
2.5 out of 5
5909 Milan Rd, JCT US250 and RT2, Sandusky, OH, 44870
The price is $76 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
$76
per night
Dec 4 - Dec 5
Stay at this family-friendly hotel in Sandusky. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,000 reviews)
"nice lobby, very clean properly overall. super comfy beds"

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2022

Comfort Inn Sandusky
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.
 ⭐❤️ of Sandusky ⭐ Private Deck and Modern Design. Mins to All Attractions.
⭐❤️ of Sandusky ⭐ Private Deck and Modern Design. Mins to All Attractions.
Sandusky, OH
Stay at this apartment in Sandusky. Enjoy free WiFi, a water park, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Cedar Point and Miami Park are located nearby. Discover ...
5/5 Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Cedar point Halloween weekend
"The apartment was clean, and had everything we needed! Quiet, safe neighborhood! Was perfect for our weekend getaway!"

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2022

⭐❤️ of Sandusky ⭐ Private Deck and Modern Design. Mins to All Attractions.
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! (164 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 Cedar Point and Merry-Go-Round Museum are located nearby. ...
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
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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