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LGBTQ+

Erie prides itself on being a warm, hospitable community for ALL races, religions, ethnicities, sexual orientation, nationalities, interests, backgrounds and experiences.  We welcome you to our shores!

Erie is your off-the-beaten path gay-cation destination!

Featuring first class accommodations, Presque Isle State Park, cultural attractions, Lake Erie Wine Country, Lake Erie Ale Trail, restaurants, museums, galleries, shopping, world-class sunsets and bustling Downtown and Bayfront districts. 

Pennsylvania’s only Great Lakes Port City is ready to play host to your next getaway or event!  Book your stay at one of our LGBT-friendly accommodations, and plan to visit some of Erie’s LGBT-welcome attractions. Once you’ve arrived, staff and volunteers are available to provide one-on-one personalized visitor information services:

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  • VisitErie 208 East Bayfront Parkway, Erie PA 16507
  • The Erie Visitor Center inside the Tom Ridge Environmental Center 301 Peninsula Drive Erie PA 16505
  • The Pennsylvania Welcome Center (I-90 Westbound in North East, PA)
  • Interstate Rest Stops (I-90 Eastbound near the PA/OH border and I-79 Northbound just before the Edinboro exit). Seasonally staffed Memorial Day through September 30.

If you’re planning your special day, Erie has several unique wedding venues for you to consider. Exchange vows on the beach or at a local museum, a park, one of our many cruise excursions or a lavish ballroom. A wedding in Erie is as elaborate or intimate as you and your partner desire. (pictured above: Presque Isle State Park)

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Visit our online calendar or NWPA Pride to make sure you don’t miss out on any local festivals, celebrations and events including Erie Pride Fest!  

 Access the most recent issue of Erie Gay News

Partner Spotlight

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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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Port Farms Fall Harvest

Experience Fall Harvest at Port Farms September 18th - October 31st. With a variety of activities, the farm is sure to please guests of all ages. Located in Erie County, PA, the farm offers many activities including a Jumpkin Patch, Slide Mountain, Tiny Town, Pedal Carts, 8-acre Corn Maze, Pumpkin Picking, and MUCH more. Create lasting memories today! www.portfarms.com

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Mazza Vineyards and the South Shore Wine Company

The Mazza family welcomes you to Lake Erie Wine Country. Sip and savor award-winning wines at Mazza Vineyards and the historic South Shore Wine Company both located in North East, PA.

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The Cork 1794

The Cork 1794 is the perfect spot for a date night or special occasion! Indoor and outside seating available with amazing food.

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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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Dobbins Landing

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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Outdoor Dining at the Bayfront Grille

The Bayfront Grille Restaurant at the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel is excited to announce that our Bayside Patio is open for Lunch and Dinner. Please check Open Table for reservations or contact the restaurant directly at 814-454-2005.

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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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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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