Sandusky, OH
By Christine M. Soltis

Will your travels consist of family fun and high coasting thrills?  If so, a trip to Sandusky, Ohio may just be what you need.  Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky estimates over 3 million visitors yearly and is dubbed the Rollercoaster Capital of the World.  Sandusky certainly has the thrills you seek!

To visit Sandusky, Ohio, the closest airports to this destination are Griffin Sandusky Airport (SKY) and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE). can help you book your flight at the following link:  (  For hotel accommodations; can help you arrange those too at the additional provided link: ( 

By far, Sandusky is most known for Cedar Point Amusement Park, which has been honored by Amusement Today as the best park in the world.  Cedar Point features more rides than any other parks, sixteen of which are roller coasters, and also boasts a marina, a white sand beach, live entertainment and plenty more excitement.  Close to the Cedar Point park grounds is Soak City Water Park, which offers additional and ample family water fun for your summer days.

Sandusky, Ohio stretches across over 20 miles of the Lake Erie shoreline, making it a clear choice for sailing or fishing. recommends a look into fishing charters and island cruises.  Lake Erie offers ample fishing opportunities whether you choose to do it on your own or travel with a team.  To keep up to date, check out the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for fishing reports. suggests a search into the best of Sandusky, which also offers many departing day cruises, seasonal cruises and more.  Check out The Goodtime I, which offers a daytime island hopping cruise through select days over the week and through the weekends.  There are other cruises offered as well such as the Friday Night Party Cruise and ones for several other days of the week.  Keep in mind that The Goodtime I may also be available for private rental or have seasonal opportunities, so check regularly for weather, dates and times.

Once you’ve had enough outdoor water fun, make sure to visit the Thomas A. Edison Birthplace Museum. suggests you shine a light on your travels by viewing this renovated former home of Edison.  His childhood home became the museum in 1847 in celebration of a century after the famous inventor’s birth.  Edison held over 1,000 United States patents on creations from the light bulb to the phonograph.  The Thomas A. Edison Birthplace Museum houses memorabilia of his family history, those from the area, as well as models of some of his innovations.  All of this offers a glimpse of the world in which Edison existed.

Once your museum visit is quenched, head on over to Cooke Castle, a remarkable towering limestone home built in the 19th century.  Four generations of the Cooke family lived in this 15 room mansion, which still exists as a Sandusky sight to see.  Over a century ago, Cooke Journals were found inside, warmly detailing the lives of those who resided here, enjoying the fire and the company of each other while escaping the outside stresses at the end of the Civil War.  Cooke Castle, which is also known as Cooke Mansion, stands above Lake Erie on Gibraltar Island.

When seeking restaurants, you will find anything from pizza to chain restaurants to unique places to eat.  The nightlife options are just as diverse, offering you a choice from a variety of lakeside bar/restaurant entertainment, nightclubs, music venues, sports bars, grilles and more. recommends a complete search of all of your local options.

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  • 1. Cedar Point Amusement Park
  • 2. Merry-Go-Round Museum
  • 3. Cedar Point Soak City
  • 4. Sandusky Maritime Museum
  • 5. Kalahari Waterpark
  • 6. Hermes Vineyard
  • 7. Follett House Museum
  • 8. Castaway Bay Waterpark
  • 9. Lagoon Deer Park
  • 10. Ghostly Manor Thrill Center


  • 1. Hangover Race - January
  • 2. Artic Ice Festival - February
  • 3. Thunder Rally - June
  • 4. Sandusky Islands Race - July
  • 5. Toast of Ohio Wine Festival - August
  • 6. Pirate Day at Maritime Museum - September
  • 7. Sandusky Bay Farmers' Market - September/October
  • 8. Wyandot Harvest & Corn Festival - October
  • 9. Festival of Trees - November
  • 10. Christmas Lighting Ceremony