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Accessible Travel in Erie

Erie, Pennsylvania is a destination that embraces inclusivity and offers a range of accessible experiences to provide a welcoming environment to travelers with disabilities from wheelchair accessibility and sensory-friendly attractions to hearing and visual aids. With a variety of accessible facilities, amenities, and services, Erie takes pride in ensuring that everyone can explore and enjoy its rich history, natural beauty, engaging culture, and delicious cuisine.

Pictured: The White family enjoying a day at Presque Isle State Park Beach 8 in 2022, courtesy of Carrie Brock White. Beaches 7 and 11 at Presque Isle feature ADA-accessible mats to the beach. Beach 8 has a mat that provides access to the water’s edge. Beach wheelchairs are available to rent free of charge at Beach 8 at the Public Safety Building on a first-come, first-served basis (with proof of I.D.). The wheelchairs are offered during the regular swimming season from Memorial Day to Labor Day, 11 a.m. to 7 pm., and have a weight capacity of 350 lbs. 

To learn more about accessibility at specific Erie attractions, accommodations, and restaurants, click on the listings below. 

Erie-Based Resources for Travelers with Disabilities

For further assistance in planning your trip to Erie, the following resources may be helpful. 

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5 Wits

814-618-6071
400 Millcreek Mall Blvd
Erie, PA 16509

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A Compassionate Hart Massage Therapy

814-456-5833
2005 West 8th Street, Suite 101
Erie, PA 16505

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Angelwears Boutique & Gift Shop

717-824-9884
122 North Center St.
Corry, PA 16407

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Applebee's

814-866-8210
7790 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509

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Applebee's

814-838-1144
2911 West 12th Street
Erie, PA 16505

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Arrowhead Wine Cellars

814-725-5509
12073 East Main Road
North East, PA 16428

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Asbury Woods Nature Center

814-835-5356
4105 Asbury Road
Pet friendly (outside trails only)
Erie, PA 16506

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Baymont Inn & Suites

814-866-8808
8170 Perry Highway
Erie, PA 16509

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Beach Zero

814-833-3688
83 Peninsula Drive
Erie, PA 16505

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Bricks American Steakhouse

814-464-0175
417 State Street
Erie, PA 16501

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Clarion Pointe by Choice Hotel

814-841-2567
7415 Schultz Road
Erie, PA 16509

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Cloud 9 Wine Bar & Restaurant

814-882-9992
25 East 10th Street
Suite 1
Erie, PA 16501
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Cobblestone Hotel & Suites

814-899-9099
4995 Station Road
Harborcreek, PA 16510

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Cobblestone Hotel & Suites Bayfront

814-455-1010
701 West Bayfront Parkway
Erie, PA 16507

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Cobblestone Inn & Suites

814- 663-0001
864 E Columbus Avenue
Corry, PA 16407

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Comfort Inn & Suites

814-866-6666
8051 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509

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Comfort Inn Presque Isle Erie

(814) 835-4200
3041 W 12th Street
Erie, PA 16505

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Country Fair

814-898-111
40 locations throughout Erie County
Erie, PA 16507

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Country Inn & Suites

814-866-5544
8050 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509

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Courtyard by Marriott

814-860-8300
7792 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509

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Courtyard Erie Bayfront

814-636-1005
2 Sassafras Pier
Erie, PA 16507

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Courtyard Winery

814-725-0236
10021 West Main Road
North East, PA 16428

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Covert Escape Game

814-315-9694
2061 West 8th Street
Erie , PA 16505

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Erie Golf Club

814-866-0641
6050 Old Zuck Road
Erie, PA 16506

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Erie Maritime Museum/U.S. Brig Niagara

814-452-2744
150 East Front Street
Erie, PA 16507

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Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority (The "E")

814-452-3515
127 East 14th Street
Erie, PA 16503

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Erie Zoo & Botanical Gardens

814-864-4091
423 West 38th Street
Erie, PA 16508

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expERIEnce Children's Museum

814-453-3743
420 French Street
Erie, PA 16507

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Fairfield Inn by Marriott

814-868-0985
2082 Interchange Road
Erie, PA 16565

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Glass House Inn

814-833-7751
3202 West 26th Street
Erie, PA 16506

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Green Roof Inn

814-774-7072
8790 Route18/Meadville Road
Girard, PA 16417

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Hampton Inn & Suites Erie Bayfront

