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 FlowRider attraction re-creates an ocean-like swell, allowing guests to experience the thrills of surfing as if they were catching waves off Hawaii’s coastline. Guests staying in Kalahari Resorts' Desert and Hut rooms get admission to this whimsical water park, included in the daily resort fee.
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 cabana (extra fee) a safe distance from any rogue cannonball splashes. The resort’s black-light mini-golf course and bowling alley make a great date night or a full-family outing. At night, the African-themed The Reserve Restaurant & Bar transforms from a casual pub into a bouncy nightclub with dancing. When all you want to do is relax, Spa Kalahari specializes in 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 miles per hour as it whips into a series of 450-degree spirals.
Promotional value expires Oct 16, 2013. Amount paid never expires.
Valid for travel 9/2/13-10/16/13
Must travel by 10/16/13 or promo value expires
Not valid on 9/18, 9/19, 10/10, 10/11 or 10/13
Limit 3/person, +3 as gifts
Limit 3 per visit
Valid only for option purchased
Reservation required, subject to availability
Room type is at the resort's discretion
All cancellations result in $25 cancellation fee; 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
Credit card required at booking and check-in
Must use promo value in 1 visit
$11.95 daily resort fee and 11.75% tax not included.
Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
Two queen beds and one sleeper sofa
Standard occupancy: 4
Maximum occupancy: 6
Adding occupants above standard: $20 per additional guest per night. Additional occupant fee includes waterpark admission, but not additional rounds of blacklight mini golf; additional rounds of blacklight mini golf may be purchased for $6 per game.
Two queen beds
Standard occupancy: 4
Maximum occupancy: 4
Adding occupants above standard: not allowed
Check-in: 4 p.m.
Checkout: 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)
By car: 59 miles west of Cleveland; 107 miles north of Columbus; 119 miles southeast of Detroit
By shuttle: an airport shuttle is available for $85 each way; call Kalahari's concierge at (419) 433-7200, ext. 34089 for scheduling and pricing.
Kalahari Resorts requires all children under 48 inches to wear life vests while in the water parks. Complimentary life vests are available.