Winter Romance

by Carlee L.

Visit Lake Erie Shores and Islands for a romantic getaway this winter


Tour Stops

  • Sawmill Creek Resort and Conference Center

    Nested on the shores of Lake Erie, Sawmill Creek Resort is a full service hotel and conference center featuring 236 guest rooms and suites. Sawmill Creek boast an 18 hole Tom Fazio design championship golf course. The resort offers three restaurants eatery choices and unique boutique shopping in Sawmill Creek Shops. During the summertime enjoy the private Lake Erie beach and recreational options such as biking, kayaking and Jet Ski rentals. In the winter months enjoy the natural beauty of the adjacent Sheldon Marsh State Preserve, or ice skating outside Mulligan's Pub, then warm up next to one of two fireplaces in the Big Sky Lobby. No matter what time of year, reward yourself with the perfect escape to Sawmill Creek Resort.

    • Address: 400 Sawmill Creek Dr. (off US 6)
      Sandusky/Huron, Ohio 44839
    • Phone: Local Number: 4194333800
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  • Tre Sorelle Cioccolato

    Tre Sorelle Cioccolato produces premium chocolates made by hand in a processional kitchen. Ingredients are sourced locally when possible, with no added preservatives. This is what "fresh" tastes like. Open year-round.

    • Address: 634 Columbus Ave.
      Sandusky, Ohio 44870
    • Phone: Local Number: 419-502-2462
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  • Firelands Festival of Lights

    The Firelands Festival of Lights display lights up the sky at Sawmill Creek Resort in Huron, Ohio. Stop by to visit the fabulous lighting demonstration during the holiday season! Santa will be available at the Candy Cane House each evening through December 23rd.   

    • Address: 400 Sawmill Creek Dr. (off US Rt 6)
      Huron, Ohio 44839
    • Phone: Toll-Free: 8007296455
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  • Kalahari Resort

    The Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio is home to America's Largest Indoor Waterpark! Surf indoors 365 days a year or take on the Zip Coaster uphill water roller coaster.  We also take great pride in being Ohio's largest hotel and Convention Center Resort with over 900 guest rooms and suites, and 215,000 square feet of convention center space. Kalahari has a an award wining Spa, World class restaurants including The Reserve and Great Karoo, bars and lounges, retail shops and various activities that include Pottery Pizzazz, Black Light Mini-Golf, an arcade, arcade style bowling all inside!  Outdoors Kalahari has Safari Adventures animal zoo, open year around, an outdoor waterpark and Safari Outdoor Adventure Park, that features zip lines, a 3 story ropes course and two 32 foot tall climbing walls.

    • Address: 7000 Kalahari Dr. (off US 250)
      Sandusky, Ohio 44870
    • Phone: Local Number: 4194337200
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  • Chez Francois/Touche Wine Bar

    Sail on up, literally, to this French gem on the Vermilion River, where the sumptuous menu and professional, but friendly staff earn the top rating for food and service. This ethereal experience includes a phenomenal wine list, charming dining room and Touché Wine and Martini Bar.

    • Address: 555 Main St.
      Vermilion, Ohio 44089
    • Phone: Local Number: 4409670630
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  • Baci Restaurant & NiteClub

    Life is too short for average food! Baci's modern interpretations of regional Italian dishes have garnered superlative reviews. Baci's European cuisine and refined upscale atmosphere are perfect for a romantic dinner for two, an office dinner meeting or just a night out with friends. Specialties include filet mignon, lobster tail, assorted pasta, fresh seafood and imported wine and coffees. Stay after dinner and dance the night away with the in-house DJ.

    • Address: 5909 Milan Rd.
      at Comfort Inn-Sandusky
      Sandusky, Ohio 44870
    • Phone: Local Number: 4196249900
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  • Sandusky State Theatre

    This 1,500-seat national landmark is a top entertainment destination in Erie County. See nationally-recognized performers, Broadway shows, movies, and more when visiting the Sandusky area. Rental space is available and groups are always welcome. Please visit website for schedule. Box office open Mon-Fri 10 am-5 pm.

    • Address: 107 Columbus Ave.
      Sandusky, Ohio 44870
    • Phone: Local Number: 4196261950
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  • Firelands Winery

    Wine has been made on this site since 1880. Enjoy award-winning estate bottled wines, a charming gift shop, tasting and tours. Relax in our cozy seating area. Located near Lake Erie. ADA accessible.

    • Address: 917 Bardshar Rd.
      Sandusky, Ohio 44870
    • Phone: Local Number: (419) 625-5474
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