Put-In-Bay Ohio is the Place to Getaway.  From comfortable guest cottages to stunning waterfront condos, there are a variety of options for your Lake Erie Island Bay Vacation. Put-in-Bay is a popular getaway and vacation destination for families and friends during the week.   Also, it offers a fun atmosphere for bachelorette groups and parties on the weekends. From awesome vacation rental homes, great Put-In-Bay Hotels to the best Put-in-Bay resort, we have the right Place to Stay on Put-In-Bay For You!


Need a Quick Put-in-Bay Ohio Reservation?

You have Put-in-Bay Ohio questions, and we have answers!! Call 216-898-9951 for reservations or information. You can also use our Put-in-Bay Contact form link to send us a quick email. Ask us anything about the Lake Erie islands and we will try to help!  We are experts!


Put-in-Bay is nature’s playground when it comes to outdoor activities, Put-in-Bay attractions, sightseeing, and family-friendly entertainment. There is Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial, kids’ activities, the Historical Society Museum, South Bass Island State Park and more.  Just getting to the island is fun on the Miller Ferry and Jet Express.  So, depart from Port Clinton, Catawba or Sandusky on a Bay Ferry for Family Fun and Adventure.  Sports enthusiasts will enjoy the golf course, jet skis, and scenic bike paths. You won’t lack for things to do on Put-in-Bay!  Furthermore, check out our upcoming events!

Put-in-Bay Yacht Club

Located right down the street from the Put in Bay ferry drop off area, the...

Dodge Woods Preserve

The Dodge Woods Preserve offers visitors 3.5 acres of natural wonder and beauty. Open to...

Put-in-Bay Rolling Pub

See South Bass Island from an entirely different view with the Put-in-Bay Rolling Pub. This...

Kimberly’s Carousel

A beloved fixture of downtown Put-in-Bay, Kimberly’s Carousel has been entertaining kids and kids at...

Put-in-Bay Summer Entertainers

Bob Gatewood Bob Gatewood & the Calabash Band Put-in-Bay's own Bob Gatewood entertains island crowds...

DeRivera Park

A lovely green oasis in the middle of the Village of Put-in-Bay, DeRivera Park provides...

Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals

Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rental is the perfect way to dive into Lake Erie. They offer several...

Muscle Bay Fitness

Muscle Bay Fitness is the first and only gym on South Bass Island and it...

Aquatic Visitors Center

Learn about Lake Erie and its unique ecosystem at the Aquatic Visitors Center. Here education...

Taste the Local Flavor

Prepare to experience some amazing tastes, recipes, and aromas presented with a host of locally sourced ingredients. From fine dining and superb bay views at the Boardwalk to pub grub at Mr. Ed’s and specialty wine and cheese at The Goat. We are sure to fill your stomach, quench your thirst, and feed your soul at any of our Put-in-Bay restaurants.

Casual Cuisine

No trip to Put-in-Bay is as long as you wish it were, so you've got to maximize your time to... view more

Coffee & Breakfast

These are the best options for the early risers. Everyone needs to start their day at the Bay eventually, but... view more


Almost everything at Put-in-Bay is casual. Flip-flops and tank tops might as well be the island uniform. However, there are... view more


If there's one food that is universally loved, easy, fast, fun and great for any situation, it's pizza. There are... view more

Enter our Free Weekend Contest!

With tens of thousands of active members, we publish specials and insider deals every month. Be the first to hear about island specials, theme weekend activities, and be entered into our monthly Free Weekend Contest! You could win a free weekend at PIB in a vacation rental home sleeping up to 8 people and a free Put-in-Bay golf cart rental for your stay!



Read Our Blog

Our Put-in-Bay Blog and News covers a wide range of topics. Don’t let our quiet streets fool you: history meets hip in Putinbay. Whether you want to shop ’til you drop, experience the great outdoors, go hundreds of feet in the air up the Monument, or immerse yourself in entertainment, this village on the lake has it all.

Put-In-Bay Info When You Want It!

Put-in-Bay played a major role in the War of 1812 between the US and England. The waters around the island were the location of United States Navy commander Oliver Hazard Perry. He sailed from the port of South Bass Island on September 10, 1813 to engage a British naval squadron commanded by Captain Robert Heriot Barclay just north of South Bass Island in the “Battle of Lake Erie”.  Moreover, he utilized Perry’s Cave to provide potable drinking water for his Men. You can read more about it in our blog!


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Put-in-Bay Ohio is THE place for a great local staycation. We have island visitors come from Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and New York on a regular basis.  Cities include Cleveland, Toledo, Chicago and beyond.  Some even utilize the small but mighty PIB Airport. Boaters from across the region utilize the public docks across from DeRivera Park for safe refuge.

Put in Bay Guests From All Places!

But when it comes to family reunions or bachelor(ette) parties, South Bass Island sees guests come from almost every state in the Union, and Canada as well. The summer upcoming events cater to a broad range of interests so there is sure to be a Put-in-Bay Summer Event for you and your friends.

Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456 Nicknamed the “Key West of the North” offers an exciting nightlife with live musical entertainment to satisfy all generations. Strolling Barbershop singers, pyrates, steel drums and Ohio’s best entertainers are frequently seen on Putinbay island. And the island is safe, with Put-in-Bay taxis always available. Do you like history? Visit us for Historical Weekend and the War of 1812 reenactments. Do you like to party? Visit Put-in-Bay!