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DIY Tours


Ever wonder what goes into whiskey making?  Or how about learning how to make your own pottery or ride a horse? Wonder no more! VisitErie has compiled a list of experiential, DIY tours for you to enjoy. 

To learn more information, visit the links below or watch one of our brief videos.

All of our partners listed are following COVID-19 & CDC guidelines to ensure your visit is safe.  Remember to practice social distancing, wash your hands frequently and wear a mask. Please check with each business for tour specifics and availability.

African American Heritage Trail Tour (with audio!)

AfricanAmerican App TourVisitErie has partnered with the creators of A Shared Heritage Tour and Erie Arts & Culture to create a new tour that celebrates Erie County Black History.  The new self-guided audio-narrated tour is available through VisitErie’s ‘Hello Erie’ mobile app. The African American History Tour features historic points of interest, public art, and businesses that pay tribute to the City of Erie's African American heritage. including the church where internationally celebrated soloist and composer Harry T. Burleigh sang in the choir. Burleigh's achievements include adapting African American spirituals into his own compositions. Another stop, New Jerusalem, is one of Erie's oldest neighborhoods. Here African American families provided much-needed refuge for men and women fleeing enslavement through the Underground Railroad. The tour also includes several murals paying tribute to Erie's African American heritage.

You can download the FREE 'Hello Erie' mobile app from iTunes or Google Play.  Once downloaded, open up the app and click on "Tours". You can also download the app by using the following QR code.  
Hello Erie app 2021






Courtyard Winery Tours

Our friends at Courtyard Winery have created several cool tours including a private winemaker tour for you to try out. 
Click here to learn more.

CY Wine Tours




Erie Food Tours

Board & Brush

Whiskey Barrel Tasting

Pottery Making

Horseback Riding

Fishing Charters

Vacation planning made easy! Use our interactive map to plot out your visit.

Partner Spotlight

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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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Igloo Dining at the Bayfront Grille!

You can now call in to reserve Igloo Dining at the Bayfront Grille!❄ Igloo Dining will begin November 15th and we will be offering time slots during lunch and dinner. The Igloos are perfect for any special day including Anniversaries, Birthdays, Honeymoons, and so much more. You can't get this opportunity anywhere else in Erie, PA and we are ecstatic for you to experience it!

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Creation Station

Creation Station

The Creation Station is an unique arts and crafts studio where kids can create and have fun!
Book your birthday party, register for a ladies night out or stop in during open Craft days and choose a project from the project board.

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Millcreek Mall

A destination for shopping, dining and entertainment.
Experience it all!

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New Direct Daily Flights to Washington, DC

Erie International Airport now offers two direct daily flights to and from Washington Dulles International Airport with connecting flights to the east coast, west coast and international destinations. Book your flight today!

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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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Port of Erie!

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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Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership

The Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership is leading Erie's economic evolution. We're the heart of the business community to champion a vibrant and sustainable economy. Your business is our business. Become a member and increase your brand awareness, advocate for important business issues, and gain access to people, education, and information integral to elevating your team's success.

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Spotlight Mazza Vinyards

Mazza Vineyards and the South Shore Wine Company

Enjoy a scenic ride to North East and stop into family owned Mazza Vineyards and the historic South Shore Wine Company to sip and savor the local flavor.

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The Cork 1794

The Cork 1794 is the perfect spot for a date night or special occasion!

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