Adrenaline-pumping fun for the whole family.
The northwestern Ohio city, set along Lake Erie, is best known as the roller-coaster capital of the world. With more than 17 thrilling coasters and 75 more stomach-flipping operations (think a Ferris wheel, go-carts, and more), the 364-acre Cedar Point Amusement Park—which dates back to 1870—takes families on an exciting ride. Pack the car and hit the road, anytime from mid-May through Labor Day, or on weekends from Labor Day through the end of October.
The park is home to 17 roller coasters, a hulking outdoor water park, a 150-foot Ferris wheel, go-karts, live entertainment, and a scenic view of Lake Erie. Don’t miss the newest kids’ attraction, Planet Snoopy (seven Peanuts-themed rides).
Test your courage with Challenge Golf and the RipCord Skycoaster (like bungee jumping).
Dig into hickory-smoked ribs, char-grilled burgers, and chicken.
Opt for grilled walleye at this Canadian-style fishing lodge.
Great Wolf Lodge Hotel-Sandusky
The property houses an indoor water park and themed rooms, including a “wolf den” for your cubs.