Lake Erie Shores & Islands Convention & Visitors Bureau

Convention Center
Guest Rooms8,000
Guest Rooms at 1 Hotel890 Guest Rooms
Special Event Venues
Average Room Rate$100.00
Daily Food Cost$46.00
Occupancy Rate
Tax Rate7.25%

Lake Erie Shores & Islands Convention & Visitors Bureau


Why Choose Our Destination?

Welcome to the Lake Erie Shores & Islands®, a year-round destination complete with 8,000 hotel rooms and 615,000 sq. ft. of meeting space! With endless off-site and entertainment options, the region delivers adrenaline-pumping adventures, soothing relaxation, and everything in between. The world's best amusement park, the country's largest indoor waterpark, the most plentiful sport fishing on all the Great Lakes and diverse island escapes just a short boat ride from the mainland- the options seem endless! This freshwater destination provides an exceptional location for your event. It is less than an hour’s drive from both Cleveland and Toledo airports, and is easily accessible via the Ohio Turnpike and other major state routes. Parking is complimentary at nearly all the meeting locations and resorts. From initial contact to the final good-bye, professional CVB staff is eager to help with every detail: submitting formal proposals, coordinating bids for accommodations, providing media for your promotional materials, and offering services galore. Rethink the Norm and experience first-class event facilities and hospitality surrounded by miles of beautiful shoreline and activities one can only find at the water’s edge!

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Distance from Airport

  • Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

    88.51 km from City Center

  • Detroit Metro Airport

    164.15 km from City Center


Local Attractions

Cedar Point's Castaway Bay

Convention Center
237 guest rooms 7,900 sq. ft. of meeting space
2001 Cleveland Rd.
Sandusky, OH, US 44870

Put-in-Bay Resort

Convention Center
81 guest rooms 2,600 sq. ft. of meeting space
439 Loraine Ave.
Put-in-Bay, OH, US 43456

Great Wolf Lodge

Convention Center
271 guest rooms 5,400 sq.ft. of meeting space
4600 Milan Rd.
Sandusky, OH, US 44870

Sawmill Creek Resort

Convention Center
236 guest rooms 50,000 sq. ft. of meeting space
400 Sawmill Creek Dr.
Huron, OH, US 44839

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions

Convention Center
890 Guest Rooms 215,000 sq.ft. of meeting space Largest indoor waterpark in the USA
7000 Kalahari Dr.
Sandusky, OH, US 44870

Cedar Point Amusement Park

Located on a peninsula along scenic Lake Erie, Cedar Point is a 364-acre amusement park that is home to the most exhilarating collection of thrill rides and roller coasters on Earth. With 75 diverse rides, including 17 roller coasters-more coasters than any other park in the world; a huge outdoor waterpark (Soak City), outdoor activity complex featuring a skycoaster, go-karts, miniature golf and more (Challenge Park); award-winning live shows; gift shops; delicious eateries; four giant kids’ areas and more.
1 Cedar Point Dr.
Sandusky, OH, US 44870

Lakeside Chautauqua

Convention Center
20 indoor and outdoor meeting spaces
236 Walnut Ave.
Lakeside, OH 43440

Marblehead Lighthouse State Park

A state park with picnic facilities, fishing, and walking trails. Built in 1821, this Lighthouse was the third built on Lake Erie, and is today the oldest continuously operated light on the Great Lakes. 20 minute tours are available; limited to 25 people each tour; no reservations.
110 Lighthouse Dr.
Marblehead, OH, US 43440

Convention Centers

  • Sawmill Creek Resort and Conference Center

    Sawmill Creek Resort and Conference Center facility is Ohio’s premier Lake Erie destination for productive meetings, conferences, conventions, trade shows, team building and more. It has over 50,000 sq ft of meeting space with 240 spacious guestrooms

    • Exhibit Space1,700 sq. m
      Total Meeting Space5,000 sq. m