Things To Do In Sandusky

Up to 49% Off Go-Karts, Arcade, and Bowling

Adventure Bay

Put In Bay

$54 $30

Head to the arcade to play video and computer games, test your hand at skee ball, and enjoy competitive fun at the go-kart track

Up to 60% Off Short-Track Racing Experiences

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Sandusky Speedway

$99 $49

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

61% Off One-Night Cabin Stay

Camp Sandusky

Sandusky

$75 $29

Campers savor the great outdoors and an included pancake breakfast from an Amish-built cabin for four

Up to 64% Off Safari-Park Visit for One or Four

African Safari Wildlife Park

Danbury

$21.95 $8

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Visitors in cars can offer food to freely roaming African species such as bison, elk, zebra, giraffes, and camels

Up to 52% Off Entry to Lake Eerie Zombie Mud Run

Lake Eerie Zombie Mud Run

Sandusky

$50 $25

Zombies provide an eerie obstacle for runners during a zombie-apocalypse themed 5K; zombie makeup is offered onsite

Up to 63% Off at Maui Sands Resort & Indoor Waterpark

Maui Sands Resort & Indoor Waterpark

Perkins

$39.95 $19

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Indoor, tropical-island themed waterpark with lazy rivers, vortex pools, a lagoon, a treehouse, and signature slides

Up to 59% Off Golf Range Balls

Mudbrook Golf Center

Huron

$40 $19

Indoor and outdoor driving ranges host players rain or shine

"Men Are from Mars Women Are from Venus" – Up to 51% Off

"Men are from Mars Women are from Venus"

Sandusky State Theatre

$53 $26

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Based on the hit book by John Gray, Peter Story's live performance elicits knowing laughter from both sexes

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After spotting vacationers parasail over Florida's beaches, the founder of Put in Bay Parasail decided to create a way for North Coasters to get the same thrill above Lake Erie's waters. Since then, thousands of parasailers have taken flight and sailed up to 300 feet over the water, enjoying beach views and attempting to touch the sun while USCG-licensed captains safely steer. Setting forth from South Bass Island, Captain Jason Hall outfits guests with life vests and valuable knowledge nuggets, gleaned during more than two decades of water adventuring. Alternatively, high-quality paddleboards send aqua explorers on adventures closer to Erie's water. Staff point boarders in the direction of great spots for sunbathing, bobbing, or surfing based on their skill level and fluency at communing with lake trout.

341 Bayview Avenue
Put In Bay,
OH
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Adrenaline Sports Management corrals runners in an array of races to benefit several area charities, such as Back on My Feet and Fathers Helping Fathers. Each course winds its way through historic neighborhoods, lush lakefront paths, or energizing vistas, and most reward the top overall male and female finishers as well as the top-three runners in each category with medals or celebratory eye patches. Costume contests ramp up competition in the Halloween and Santa Hustles, with top prizes going to best individual costume, best group costume, or most-authentic centaur lookalike. At the many after-parties, finish-liners can revel in après-race accolades from family, friends, and shoulder-perched cherubs.

1 Cedar Point Drive
Sandusky,
OH
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Fast1Charters' 35-foot, high-speed cigarette boat, helmed by Captain Greg, whisks passengers on an exhilarating and breathtaking jaunt over Lake Erie's tranquil waters. During your cruise west from Edgewater to Rocky River, you'll enjoy the rush of 70 mph speeds while the sun bobs atop the water like a perfectly safe yet radioactive buoy. On the way back, you'll get dramatic views of Cleveland's lit-up skyline pitched against the water. As you watch the sun melt into the ripply waters, pair your eye feast with an occasional cooling freshwater spritz. Fast1Charters' sunset cruise is BYOB, so bring along a couple of beers and toast your pals as you snuggle into the wind's exhilarating embrace. Daytime seafarers may enjoy the afternoon cruise, departing Saturdays from Kelleys Island or Catawba at 1 p.m.

104 Division Street
Sandusky,
OH
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Get cozy with Lake Erie on the back of a splishy-splashy water beast. North Coast Parasail launches waverunners from the sandy shores of Cedar Point Beach, directly behind Cedar Point's Hotel Breakers. Before taking to the open waters, riders will receive a brief equipment orientation and safety run-down. Your Groupon is good for a full hour of wave riding, during which you will feel the wind in your hair-piece as you rip along the Ohio coast, taking in views of Sandusky and Cedar Point while leaving that pesky paparazzo in the dust. North Coast's waverunners are big enough to seat two—twins and well-timed comedy duos are welcome to redeem their Groupons simultaneously and ride together, and sexy loners can opt to fly solo on the two-seater.

1 Cedar Point Road
Sandusky,
OH
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A 6-inch perch strikes a baited minnow, and then a 26-inch walleye inhales them both. The boy landing this prize catch—who also happens to be a first-timer—reels as his teammates cheer so loudly that Captain Alan Maier isn't even sure that his handling tips are audible over the excitement. Once the fish reaches the boat side, the captain nets the walleye and encourages the boys—all members of his grandson's little league baseball team—to capture the moment with a picture.

Maier charters fishing excursions for perch and walleye so that anglers of all ages can have memories like these, which prompt Maier to recall all of the trips he had with his dad that ended with one of them saying, "let's catch just one more." Welcoming parties aboard his roomy Thompson Fisherman boat—measuring 27 feet long by 10 feet wide and equipped with a sun-shielding hardtop—the licensed captain launches from various docks in the area and then heads toward the western basin of Lake Erie. Trips furnish all equipment, including bait, ice, and coolers to hold catches. Guests are also welcome to bring their own rods, reels, and lures shaped like BLTs.

6965 East Harbor Road
Lakeside Marblehead,
OH
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In a zombie apocalypse, there are usually just two camps: the living and the undead. But not all zombies are alike at Lake Eerie Zombie Mud Run: some run, some lunge, and some appear out of nowhere. The ghouls chase the 5K's runners, who navigate a muddy route full of obstacles that challenge endurance and nimbleness. If zombies take all their flags, runners have the chance to win an extra lifeline by completing an additional obstacle at one of the run's vaccination stations. Otherwise, they cross the finish line infected. Regardless of their fate, all racers receive entry to the post-run survivor's party, as do all spectators, who can cheer their favorite participants on from zombie-proof viewing areas.

3319 Milan Road
Sandusky,
OH
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