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

Request your FREE Erie Adventure Guide and look for the smiley face  symbols indicating LGBT-welcome businesses! 

 Request a Free Erie Adventure Guide

Erie is making great strides to ensure our area is welcoming to everyone - Please explore our web site for great ideas on where to eat, shop, play and stay! Our handy dandy web site trip planner makes it a breeze. 


Don't forget to download our newly updated 'Hello Erie' app and start planning your Erie get-away with ease!


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:

  • 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.

Don’t forget to consult our calendar of events to make sure you don’t miss out on any local flavor and check out these signature Erie LGBT events:  Erie Pride Fest and Parade, Erie Pride Picnic, Erie Pride Day at Waldameer, Drenched Fur.  For more information on LGBT events