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Put-in-Bay Vacation Packages

The historical site of the Battle of Lake Erie gets a modern makeover as Ohio’s top getaway destination.

Surrounded by Lake Erie, Ohio’s South Bass Island feels a world apart from the mainland. The island’s only town, Put-in-Bay (often written Put In Bay), has become a top Midwest getaway. The village got its name in the 1700s, when boats would “put in” to the bay during inclement weather. 

Put-in-Bay has many restaurants, shops and bars concentrated in its downtown. Relax in a village nightspot and enjoy live music, available almost any evening. During the day, find a winery and pass the afternoon lounging on the expansive vineyards. Doller House, one of the area’s most famous wineries, doubles as a museum depicting island life in the mid-1800s. Heineman’s Winery is home to the famous Crystal Cave, which holds the world’s largest geode. 

Spend a few hours at Perry's Cave Family Fun Center, with cave tours, an antique car museum and a butterfly house. Learn about the history of the island at Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial, which was built to commemorate those who fought in the War of 1812’s Battle of Lake Erie. The setting of the massive column against the water creates a perfect photo opportunity. 

Lake Erie appears prominently in Put-in-Bay’s recreational activities; during summer the waterfront is filled with swimmers, kayakers, Jet Skiers and sailors. Moorings are also available so that visitors can bring their boats from the mainland. 

The town offers a variety of accommodation that ranges from budget hotels to quaint bed-and-breakfasts. South Bass Island State Park, located at the far end of the island, has a campground with full facilities. 

Although cars are permitted in Put-in-Bay, most people opt to explore by foot, or with golf cart or bicycle, both of which can be rented upon arriving on the island.

Most people visit Put-in-Bay from May to September. Ferries run to and from the island daily during the peak season. Port Clinton, Sandusky and Catawba Island are the top mainland departure points. Alternatively, visitors can fly into the tiny Put-in-Bay Airport or take a private boat.


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Harbour Square Suites

Harbour Square Suites

185 Toledo Avenue, Put-in-Bay
3.7
of 5, from 14 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in South Bass Island, this condo is within 1 mi (2 km) of Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial, Heineman Winery, and Perry's Cave.

£98
Put-In-Bay Resort and Conference Center

Put-In-Bay Resort and Conference Center

439 Loraine Ave, Put-in-Bay
2.7
of 5, from 28 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in South Bass Island, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Lake Erie Islands Historical Society, Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial, and Heineman Winery. Perry's Cave and South Bass Island Lighthouse are also within 3 mi (5 km).

£109
Edgewater Hotel

Edgewater Hotel

266 Delaware Ave P.O. Box 267, Put-in-Bay
3.7
of 5, from 3 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in South Bass Island, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lake Erie Islands Historical Society and Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial. Heineman Winery and Perry's Cave are also within 15 minutes.

£58
Bird's Nest Resort

Bird's Nest Resort

1371 Langram Road, Put-in-Bay
3.9
of 5, from 7 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in South Bass Island, this cottage is within 1 mi (2 km) of Heineman Winery, Perry's Cave, and South Bass Island Lighthouse. Lake Erie Islands Historical Society and Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial are also within 2 mi (3 km).

£82
Commodore Resort

Commodore Resort

272 Delaware Avenue, Put-in-Bay
2.9
of 5, from 30 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in South Bass Island, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lake Erie Islands Historical Society and Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial. Heineman Winery and Perry's Cave are also within 15 minutes.

£108
Bay Lodging Resort

Bay Lodging Resort

405 Lakeview Ave, Put-in-Bay
2.9
of 5, from 16 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in South Bass Island, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lake Erie Islands Historical Society, Heineman Winery, and Perry's Cave. Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial and South Bass Island Lighthouse are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Harbour View Suites

Harbour View Suites

50 Chapman Road, Put-in-Bay
4.3
of 5, from 13 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in South Bass Island, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial and Lake Erie Islands Historical Society. Heineman Winery and Perry's Cave are also within 2 mi (3 km).

£91
Put in Bay Victory Station Hotel

Put in Bay Victory Station Hotel

489 Catawba Ave, Put-in-Bay
4.0
of 5, from 24 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Located in South Bass Island, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lake Erie Islands Historical Society and Heineman Winery. Perry's Cave and Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial are also within 15 minutes.

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