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Things to do in Erie

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Zoo
“Always a great time to visit the Erie Zoo and only about 2 miles from the cozy bungalow”
  • 11 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“This is a fabulous museum and well worth a visit. Check their calendar for fun events. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Museum
“From the War of 1812 through present day, the Erie Maritime Museum will take visitors though time, the people and events surrounding Lake Erie. When in homeport, the U.S. Brig Niagara is the premier exhibit.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Historic Theatre where you can see all sorts of world class entertainment coming to Erie”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cafe
“Natural and Organic Foods Cooperative grocery store 1341 W 26th St, Erie, PA 16508”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The chef-owners provide delicious homemade cooking with a New Orleans flair, along with homemade desserts. Full bar. On weekends call ahead for reservations.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“They have 50 beers on tap and great food to boot. Outdoor seating in summertime. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“A lovely city with great walking trails and the perfect place for a picnic on the grass, or to cool your toes in Cascade Creek. There is an amphitheater with events during the summer. The Erie Blues & Jazz Fest is held here the first weekend in August. There are nice free tennis courts on the Sixth Street side, lighted at night. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Museum
“Or kids? Go play at the children’s museum. Lots of fun for the whole family!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is a great bar-restaurant that has been in business over 40 years. Nightly food and drink specials. A big place with a lively atmosphere. Not a place for children. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
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“The food is great and the beer-garita is delicious! Don’t forget to ask about the old railway tunnels!!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Best local IPA around - the Dulachan is one of the best IPAs, if you like IPA”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
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“Fantastic food and drinks. If you have a party, request the basement private room for an elevated experience!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“Plays on most weekend. Visit their website to see what's playing. Erie has amazing local talent!”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Cafe
“Natural and Organic Foods Cooperative grocery store 1341 W 26th St, Erie, PA 16508”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The chef-owners provide delicious homemade cooking with a New Orleans flair, along with homemade desserts. Full bar. On weekends call ahead for reservations.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a great bar-restaurant that has been in business over 40 years. Nightly food and drink specials. A big place with a lively atmosphere. Not a place for children. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“The food is great and the beer-garita is delicious! Don’t forget to ask about the old railway tunnels!!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“They have 50 beers on tap and great food to boot. Outdoor seating in summertime. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Brewery
“Best local IPA around - the Dulachan is one of the best IPAs, if you like IPA”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Fantastic food and drinks. If you have a party, request the basement private room for an elevated experience!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 11am to Midnight Friday & Saturday: 11am to 1am Dinners: daily 5 pm to 10 pm (late night menu after 10 pm) Happy Hour is every day 4pm-6pm”
  • 4 locals recommend

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