August is here and summer break seems to be on its last leg, but there is still plenty of time for family fun. Why not take a staycation in this great State of Ohio? From top to bottom Ohio is filled with different attractions and activities that your family is sure to enjoy. E.E. Ward Moving & Storage Co. offers some tips and information about the benefits of taking a staycation.
Located on beautiful South Bass Island, the Village of Put in Bay is a vacation destination to over 750,000 tourists each year. Visitors gravitate to the island annually to enjoy the splendor of the natural harbor, fish the abundant waters of Lake Erie, participate in geological explorations, discover a large variety of migratory and native species unique to the area, learn about the historical significance of Put-in-Bay, and enjoy all the tourist attractions found throughout South Bass Island.
Put-in-Bay, Ohio is one of Lake Erie’s most popular resort areas and has something for everyone! Step back in time with Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry to learn about the Battle of Lake Erie at Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial and the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society Museums. Explore the world’s largest geode at Crystal Cave or discover South Bass Island’s underground river in Perry’s Cave. Take in the magnificence of our island sunsets while strolling along our beautiful downtown harbor and DeRivera park area. Recreational boaters can dock in the heart of it all and are just steps away from fabulous boutiques, excellent restaurants, live music and spirited taverns. Visitors will also have the opportunity to enjoy a multitude of other attractions, including a winery, butterfly house, playgrounds, miniature golf, historical homes, chocolate museum, wildlife museum, antique carousel, a nine hole golf course, jet-ski rentals, parasailing, kayaking, and a convention center.
Cedar Point is a 364 acre amusement park located on a Lake Erie peninsula in Sandusky, Ohio. It is the second oldest operating amusement park behind Lake Compounce, since being opened in 1870. It is by far the most significant park owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company. Commonly known as “America’s Roller Coast”, Cedar Point features a world-record 72 rides. This includes 16 roller coasters meaning that the park contains the third-most roller coasters in the world, behind Canada’s Wonderland and Six Flags Magic Mountain.
Cedar Point also features an adjacent water park “Soak City”, however this water park requires separate admission as guests must get their hands stamped to re-enter Cedar Point.
Sunday- Thursday 10:00AM -10:00PM
Friday-Saturday 10:00AM – Midnight
1 Cedar Point Drive
Sandusky, OH 44870
Every since the Toledo Museum of Art was founded in 1901, they have sustained a reputation for the quality of their collection and educational programs. With over 30,000 works of art representing American and European painting, the history of art in glass, ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian works, Asian and African art, medieval art, sculpture, decorative arts, graphic arts, and modern & contemporary art. The museum is approximately 36 acres and occupies six buildings. The main building contains four and a half acres of floor space on two levels. It also has 45 galleries, 15 classroom studios, 1,750 seat concert hall, 176 seat Little Theater lecture hall, the Resource Center for Educators, the Family Center, the Visual Resources Collection, the Museum Café, and the Museum Store featuring Collector’s Corner.
Tuesday & Wednesday 10:00 AM -4:00PM
Thursday & Friday 10:00AM – Saturday 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday Noon – 5:00
Admissions – Free