With Valentine’s Day being over and with the Put-in-Bay ferry gearing up for the season, we would like to share a way you can celebrate it all summer on Put-in-Bay. When planning a romantic getaway, South Bass Island offers some of the best in Ohio.
10 Great Romantic Getaway Things To Do At Put-in-Bay
This list gives the top 10 best things to do at Put-in-Bay for couples that want a fun romantic getaway experience on the island.
Watch A Sunset at South Bass Island State Park
Number one on our list of romantic things to do on the island is watching the sunset at the South Bass Island State Park. There are only two state parks on the island, the other being Oak Point State Park- the smallest in Ohio, but it offers excellent views of Perry’s Monument and the downtown harbor.
Viewing a sunset with your significant other at South Bass Island state park is breathtaking, and many people worldwide say it is one of the best they have ever seen. Well enjoyed with a bottle of wine from the Put-in-Bay Winery!
Stay At the Put-in-Bay Villa Home Rentals Downtown!
Our second recommendation is to stay at the brand-new Put-in-Bay Villa Home Rentals. These home rentals offer the best location on the island and are much more romantic than a hotel room. The downtown location eliminates the need to depend on expensive taxis back and forth into town. Four bedrooms and three bathrooms ensure your comfort. Relax poolside or enjoy a walk through nature at nearby trails. If a rental home is a little large for your needs, the Put-in-Bay Resort is the island’s newest, largest, and most modern resort hotel on the island. Complete with a fitness center, tanning, heated pool & swim-up bar, and so much more.
Rent a Put-in-Bay Golf Cart
Number three on our list for couples is taking a drive on one of the famous Put-in-Bay golf cart rentals. As a couple, you can ride around in style while visiting many landmarks on the island. A golf cart is one of the essential parts of the island experience, as it gives you and your partner an easy way to see everything on the island and have fun while driving. They can be rented hourly, daily, or overnight which is suggested if you stay on the island. Online reservations are recommended for the best rates and assured availability!
Visit the Put-in-Bay Winery
Visiting the Put-in-Bay Winery is a must-do on your trip. It has excellent views of the lake and the boats in the harbor. You can watch all the boats come in and out of the bay while having a bottle of wine. Try something new at the winery to enjoy the various wines with your partner on your romantic getaway.
Likewise, you can take a tour of the vineyard, where they show you the newest wines, the Doller Mansion, and if you are lucky, you can see an old ice racing boat. If you have any young children with you because there is terrific grape juice offered, reserve your tour today!
Ride the Jet Express To Your Romantic Getaway
Taking the Jet Express Ferry To Put-in-Bay lets you see amazing Lake Erie Islands views. With it running every 45 minutes from the mainland, you can enjoy the short ride to Put-in-Bay. During the journey, you can see many different types of birds and other Lake Erie wildlife. A narrated educational tour is part of the fun of getting there! Check the coupons the Jet Express offers for different local businesses.
Eat at the Boardwalk Upper Deck
For dinner, you can’t miss your romantic getaway at the Upper Deck of the Boardwalk Restaurant. This second-floor restaurant offers panoramic views of Put-in-Bay Harbor and nearby Gibraltar Island! Couples can enjoy the four different types of restaurants located within the Boardwalk.
Visit the Butterfly House
For fans of butterflies- you can visit the Butterfly House. Once you are there, you can see hundreds of different butterflies from around the world. Inside, the butterflies are beautiful with colorful wings. You may not touch them, but they do have a habit of landing on you and giving a welcome. Reserve your ticket today.
Enjoy a Stroll Through The Scheeff East Point Nature Preserve
While Put-in-Bay has much different nature preserves to go to. The Scheeff East Point Nature Preserve has excellent trails that give views of Lake Erie. You can see many different species of birds at the bird feeders. You can hold your partner’s hand while walking down the trail and taking in the sights.
Walk The Beach at the State Park
Packing a bathing suit and pair of water shoes to visit and walk among the waves at South Bass Island state park. The beach is rocky but with small pebble-type stones. It’s beautiful and a sight to enjoy. You can go swimming there if you want to dip in the lake. Likewise, you can pack a picnic and eat it at the picnic tables available at the park or one of several covered shelter houses.
Visit the Chocolate Museum
To end our list of things to do at Put-in-Bay, we suggest you buy your loved one a box of chocolate. You can enjoy different selections of handmade delicious chocolate treats at the Chocolate Museum. If you want a cold treat- you can get ice cream here. If you don’t have a sweet tooth, you can get a meal upstairs at The Goat Soup & Whiskey.
Thanks for reading our blog. We hope to see you and your partner on the island on your romantic getaway! A romantic weekend getaway is just the thing for getting away from it all!