Summers on Put-In-Bay
Summers on Put-In-Bay Reviews
Jun 19, 2007
Put-In-Bay is a town on the small island South Bass Island in Lake Erie. It's a 10 - 15 minutes ferry ride from Port Clinton, OH and about a 20 - 30 minute ride from Sandusky, OH.
Weekends is when this place heats up. During the day, the small town offers attractions for most any age from historical points of interest, geological caves, shopping, and lazing at the shore. Nighttime is a completely different story.
Debauchery is an excellent word to describe summer nights on Put-In-Bay. There are enough bars to go around, including the world's longest bar, the Beer Barrel. Beer will run you upwards of $5 - $10 each, but that doesn't stop people from having more than their fair share. In one night, you will see countless numbers of bachelorette, bachelor, birthday, divorce, etc. parties. Most everyone is wearing beads. The more beads you have, the more flesh you've shown.
If you're looking for a wild night out, Put-In-Bay is a must. Take some money with you and don't forget that the last ferry leaves at midnight or 1 a.m. The hotels are probably already booked and you can't sleep in the downtown park anymore, so don't miss your ferry!
Accomodations are very hard to come by once the summer starts. If you don't make your summer reservations to stay either on the island (which all rooms are 2-night minimum for weekends, and the cheapest is is $200 a night) or on mainland (no nightly minimum, but even the Sleep Inn was over $200 with very few rooms left when I called over a month in advance to our trip) in February, you will be shelling out big bucks. Also take into account Ferry fees. While there is a Dairy Queen on the island, plan on at least $15 - $20 per person - per meal. My advise, eat on mainland before you come to eliminate at least one meal over there.
If you go, it is quite fun if you don't mind throwing money around. If you're someone who watches their pennies a little more, this may not be for you.
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