Erie

Travel Guide
Erie showing a marina, night scenes and a city

This city, which is Pennsylvania’s gateway to the Great Lakes waterways, also offers plenty 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 to North America’s Great Lakes.

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

Erie is home to several museums. Step aboard a wooden-hulled flagship at the Erie Maritime Museum and U.S. Brig Niagara, where you can experience the 19th-century warship firsthand. Investigate thousands of pieces of art on display downtown at the Erie Art Museum. The expERIEnce Children’s Museum in the heart of downtown Erie offers 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 your swimsuit and head to Splash Lagoon, an indoor water park filled with slides, wave pools and a variety of games and rides. Enjoy a day at the races, with or without gambling, at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, which regularly hosts summertime horse races. Stop in downtown 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, all about 2 hours away by car. As Pennsylvania's only Great Lakes port, Erie makes a great jumping off point to charter a fishing boat or cruise around the water. For more information on events and attractions in the area, see details on the official VisitErie website.

Springhill Suites by Marriott Erie
Springhill Suites by Marriott Erie
3 out of 5
2087 Interchange Rd, Erie, PA
The price is Rs5,656 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan
Situated in the business district, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Millcreek Mall, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Erie Zoo and Presque Isle Downs and Casino. Waldameer ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (985 reviews)
"Overall everything was great. Our room was very clean and it was very nice. The pool was nice and clean too. We were the only ones in it so that was a major plus. There was construction going on right above us which was annoying since I had my infant son and it was very loud and disruptive."

Reviewed on 23 Jan 2022

Springhill Suites by Marriott Erie
Courtyard by Marriott Erie Bayfront
Courtyard by Marriott Erie Bayfront
3 out of 5
2 Sassafras Pier, Erie, PA
The price is Rs9,311 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
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 ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (986 reviews)
"The property was connected to the conference center and sheraton by skywalks to make it easy to go between them in the winter."

Reviewed on 18 Jan 2022

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 Rs9,980 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
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 ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (984 reviews)
"Gorgeous hotel with a stunning view. Pool was on the smallish side but well maintained. Rooms were clean, well stocked, and high end. Staff was very friendly despite a high stress event going on at the same time as winter storm that left guests stranded and the hotel short staffed."

Reviewed on 17 Jan 2022

Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel
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.
Home2 Suites by Hilton Erie, PA
Home2 Suites by Hilton Erie, PA
3 out of 5
8035 Oliver Road, Erie, PA
The price is Rs7,368 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb
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 ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (817 reviews)
"I liked the staff and the hotel's cleanliness."

Reviewed on 27 Dec 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 Rs8,708 per night from 10 Feb to 11 Feb
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Millcreek Mall and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Erie Zoo. Ambassador Banquet & Conference Center is 2.3 ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (565 reviews)
"Someone in our party forgot an iphone watch when called property it wasn't in the room. And another guest lost her wedding ring in room and it wasn't found either."

Reviewed on 20 Dec 2021

Homewood Suites Erie
Edinboro Lake Resort Cabins
Edinboro Lake Resort Cabins
3 out of 5
12670 Edinboro Rd, Edinboro, PA
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 ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (139 reviews)
"It was a lovely cabin on Lake Edinboro"

Reviewed on 13 Oct 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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