Erie

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Erie showing a marina, night scenes and a city

This city, which is Pennsylvania’s gateway to the Great Lakes waterways, also offersplenty to do onshore with parks, museums and active entertainment. 

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.

Red Roof Inn Erie - I-90
Red Roof Inn Erie - I-90
2 out of 5
7865 Perry Hwy, Erie, PA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs4,940 per night from 1 Oct to 1 Oct
Situated in Erie, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Presque Isle Downs and Casino and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Erie Zoo. Ambassador Banquet & Conference Center ...
3.9/5Good! (921 reviews)
"Rooms were clean and comfortable, it was great having a mini fridge and microwave in our room. Staff were kind and very helpful. The motel is just a bit off the highway and located near several gas stations and restaurants. The common areas looked a little worn, but were clean. The room was listed ..."

Reviewed on 11 Sep 2021

Red Roof Inn Erie - I-90
Courtyard by Marriott Erie Bayfront
Courtyard by Marriott Erie Bayfront
3 out of 5
2 Sassafras Pier, Erie, PA
The price is Rs13,871 per night from 14 Oct to 14 Oct
Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is steps away from Lake Erie and Bayfront Convention Center. Erie Maritime Museum and Bicentennial Tower are also within ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (982 reviews)
"Safe usage was not very easy"

Reviewed on 19 Sep 2021

Courtyard by Marriott Erie Bayfront
Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel
Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel
3.5 out of 5
55 W Bay Dr, Erie, PA
The price is Rs13,871 per night from 12 Oct to 12 Oct
This family-friendly Erie hotel is located on the waterfront, within 1 mi (2 km) of Bayfront Convention Center and Warner Theater. Erie Zoo and Waldameer Water ...
4.2/5Excellent! (975 reviews)
"I like that the staff and most guest wore masks. I loved the pool area. I think the food is over priced. The staff was very friendly."

Reviewed on 14 Sep 2021

Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel
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Home2 Suites by Hilton Erie, PA
Home2 Suites by Hilton Erie, PA
3 out of 5
8035 Oliver Road, Erie, PA
The price is Rs8,713 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Situated in Erie, this aparthotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Ambassador Banquet & Conference Center and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Millcreek Mall. Presque Isle Downs ...
4.2/5Excellent! (785 reviews)
"Good location"

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Erie, PA
Homewood Suites Erie
Homewood Suites Erie
3 out of 5
2084 Interchange Rd, Erie, PA
The price is Rs8,713 per night from 5 Oct to 5 Oct
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Millcreek Mall and within 3 miles (5 km) of Ambassador Banquet & Conference Center and Erie ...
4.1/5Very Good! (548 reviews)
"Pool was out of order the entire stay. Breakfast was just ok, nothing to be excited about. Room was nice…pictures made it look much larger than it actually was though"

Reviewed on 26 Aug 2021

Homewood Suites Erie
Edinboro Lake Resort Cabins
Edinboro Lake Resort Cabins
3 out of 5
12670 Edinboro Rd, Edinboro, PA
The price is Rs9,159 per night from 22 Sep to 22 Sep
Situated in Edinboro, this cabin is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Edinboro Lake and 1.8 mi (3 km) from Edinboro University. Mount Pleasant Ski and Whispering Woods Golf ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (132 reviews)
"We took our 4 grandchildren on a road trip. We only stayed one night. We had a 2 bedroom cabin. It was very clean. It provided for good sleeping for the 6 of us. We ate on site and it was very good. We took the pontoon boat out and just had a blast. Lovely vacation destination. I would go back and ..."

Reviewed on 25 Jul 2021

Edinboro Lake Resort Cabins
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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