814-920-9640
130 East Front Street
Erie , PA 16507

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Hampton Inn Erie South

814-866-6800
8050 Old Oliver Road
Erie, PA 16509

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Hawthorn Suites

814-864-2500
8061 Peach Street
Erie , PA 16509

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Hilltop Hatcheries

814-664-8560
12150 Route 6
Corry, PA 16407

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Hilton Garden Inn

814-866-1390
2225 Downs Drive
Erie, PA 16509

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Holiday Inn Erie

814-205-0271
2260 Downs Drive
Erie, PA 16509

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites

814-217-1100
8101 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites - North East

814-725-4400
6310 Old Station Road
North East, PA 16428

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Home2 Suites by Hilton

814-315-4325
8035 Oliver Road
Erie, PA 16509

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Homewood Suites by Hilton

814-866-8292
2084 Interchange Road
Erie, PA 16565

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IHOP

814-520-5303
8040 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509

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Jade Winery

814-572-7606
11267 Donation Rd
Waterford, PA 16441

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Johnson Estate Winery

716-326-2191
8419 West Main Road
Westfield, NY 14787

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Julius at Maennerchor Plaza

814-315-9311
1607 State Street
Erie, PA 16501

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KingView Mead, Wine, & Cider

814-616-MEAD
7895 Buffalo Road
Harborcreek, PA 16421

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Lake Erie Speedway

814-725-3303
10700 Delmas Drive
North East, PA 16428

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Lakeview on the Lake

814-899-6948
8696 East Lake Road
Erie, PA 16511

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Lakeview Wine Cellars

814-725-4440
8440 Singer Road
North East, PA 16428
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LUCERO

814-969-7009
940 W Erie Plaza
Erie, PA 16505

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Lucky Louie's Beer & Wieners

814-314-9481
8238 Perry Hwy
Erie, PA 16509
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Millcreek Mall

814-868-9000
5800 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16565

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Monacella Massage & Kinesiology LLC

814-838-3622
1001 State Street, Suite 1322
Erie, PA 16501

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Moose Head Pottery

814-636-5100
8270 Peach Street
Suite 300
Erie, PA 16509

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Motel 6 Erie

814-868-0879
7455 Schultz Road
Erie, PA 16509

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Oliver's Rooftop Restaurant

814-920-9666
130 East Front Street
Erie, PA 16507
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Penn Shore Winery & Vineyards

814-725-8688
10225 East Lake Road
North East, PA 16428

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Poverty Knob Farmhouse Ales

814-796-4500
2055 Stone Quarry Rd
Waterford, PA 16441
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Presley and Pear Arts and Crafts

814-824-9241
1909 Chestnut Street
East End Entrance
Erie, PA 16502

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Presque Isle State Park

814-833-7424
Foot of Peninsula Drive
Erie, PA 16505

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Presque Isle Wine Cellars

814-725-1314
9440 West Main Road
North East, PA 16428

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Purrista Cat Cafe

814-520-8494
30 West 8th Street
Erie, PA 16501

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Quaker Steak & Lube

814-217-1140
8071 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509

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Red Roof Plus+ and Suites

814-813-1000
10 West 18th Street
Erie, PA 16501

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Rita's Downtown Erie

814-413-7482
427 State Street
Erie, PA 16501

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Romolo Chocolates

814-452-1933
1525 West 8th Street
Erie, PA 16505
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Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel

814-454-2005
55 West Bay Drive
Erie, PA 16507

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Sleep Inn Erie by Choice

814-864-1010
8100 Peach St
Erie, PA 16509

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SpringHill Suites by Marriott

814-864-5000
2087 Interchange Road
Erie, PA 16509

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Stumpy’s Hatchet House (Axe Throwing)

814-528-5005
3728 Liberty Street
Erie, PA 16508

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Sunview Golf

814-734-5098
12270 Edinboro Road
Edinboro, PA 16412

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Sweet Memories

814-734-5098
12270 Edinboro Road
Edinboro, PA 16412

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The Seasons Inn

814-734-5098
12246 Edinboro Road
Edinboro, PA 16412

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The Shop at 19th and Chestnut

814-824-9241
1909 Chestnut Street
Erie, PA 16502

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tia book cellar

814-923-2764
15 W Main St
North East, PA 16428

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TownePlace Suites by Marriott

814-866-7100
2090 Interchange Road
Erie, PA 16565

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Waldameer Park & Water World

