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Plan Your Erie Trip

A trip to Erie is so easy it nearly plans itself!  Explore Erie’s best attractions, shops, restaurants, events and get ready for a relaxing, stress-free getaway.

See our list of resources below to help plan your escape!


The Erie Visitor Center, VisitErie's office, and the rest stops on Interstate 79 Northbound (just before the Edinboro PA exit) and Interstate 90 Eastbound (just east of the PA/OH border), offer copies of the Erie Adventure Guide, as well a wide variety of maps and brochures to help you plan your perfect trip! 

Erie Visitor Center
(inside the Tom Ridge Environmental Center)
301 Peninsula Drive
Erie, PA 16505
(814) 833-7424
Open daily 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

208 East Bayfront Parkway, 1st Floor
Erie, PA 16507
(814) 454-1000
Open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Interstate 79 Northbound Rest Stop
Just before the Edinboro PA exit
Edinboro, PA 16412
Open Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Welcome Center staff is on site at this rest stop Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend.

Interstate 90 Eastbound Rest Stop
Just east of the PA/OH border
West Springfield, PA 16443
Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday (closed Sunday through Wednesday) from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
Welcome Center staff is on site at this rest stop Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend.

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Christmas at Port Farms

Enjoy Santa’s Workshop every weekend for visits with Santa, live music, crafts, cookie decorating, and holiday food & drinks! They also offer cut-your-own trees, pre-cut trees, freshly made wreaths, holiday décor, and other great gifts throughout the week. The Port Farms Christmas season is November 25th - December 23rd and there is no admission fee. Plan an enchanting Christmas experience at Port Farms today! Visit for more info!

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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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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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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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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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