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Come for the game. Stay for the getaway!

From our beaches and namesake waterfront, to wine country, family friendly attractions and everything in between - when you arrive in Erie County, you’re going to want to stay a while. Plan your summer getaway in Erie, Pa. Learn more at VisitErie.com.

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Beaches and Waterfront

A trip to Erie just isn’t complete without spending time on the water! Plan to spend a day at Presque Isle State Park, the most visited state park in Pennsylvania. Pack a picnic and relax on Presque Isle’s 13 miles of sandy beaches, bike along Presque Isle Bay, or meander all the way to the end of the peninsula to the North Pier Lighthouse. In Erie’s Bayfront District, get a drink and a meal along the water, or take a cruise aboard the Victorian PrincessScallywags Pirate Ship or our Flagship Niagara.

Family-Friendly Travel

Your whole family will enjoy making memories in Erie. Waldameer Park and Water World features more than 100 rides, slides and attractions, including the Ravine Flyer II, the 7th best wooden roller coaster in the world! At Waldameer, parking and admission are free - so the whole family can enter, but you only pay for the rides! The Erie SeaWolves are back in action at UPMC Park, where you can see up and coming major league talent up close! Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park is 84 degrees year-round, so you can splash around all year.

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Get in the game!

Game on: sports are back and going strong in Erie County in 2022! Catch the future pros in action at an Erie SeaWolves game as the team welcomes fans back to UPMC Park. The team, the AA affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, has been a stopping point for many future MLB stars. Put yourself in the game at Presque Isle Downs & Casino, where more than 1,500 slots, 30 table games and a TwinSpires Sportsbook await your bets. Erie is also home to four colleges with NCAA DI, DII and DIII programs – check the schedules at Edinboro University, Gannon University, Mercyhurst University and Penn State Behrend to catch a game, tournament or match while you’re in town.

Bottoms Up!

The largest grape-growing region east of the Rocky Mountains starts in Erie County! Lake Erie Wine Country features more than 20 unique wineries and vineyard vistas are nestled along the shoreline of Lake Erie. When winter chill sets in, it’s the perfect time to get cozy, to sip and savor the flavors of the Lake Erie region and learn from expert vintners about the winemaking process. Erie has a trail for beer drinkers as well: the Lake Erie Ale Trail features 15 breweries in Erie County and the surrounding region, each with its own unique flavor. If spirits are on your radar, grab a cocktail at Erie's locally-owned distilleries: Altered State, Erie Distillery or 5 & 20 Spirits!

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History, Art and Culture

Maritime history, modern murals and sculpture walks, and an active calendar of music and theater are just some of the highlights of Erie's cultural scene. Take a step back in time at any of the 18 unique exhibits at the Hagan History Center in downtown Erie, including Frank Lloyd Wright's original San Francisco office. The Erie Maritime Museum offers guests a glimpse into the contributions that Erie and Pennsylvania have made on the maritime industry, including Erie's own tall ship, the Flagship Niagara. Indulge your creative side at the Erie Art Museum, on a self-guided mural arts or sculpture tour or by creating a project at Creation Station! Kids can get in on the action too: the expERIEnce Children's Museum offers hands-on fun, well suited for children up to age 8. Erie welcomes a variety of nationally-touring acts as well as local theater as well - check out the calendars of Erie Events, the Erie Philharmonic and Erie Playhouse to get tickets to a show while you're in town.