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).
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 & sailing. Come explore the 3,200-acre peninsula and experience breathtaking views, lighthouses, world-class sunsets and Mother Nature at her finest.
Fishing charters are in operation year round. Changing seasons challenge us to modify techniques and methods of fishing. Fortunately, we have those mastered. Trolling, jigging and casting trips are available. We accommodate all ages and skill levels. XTR Fishing Charters encourages clients to ask questions and learn from us. Our goal is for you to be successful on the water.
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
Loaded with more than 100 thrilling rides, attractions and family classics, Waldameer 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 including the Ravine Flyer II, Whacky Shack, Thunder River and Chaos.
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, a touch-and-learn Discovery Classroom 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 degrees Polynesian atmosphere, Splash Lagoon features the latest and most exciting rides in the water park industry today! Get set to get wet in the largest indoor wave pool in the Eastern United States with fun for kids ages 2 to 92. Guests can enjoy swimming and splashing around in this fantastic watery playground featuring four twisting and turning body slides, a swirling body coaster with speeds of over 40 MPH, a swirling tube coaster, an 80,000 gallon activity pool, adult and kid whirlpools, 5-story Million Dollar Tree House, FlowRider surf experience, Tree Tops ropes course, arcade, food court and much more! Splash Lagoon is conveniently connected to three hotels for your overnight needs.
Real Food. Real Beer. Real Historic Atmosphere. That’s what you’ll find at The Brewerie at Union Station, rated one of the best restaurants in Erie, PA. A brewpub & restaurant serving up fresh handcrafted ales paired with a unique menu of exceptional quality. Come & join us for a meal in the breathtaking Rotunda. Grab a booth or pull up a stool in the old Tap Room. Join us for summers in the Trackside Beer Garden where you can enjoy a pint of ale as the trains go barreling by.
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.
Accredited Arboretum, Public Garden, and Community Gathering Place in beautiful Edinboro, Pennsylvania. Visit and view their beautiful gardens, woodland landscapes, and learn about their agriculture heritage, or attend one of their many well-loved community events.
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.