Posted February 26, 2010 by Jamie Moore
Need an adrenaline rush? Head to Sandusky, Ohio, where one of the best amusement parks in the world has 17 heart-stopping roller coasters. Ride them all, if you dare, then grab some downtime at a funky bistro and a local store with a country touch.
Cedar Point Amusement Park: Indulge the kids (or your inner child) at an amusement park with more roller coasters than any other park in the world. For unsurpassed views of Lake Erie, hop on the Top Thrill Dragster, one of the tallest and fastest roller coasters in the world. At 420 feet high, it whisks passengers around at speeds up to 120 mph. If roller coasters aren't your thing, there are mellower rides and a chance to get your feet wet on water rides. Check The Point Online for special deals on passes, regularly $43.99.
Zinc Brasserie: Sandusky's downtown is home to Zinc Brasserie, a popular French-style bistro. Save some cash and forgo the pricier dinner menu for a delicious lunch. The stars of the lunch menu are the mouthwatering sandwiches. Try the Cuban panini with Black Forest ham, Swiss cheese, roast pork, and dijonaise or brasserie burger on toasted ciabatta.
Lake Erie Gifts & Decor: If you're into country, nautical, or Victorian decor, don't miss this charming shop. Country Sampler Magazine featured Lake Erie Gifts & Decor's starry snowman doormats and pinwheel quilted bedding. You can also take home Amish jams and salsas, country quilts, placemats, bedding, braided rugs, and lighting.
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(Photo: Cedar Point)