Need a vacation? It’s getting to be that time of year again, with spring break upon us and summer just around the corner. It’s the perfect time to get away.
Here are seven first-class resort destinations in Ohio well worth the short drive, and you’ll hardly even use a tank of gas getting there and back.
Hotel Breakers at Cedar Point
Truly the “Crown Jewel” resort of Ohio, this luxurious hotel “palace” is located on the beautiful shores of Lake Erie on Ohio’s north coast.
The towering 600 + room beachfront resort has it all: beachfront pools, four restaurants, game rooms, lighted beach, whirlpools, spas, retail shops, ice cream parlor and much more. And, oh by the way, not to mention, the world’s greatest roller coasters and the number one ranked amusement park in the America is only about 300ft from the front lobby of this resort.
Kalahari Indoor Water Park Resort – Sandusky
Everything is literally under one roof at this 800-room African Safari themed resort. Enjoy America’s largest indoor water park (173,000 sq feet) right here in Ohio with indoor surfing, water roller coasters, gigantic water slides, huge wave pool, zip-line, safari park, gift shops, eight dining options and more. The gigantic indoor wave pool has a clear roof and you can literally get a suntan swimming and riding waves indoors.
Maumee Bay Resort – Toledo
Beautifully nestled on the shores of Lake Erie, this Acapulco-style hidden gem has everything you could imagine and then some, including indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpools, a Scottish links golf course, beautiful long beaches, outdoor cabanas, game room, cafe, lakefront restaurant, lounge, nature center, playgrounds, jet skiing, wind sports, marina and more.
BayShore Resort, Put-in-Bay
Located at beautiful Put-In-Bay, on South Bass Island, this Bahamas-style resort is the only actual “waterfront” resort on the entire island. Enjoy some of Put-In-Bay’s most beautiful views from one of the two lakefront pools, 30-person Jacuzzi, or swim-up tiki bar. All are within walking distance of the island’s entertainment and shopping districts.
The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake – Ashtabula
Ohio’s newest state park resort offers breathtaking views of Lake Erie, a vintage wine tasting room, elegant dining room, lounge, glass enclosed pool, and much more. It’s truly a magnificent resort with all the amenities one could wish for.
Great Wolf Lodge Resorts – Sandusky & Kings Island
Ohio has two Great Wolf Lodge Resorts, one at Kings Island and one near Cedar Point in Sandusky. Both are phenomenal indoor water park resorts with the latest and greatest water rides, slides and adventures. The 400+ room lodges are stunning and rooms are decorated in various family friendly themes.
Ron Brohm is a regular contributor to this newspaper.