Lake Erie Love Blog

One of the Midwest’s hottest vacation spots, the region between Toledo and Cleveland provides an eclectic mix of historically significant sites, family-fun amusements, gorgeous scenery, and outdoor recreation.

Dining Al Fresco in Shores & Islands Ohio…Fresh Air & Patio Vibes

Published June 2022 The weather is heating up and that means one important thing on Ohio’s north coast – patio season! All the best restaurants with patio, deck, or porch dining areas are brushing off their umbrellas, extending their awnings, and putting up the string lights to welcome in the season…

Read More

Passionate About Pizza – Ten Unique Pies in Shores & Islands Ohio

Published February 2022 Did you know pizza was first invented in Naples, Italy in the 1700s as a fast, affordable meal for working-class people on the go? It gained popularity in the U.S. in the 1940s when immigrating Italians brought this classic dish. And thank goodness they did! Now, about 3…

Read More

Shores & Islands Date Nights

Published February 2022 There are so many ways to enjoy a romantic day or night out in the Shores & Islands region! If you’re looking for ideas for a special date night, perhaps for a special romantic holiday that’s coming up…check out these five date ideas you can enjoy with your Valentine or any…

Read More

Top 10 Shores & Islands Holiday Party Venues

Looking for a fun and unique location for your holiday party this season? If you’re tired of the same boring corporate banquet or hoping to wow your extended family or friends with a fabulous celebration which DOES NOT include cleaning your house and hosting…you’ll love these Shores & Islands venues…

Read More

Take a Break from the Lake in Bellevue, Ohio

Published July 2021 Just 20 minutes south of Lake Erie sits the quiet, welcoming community of Bellevue. Surprisingly, this small town is full of hidden gems to enhance your Shores & Islands getaway. So, take a break from the lake and see what Bellevue has to offer for family fun and interesting…

Read More

Shores & Islands' Best Brunch Bets

Published June 2021 After a long day enjoying all that Lake Erie has to offer, you’re bound to wake up hungry; and what better to fulfill that hunger than a hearty brunch at a beloved local spot? Whether you’re craving strawberry waffles, savory biscuits and gravy, sweet mimosas, or an endless…

Read More

Fish Fry Time!

Published March 2021 During Lent (the period between Ash Wednesday and Easter on the Christian calendar) folks in northern Ohio look forward a concurrent season…Friday night fish fry season! The fish fry became popular in the 1920s and ‘30s among German-descended Americans. When pubs were not…

Read More

Save Room for Dessert!

Published October 2020 In the mood for something sweet? Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands offers delicious options, whether you’re in the mood for an ice cream sundae, some creamy fudge, or fresh-baked pastries. Looking for a treat to gift someone? Pick up a popcorn tin, a box of homemade chocolate…

Read More