Erie

United States of America

Photo provided by Photo courtesy VisitErie  www.VisitErie.com
Photo provided by Photo courtesy VisitErie www.VisitErie.com

The bustling city of Erie lies on the shorefront of Lake Erie and is Pennsylvania’s port toNorth America’s Great Lakes.

Enjoy the beautiful outdoor areas of Presque Isle State Park. It will be easy to see whythis is one of Pennsylvania’s most popular parks. Located on a peninsula that begins justoutside downtown Erie, the park continues for several miles. Relax in the sun or enjoythe water at one of the many sandy beaches that dot the shoreline. Use one of thelaunches or docks as a starting point for fishing or boating on the lake. Hike or bike alongthe park’s well-maintained miles of paths.

Erie is home to several museums. Step aboard a wooden-hulled flagship at the ErieMaritime Museum and U.S. Brig Niagara, where you can experience the 19th-centurywarship firsthand. Investigate thousands of pieces of art on display downtown at the ErieArt Museum. The expERIEnce Children’s Museum in the heart of downtown Erieoffers a fun education and entertainment experience, with hands‐on exhibits in a“please touch” environment that teaches children and adults the natural sciences,social studies, arts and more.

Regardless of the season, Erie has attractions to entertain visitors of all ages. Put on yourswimsuit and head to Splash Lagoon, an indoor water park filled with slides, wave poolsand a variety of games and rides. Enjoy a day at the races, with or without gambling, atPresque Isle Downs and Casino, which regularly hosts summertime horse races. Stop indowntown Erie to browse the shops or try the popular local food: a Smith’s hot dog.

Fly into Erie International Airport or drive from Pittsburgh, Cleveland or Buffalo, allabout 2 hours away by car. As Pennsylvania's only Great Lakes port, Erie makes a greatjumping off point to charter a fishing boat or cruise around the water. For moreinformation on events and attractions in the area, see details on the official VisitEriewebsite.

Known for

Shopping, Beaches and Casinos

Top Hotels in Erie

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Motel 6 Erie PA
2 out of 5
7455 Schultz RD, Erie
$58/night
Jul 31 - Aug 1
4.3/5Excellent! (1,082 reviews)

"I like the rooms and ffeindly people they need a breakfast and longer coffe times"…"

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

Motel 6 Erie PA
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Baymont by Wyndham Erie
2.5 out of 5
8170 Perry Hwy, Erie
$88/night
Aug 11 - Aug 12
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,697 reviews)

"Reasonable rates, easy access from I-90, rooms are clean, staff is very friendly and close to Presque Isle Casino with a shuttle!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019

Baymont by Wyndham Erie
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Wingate by Wyndham Erie
2.5 out of 5
8060 Old Oliver Road, Erie
$84/night
Aug 11 - Aug 12
4.3/5Excellent! (1,851 reviews)

"Clean, appealing and practical. Finning facilities GREAT!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

Wingate by Wyndham Erie

Top activities in Erie

Operation City Quest of Erie, PA
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Operation City Quest of Erie, PA

$10

Using your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 150 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points.

One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Erie, PA
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One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Erie, PA

$3

Can you survive the zombie apocalypse… Zombie Scavengers leads you into the city to collect supplies to survive during this interactive scavenger game. With the whole world in chaos and zombies outnumbering the living 10 to 1, small colonies of the living are doing all they can to survive.

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