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Frequently Asked Questions 


How can I request an Erie Adventure Guide?

You can request our free guide by clicking here or by phoning our offices at 814-454-1000.  You can also email us your mailing address.

How can I get a map of Erie?

Maps can be found on our Getting Here page.  We have maps of: Presque Isle State Park, Downtown Erie, City of Erie and Erie County.

Do you have any hotels on the water?

Yes we do!  
Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel
Courtyard Erie Bayfront Hotel
Lakeview on the Lake
Hampton Inn & Suites Bayfront 

What beaches are pet-friendly in Erie?

Presque Isle State Park is Erie’s top attraction for beaches and outdoor recreation, and a great place to let your leashed pup splash around! Click here for a complete list of things to do with your pet in Erie. 

What is the phone number for Presque Isle State Park?

Their main office line is 814-833-7424. To learn more about the Park, click here

What are Presque Isle State Park’s hours of operation?

The park is open daily, year-round unless weather conditions are not favorable, from 5:00 a.m. to sunset.
Day use areas (restrooms) close at dusk.

What are the water temperatures for Lake Erie/Presque Isle beaches?

You can find up-to-date water temperatures here

What is the phone number for the Bayfront Convention Center?


Where is the Erie Visitor Center located?

The Erie Visitor Center is located inside the Tom Ridge Environmental Center at 301 Peninsula Drive.  The visitor center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  You can also get visitor information at the VisitErie office - 208 East Bayfront Parkway, 1st floor, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Where is the nearest airport?

Erie International Airport/Tom Ridge Field is located at 4411 West 12th Street.  The airport features daily flights to and from Chicago, IL (United Airlines) and Charlotte, NC (American Airlines).  

Are there any vacation rentals near the beach/water?

There are no rentals directly on Presque Isle State Park. For a list of cabins, cottages and campgrounds, click here.

How can I get brochures for Lake Erie Wine Country or Lake Erie Ale Trail?

You can email us your request or phone our office at 814-454-1000.  

Are there wine tours available?

Yes!  Wine tour information can be found here.

Are there tours of the City available or other tours of interest?

You can find a list of Self-Guided Tours here or you view them by downloading our ‘Hello Erie’ trip planner app.  The area also offers Erie Food Tours and various sightseeing boat tours during the summer months.  

Partner Spotlight

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Mazza Vineyards and the South Shore Wine Company

Local wine is great for holiday entertaining, plus it makes a great gift! Stop by to try (and pick up) award-winning wines at Mazza Vineyards and the historic South Shore Wine Company, both located in North East, PA.

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Millcreek Mall

The Millcreek Mall features more than 160 stores, restaurants, and fun for the whole family on Upper Peach Street, Erie’s most popular shopping district! Shopping in Erie means no sales tax on clothing or shoes. Choose from a variety of hotels located on the Mall property and just minutes away at the intersection of Peach Street and Interstate 90.

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When you have an opportunity to fly, give Erie a try - support your hometown airport!

Direct Daily Flights to Charlotte and Chicago.
Erie International Airport is serviced by American Airlines and United Airlines with daily flights to Charlotte and Chicago with connections across the country and around the world. Book your flight today at or

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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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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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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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UPMC Hamot - See What Makes Us Different

UPMC Hamot is a 423-bed hospital in Erie, PA, offering a full complement of inpatient and outpatient services, and serves as a regional referral hub and Level II Trauma Center.

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John Russell Brewing Company Brew House & Restaurant

Local Craft Beer Brewery & Pub in Erie, PA! Featuring a large selection of craft beers, a wood-fired brick oven featuring fresh dough specialty pizzas & our open-view brewing environment makes for a unique experience! Reservations // Call 814.866.BEER (2337)
:: Full Menu, Wood-fired Brick Oven & Casual Pub Dining
:: Brewery & Craft Beer Pub
:: Craft Beers on Tap & Beer To-Go
:: Indoor & Outdoor Dining & Bar
:: Online Ordering & Takeout
:: Beer To-Go
:: Conveniently located of I-90 on Peach Street

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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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Fall Harvest at Port Farms

Happy Fall Y’all! Celebrate 125 years of Port Farms during the Fall Harvest season from September 17th – October 30th. Grab your friends and family and enjoy a variety of fall themed activities for every age. With over 25 attractions here at the farms, our guests create long-lasting memories worth repeating. General admission includes hay wagon rides, 8-acre corn maze, slide mountain, ball zone, game garden, pedal carts, animal exhibits, mindbender mazes, trike track, tire fort and so much more! PLUS, this year we have added tons of new events that are included with admission! Learn more and purchase tickets:

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