Put-in-Bay is a small island, but we pack so many Featured Things To Do into our few square miles, that there’s no way you can see it all in one trip. So many people ask about the best of the best. What are the Featured Things To Do? Wonder no longer!
MIST Pool Bar is the island’s hottest wet spot! Here, guests can immerse themselves in the beautiful setting. The sounds of the waterfalls crashing sets the tone. Swim right up for a hand crafted cocktail while enjoying the scene. Weekends feature outstanding local DJ’s spinning tunes. The scene is electric! Weekdays offer a more relaxed…More Information
Island Club Taxi Service on Put-in-Bay is the island’s preferred transportation provider. We want your visit to be a pleasurable experience. Our drivers strive to give the best service with a smile possible. To get a ride now, call 419-285-5466! Staying at the Put-in-Bay Condos? Call 419-285-2227 for a Put-in-Bay Condo Taxi! Island Club Taxis…More Information
Mr Ed’s Gift Shop has fun t shirts, hoodies, hats and more. Here, at Mr. Ed’s, “Nobody is Ugly after 2.” Clearly, this mantra reflects on the fun and quirky items available. There are styles available with Mr. Ed’s, Mist and Green Room logos. There is the right Mr Ed’s gear to represent for the…More Information
Bay Bucks Coupons are the premier saving option for a trip to Put-in-Bay. Inside the booklet, there are many island discounts. The total value is hundreds of dollars. Participating businesses represent both Put-in-Bay and Middle Bass Island. There are over 60 businesses participating in the booklet. So, there is a considerable amount of savings. Savings…More Information
Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial is the most striking Monument on Put-In-Bay. This massive doric column rises 352 feet above the skyline! The monument is a nod to Oliver Hazard Perry’s victory in the War of 1812. Additionally, the national monument serves as a reminder of lasting peace between the…More Information
Put-In-Bay Winery, located in Put-in-Bay, Ohio between Sandusky and Toledo just north of Port Clinton, opened its doors for visitors on South Bass Island in May 2009. Visitors from nearby Midwestern states, southern Ontario Canada, and around the world come to visit our winery exhibit. Once you get off the ferry, hop in a taxi…More Information
Become a Put-in-Bay prospector at Gemstone Mining. After purchasing a bag of rough mix, guests can sift through to find treasures. Inside, there are real gems and fossils. So, dig right into this fun thing to do in Put-in-Bay. Gem Stone Mining Location Finding this location is a breeze. This attraction and several others are…More Information
Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rental is an awesome way to get active on Lake Erie. Here, guests have options on watercraft to rent. There are jet skis, boats and kayaks available. Put yourself on the water for a memorable experience. Put-in-Bay Watercraft Location This great Put-in-Bay Attraction is located next to South Bass Island State Park. This…More Information
This is our specially curated list of the best that Put-in-Bay has to offer! There’s plenty more great things to do than this. But if you’re only here for a day or two, these are the Featured Things To Do that you can’t miss.
The Best of the Best at Put-in-Bay
There may not be a Put-in-Bay island tunnel to see, but there is more to see than you can imagine. Once a Put-in-Bay ferry, like the Miller Ferry or Jet Express, brings you to Put-in-Bay’s shores, you’ll have to find a way to see as much as possible in the short time that we are lucky enough to have you as a guest. That’s why we want to have a list of the best of the best, the things to do in Pt-in-Bay that are a must-see on our wonderful little island.
Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial
By far Put-in-Bay’s most famous attraction, Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial is also our #1 must-see attraction on the island. Towering over the island, it is for many the perfect visual representation of Put-in-Bay and South Bass Island. The monument was built to honor and commemorate our victory in the Battle of Lake Erie led by Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry in the War of 1812. You’ll notice the monument in many logos including our own if you look at the “I”. for even more info check out the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society. Come during “Pyrate Fest” for some awesome reenactments!
Family Fun Center: Putt-putt, gemstone mining and more!
If you’re bringing the whole family to the island, and you need some all-ages fun, look no further than Perry’s Cave and Family Fun Center. Here you will find putt-putt, a life-size maze to navigate, and an incredible butterfly conservatory called the Butterfly House. You can also check out my personal favorite, the gemstone mining. I vividly remember sifting through the bag of rough as a child and finding amazing geodes inside, even now 25 or so years later. It’s a unique and memorable experience for all kids.
Perry’s Cave: An Underground Delight!
The centerpiece, though, is Perry’s Cave itself, a definite top in the Featured Things To Do! This is a stunning underground cave and lake 5 stories below the surface. With amazing tour guides who can tell you both the geological and historical significance of the cave and make every trip down a fun and enlightening experience, Perry’s Cave is not to be missed on your trip to this Lake Erie island.
Featured Things To Do – Put-in-Bay’s Famous Nightlife
One thing you won’t find listed above, but we still consider a Featured Things To Do during your time on the island, is to visit some of the Put-in-Bay Restaurants, bars, and pubs that have made the nightlife on the island famous all over the area. Bachelor and bachelorette parties flock to the island on summer weekends for their bashes thanks to the downtown strip of bars that basically makes a bar crawl! Enjoy some drink specials or just people watch, either way you’ll have a blast!
Getting Around Put-in-Bay: Golf Cart Rentals
There are several golf cart rental agency’s to choose from, so we’ll give you a list of our favorites. First we have Island Club Cart rental. These carts are reserved exclusively for guests staying at an Island Club rental home. Next we have the Put-in-Bay Golf Cart Depot downtown next to Reel Bar. Lastly we have Island Bike & Cart Rental which can be found off the dock off bot the Jet Express coming from Sandusky or Port Clinton and the Miller Ferry dock coming from Catawba.
South Bass Island has a lot of different types of lodging: You’ll find Put-in-Bay Hotels, Bed and Breakfast’s, waterfront condos, Put-in-Bay Resorts, and more. No matter what you like, you’ll definitely be able to find somewhere that you’ll love. Once you get settled in, it’s time to figure out what you’rte going to do while you’re here. There’s great bars like Joe’s Bar, The Round House, and Mr. Eds; winery’s like Heineman’s or the Put-in-Bay Winery, and great restaurants like The Boardwalk and The Boathouse. You can also check out the South Bass Island State Park for Jet Ski rentals!
All of the Above Featured Things To Do and So Much More!!!
That’s not to say that this list above is the be-all end-all. But it has all the Featured Things To Do! There may be the perfect thing for your interests waiting on one of our other things to do pages, so check them out. But we do think this list represents a collection of things that everyone will want to check out while they’re visiting the Key West of the Midwest, Put-in-Bay Ohio! So hop into a golf cart and see as much as you can, and when you’re out of time, start planning your next getaway to the Bay!