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Date Night in Erie PA!

date nightLooking for romantic yet fun ideas to spend the night out of the house during the pandemic? Planning a fun date is a quick way to break out of a Netflix and Chill pandemic rut and bring joy back into your relationship. Set aside time during your staycation to enjoy shared activities or hobbies. We’ve got a little something for everyone with these Erie Staycation date night suggestions:

Romantic Night – Dinner and a View

Pineapple Eddie Southern Bistro – Southern regional cuisine served up with a bit of Caribbean flair never tasted so good! Diners are in for a real treat with savory dishes like Creole Shrimp & Andouille Sausage over Grits, Seared Catfish served with Rice & Beans and the fresh sautéed vegetable of the day. Finish off your meal with one of their signature homemade desserts!  Just walking past their dessert display case will make your mouth water.  Come on in, enjoy the food & feel the love!

Sunset on the Bluffs – Take a short scenic drive west along the Great Lakes Seaway Trail, An America’s Byway (Route 5) to Erie Bluffs State Park.  The 587-acre Park lies along the Lake Erie shoreline in western Erie County and features 90-foot bluffs overlooking Lake Erie. Spectacular views to share with that special someone!

Arts and Culture

Bayfront Grille – Located inside the beautiful Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel, the Bayfront Grille offers a relaxed atmosphere serving up a fresh take on casual dining with inside and outside seating.  Breathtaking views right on Presque Isle Bay!  Featuring breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.

Glass Growers Gallery - Established in 1974, Glass Growers has been a long-standing fixture in the heart of downtown Erie.  Featuring regional fine art & national American crafts.  They are more than just glass, they are a gallery with gifts! Showcasing jewelry, pottery, glass, wood, fiber and more. Take your date to find treasures for home or office, refurbish a space or just find that special piece that inspires you!

Adventure or Group Date

Allen Stoneware Gallery – Located in the Colony Plaza, Allen Stoneware Gallery can help you turn a mess of clay into a work of art! The more you mold it -- the more you give in to the power of creativity. Bring your inner artist out!  Allen Stoneware offers various classes to learn the art yourself or you and your date can simply browse their shop and pick out that perfect piece. They also offer local, handmade pieces for all budgets and occasions.

Stumpy’s Hatchet House – Got an axe to grind with your date?  Why not take it out with each other and throw some hatchets?! Stumpy’s Hatchet House is the place to go with an exciting atmosphere and is definitely a unique form of recreation. Axe throwing is a primitive and organic sport, and it’s a perfect release for those seeking adventure. Get your frustrations out and participate in some healthy competition by scheduling your axe throwing party with them.

Consider booking a hotel to complement your Erie Staycation and make a night or two of it! Erie County has plenty of lodging opportunities from first-class hotels to quaint Bed & Breakfasts, family-owned motels, cottages and campgrounds.  For a complete list of lodging options, click here

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Located inside of the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel and overlooking Presque Isle Bay, The Bayfront Grille is ideal for friends and family gatherings or a romantic dinner just for two. The Bayfront Grille serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Dinner menu items include delectable salads and appetizers as well as steak, chicken and seafood options. Enjoy this premier Erie dining choice.

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