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Testimonials

All-In-One Tours & Cruises - Lancaster, PA

“Last fall I arranged a group leader FAMiliarization tour with Emily Beck at VisitErie. VisitErie partnered with the Mercer County CVB and provided us with a diverse itinerary and attractions that kept us busy throughout our stay. Our group leaders and I were amazed at how much the region has to offer in the way of attractions, hotels and restaurants. So far we have four groups booked tours to NW PA that include at least one night in Erie in for 2012. Another group booked a shorter tour that includes many of the sites we visited in Mercer County and who will spend a night in Franklin, PA.  Other groups are considering booking Erie for 2013.  Our thanks to VisitErie and its members for not only making our group leaders welcome but, also for enticing them to come back with their groups!”

Pinnacle Tours - Inc. Massillon, OH

“We were more than pleasantly surprised that Erie had so much to offer.  We had no idea!  Your FAM tour surely convinced us that Erie is the place to bring groups for Mystery Tours, Shopping Tours, Winery Tours, Hub ‘n Spoke, and more!  All the attractions & restaurants on the itinerary were great.  The people were so nice and friendly and really made us feel that they wanted our business.  Everyone rolled out the red carpet for us!”

Wade Tours - Schenectady, NY

“A great destination that we will definitely incorporate into our touring schedule.”

Bieber Tourways - Kutztown, PA

“Our groups had a fantastic time in Pennsylvania’s Great Lakes Region. The activities, attractions and accommodations are excellent.”

Lakeshore Tours – Bowmanville Ontario, Canada

“My customers save money with Pennsylvania’s no tax on clothing and shoes at both Millcreek Mall in Erie and Premium Outlets Grove City. The variety and abundance of stores is a definite plus, satisfying everyone! Our company combines touring with shopping because of the wide variety of attractions. They add an entertaining twist to our shopping excursions."

Lakefront Lines - Ohio

“Things to do, places to eat, to game, and comfortable spots to rest for the night makes Erie a prime destination for our groups.”

S & S Travel, Inc. – Kendallville, Indiana

“Our group was very surprised at the number of touring attractions Erie and Pennsylvania’s Great Lakes Region has to offer. There is so much to do we stay two nights and have been back several times.”

Take a Break Travel - London Ontario, Canada

“We had the opportunity to include Erie on one of our four day Mystery Tours and our people loved it! In the past we had only considered Erie for shopping tours, but upon looking a little further we thought we’d go beyond and make it a relaxing informative tour and we were not disappointed. Hotel staff went overboard to meet all our people’s needs. To make our stay more enjoyable we enlisted the services of a local receptive operator. Our guide did an awesome job! Our passengers really enjoyed the diversity of the City and the pride in maintaining its history. I would not hesitate booking another tour to Erie in the near future.”

Elaine Farell, CAE Executive Director, Pennsylvania Bus Association

“On behalf of PBA members, thank you so much for your generous partnership of our 2012 Annual Meeting in Erie! Your meticulous contribution in every segment of our event resulted in an opportunity for our registrants to see what Erie has to offer in their customer itineraries in the future. People commented on how beautiful Erie is and the hidden treasures uncovered in your great city. You always kept us in the loop during the planning effort, took our suggestions and were just visible. Your interest in commitment were very much recognized.”

Partner Spotlight

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Mazza Vineyards and the South Shore Wine Company

The Mazza family welcomes you to 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.

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Millcreek Mall

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

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New Direct Daily Flights to Washington, DC

Erie International Airport now offers two direct daily flights to and from Washington Dulles International Airport with connecting flights to the east coast, west coast and international destinations. Book your flight today!

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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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Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership

The Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership is leading Erie's economic evolution. We're the heart of the business community to champion a vibrant and sustainable economy. Your business is our business. Become a member and increase your brand awareness, advocate for important business issues, and gain access to people, education, and information integral to elevating your team's success.

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Port Farms Flower Festival

Port Farms is excited to announce their NEW Annual Flower Festival from August 7th - September 12th (Thursday through Sunday)! Immerse yourself in five acres of vibrant sunflowers and zinnias and the sweet smells of summer. Take a little bit of the magic home with you by picking your own sunflowers and zinnias by the bloom or bucket! As an added bonus, all of your favorite Port Farms activities will be open. There will also be live music every weekend on the outdoor stage along with a new Beer Garden featuring Lavery Brewery.

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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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Creation Station

The Creation Station is an unique arts and crafts studio where kids can create and have fun!
Book your birthday party, register for a ladies night out or stop in during open Craft days and choose a project from the project board.

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