You’ll get the big city feel with the benefits of a small town in Pennsylvania’s only Great Lakes city. Erie is also centrally located and is only a few hours from major cities, including Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Buffalo and Toronto, Canada.
In Erie, there’s always something to do during all four seasons. Popular events include CelebrateErie, a four-day summer street festival, and local heritage festivals that take place throughout the year. There are also plenty of parks and green spaces in the community for everyday use and more than 25 golf courses.
Our city is also a hub for education. There are five local institutions: Penn State Behrend, Edinboro University, Mercyhurst University, Gannon University and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM). There are many excellent choices, both private and public, for primary and secondary schooling in Erie as well.
Erie has a wealth of historic landmarks and museums that appeal to all ages and interests. Many are also close to downtown or only a short walk or drive away. You can visit the Erie Maritime Museum, the Firefighters Historical Museum, the Warner Theater and the Perry Monument on Presque Isle, to name a few.
With our wide selection of dining and nightlife options, there’s always somewhere new to go in Erie. You can’t go wrong with dinner and a show, whether it’s at Jr’s Last Laugh Comedy Club or the Erie Insurance Arena, which hosts a number of big name performers every year.