Featuring first class accommodations, the #1 Freshwater Beach in the Country (2016) and the Top PA Attraction (2017) – Presque Isle State Park, cultural attractions, wineries, breweries, restaurants, 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

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, a Victorian cruise boat 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 featured Erie LGBT events:  Drenched Fur, Erie Pride Parade and Fest, Erie Pride Picnic.