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SanduskyUnited States of America

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.

Top Hotels in Sandusky

Put-In-Bay Resort and Conference Center
Put-In-Bay Resort and Conference Center
3 out of 5
439 Loraine Ave, Put-in-Bay, OH

Situated in Put-in-Bay, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Oak Point State Park, Lake Erie Islands Historical Society, and Stonehenge. DeRivera Park and ...

3.7/5Good! (292 reviews)

"Staff was very friendly and the hotel was very clean."…"

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2020

Put-In-Bay Resort and Conference Center
Cedar Point's Hotel Breakers
Cedar Point's Hotel Breakers
3.5 out of 5
One Cedar Point Drive, Sandusky, OH
The price is $279 per night from Oct 31 to Nov 1

Offering direct access to the beach, this Sandusky hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Cedar Point and within 6 mi (10 km) of Pipe Creek Wildlife Area and Follett ...

4.3/5Excellent! (423 reviews)
Cedar Point Amusement Park

"This hotel is awesome. Entry into the park is a stone throw from the hotel. Everybody was friendly and the hotel was exceptionally clean."…"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

Cedar Point's Hotel Breakers
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Port Clinton, OH
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Port Clinton, OH
3 out of 5
3760 E State Rd, Port Clinton, OH
The price is $70 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Situated in Port Clinton, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Liberty Aviation Museum, Island Adventures Family Fun Center, and African Safari Wildlife Park. ...

4.1/5Very Good! (974 reviews)

"We enjoyed our stay at the hotel. The staff was friendly and efficient. The room was large and roomy. The pool was fun and refreshing!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Port Clinton, 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.

Vacation Rentals in Sandusky

Harbour Square Suites (sleeps up to 12 people)
Harbour Square Suites (sleeps up to 12 people)
3 out of 5
185 Toledo Avenue, Put-in-Bay, OH

Located in the heart of Put-in-Bay, this condo building is within a 5-minute walk of DeRivera Park and Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial. Heineman ...

4/5Very Good! (166 reviews)

"Office people were very nice and helpful! Room was very clean! Great stay!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

Harbour Square Suites (sleeps up to 12 people)
Little Ted's Cottages
Little Ted's Cottages
3 out of 5
8390 E Northshore Blvd, Marblehead, OH

Situated near the bay, this apartment building is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Lake Erie and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sandusky Bay and The Keeper’s House. African Safari ...

3.9/5Good! (67 reviews)

"Loved the fire rings my husband made a fire both nights we stayed. It was very relaxing watching the fire and listening to crickets and looking at the stars"…"

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

Little Ted's Cottages
Put-in-Bay Condos
Put-in-Bay Condos
3 out of 5
1240 Tri-Motor Drive, Put-in-Bay, OH

Situated in Put-in-Bay, this condo building is within a 15-minute walk of Lake Erie, Heineman Winery, and Stonehenge. Perry's Cave and South Bass Island State ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)

"Overall the stay was an enjoyable one. Our bad luck the mayflies decided to show up so the balcony wasn't the best spot but it definitely would've been a nice place to enjoy an evening. When we first checked in, we didnt have any towels and after calling several times and being hung up on the first ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Put-in-Bay Condos
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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Reviews of Sandusky

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4/5 - Good

Gerard

Feb 16, 2020

The staff at the time of check in was ABSOLUTELY horrible. They made check in painful and uninviting. They only reason i will consider returning is because i enjoyed everything AFTER check in

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 27, 2019

It’s nice and fun

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

Oct 25, 2019

I could smell crude oil in the air as soon as we crossed hwy 2 from I80 could still smell it at the motel.. it was very unpleasant. hopefully If we make it back again someday. that smell will be gone

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 19, 2019

Lovely place for a vacation

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 19, 2019

Super fun and very lovely

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Oct 15, 2019

Could be anywhere from 20-35min from cedar point depending on traffic. Paid extra for a better star hotel; I wont be doing that again!

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