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Tuesday Dec 26th, 2023

Five Best Places for Outdoor Winter Fun in Erie, PA

From skiing pristine slopes to hiking frosty landscapes, here are five places where you can make the most of an Erie winter.

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Friday Dec 1st, 2023

10 Things to Do in Winter at Presque Isle

Bundle up with your boots, scarves, and gloves because it’s time to explore Presque Isle State Park in the wintertime!

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Tuesday Aug 1st, 2023

How to Stay Cool This Summer in Erie PA

With miles of pristine sandy beaches, exhilarating water parks, invigorating splash pads, and a plethora of other options that will truly embrace your love for aquatic activities, the Erie area is brimming with refreshing options.

Flower Fest by gardens of erie

Thursday Jun 29th, 2023

Say Cheese! The Best Places to take a Picture in the Erie Region

The Erie region has many unique locations that are considered to be picture perfect. Here are a few suggestions of the best places to take a picture in the Erie area. 

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Thursday May 25th, 2023

The Best Places to Catch an Erie Sunset

Erie, Pennsylvania is considered by many to have some of the best sunsets in the world. Photo by @robhornaman.

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Thursday May 11th, 2023

Summer Fun Things to Do With Kids in Erie, PA

Indulge in a summer filled with making memories and budget-friendly family fun on Erie’s beautiful shores.

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Tuesday May 9th, 2023

7 Favorite Summer Activities at Presque Isle State Park

Presque Isle State Park is a National Natural Landmark and Erie’s top attraction, especially in the summertime. From pristine beaches to a rich history and natural beauty, a visit to Presque Isle promises endless fun and excitement, making it the perfect destination for a memorable summer getaway

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Tuesday May 2nd, 2023

Free Things to Do in Erie - a Budget-Friendly Guide to Spring and Summer Fun

The Erie area is packed with free festivals, events, attractions and activities to help you plan your lake escape and save a few dollars.  

Asbury Woods Green Roof

Friday Mar 31st, 2023

Eco-Friendly Escapades: Green Attractions and Earth Day Celebrations in Erie, PA

Erie County is home to numerous environmentally friendly attractions or "green" wonders.

Partner Spotlight

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ASCEND Erie - Climbing | Fitness | Yoga

NOW OPEN! ASCEND fosters a community-centered climbing, fitness, and yoga experience by serving individuals and groups of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. Located in Downtown Erie, ASCEND welcomes Erie visitors to stop in and give climbing a try!

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Farmhouse Retreat

Your “Home Away from Home” short term rental sleeps 8 and is in a great location close to Erie Sports Center, Splash Lagoon, shopping and restaurants, as well as Steelhead Fishing. This restored 1881 Farmhouse is located on 10 private acres. Reminisce about bygone days when life was slower and simpler. With a long driveway and large yard, kick back by the firepit, watch wildlife or enjoy a beautiful Erie sunset from the back patio.

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The Cove Bay-Side Restaurant & Tavern

The Cove Bay-Side Restaurant & Tavern is sure to give you an unforgettable and care-free dining experience. Enjoy a nautical atmosphere with a beautiful view of Presque Isle Bay.

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U Pick 6 Craft Beer Pubs & Restaurants

Erie’s own local craft beer pubs are a must-visit! With 4 great locations, just pick one that’s convenient for you! A casual, family friendly dining experience with something for everyone! To view our menu, check out what’s on tap, or get to directions to our pubs, learn more now!”

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Erie Events

Erie Events manages a four facility entertainment complex that includes the Warner Theatre, Erie Insurance Arena, Bayfront Convention Center and UPMC Park. These four venues host a variety of events that include world-class entertainment, family friendly shows and sporting events.

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814 Photo

Showcasing the incredible year round beauty of the City of Erie and its surrounding areas, commonly referred to as its area code "the 814". Explore some of Erie County's most breathtaking landscape photography.

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Mazza Vineyards and the South Shore Wine Company

The Mazza family welcomes you to explore 3 unique locations in Lake Erie Wine Country. Sip and savor award-winning wines at Mazza Vineyards and the historic South Shore Wine Company, both located in North East, PA, and be sure to visit their combination winery, distillery and brewery, Mazza Chautauqua Cellars/Five & 20 Spirits and Brewing, in nearby Westfield, NY.

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Dobbins Landing

Located on the southeast shore of Lake Erie, the Port of Erie has been promoting industrial, commercial, and recreational opportunities on the waters of Lake Erie since 1959.

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Poverty Knob Farmhouse Ales

Stop by Port Farms to check out the newest addition, Poverty Knob Farmhouse Ales. We offer hand-crafted beers and delicious sharable food year-round. The brewery is family and dog friendly with both indoor and outdoor spaces. We offer games, music and entertainment for all ages!

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UPMC Hamot - See What Makes Us Different

UPMC Hamot is a 458-bed hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania, offering a full complement of inpatient and outpatient services. The hospital serves as a regional referral hub and is the only accredited trauma center in the region.

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Millcreek Mall

The Millcreek Mall features more than 160 stores, restaurants, and fun for the whole family on Upper Peach Street, Erie’s most popular shopping district! Shopping in Erie means no sales tax on clothing or shoes. Choose from a variety of hotels located on the Mall property and just minutes away at the intersection of Peach Street and Interstate 90.

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Soak in the fun!

Experience 84 degrees all year at one of the top water parks in the country.

Ante-up, Erie.

Find true action with slots, table games, sports book, and horse racing.

Award-Winning Compassionate Care

Voted Erie’s Choice Best Hospital for eight years in a row

Just for fun!

Experience family summer fun on more than 100 great rides, slides and attractions at Waldameer!

One stop convenience.

Fill your tank, pick up fresh food from local brands, and a six-pack to go in 40 regional locations.

Award-Winning Compassionate Care

Voted Erie’s Choice Best Hospital for eight years in a row

Just for fun!

Experience family summer fun on more than 100 great rides, slides and attractions at Waldameer!

Ante-up, Erie.

Find true action with slots, table games, sports book, and horse racing.

Soak in the fun!

Experience 84 degrees all year at one of the top water parks in the country.

One stop convenience.

Fill your tank, pick up fresh food from local brands, and a six-pack to go in 40 regional locations.