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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
“A great place to take the family! Lots of fun for the little ones. A nice zoo to take the kids large enough to enjoy small enough to walk in a few hours. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“A great, recently renovated, modern small art museum that is well worth the visit. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Museum
“A very comprehensive collection of maritime artifacts and exhibits including the US Brig Niagra.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“The best park in Erie—great for walking, biking, exploring. Can catch events, arts, performers here as well during warmer months at the outdoor theater ”
  • 3 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
Point of Interest
“Historic Theatre where you can see all sorts of world class entertainment coming to Erie”
  • 3 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
Brewery
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“Best local IPA around - the Dulachan is one of the best IPAs, if you like IPA”
  • 4 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Dobbins Landing - down at the pier. 1030 West Bay front Parkway & State Street, Erie, Pa Take a walk on the dock, ride the Ferry around the bay, fish off the dock, climb the tower to catch a fantastic view. Take a romantic & scenic dinner cruise on the Victorian Princess (3 deck refurbished paddle boat), You can enjoy a brunch, lunch, dinner or take a happy hour cruise.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Excellent bar food and great beer—definitely a local favorite. No wait staff though so be sure to take your order to the bar to be helped.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Plays on most weekend. Visit their website to see what's playing. Erie has amazing local talent!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Stadium
“See world class basketball, hockey, music and more at the Erie Insurance Arena all year ‘round”
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Convenient grocery store located approx. 1 mile away 712 West 38th Street, Erie, PA 16508”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

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
“Fantastic food and drinks. If you have a party, request the basement private room for an elevated experience!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Brewery
“Best local IPA around - the Dulachan is one of the best IPAs, if you like IPA”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Excellent bar food and great beer—definitely a local favorite. No wait staff though so be sure to take your order to the bar to be helped.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best brunch in Erie!! The place is sunny and the service is really friendly.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great menu selection offering gluten free and vegetarian friendly items. A local favorite!”
  • 5 locals recommend

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