National Travel and Tourism Week

NTTW 2024

National Travel and Tourism Week is coming! Established in 1983, National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) is an annual tradition to celebrate the U.S. travel community and travel’s essential role in stimulating economic growth, cultivating vibrant communities, creating quality job opportunities, inspiring new businesses, and elevating the quality of life for Americans every day. May 19-25, 2024, marks the 41st anniversary of NTTW. Travel, even in your own neighborhood, is integral to every industry and nearly everything we do. Travel is essential to a future of American growth and innovation. Shores & Islands Ohio is proud to celebrate NTTW to keep moving #TravelForward.

Each day, we are honoring a different aspect of the local tourism landscape. Here are some of the fun things you can do each day: 

Saturday, May 25th -
"Sip & Shop Saturday"

A number of Shores & Islands Ohio communities feature downtown shopping districts where you can shop community retailers while enjoying a beverage. Milan and Sandusky offer a DORA district, while Port Clinton offers a similar MORA, where alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks can be taken from a number of establishments in to-go cups, so that guests can sip while shopping! Stop by the welcome centers on Saturday for a list of businesses included within these districts Take a stroll through downtowns, where you'll find charming shops selling everything from handmade jewelry and artisanal foods to vintage clothing and unique home decor. Then grab your favorite coffee, smoothie, or brew and get to shopping and supporting local!

Welcome Centers (9:00 am – 2:00 pm): Both Welcome Centers will be open on Saturday from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Visitors can stop in for a list of businesses to both shop & sip in the DORA locations.


Sandusky Participating Shops

Port Clinton Participating Shops

Milan Participating Shops