Erie Travel Guide
Welcome to Erie, PA!
This WorldWeb.com travel and tourism guide for Erie, featuring hotels and other accommodations, tours, attractions, events, shopping and more, will help you plan a successful visit to Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Erie is located on the south shore of the Great Lake it is named after and is an important industrial and transportation hub for the northeastern United States. A former shipbuilding center, the town spearheaded the construction of war ships for the famous Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812. Erie is also home to a monument honoring the American commander of the Battle of Lake Erie, Oliver Hazard Perry, and visitors can tour a replica of his impressive flagship, the U.S. Brig Niagara, at the Erie Maritime Museum. Several lighthouses, each built in the 19th century and open for tours, dot the short stretch of Pennsylvania coastline near Erie. Presque Isle State Park is an island that forms a natural harbor for the city and provides miles of beaches for swimming, nature walks, boating and kayaking. Arts enthusiasts should not miss the Erie Art Museum, which features over 4000 works, including American ceramics and Japanese prints.
Explore Erie's maritime history at this museum open from April through December.
Hotels & Motels
This full-service hotel is located by the Bayfront Convention Center and is situated right on the waterfront affording it with convenience and beautiful views.
The Victorian Princess is a three-deck old-style paddlewheel boat which can hold up to 149 passengers and crew.