Cedar Point, Sandusky, OH, USA

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Cedar Point, Sandusky, OH, USA

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Scream if you wanna go faster on America's Roller Coast

If it's thrills you want, then Cedar Point is the place for you. Widely known as the Roller Coaster Capital of the World and perched on a peninsula overlooking Lake Erie, Cedar Point is the second oldest amusement park in the USA. Open daily from May to September, then on select weekends until November, it has over 70 thrill rides, including 17 roller coasters. Aside from the hair-raising rides, a Cedar Point vacation rental make a great base for exploring the natural attractions of Lake Erie, the small town of Sandusky, and the sandy beaches which dot its shores.

Life is a roller coaster in Ohio's Cedar Point

Perched on the shores of Lake Erie, Sandusky is a launching point for the attractions of Lake Erie, as well as Ohio's iconic Cedar Point Amusement Park. Book a Cedar Point vacation rental in or around Sandusky, and you'll have a good chance of beating the queues at Cedar Point Amusement Park. It's also home to 3 massive indoor water parks, which keeps the kids cool all-year round. If you can drag them away from the theme parks, there's more to Sandusky than cheap thrills. Also known as the walleye capital of America, it's a big draw for fishing enthusiasts.

Some folk don't Cedar Point of roller coasters

Cedar Point Amusement Park first opened on Lake Erie peninsula in 1870 and has been sating adrenaline junkies for nearly 150 years. Known as America's Roller Coast, it has no less than 17 roller coasters, including the legendary Blue Streak, a wooden coaster built in 1964. If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground and your breakfast down, head to the Maritime Museum of Sandusky, which explores Ohio's rich maritime history through pirates, shipwrecks and fishing. Younger kids will love the Merry-Go-Round Museum, which features a beautiful vintage carousel, hand-carved animals, and a quirky gift shop.

Sandusky is hot fun in the summertime

While Sandusky is a year-round destination, Cedar Point is not. Open between May and November, it sees the wealth of visitors during the warm summer months, when temperatures reach a balmy 80 degrees. July and August are the busiest months, and Cedar Point vacation rentals get snapped up quickly. The best time to visit is in spring or fall, when the weather is still pleasant, but the crowds have dispersed. Winter is the low season in the Lake Erie region. Sandusky is usually covered in a blanket of snow and many attractions are closed for the season.

Bird on a wire - Discover the wildlife of Lake Erie

Perched on a peninsula overlooking Lake Erie, Cedar Point is 3.5 miles north of Sandusky. Although Sandusky and Cedar Point are most famous as America's Roller Coast, there's much more to offer than just record-breaking roller coasters. The East Sandusky Bay Water Trail is a 15-mile cycling and walking route which runs along the shoreline of Lake Erie. It forms part of the larger Ohio Water Trail and is home to a wide variety of bird and wildlife, including migrating shore birds and nesting bald eagles.