Fun things to do in Erie, Pennsylvania

Eerie Horror Film Festival
Erie beachesThe Eerie Horror Film Festival (EHFF) was conceived, born and raised in Erie County, Pennsylvania and has since grown up to become one of the most popular and respected horror film festivals in the country. We hope to encourage these young filmmakers by giving them a rare chance to have their works viewed on the big screen and to give them the opportunity to learn and mingle with others with an interest in film including fellow filmmakers and celebrities.

Erie Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB)
Visit Erie's Bayfront featuring the Bicentennial Tower, Liberty Park, U.S. Brig Niagara, Erie Maritime Museum, Perry's Landing, Bayfront Miniature Golf, and the Sloppy Duck Saloon. 1 mile from the hotel

Presque Isle State Park & Beaches
Erie beachesTake in one of Erie's gorgeous sunsets at one of Presque Isle's 11 guarded beaches. Cruise miles of trails for walking, biking and rollerblading. Canoe or paddleboat through the park's beautiful lagoons; observe water birds and turtles in their protected natural habitat. Visit Perry Monument and learn about Erie's rich nautical history. 6 miles from hotel

Waldameer Park & Waterworld
Come out for a day of rides, slides, games, food and fun for the whole family! At the foot of Presque Isle State Park, Waldameer features numerous rides and attractions, great food, and picnic groves. Seasonal, open Memorial Day-Labor Day. 6 miles from hotel

Erie Zoo
Come and see the new Orangutan exhibit & expanded botanical gardens, and have fun at the newly renovated Children's Zoo! 2 miles from hotel

Erie Seawolves Erie Seawolves AA Baseball
Visit family-friendly Jerry Uht Park and see the Erie Seawolves (an affiliate of the Detroit Tigers) in action! 1/2 mile from hotel




Erie Civic Center
Visit the Erie Civic Center, home of the Erie Otters Hockey and Erie Freeze Indoor Football Team! 1/2 mile from hotel
Erie Otters Hockey
Erie Freeze AIFL Team

Great Lakes Film Festival
Great Lakes Film Festival The Great Lakes Film Festival takes place every fall in the great city of Erie, PA. at the Road House Theatre. This fun-filled event includes celebrities, parties, film screenings, award ceremonies, industry professionals, and much more. The Great Lakes Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing independent films in the digital medium; to present the best of the Great Lakes to the peoples of the region and beyond, and to bring a world of stories to its shores. More information on bookings, events, and activities is available on the web.

Erie Events
The Erie Art Museum, Historic Warner Theater, and Erie Playhouse are just minutes away 1/2 mile from hotel

The Millcreek Mall
Shop tax-free in Erie! 5 miles from hotel

Port Authority
Great Lakes Film Festival It is the mission of the Port Authority to promote industrial, commercial, and recreational opportunities for the citizens of Pennsylvania on Presque Isle Bay and adjacent waters. The Port Authority also coordinates community events such as 8 Great Tuesdays and the Garage Band Blowout.


Erie Area Wineries
Take a tour of the largest wine producing region of the Eastern US! Lake Erie creates the ideal climate for growing grapes, and numerous wineries along the coast are open for tours and wine tasting year round! Approx. 10-15 miles from hotel

Downtown Erie Hotel
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This Erie Hotel is minutes from the
Erie Art Museum, great shopping at
the Millcreek Mall, Erie Playhouse,
Warner Theater, Erie Civic Center,
Jerry Uht Park, Jr.’s Last Laugh
Comedy Club, The Beautiful Beaches
and Trails of Presque Isle State Park,
Erie Court House, Gannon University,
and Mercyhurst College.


18 West 18th Street | Erie, PA 16501 | Local: (814) 456-2961 | Toll Free: (800) 832-9101