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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 Interstate 79 Northbound rest stop (just before the Edinboro PA exit), 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
VisitErie staffs this rest stop for the 2022 Season: May 27 - September 5
Open Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

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Make memories all year at Port Farms!

Bring your family to Port Farms this summer, fall and winter! Port Farms is a fun-filled family destination located in Waterford, PA (30 minutes outside of Erie). The farm features many activities for all ages including a NEW Flower Festival, animal exhibits, slides, pedal carts, wagon rides, 8-acre corn maze, jumping pillows, pumpkin picking, Christmas tree picking, visiting with Santa, and much more. Options for wedding venues, corporate events, birthday parties, and school field trips are also available. To learn more, purchase tickets, or book an event visit

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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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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 is leading Erie’s economic evolution through awareness, advocacy, and access to the people, education, and information integral to elevating regional success and economic growth. Become a member today and join us in championing a vibrant and sustainable regional economy.

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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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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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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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Millcreek Mall

A destination for shopping, dining and entertainment.
Experience it all!

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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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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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