Check out these great destinations, all within a short drive from anywhere in Western New York
Visit Millcreek Mall with over 130 stores, restaurants, and fun for the whole family! Stop by Customer Service to learn about our Exclusive Guest Rewards program for out-of-town shoppers. Don’t forget, Pennsylvania has no tax on clothing or shoes; so come shop, dine, and play today! Choose from a variety of hotels located on the Mall property and at the intersection of Peach Street and Interstate 90 (minutes away).
Celebrate Presque Isle State Park 100-year anniversary! A new educational exhibit showcasing the history of the park will be on display from May 17, 2021 through August 23, 2021 at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center. Enjoy newspaper articles, photographs, maps and more that tell the story of this great park. Presque Isle, French for almost an island is a National Natural Landmark with natural beauty & recreation with sandy beaches, fishing, biking, kayaking, hiking, birding, swimming & boating. Come explore the 3,200-acre peninsula and experience breathtaking views, lighthouses, world-class sunsets and Mother Nature at her finest.
Presque Isle State Park, 1 Peninsula Drive, Erie, PA 16505
Bringing people together with craft beer & craft beer-inspired eats. Our U Pick 6 family of craft beer pubs & restaurants specializes in a large selection craft beers on tap & in the bottle with full menu, wood-fired brick oven & casual pub dining. Our modern, craft beer-inspired menu includes appetizers, flatbreads, handcrafted sandwiches, fresh specialty salads, housemade favorites, pub burgers, grain bowls & more!
Erie is a great weekend getaway only 90 minutes from Buffalo. Download our FREE ‘Hello Erie’ app today and create your own Erie, PA getaway by adding your own itinerary including awesome places to eat, sleep and play! Get Social With us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Or call for your FREE Erie Adventure Guide – 1-800-524-3743
The Creation Station is a 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. Outdoor parties are available during the summer months!
Asbury Woods provides visitors and locals of all ages an experience that inspires a greater sense of environmental awareness, sustainability and stewardship. Explore 205 acres of preserved property which includes native species, old-growth forests, landscaped gardens, wetlands, boardwalk trails and dirt trails. The Andrew J. Conner Nature Center features animal exhibits, and free public access. The Greenway Trail provides ample recreational opportunities for hiking, running, biking, skiing, snowshoeing and wading in Walnut Creek. Their new low ropes course is perfect for small groups!
The waters of Lake Erie welcome visitors to Erie, Pennsylvania’s only Great Lakes Port. Erie’s Bayfront District on Presque Isle Bay includes a 187 foot Bicentennial tower offering panoramic views, restaurants, miniature golf, charter and offshore fishing, campground and marinas, as well as transient boat dockage.
Set in a tropical 84 degree atmosphere, Splash Lagoon features weatherproof water park fun that is perfect for all ages! Get set to get wet in one of the largest indoor wave pools in the Eastern United States! Guests can enjoy multiple twisting and turning slides, an activity pool, and whirlpools! There’s also a kid’s area, an activity Tree House with a Tipping Tiki Bucket, the FlowRider surf machine, an arcade, and so much more! Splash Lagoon is conveniently connected to three hotels for your overnight needs.
Loaded with more than 100 thrilling rides, slides and attractions, Waldameer & Water World is truly a great summer escape from the everyday routine. Waldameer is the fourth oldest amusement park in Pennsylvania, and the tenth oldest in the United States! With affordable prices and a family friendly atmosphere, their visitors come back year after year. Make sure you check out popular rides and slides including the Ravine Flyer II, Whacky Shack, Chaos and the all new Rally Racer mat slide. Parking is free and there is no charge to enter the amusement park if you’re not riding the rides.
Located off Exit 27 on I-90, Presque Isle Downs and Casino in Erie, PA is home to the hottest new slots, progressive table games, live racing (July 5 – July 28: Monday – Wednesday – Post Time 4:45pm.
Aug 2 – Oct 7: Monday – Thursday – Post Time 4:45pm.) Simulcast racing year-round and several dining options, including LBV Steakhouse and Churchill’s Bourbon & Brew. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER.
The Erie Zoo is the perfect place to spend the day or just a few hours! A comfortable walk throughout the Erie Zoo and Botanical Garden takes about 2 hours. You’ll enjoy visiting with nearly 400 animals in our collection as well as the 11 beautiful gardens throughout the park. The Zoo is open seasonally from March 1st through November 30th with hours from 10am-5pm daily.
The Mazza family has made their home and wines in Lake Erie Wine Country since 1972. Today, visit them at three distinct locations: The original winery, Mazza Vineyards and the historical South Shore Wine Co. in North East, PA, and New York’s first combination winery, distillery, brewery featuring Mazza Chautauqua Cellars and Five & 20 Spirits and Brewing in Westfield.
The area’s first waterfront hotel located in the heart of Erie’s Bayfront Marina District offers sweeping views of Presque Isle Bay, award winning dining experience in the Bayfront Grille, and an indoor pool and fitness center. Situated on the Sassafras Street Pier, the Courtyard Erie Bayfront boasts breathtaking views of Presque Isle Bay. The Shoreline Bar and Grille or The Bistro offer great dining selections. Lounge at the outdoor infinity pool or enjoy a few laps in the indoor pool.
Cobblestone hotels offer 3 convenient locations in Erie County Pennsylvania for your next vacation; on Erie’s Bayfront, near Penn State Behrend off exit 32 and in Corry PA along Historic Route 6. Enjoy their newer modern accommodations with free Wi-Fi, breakfast, and bar open daily.
Set sail for Hidden Harbor, Erie’s waterfront destination for food and fun! Enjoy a delightful meal right next to the bay at Rum Runners, Woody’s Backwater BARge & Grill, or The Cove Bay-Side Restaurant & Tavern. If you’re looking for fun ON the water, take a ride on The Lady Kate or Scallywags Pirate Adventures. Or rent your own boat at Hidden Harbor Water Rentals, Erie’s newest and high end water rental service