Sandusky for 5 days??

Sunday, July 4, 2004 9:50 AM
Hello. I'm planning to go to CP for the first time in early August. I'm not going to ask how long the lines are and all, but is there stuff to do in that area for a week? I have a whole week and a day from each weekend to spend and I'm driving from Northern Virginia, so I'll have a car. I plan to go to the park Monday and Tuesday, but I have a few more days. Is there stuff in Sandusky, or should I just leave the area and go elsewhere? I want to know so I know what to do and so I can plan hotel reservations. I searched for any similar topic but couldn't find one so hoepfully you can help me out. And if you have any hotel recommendtions that would be great too. Maybe the Radisson. Not sure if I'm planning too late to get hotel rooms though?


Sunday, July 4, 2004 10:32 AM
Threre are a few things to do in Sandusky. The most noteable is going to Put-In-Bay aka South Bass Island, and historic lighthouse at Marblehead Island. There is a ferry that can be taken to the island that is about 30 minutes west of the park. However, the ferry and a day on the Island take some serious cash.

But If you want to do more coaster riding. Geauga Lake is only about 75 min east of Sandusky off of the turnpike. GL is just minutes south of Cleveland. There is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ($17)( , Cleveland Indians, a maritime museum behind the Rock Hall, and a Space/Science museum between the Rock Hall the Cleveland Browns stadium. I also believe that Alice Cooper has his own resturant in Cleveland called "Cooper'stown". Just hit the Cleveland websites. There is much to do.

I hope this helps.

Sunday, July 4, 2004 10:51 AM
I suggest a side trip to PKI (especially if you own a PKD seasons pass, because then PKI will be free). It is another fantastic park. If PKI doesnt sound good to you, take a slightly longer way home and visit Hershey, another fantastic park.
Sunday, July 4, 2004 11:01 AM
There is plenty of fishing and such if that interests you. May people visit the islands such as Put-in-bay but I have never found those that interesting. Otherwise, as others mentioned Cleveland is an option. As is Detroit. Both towns have their share of museums, baseball teams and such. The Henry Ford Museum in Detroit is definitely worth a day. If you are looking for more amusement parks to visit then Geauga Lake is the closest alternative. You could also head back to Pennsylvania and hit Kennywood, Hershey, Knoebels, or Idora. PKI is a long trip from Sandusky, but should make your trip home a little shorter.
Sunday, July 4, 2004 11:53 AM
There is the Merry-Go-Round Museum in downtown Sandusky. You can enter the lobby and gift shop for free if you want to just peek in. It has a fully operational and restored Allen Herschell carousel inside and lots of other historic memorabilia as well as a restoration and carving program.
Sunday, July 4, 2004 12:35 PM
I just returned from a 6 day stay in Sandusky. There is plenty to do in the area. If you like to eat and drink then Put-In-Bay is a must. The place is just gorgeous. Soak City was a suprisingly nice diversion for a day. We also did go into Cleveland for one day, the Zoo there is great if you're into animals and such (my kids loved the Dinosaur exhibit).
Sunday, July 4, 2004 1:46 PM
Thanks for the info. It seems like there may be some other things to do, but it looks like I may have to go to Cleveland or something for more stuff. Maybe PA. I live near D.C. so going west or south too much may be out of the way. What hotels are good there? I'm not worried about spending a little extra cash since I will be there multiple nights. I want to stay in a nice place. Maybe with a whirlpool too!!

Thanks again,

Zimm - Theme Park Brochures and Maps

Sunday, July 4, 2004 1:52 PM
As far as hotels go, there are the Cedar Point Resorts which you can book online at

Also, there are lots of other hotels in the area. I would check something like priceline or hotwire for a good deal on a nice place. Check out moosh's thread to start

Sunday, July 4, 2004 6:01 PM
Definatly recomend CP Resorts, especially the Breakers. You dont have to pay for parking, get into the park early and can walk to the gates its fantastic.
Monday, July 5, 2004 2:54 AM
I agree with Touchdown, but everybody that stays in CP hotels gets in early, or so I'm told. We stayed in the Sandcastle Suites and it was awesome. We had a nice view of the lake, it has a pool and jacuzzi, a slightly long walk to the gates(but it's worth it!) and it's right on the beach.
Tuesday, July 6, 2004 2:46 PM
Thank you to all that replied. But I can't go now. Just found out my wife is pregnant with twins and has to be in bedrest for now. I guess my 8 year wait to get to CP will be a few years longer.
Tuesday, July 6, 2004 2:51 PM
Congratulations! That's one (well two) of the best reasons to miss a trip to the Point.
Wednesday, July 7, 2004 12:18 AM
There is a movie theatre in Sandusky, Put in Bay, Great Wolf Lodge, a mall. I would go to cleveland and go to the flats, go clubbin. Go downtown. Then go to Geauga Lake. PKI sounds good, as does Hershey Park.
Wednesday, July 7, 2004 3:06 AM
Al's Bar.

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