Discover the best things to do in Port Clinton, Ohio

Make one of our rooms at the Country Inn & Suites your place to recharge after exploring the best things to do in Port Clinton, from shopping on Main Street to hiking the sandy beaches of Lake Erie. Find new outfits for you and your crew at Sandusky Mall, or take the kids to nearby Cedar Point to experience some of the most thrilling roller coasters in the country. You can fish for walleye in Put-in-Bay or ride the Jet Express ferry to Kelleys Island to try local dining. Looking for more ways to get outside? Charter a boat for a relaxing day on Lake Erie, or head to Magee Marsh for a glimpse of numerous types of birds including songbirds, peregrine falcons, and even bald eagles.

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African Safari Wildlife Park

1 mi / 1.61 km from the hotel
Drive or walk through the park to see an impressive selection of creatures from across the world. Purchase food for the animals on site and grab something for your crew at the Safari Café, open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Cedar Point

9.33 mi / 15.01 km from the hotel
Roller coasters, family rides, exciting events, and water-filled fun await at this beloved amusement park.

Port Clinton Lighthouse

3.86 mi / 6.21 km from the hotel
Take a tour of the restored Port Clinton Lighthouse, built in 1896. When you visit, be sure to explore the beautiful grounds, which feature a nature trail and pier.

Island Adventures

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.

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
Slip on your hiking boots for a lengthy stroll along the shores of Lake Erie at this 2,200-acre natural area. Bring your binoculars for the opportunity to 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.