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Kalahari Resorts: Our Weekend In Sandusky

by Tara Kuczykowski on September 19, 2011 · 67 comments

This post brought to you by Kalahari Resorts. All opinions are 100% mine.

As a I mentioned a few weeks ago, our family spent the last weekend before school started at the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio. This was the perfect ultra-fun way to say goodbye to summer while spending some quality time together!

Our short stay was action packed from start to finish, which was fine by me since it meant that the kids crashed in their beds shortly after we returned to our room each night. With so many choices in activities -- wave pool, water slides, ropes course, mini-golf and bowling, arcade, you name it -- we could have easily spent a week or more there and never gotten bored.

We had the opportunity to enjoy both the indoor and outdoor water parks while we were there, and I was pleased to see that they keep both areas clean and organized and well-stocked with dry towels.

However, I do want to mention that the resort requires that all children under 48" in height wear a life jacket at all times, even in the splash parks. I must say that we found this rule to be a bit over the top as even my 7-year-old barely made the cutoff. Since my kids are all relatively strong swimmers and are used to being allowed free reign at our local community pool, there were a few tantrums and tears shed over this requirement.

That said, the rooms are absolutely gorgeous, with an African theme throughout, and I was especially fond of the gas fireplace we had in our sitting area. I could definitely see spending a few cold winter nights at the resort playing in the warm water and then returning to the room to sip hot cocoa by the fire. 

We ate at both of the main restaurants during our stay and thoroughly enjoyed both the breakfast bar at the Great Karoo Marketplace and our dinner at The Reserve. Of course, we also made a trip to the Candy Hut for sweets. Oh my goodness, the salted chocolate-covered caramel that I selected was worth every calorie!

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{ 67 comments… read them below or add one }

1 bec September 20, 2011 at 8:11 am

sounds like a great trip!


2 paula September 20, 2011 at 8:12 am

My boys love waterparks!


3 Tara Fischer September 20, 2011 at 8:17 am

Forget about my child, I LOVE Water Parks... and she likes them too :) This would be so much fun!


4 Erika Siegfried September 20, 2011 at 8:19 am

I have never been to Kalahari, but heard it is amazing (even for adults)!!!


5 Nikki H September 20, 2011 at 8:51 am

I would love to stay there! We have been looking for a deal to stay there and take the kids!


6 maree September 20, 2011 at 9:45 am

Looks like lots of fun!


7 Trisha September 20, 2011 at 10:36 am

sounds like fun and also like waterparks, would be a sweet vacation weekend!


8 Carrie @ My Favorite Finds September 20, 2011 at 11:30 am

That would be fun for us. I think my kids would love it. It would be a fun, break in the school year vacation.


9 paula September 20, 2011 at 11:42 am

my kids would love this!!!!!


10 heather September 20, 2011 at 12:52 pm

We went when they first opened. The kids had a blast. And now there is even more stuff to do!


11 Peggy September 20, 2011 at 1:11 pm

I've been to the Kalahari in the Wisconsin Dells - love it!


12 Claudia Constantino September 20, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Such a fun contest! I'd love to win!


13 Jamie Yonash September 20, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Sounds like a great time!


14 Carmen September 20, 2011 at 4:05 pm

I've never stayed at a Kalahari, but we've good things about the one in Wisconsin Dells (we drive by there a lot)


15 Collen September 20, 2011 at 8:07 pm

We have been to Zehnders but I would love this!


16 Kristen G. September 20, 2011 at 9:26 pm

I have heard good things about this place and would love to try it.


17 Lina September 21, 2011 at 3:00 pm

I'd definitely love a mini vacation there!


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