Put-in-Bay Island SplendorAuthor: pibohmark
Date of Trip: August 2008
Put-in-Bay also known as Put in Bay is a resort island located in Ohio in the middle of Lake Erie. It features many great attractions and is an ideal place for families and weekenders seeking a great escape. There are a few great websites that offer information about Put-in-Bay and they are http://www.putinbay.com http://www.putinbayonline.com and http://www.ohio-put-in-bay.com You can get there by ferry boat http://www.jet-express.com or by private boat or airplane. Once on the island you can tour the island by renting a golf cart, bicycle or moped from http://www.putinbayrentals.com There are numerous restaurants and bars the offer many different type of food and entertainment appealing to all age ranges.
We arrived at Put-in-Bay in August for a long three day weekend. We departed from Port Clinton Ohio on the Jet-Express ferry however we learned the we could have also departed from Sandusky Ohio. We had reservations at the Put-in-Bay Resort Hotel http://www.putinbayresort.com for a pool view with a balcony room. The resort was located within walking distance from the ferry boat. Upon arrival to the resort, we were pleasantly surprised to find a modern, extremely clean facility! There was a large pool with a swim up bar and a very large Jacuzzi that held about 60 people. Check in was efficient and the front desk staff was helpful in answering our first timer questions. We then arrived in our room to find well appointed and comfortable quarters. Our room had free high speed internet and also had a refrigerator which came in handy.
We then rented a golf cart at the suggestion of the front desk from Delaware Golf Carts http://www.putinbayrentals.com and began to tour the island with a map that was provided at the rental office. The island itself is about 2.5 miles by 5 miles long. We found several caves that we could tour and a very nice winery that offered samples and a tour as well. There is also a very nice state park called South Bass Island State park that had a beautiful view of the lake and camping.
For dinner we enjoyed dining at the Boardwalk restaurant which was primarily seafood and located on the water. We also at at a place called Mossbacks which was also very nice and had a great steak there! After dinner we watched a local entertainer named Pat Dailey who was fantastic! His songs were funny and he really encouraged audience participation! There were two main places to eat breakfast, Pasqualies and Frosty's. In our opinion the Pasqualies was a better value. All of our lunches we ate were at the Blue marlin Bar & Grill http://www.putinbayresort.com/gallery/a-tiki1.jpg and were wonderful. They your typical sandwiches etc. but we opted for the smoked BBQ ribs and brisket which was simply the best we had ever experienced. All is all this was one of the best vacations we have had inside of the United States! With not even a traffic light on the island you really felt as if you had escaped reality and it was a much needed relaxing vacation.
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