official tourism bureau

Family Days at the Bay


Family Days at the Bay

Itinerary Family Days at the Bay Day One

10 am: Arrival at the Bay – You may ride either the Miller Ferry or the Jet Express.

  • Rent Golf Cart if you choose or ride the bus downtown from the Miller Ferry 
  • Rent Golf Cart if you choose or walk downtown from the Jet Express
  • Check into Hotel of your choice

11 am: Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial – History of the Battle of the Great Lakes and Oliver Hazard Perry.

  • Self Guided Tour of the Visitor Center 
  • Guided Trip up to the top of the monument 

Noon: Frosty’s Bar & Grille – choose from their famous pizza to the Burrito Bar offerings for a tasty lunch.

1pm: Perry’s Cave & Family Fun Center – so much to do!

  • Perry’s Cave Tours & Gift Shop
  • Butterfly House & Gift Shop
  • Play the War of 18 Holes Putt Putt Golf
  • Antique Car Museum
  • Gem Mining
  • Fort aMaze’n


3 pm: Heinemen’s Winery & Crystal Cave – world’s largest Celestite geode!

  • Wine Tasting & Winery Tours
  • Crystal Cave Tours
  • Gift Shop


5 pm: Boardwalk Restaurants – Dinner at the home of the famous Lobster Bisque and Lobster Rolls! 


7 pm: Time to Relax & Unwind – your choice 

  • Retreat to Hotel
  • Downtown Entertainment & Spirits

Itinerary Two Days on the Bay Day Two

9 am: Pasquale’s Cafe – Dine in Breakfast Option

10 am: Lake Erie Nature & Wildlife Center

  • Turtle Pond
  • Animals depicted in natural habitat
  • Outdoor Pond
  • Gift Shop

11 am: South Bass Island Lighthouse 

  • Storyboards on grounds
  • Guided Tours available

Noon: South Bass Island State Park – Visit the newest attraction at the Bay, the Put-in-Bay Sign.  Take a picture with family or friends during the sunset and #putinbaysign.

  • Swimming & Water Sports 
  • Jungle Gym
  • Snack Shack
  • Campground

3:30 pm:  Lake Erie Historical Society & Museum

  • History of the island of Put-in-Bay
  • Resale Shop

5 pm: Mossbacks Island Bar & Grille – Perch & Walleye Daily

7 pm:  Relax & Unwind – your choice

  • Depart Island
  • Retreat to the Hotel
  • Downtown Entertainment & Spirits