Cedar Point - Is One Day Enough?

May 17th, 2004, 05:31 AM
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Cedar Point - Is One Day Enough?

We will be in the Cleveland area in early July for two days. We have two kids, ages 10 and 13. Thinking about spending one day at Cedar Point, the other in Cleveland to see R&R hall of fame and relax a little. Is one day enough for Cedar Point? Any other suggestions for what we should see and do?

We have reservations at Renaissance in downtown Cleveland - Is it a decent place?

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May 17th, 2004, 08:43 AM
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Depending on when you are in town, you could catch an Indians' baseball game - they are in town July 5-11. Jacob's Field is still quite nice, and they have a brand new scoreboard this year. (www.indians.com) (Don't sit in the bleachers if you want to see the scoreboard.)

The Great Lakes Science Center is in the same vicinity as the R&R Hall of Fame; lots of exhibits and an Omnimax Theater; www.greatscience.com. Also in the North Coast Harbor area is the Steamship William G. Mather Museum; wgmather.nhlink.net

A little further east, the University Circle area is a nicely landscaped area with museums such as my favorites, the Art Museum and the Natural History Museum; see www.universitycircle.org for information on the area.

There's also the Cleveland Zoo, which is very nice.

I personally would only spend one day at Cedar Point - but, then, I'm not a big amusement park fan.

Renaissance should be fine; I think it is supposed to be one of the nicest hotels downtown, although, since I am from the area, I've never stayed there. Looks like it gets excellent reviews on tripadvisor.com.

Have a good trip!
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May 17th, 2004, 10:17 AM
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If you just want to go on the rides and not the water park, you can definitely do Cedar Point in one day.

Here is a webpage with info. on how to avoid the long wait in line.
http://www.cedarpoint.com/public/ins...ennium/FAQ.cfm
Make sure you get there very early. You're about one hour away.
We have a summer house about 1/2 mile from the entrance. If you would like I can give you directions for the old, backway into CP so that you will not be waiting in as much traffic.

I second KMK's tips for downtown.

Enjoy!
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May 17th, 2004, 02:31 PM
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Thanks for the replies.

Brenda - thanks for the offer. I would appreciate the directions.

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May 17th, 2004, 02:32 PM
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Thanks for the replies.

Brenda - thanks for the offer. I would appreciate the directions.

Thanks!
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May 17th, 2004, 03:19 PM
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Here's the directions courtesy of Map It and myself.
-Depart Cleveland on E 9th St (South-East)
-Take Ramp (RIGHT) onto I-90 towards I-90 / I-71 / I-7At exit 170B, take Ramp (RIGHT) onto I-90 towards I-90 / Toledo
-Keep RIGHT onto SR-2 towards OH-24: Road name changes to US-6 [SR-2]
-You'll pass by Huron exits and Thunderbird Golf course(both sides of the road)
-Exit RIGHT onto Ramp towards US-6 / Rye Beach Rd
-Turn RIGHT (North) onto US-6
-Turn LEFT (West) onto US-6 [Cleveland Rd W]
-Keep STRAIGHT onto US-6 [W Cleveland Rd]about 1.5 miles
-You'll pass Saw Mill Creek Resort and Barnes Nursery and Garden Center.
-Bear RIGHT (North) onto Cedar Point Rd.
This road takes you between Sandusky Bay and Lake Erie.
Look to your left when you get to the water area and you will be able to see Cedar Point across the bay. Follow Cedar Point Rd. north and then west, this will bring you to the back toll booths for the CP parking lot. Try to park on the north side of lot, it's closer to the entrance gates.

Just a little note:
Cedar Point Rd. is supposed to be one of the few roads in the USA you can live on that has a body of water in the front and the back yards. I just know we love it there.
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May 20th, 2004, 07:16 AM
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I AM a huge amusement park fan & think that one day at Cedar Point is plenty. It's a great place, but very compact & do-able in 1 day.

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