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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Neighbourhood
“If you are looking for an adrenaline rush make sure to visit the roller coaster capital of the world. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Get there early. Start with the rides at the back of the park and work towards the front. Can get in a few good coasters before there’s much of a line!!”
  • 24 locals recommend
Beer Bar
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“With 44 beers on tap, excellent sushi and Vietnamese inspired menus, this has become a favorite spot for our guests.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Museum
“Great place to take children on a rainy day. They have a working Merry Go Round indoors.”
  • 7 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“The food, drinks, and service here are top notch. Prices are on the higher end but well worth it. Reservations are recommended during summer.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Wine is their specialty, but you can't go wrong ordering small plates or dinner from the eclectic menu.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Heading to the islands and want to get their fast? Then Jet Express is the answer. Numerous departure points. Check out www.jet-express.com for current schedule, fees, and departure times.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
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“Rated #1 by Trip Adviser! My family and I visited The Brick Oven Bistro while in Sandusky recently. It was absolutely fantastic! We tried the zucchini fries (my favorite!), the "cheese bread," the chicken wings, and a pizza that was half margarita and half pear-Gorgonzola. We were not disappointed by one thing we tried. I would highly recommend this place!! Delicious!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“civil war burial ground. Interesting place to explore the graveyard of the "rebels"”
  • 5 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“This independent coffee house makes my favorite mango smoothie. Their sandwich and breakfast menus are varied with a number of vegetarian options, and the atmosphere is cozy.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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  • 3 locals recommend
Theatre
“A true downtown landmark since 1928, the Sandusky State Theatre has hosted some of the world's top performers. Check website for events and movie screenings.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great food with outdoor seating on the other side of the Chesapeake Lofts building.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
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“Exceptional nearby Mexican restaurant within walking distance, big city atmosphere in a small town. My favorite place in town for food and drinks. Try a Bourbon Smash or two or three.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Speakeasy. Classic cocktails. Hard to find though. Look for the green door with the tiny "bar" sign on top.”
  • 5 locals recommend