Things To Do In Put-In-Bay

We may be a little biased, but here at Put-in-Bay Online, we think you should come and spend some time at beautiful Put-in-Bay Ohio. And if you’ve found your way here to this page, you’re already thinking about it. But you may be wondering what exactly there is to do at Put-in-Bay. What makes this place worth spending your precious vacation time? Well, aside from the nightlife, famous all over the Midwest. And the acres and acres of incredible green spaces for the public to enjoy. And the calendar full of exciting Put-in-Bay upcoming events. Well if somehow those things aren’t enough for you, just read below about all of the amazing things to do at Put-in-Bay!

Island Club Taxi Service

island club taxi

Island Club Taxi Service on Put-in-Bay is the islands 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!

Island Club Taxis specializes in weddings, conventions, groups, school groups, business meetings, family reunions, and tours.  We’ve even been utilized for weddings.  This has included transport of the bridal party, to and from the reception and ferry transport.  Let us do the planning for you and make your event worry free! To make arrangements for your group or just to ask questions about our special group services, contact us via email at [email protected] or call 216-898-9951. read more

Quick Info:
177 Sandcastle Road, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
419-285-5466

Blue Marlin Tiki Bar & Grille

Put in Bay blue marlin

The Blue Marlin Tiki Bar & Grill is the place for fun and excitement at Put-in-Bay.  This pool bar is located at the Put-in-Bay Resort and Conference Center. Fortunately, the fun isn’t just reserved for hotel guests.  The public is welcome to come and enjoy the many great features.

The Put-in-Bay Resort and Conference Center is the premier hotel lodging choice of the island.  Features include well-appointed guest rooms and villas, a large swim up bar and massive hot tub.  Additionally, there are splash pad areas in the front of the Put-in-Bay Villas.  Kids and kids at heart will love frolicking in this play space.  Also, the resort is proud to be the only Resort that has Conference facilities onsite. read more

Quick Info:
419-285-7427

MIST Pool Bar

Put-in-Bay MIST Pool Bar

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 vibe, a respite from the hustle of daily life.

Be sure to check the Entertainment Schedule, as great acts play on the pool deck throughout the season.

MIST Pool Bar Location

MIST is located behind Mr. Ed’s Bar and Grill.  Mr. Ed’s is situated in the heart of downtown Put-in-Bay on Delaware Avenue.  Also, the Subway Restaurant is just outside the gate for the pool bar.  This central location makes it very accessible from anywhere on the island. read more

Quick Info:
419-341-2858

South Bass Island State Park

The entrance to the South Bass Island State Park, with official signage.

The South Bass Island State Park is the place to camp on Put-in-Bay. With over 100 plots, some with full electric hookups, you’ll be able to enjoy the great outdoors of Put-in-Bay. These plots go quickly though, so don’t delay.

Testimonials

Alex W: “Beautiful and secluded park, good quality facilities and quiet grounds. The roads are narrow, but kept in good condition. Driving large campers or trailers through certain parts of the park may prove to be a bit of a challenge. I’d love to come back!”

Baubi H: “Had the best week with my husband and a couple friends. Spent a lot of time wandering around the island just taking it all in. There’s so much to do. Lots of shops and restaurants. Great views of the lake. The campsite was in a decent location and I slept like a rock all weekend. Best weekend ever.” read more

Quick Info:
419-285-2112

The Put-in-Bay Winery

Put-in-Bay Winery

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.

About Us

The winery exhibit, which follows the grape fruit from the moment the seed enters the ground, through its journey to the bottle, completes itself in a spectacular wine tasting room and gift shop with lots of goodies for purchase. Visitors can sample local island wines and varietals grown around the region, finding delicious new choices and new favorites. Enjoy a glass of wine while relaxing in our wine garden or on the front porch of the Doller House Estate with its wonderful view of the Put-In-Bay harbor. read more

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Bay Bucks Coupons

Put-in-Bay Bay Bucks Coupons

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 for such great attractions as Put-in-Bay Para Sail or Kayak the Bay.

Bay Bucks = Real Savings

A day trip to Put-in-Bay involves a few steps.  First, drive to one of the ferry terminal.  The Miller Ferry offers passenger and vehicle service from Catawba Island.  The Jet Express offers passenger service from Port Clinton.  Then, set sail for South Bass Island.  Once on the island, there is a host of shops, restaurants and attractions.  The Bay Bucks Coupons will help in all of these aspects.  There are discounts for some of Put-in-Bay’s best stores and the most fun things to do.  So, a trip to the island is not complete without Bay Bucks.  Grab yours today and realize the benefits. read more

Quick Info:
306-364 Bayview Avenue, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456, USA
216-898-9951

Bayview Gifts

bayviewgifts

Bayview Gifts offers a wonderful selection of great apparel and home decor. Find that special gift for that special someone.  Browse among the carefully chosen products.

A quick walk from the downtown area of Put-in-Bay will lead you to Bayview Gifts. It is a small and charming gift shop just down the road from the Miller Marina. You can get a beautiful view of the lake and the local docks. Then you can head in to the shop to find the perfect gifts for family and friends!

The store offers anything from clothes, to decorations, to Put-in-Bay themed souvenirs that are a great way to help you remember your trip! All of the items in the gift shop are carefully chosen by the Bayview curators to ensure that all the gifts and souvenirs are unique and original products. Buy some gifts to take home to your family and friends and maybe one or two for yourself! read more

Quick Info:
560 Bayview Avenue, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456, United States
(419) 285-1410

The Bucket Shop

window in the round put in bay

The Bucket Shop can be found within the walls of the World renowned Roundhouse Bar.  Take home some Roundhouse swag to commemorate your visit with a variety of great choices. The selection is eclectic.  Items include t-shirts, hoodies, blankets, ear rings and much more.  This shop is located in the rear of the building near the back entrance.  Selections are added often, so check often to see the latest styles and items.

