Last year, USA Today dubbed Sandusky the country’s best coastal small town thanks to its booming, revitalized downtown with a plethora of boutiques and restaurants. Snag a room at Hotel Kilbourne, a boutique hotel right on the water with a rooftop bar offering lakeside views of the Sandusky Harbor.
Then, downtown is yours for the taking. For an old-school haunt, head to Bait House Brewery located inside a former bait and tackle shop. Or make a stop at Sandusky’s only speakeasy, Volstead Bar.
Guests know seats are available when the lights outside glow green. If they’re red, you’ll have to wait a spell. Once inside, you can order from a list of more than 50 cocktails such as the Absinthe Drip for two.
But if you’re still resolute on enjoying the waterfront, you can access Cedar Point beach for a $20 parking fee. The mile-long white sand beach offers Jet Ski rentals and parasailing in a sun-seeker’s paradise under the shadow of the park. ci.sandusky.oh.us
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July 12, 2019