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Things to do in Erie, Pennsylvania

Conveniently located within miles of the city's main attractions, discover things to do in Erie, Pennsylvania. Explore the Erie Downtown Map to enhance your next visit.


Erie Maritime Museum/Home Port U.S. Brig Niagara - distance 0.5 miles

From the War of 1812 through present day, the Erie Maritime Museum will take you through time, the people, and the events surrounding Lake Erie. When in homeport, the ship herself is the premier “exhibit”. Berthed within yards of the museum, the U.S. Brig Niagara is visible from the museum’s bayside picture window.


Erie Art Museum - distance 0.6 miles

Erie Art Museum boasts a collection of over 7,000 objects, including American ceramics, Tibetan paintings, Indian bronzes, contemporary baskets, and many other mediums. The museum hosts 18 to 20 visiting exhibitions annually and shares parts of its collection with national and international partners through traveling exhibits.


Erie Seawolves - distance 1.1 miles

Baseball is an all-American favorite past-time. Take the family to Erie’s favorite professional sports team, the Erie SeaWolves for some sunshine, hot dogs, baseball and fun at one of the most exciting things to do in Erie, Pennsylvania.


Jr's Last Laugh Comedy Club - distance 1.3 miles

Playing host to several nationally renowned comedians over the years, Jr’s Last Laugh Comedy Club hosts shows every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The club is located in the heart of downtown Erie. For a full line-up of their upcoming and previous performances, check out their website.


Erie Zoo - distance 3.1 miles

The Erie Zoo is located on 15 acres in the City of Erie. The Zoo features a variety of animals from all over the world and extensive plant exhibits for an unforgettable family trip.


Presque Isle Beach - distance 4 miles

Whether its catching some rays on one of our 14 sand-filled beaches, navigating any of the 11 miles of hiking trails with various skill levels, watching a breathaking sunset, or renting boats and jet skis for some fun in the sun, there’s a lot to do along the shores of Lake Erie.


Touring the Lake Erie Wine Trail - distance 15 miles

Unwind with a glass of wine along the Chautauqua-Lake Erie Wine Trail. During this tour you will explore wineries, villages and beaches nestled along over 30,000 acres of vineyards. You will enjoy the tastes of wines from over 23 wineries along the trail.


Skiing at Peek n' Peak - distance 22.6 miles

Peek n’ Peak features 27 perfectly groomed slopes & trails, miles of terrain and state-of-the-art snowmaking for a perfect winter getaway for the entire family. The resort also offers ski/snowboard lessons and equipment as well as snow tubing for the ultimate family fun.