The Bucket Shop and Roundhouse Bar History

Since 1873, many revelers have passed through and enjoyed a libation at Put-In-Bay’s  oldest watering hole.  Originally called the Columbia Restaurant, offerings included beer, wine, food and ice cream.  Still, the origins of the Roundhouse Bar name remain unknown.  However, two theories exist.  One of the first owners, George F. Schmidt, had the nickname of Round House Smith.  However, others point to the very shape of the building that sparked the name.  Today, the Roundhouse Bar is owned by the McCann family who purchased it in the 1950s.  They painted the exterior the iconic red it is today. read more

Quick Info:
199-259 Delaware Avenue, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456, USA
419-285-5665

Butterfly House Put-in-Bay

Butterfly House

Since 2004, the Butterfly House at Put-in-Bay has been an enjoyable family attraction for many visitors. The location is within the Perry’s Cave and Family Fun Center, which boasts several other notable attractions such as Gem Stone Mining and the War of 18 Holes Miniature Golf Course. Guests can stroll around the over 4000 sq. ft. space, while in the midst of hundreds of butterflies. There are pathways and secret passages in the garden that are sure to delight kids of all ages. Over 50 species of butterflies from all around the world grace this majestic space. Additionally, there is a gift shop that features figurines, jewelry, garden items and more butterfly inspired items. Also, butterfly specimens in glass and other lovely nature inspired items are available for your perusal. Take home a memento to commemorate your stroll through this unique island offering! read more

Quick Info:
979 Catawba Avenue, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456, United States
419-285-2446

The Candy Bar

Put in Bay candy bar

The Candy Bar is one cool candy store, selling 1/4 pounds of fudge, taffy, chocolate and novelty candy. Probably more types of unique candies in one store than you have ever seen. We have an ice cream shop that sells ice cream, shakes, sundaes, etc. and is available to enjoy on the outside patio. Remember all those candies you enjoyed as a child?  The Candy Store probably has it on the shelves.

Customers can find  the most well stocked unique Candy shops they have ever visited.

Candy Bar History

The Candy Bar is one of the oldest kids’ bars on the island.

Old Fashioned Candy Brands

  • Nerds
  • Taffy
  • Mallow Cups

Testimonials

Connor O: “This is a very nice candy shop. It’s a true dream for kids both young and old! They carry everything to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth. From packaged regular candy to the exotic candy-coated bugs. They have a huge selection of chocolate covered items and a large selection of fudge flavors also for those who like something a little colder on a hot day they serve a wide selection of ice cream.” read more

Quick Info:
170 Delaware Ave, Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456, United States
419-285-2920

Put-in-Bay Things To Do

When it comes to things to do at Put-in-Bay, the only problem you will have is how to get as many as possible into your vacation time! There’s so many different attractions for so many different hobbies. You could check out a history museum, play a round of golf, visit a park. Whatever your interests, and however you like to spend your free time, Put-in-Bay doesn’t just have one thing for you, it has scores!

Shopping at Put-in-Bay

Put-in-Bay shopping is incredible. You can literally shop until you drop! The main street downtown is loaded with all kinds of unique shops where you can buy gifts for your friends and family back home. Or just scoop up a bunch of stuff for yourself! We’re not here to judge.

From nautical themed decorations, to Put-in-Bay branded novelty clothing, and even wine that is made, from vine to bottle, at Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island, you won’t believe all of the things that you’ll find in this shoppers’ paradise!

 

 

Pool Bars: A Put-in-Bay Classic

One of the things Put-in-Bay is most famous for is its pool bars. Nowhere else in the northern half of America is more synonymous with the pool Pool Barbar. When you swim up and order a cold beverage to enjoy without even leaving the pool, you’ll think you’re hanging out on South Padre Island, not in the middle of Lake Erie! This is of course for adults only, but if you are an adult, even if you aren’t a big partier, we recommend you check a pool bar out, if only for a minute, because it’s a totally unique experience you’ll likely never get again!

 

Family Fun at the Bay!

But Put-in-Bay isn’t all about the party scene, far from it. During the week Put-in-Bay is a relaxing haven for vacationers of all ages to kick back and decompress for a few days. And Put-in-Bay has all of the family activities needed to fill the time, and then some. You can also filter to only family/all-ages attractions. The one thing that every Put-in-Bay visitor of any age should do is visit the Perry Victory and International Peace Memorial and Visitor Center. This is Put-in-Bay’s most famous landmark and with good reason!

 

Beautiful Lake Erie Ohio

This is all leaving out perhaps the greatest draw of Put-in-Bay, its beautiful surrounding waters. The harbors are filled with boats, and you can join them out on the water on a jet ski, or in a paddleboard. You can also sail high above them all on a parasail!

Or you can hop onto a charter and enjoy some of Put-in-Bay’s incredible fishing. Put-in-Bay attracts hoards of professional and amateur anglers in the spring for the Walleye spawn, which is the most abundant in the world. The catch remains great all year long so don’t fret if you’re joining us in the fall!

There is so much to do all over the island that you will easily find a Put-in-Bay taxi to get you to and fro.

Put-in-Bay Has It All!

The wonderful thing about Put-in-Bay is how much variety is squeezed into our tiny little slice of heaven. Whether you’re coming to have a party, to have a relaxing getaway, to soak up the sun, catch some waves, or land the big one, Put-in-Bay is the perfect place for your summer vacation!