The 10 Most Romantic Things To Do At Put-in-Bay

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we thought we’d share some of what Put-in-Bay has to offer couples. Now obviously you can’t enjoy any of these things on Valentine’s Day, since right now the ferries aren’t running and the island isn’t hosting visitors, but when you book your couple’s getaway on Valentine’s Day for this summer, you can take a look at this list and start to plan all the romantic things you can do together!

For couples looking to celebrate love there is no better place than Put-in-Bay. Here are the 10 best things to do at Put-in-Bay for couples!

1. Watch the Sunset at South Bass Island State Park

South Bass Island State Park campground plotRanking #1 on the list of romantic things to do at Put-in-Bay is watching the sunset at South Bass Island State Park.  Put in Bay has two State parks. Oak Point State Park is the smallest state park in Ohio offering great views of Perry’s Monument and the downtown harbor.

We recommend watching the sunset with your significant other at South Bass Island State Park where the sunset is breathtaking.  People from all over the world say it’s one of the best sunsets they’ve ever seen.

2. Stay at the Put-in-Bay Condos

View from Put-in-Bay waterfront Condo balconyRecommendation #2 is to stay at the brand new Put-in-Bay Condos. With breathtaking views of Lake Erie, Kelley’s Island, Cedar Point, and the mainland, these condos offer wonderfully romantic balconies looking over the Lake.  You and the one you love will feel like you left Ohio. Grab your favorite bottle of wine, enjoy the special chance to look up into the night sky and fall in love all over again. Stay the night here and you won’t want to go home!

3. Rent a Golf Cart

Coming in at #3 on the list is to take a ride around in one of the famous Put-in-Bay golf carts. You and your significant other can conquer the island in style while riding around in a golf cart. Not only are golf carts an inexpensive way to get around the island, they are an essential part of the Put-in-Bay experience, offering you and your significant other a great opportunity to see everything the island has to offer!

4. Visit the Put-in-Bay Winery 

This is a must do! Couples can visit the Put-in-Bay Winery that boasts a great view of the harbor. Watch all the boats come in and out of the bay while enjoying the best selection of local wine.  We recommend you order a few different flights of wine so you’re able to taste their various wines.

Be sure to take the wine tour where they’ll walk you through their vineyard, show you their newest selection of wines, take you through the Doller Mansion and if you’re lucky they’ll show you an old ice racing boat.  Don’t worry, if you’re traveling with young children, the winery offers the freshest grape juice you can find!  Reserve your tour today!

5. Ride the Miller Ferry

The Miller ferry operating with a breathtaking sunset in the backgroundRunning every 30 minutes from the mainland, the Miller Ferry offers great views of the Lake Erie Islands. You and your significant other can enjoy the short ride to Put-in-Bay as you sight-see many different types of birds and other Lake Erie Island wildlife. Be sure to check out what coupons the Miller Ferry offers for different local businesses!

6. Eat at the Boardwalk 

The Boardwalk Put in Bay#6 on our list is to eat at The Boardwalk.  Couples can enjoy the four different restaurants located within The Boardwalk so there will definitely be something on the menu for both of you.  We recommend you eat at the Upper Deck which offers great views of the bay, table side service, and amazing food!

7. Visit the Butterfly House

Exterior of Butterfly House

Everyone loves butterflies!  At #7 we recommend couples to check out the Butterfly House. Once there, you will find hundreds of different butterflies from all over the world.  Inside, you’ll see the most colorful array of butterflies you might ever see. And while you aren’t allowed to reach out and touch them, I bet a few will land on you and give you a butterfly welcome. Reserve your tickets today!

8. Take a Walk Through The Scheeff East Point Nature Preserve

springtime on the shore at scheeff preservePut-in-Bay offers a few different nature preserves to pick from.  The Scheeff East Point Nature Preserve consists of a few lovely trails that have amazing views of Lake Erie.  Once there you’ll be surrounded by multiple species of birds in the various bird feeders along the trail.  Hold your significant other’s hand as you walk the trail as you take in the views of the all the other Lake Erie Islands.

9. Walk The Beach at the State Park

Bust out your favorite swimsuit and take a walk on the beach at the South Bass Island State Park.  Be sure to bring a pair of flip flops because the beach is a little bit rocky.  The beach is open to the public for swimming if that interest you.  The park also has a lot of cute picnic tables at to enjoy a couple’s lunch at the State Park!

10. Visit the Chocolate Museum

Exterior of Chocolate Cafe and MuseumBuy your girlfriend the biggest box of chocolate ever just because!  Couples can enjoy the different selection of delicious chocolate at the Chocolate Museum.  If you’re looking for a frozen treat they also have amazing ice cream!  For couples that don’t have a sweet-tooth you can enjoy a great meal right upstairs at The Goat Soup & Whiskey.

Thanks for taking the time to read our blog.  We hope to see you at the bay and don’t forget to bring your special someone!

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