Discover the home of the historic amusement park Cedar Point, in a dreamy town along the shores of Lake Erie, with our Sandusky travel guide.
Stay at one of the Sandusky, Ohio Hotels listed above for a thrilling time in the Lake Erie region. On the shores of Lake Erie sits picturesque Sandusky, Ohio. With more than 22 miles of coastline, a world-famous amusement park and plenty of other sights to see, it is worth considering this northern Ohio town for your next vacation.
Thrill seekers from all over flock to Sandusky Bay to visit the world’s largest amusement park, Cedar Point. This amusement park is often referred to as “The Roller Coaster Capital of the world,” and with four roller coasters that reach heights of more than 200 feet, it is easy to see why. With so many coasters and 72 thrill rides in total, it should come as no surprise that Cedar Point has been voted “Best Amusement Park in the World” by Amusement Today for 16 years running.
Sandusky’s Lake Erie coastline offers up countless opportunities for fun on the water. In addition to picnics by the shore and boating, Lake Erie is the perfect place for fishing, as its warm temperatures and high levels of nutrients means that you will find more fish here than in all of the other Great Lakes combined.
Sandusky also hosts many sailing and powerboating events on Lake Erie over the course of the year. Travelling to Kelleys Island via ferry is a great way to spend a day out on Lake Erie. Whether you want to play mini golf, charter a sail boat, rent a bicycle or just bird watch, you can find what you are looking for on the island. Take a walk downtown to check out a number of great shops, restaurants and pubs, as well as live entertainment options.
Built in 1821 and standing 65 feet tall, Marblehead Lighthouse is one of Lake Erie’s most iconic and photogenic landmarks. Take a stroll around the lighthouse grounds for beautiful views of Lake Erie, Sandusky Bay and Kelleys Island. If you are visiting between Memorial Day and Labor Day, tours of this famous lighthouse are also available on weekdays. Though it may be just 17 miles west of Sandusky, a visit to the African Safari Wildlife Park feels like stepping into a completely different world. Take a drive through this 100 acre preserve for the chance to see and feed rare, exotic and endangered animals from around the globe.
These attractions should give you a good idea of what makes Sandusky an ideal travel destination. When it comes time to look for Sandusky hotels, make sure you book your stay with Choice Hotels to get everything you need for a memorable, relaxing vacation.