877-817-1009
220 Peninsula Drive
Erie, PA 16505

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Williams Place

814-964-3051
117 N Center St
Corry, PA 16407

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Wingate by Wyndham

814-860-3050
8060 Old Oliver Road
Erie, PA 16509

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Yori Winery

814-725-8466
18 South Lake Street
North East, PA 16428

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Partner Spotlight

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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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Poverty Knob Farmhouse Ales

Stop by Port Farms to check out the newest addition, Poverty Knob Farmhouse Ales. We offer hand-crafted beers and delicious sharable food year-round. The brewery is family and dog friendly with both indoor and outdoor spaces. We offer games, music and entertainment for all ages!

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Erie Events

Erie Events manages a four facility entertainment complex that includes the Warner Theatre, Erie Insurance Arena, Bayfront Convention Center and UPMC Park. These four venues host a variety of events that include world-class entertainment, family friendly shows and sporting events.

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814 Photo

Showcasing the incredible year round beauty of the City of Erie and its surrounding areas, commonly referred to as its area code "the 814". Explore some of Erie County's most breathtaking landscape photography.

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ASCEND Erie - Climbing | Fitness | Yoga

NOW OPEN! ASCEND fosters a community-centered climbing, fitness, and yoga experience by serving individuals and groups of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. Located in Downtown Erie, ASCEND welcomes Erie visitors to stop in and give climbing a try!

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The Cork 1794

Open for Lunch and Dinner. Get ready for an experience like no other. An atmosphere where uncommon style, comfort and service seamlessly meld. Where food and beverages are expertly crafted to be beautiful, satisfying and truly special. A place that makes every day feel like a reason to celebrate.

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Tia Book Cellar

Tia Book Cellar is an independent bookstore offering new and bargain books, unique gifts, puzzles, and games for all interests and ages. Located across from Gibson Park in North East, their brand embodies the local business model and the local grape heritage. Tia's believes that "there is always … local, an alternative, and a story." They look forward to helping you discover your next read or gift here.

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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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The Cove Bay-Side Restaurant & Tavern

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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UPMC Hamot - See What Makes Us Different

UPMC Hamot is a 458-bed hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania, offering a full complement of inpatient and outpatient services. The hospital serves as a regional referral hub and is the only accredited trauma center in the region.

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Farmhouse Retreat

Your “Home Away from Home” short term rental sleeps 8 and is in a great location close to Erie Sports Center, Splash Lagoon, shopping and restaurants, as well as Steelhead Fishing. This restored 1881 Farmhouse is located on 10 private acres. Reminisce about bygone days when life was slower and simpler. With a long driveway and large yard, kick back by the firepit, watch wildlife or enjoy a beautiful Erie sunset from the back patio.

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Two45 Waterfront Grille Now Open!

Savor an exquisite waterfront dining experience at Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel, where culinary excellence meets panoramic views. This signature restaurant invites you to indulge in a delectable journey with a menu showcasing locally sourced ingredients and global inspirations while overlooking the serene waters of Lake Erie.

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Mazza Vineyards and the South Shore Wine Company

The Mazza family welcomes you to explore 3 unique locations in Lake Erie Wine Country. Sip and savor award-winning wines at Mazza Vineyards and the historic South Shore Wine Company, both located in North East, PA, and be sure to visit their combination winery, distillery and brewery, Mazza Chautauqua Cellars/Five & 20 Spirits and Brewing, in nearby Westfield, NY.

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Experience 84 degrees all year at one of the top water parks in the country.

Award-Winning Compassionate Care

Voted Erie’s Choice Best Hospital for eight years in a row

One stop convenience.

Fill your tank, pick up fresh food from local brands, and a six-pack to go in 40 regional locations.

Just for fun!

Experience family summer fun on more than 100 great rides, slides and attractions at Waldameer!

Ante-up, Erie.

Find true action with slots, table games, sports book, and horse racing.

Ante-up, Erie.

Find true action with slots, table games, sports book, and horse racing.

Just for fun!

Experience family summer fun on more than 100 great rides, slides and attractions at Waldameer!

One stop convenience.

Fill your tank, pick up fresh food from local brands, and a six-pack to go in 40 regional locations.

Soak in the fun!

Experience 84 degrees all year at one of the top water parks in the country.

Award-Winning Compassionate Care

Voted Erie’s Choice Best Hospital for eight years in a row