Massive Indoor Water-Park Resort with Relaxing Spa and Lively Nightclub
With more than 15 water rides and attractions underneath a massive transparent roof, America’s largest indoor water park is at Kalahari Resorts in Sandusky, Ohio. You could spend all day experiencing different attractions—rides here range from high-banked, high-speed turns on the Zip Coaster to the “whirling vortex of fun” at the Tanzanian Twister. Parents can unwind inside the steamy indoor spa, while kids burn off their energy at the Shooting Star water basketball court. The resort’s FlowRiders attraction re-creates an ocean-like swell, allowing guests to experience the thrills of surfing as if they were catching a wave off Hawaii’s coastline. And those staying in one of Kalahari Resorts' Desert or Hut rooms get free admission to this whimsical water park.
Many aspects of the resort are kid-centric, but adults will find plenty of activities suited to them. Grab a tropical drink and lounge in a private cabanas (extra fee) a safe distance from any rouge cannonball splashes. The resort’s black-light mini-golf course and bowling alley can make for a date night or a full-family outing. At night, the African-themed The Reserve Restaurant & Bar restaurant transforms from a casual pub into a bouncy nightclub with dancing. And when all you want to do is relax, the Spa Kalahari specializes in restoring peace through rejuvenating massages and body treatments.
Sandusky, Ohio: Roller Coasters on Lake Erie
Located on the banks of Lake Erie and almost exactly halfway between Cleveland and Toledo, Sandusky earned a spot on Forbes’s list of Best Places to Live Cheaply for its picturesque lake views and premier theme parks. Foremost among them is Cedar Point, the self-proclaimed roller-coaster capital of the world and the country’s second-oldest operating amusement park, where you can ride 15 coasters among more than 70 rides. For an unforgettable 40-second thrill ride, climb aboard the Wicked Twister, which speeds up to 72 mph as it whips into a series of 450-degree spirals. Cedar Point is open Friday–Sunday until October 28.
Promotional value expires Sep 30, 2012. Amount paid never expires.
Valid for travel 9/3/12-9/30/12
Must complete travel by 9/30/2012 or promo value expires
Not valid 9/19-9/20
Limit 3/person, +3 as gifts
Limit 3 per visit
Valid only for option purchased
Reservation required, subject to availability
72-hour cancellation notice required or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to the amount paid for Groupon applies
Must be 18 or older to check in
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Must use promotional value in 1 visit
$11.95 daily resort fee and 11.5% tax not included.
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Two queen beds and one sleeper sofa
Standard occupancy: 4
Maximum occupancy: 6
Adding occupants above standard: $20 per additional guest per night
Two queen beds
Standard occupancy: 4
Maximum occupancy: 4
Adding occupants above standard: not allowed
Check in: 4 p.m.
Check out: 11 a.m.
Parking: free lot parking; valet parking for additional fee
Rollaways: available for $10 per day
Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
Room upgrades: may be available during booking or check-in
By plane: 50 miles from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE); 110 miles from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)
By car: about 59 miles west of Cleveland; about 107 miles north of Columbus; about 119 miles south of Detroit
By shuttle: an airport shuttle is available for $85; call Kalahari's concierge at (419) 433-7200, ext. 34089 for scheduling and pricing.
Although many children possess excellent swimming capabilities in standard pools, Kalahari Resorts requires all children under 48 inches to wear a life vest while in the water parks. Complimentary life vests are available.