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Itinerary Suggestions

Whether you're a professional tour director or just the head of your club or organization, you may find yourself in need of a little inspiration to help put together some of the details of your group tour. VisitErie is ready to help you plan your group getaway and make it an unforgettable experience. 

To create an itinerary custom to your group, contact Janice Friedrichsmeyer via email or phone 814-454-1000 ext. 132. 

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Erie’s Maritime History 

  • Revel in Erie’s maritime history at the Erie Maritime Museum
  • Go on a quest to find Erie’s lighthouses
  • Order up spectacular views and creative cuisine at Oliver’s Rooftop Restaurant

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Eat Like a Local

  • Step back in time at The Brewerie inside historic Union Station
  • Peruse the food diversity at the Flagship City Food Hall
  • Raise a glass at Cart/Horse Distillery

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Girlfriend Getaway

  • Shop tax-free at the Millcreek Mall
  • Share a meal by the fire at Firebirds Wood-Fired Grill
  • Unwind at Bella Salon and Day Spa

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Eco-Friendly Attractions

  • Traverse a tree museum at Lake Erie Arboretum and Frontier Park
  • Walk the halls of the LEED gold certified Erie Art Museum
  • Explore the Tom Ridge Environmental Center

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Festivals and Events Wine Fest

Sip and Sample Lake Erie Wine Country

  • Tour Mazza Vineyards, the flagship winery of wine country
  • Stop by Arundel Cellars, a winery, brewery and cidery
  • Say hello to Ella the elephant at 21 Brix Winery

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Student Tours (ages 10 and up)

  • Learn Erie’s heritage at the Hagen History Center
  • Watch a working farm really work at Port Farms
  • Uncover the wonders of nature at Asbury Woods

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Partner Spotlight

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Cart/Horse Distilling is a first-generation woman-owned distillery, pioneering the craft in Edinboro, Pennsylvania. Handcrafted care never goes out of style. We put that artistic attention into every bottle of our small batch spirits. Cart/Horse proudly produces rum, whiskey, vodka, gin, and several award-winning specialty liquors. Our robust cocktail menu uses the finest and freshest ingredients for each custom-built drink.

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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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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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The Cork 1794

The Cork 1794 is the perfect spot for a date night or special occasion! Indoor and outside seating available with amazing food.

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The Cove Bay-Side Restaurant & Tavern

Join us today! 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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Outdoor Dining at the Bayfront Grille

The Bayfront Grille Restaurant at the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel is excited to announce that our Bayside Patio is open for Lunch and Dinner. Please check Open Table for reservations or contact the restaurant directly at 814-454-2005.

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UPMC Hamot - See What Makes Us Different

UPMC Hamot is a 423-bed hospital in Erie, PA, offering a full complement of inpatient and outpatient services, and serves as a regional referral hub and Level II Trauma Center.

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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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When you have an opportunity to fly, give Erie a try - support your hometown airport!

Direct daily flights to Charlotte. Erie International Airport is serviced by American Airlines with daily flights to Charlotte with connections to many other destinations.

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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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Port Farms Corporate Events

Treat your employees to a unique, country experience that is sure to inspire with all of the magic the farm has to offer! Located just outside of Erie, Port Farms offers a charming countryside venue for your next company retreat! Our unique space is located on 200 rural acres and includes everything you will need to host a successful work session, work event, or company picnic. Learn more about how we can help you plan the perfect event!

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