Located on South Bass Island in Lake Erie, Put-in-Bay is a popular summer vacation spot in Ohio. Known for its beautiful scenery, outdoor activities, and lively nightlife, Put-in-Bay has something for everyone. Here's a three-day guide to help you plan the perfect island adventure.
Day 1: Island Exploration
Start your day with a visit to Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial, a 352-foot-tall monument commemorating the Battle of Lake Erie.
Rent a golf cart or bike and explore the island's scenic roads and parks, including South Bass Island State Park and the Oak Point Nature Preserve.
Enjoy lunch at The Boardwalk, a waterfront restaurant known for its seafood and famous lobster bisque.
In the afternoon, take a leisurely stroll through downtown Put-in-Bay and visit the island's many shops and galleries.
End your day with a sunset dinner at The Keys, a Caribbean-themed restaurant featuring live music and tropical drinks.
Day 2: Outdoor Adventures
Start your day with a kayaking tour of the island's picturesque shoreline with Put-in-Bay Kayak Rendezvous.
After your kayaking adventure, visit Perry's Cave Family Fun Center and explore the cave, mini-golf course, and butterfly house.
For lunch, head to Pasquale's Cafe for their famous chicken paprikash or a classic pizza.
Spend the afternoon swimming and sunbathing at South Bass Island's beautiful beaches, including South Bass Island State Park Beach and North Bass Island State Park Beach.
End your day with a sunset cruise on Lake Erie with Miller Ferry's Sunset Bay Cruise.
Day 3: Island History and Nightlife
Start your day with a visit to the Put-in-Bay Maritime Museum, featuring exhibits on the island's rich maritime history.
Enjoy lunch at The Boathouse Bar and Grill, a waterfront restaurant known for its perch sandwiches and cold drinks.
In the afternoon, rent a jet ski or go parasailing with Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals for a thrilling adventure on the lake.
End your day with a night out on the town, visiting the island's many bars and clubs. Don't miss the famous Round House Bar, home to the island's longest bar and a lively atmosphere.
As you make your way through Put-in-Bay, be sure to download the Keepsake app to capture all your memories and experiences. You can easily turn your photos into a stunning keepsake that you'll treasure for years to come.