Like everywhere in America and many parts of the world, popular attractions, restaurants and hotels have empty parking lots. Like ghost towns, they sit empty because of COVID-19, social distancing and shelter in place.
We’re all looking forward to the day when we can, for some, go back to work and travel for business and pleasure. Now is the perfect time to start planning your next getaway.
While we’re waiting, hoping and praying, many of us are reading and watching videos of possible vacation destinations when we are again able to travel.
I’ve been to Sandusky, Cedar Point Amusement Park, the area’s pristine beaches, explored Put-in-Bay and Kellys Island, and climbed to the top of Marblehead Lighthouse. The area is a great vacation destination.
To start with, check out the many webcams including Sandusky, Vermillion, Lakeside, Huron and Put-in-Bay.
For now, check out what’s available; check out virtual tours, ways to support local businesses through online shopping, and restaurants offering locals delivery and carry-out food options.
Future visitors to can also save money on upcoming vacations:
- The free Shore Savings Card offers discounted savings to guests who show the card including attractions, retail shops, dining establishments, and more. Download your card and print on your home printer.
- Visit during the week when attractions open for the 2020 season and Americans return to work. Weekends are prime travel times, especially for attractions like Cedar Point and the Lake Erie islands. Money savings are available for weekday visits and there are fewer crowds.
- Several lodging properties offer vacation packages with added-value. Get attraction tickets, special savings, and more with packages offered by a variety of accommodations.
Plan now. Visit later. Area businesses and the CVB can’t wait to welcome you!