From thrill rides to waterslides, find the best things to do in Port Clinton

Make one of the rooms or suites at the Country Inn & Suites in Port Clinton your place to recharge after exploring the best things to do around Lake Erie. Find new beach outfits for you and your crew at Sandusky Mall, or take the kids to Cedar Point to experience some of the country’s most popular roller coasters. You can fish for walleye at Put-in-Bay or ride the Jet Express ferry to Kelleys Island for a dockside seafood dinner. Looking for more ways to enjoy the lake life? Charter a boat for a relaxing day on Lake Erie, or head to Magee Marsh to see waterbirds, songbirds, and even bald eagles.

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African Safari Wildlife Park

1 mi / 1.61 km from the hotel
Take a walk—or a drive—on the wild side at this seasonal safari park to see American bison, ring-tailed lemurs, and dozens of other animals from around the world. After feeding the giraffes, you can feed your own hungry crew at the Safari Café.

Cedar Point

9.33 mi / 15.01 km from the hotel
Home to some of the world’s tallest and fastest roller coasters, Cedar Point is an amusement park like no other. After a day of thrills, you can cool down on the waterslides at Cedar Point Shores Waterpark or in Lake Erie’s waves at Cedar Point Beach.

The Watering Hole at Monsoon Lagoon

1.56 mi / 2.5 km from the hotel
You can mine for gems, go on a safari, and speed your way around the go-kart track at The Watering Hole. To cool off, make a splash in the pools and slides of the water park. During the holidays, the park glows with over a million lights.

Catawba Island State Park

4.54 mi / 7.31 km from the hotel
For a day on Lake Erie, make your way to Catawba Island, where you can launch your kayak or catch smallmouth bass from the fishing pier. In the winter, the park allows ice skating and ice fishing.

Port Clinton Lighthouse

3.86 mi / 6.21 km from the hotel
Take a tour of the restored Port Clinton Lighthouse, built in 1896, and explore the beautiful grounds, which feature a nature trail and pier. If you’re here in August, you can check out the Port Clinton Lighthouse & Maritime Festival.

Fast Eddie’s Sports Park

0.82 mi / 1.33 km from the hotel
Go-karts, mini golf, bumper boats, and an arcade make this seasonal attraction a hit with kids of all ages. All year round, you can catch a game on one of 40 TVs while you savor a smash burger and a beer at the family-friendly sports bar.

Kelleys Island

10.88 mi / 17.51 km from the hotel
Lake Erie’s largest American island, Kelleys Island is just a few miles south of the US/Canada border. From boating and kayaking to hiking and shopping, the island offers plenty to do.

Liberty Aviation Museum

0.22 mi / 0.35 km from the hotel
Located at Erie-Ottawa International Airport, this museum features an impressive collection of World War II aircraft. After your tour, stop by the Tin Goose Diner, where proceeds benefit the museum.

Magee Marsh

18.13 mi / 29.18 km from the hotel
Put on your hiking boots for a stroll along the shores of Lake Erie at this 2,200-acre natural area. Bring your binoculars, because you might spot warblers and other songbirds, most populous in early May.

Main Street Port Clinton

4.21 mi / 6.77 km from the hotel
Explore Port Clinton's revitalized waterfront downtown, where you can browse unique boutiques and dine in local, independent restaurants. For a day on Lake Erie, look for one of several boat charters.

Marblehead Lighthouse State Park

7.95 mi / 12.79 km from the hotel
Pack a picnic lunch and your camera, and take in the views from this notable landmark overlooking Lake Erie.


10.37 mi / 16.69 km from the hotel
Hop aboard the Jet Express or the Miller ferry boat to Put-in-Bay, where you can shop, dine, fish, and camp at this popular two-by-five-mile island in Lake Erie.