Find exciting things to do in Erie with your family

Whether you want to hit the trails or hit the jackpot, you can find a variety of things to do just minutes from the Country Inn & Suites, Erie, PA. After a great night’s sleep in your room or suite, treat the kids to a beachside picnic at Presque Isle State Park or wander among the wildlife at Erie Zoo. For even more fun, hop on the hotel shuttle and head across the street to Splash Lagoon, a Polynesian-themed indoor water park. Feeling lucky? Presque Isle Downs & Casino has over 1,500 slot machines and table games like roulette, blackjack, craps, and poker. You can also place your bets on live Thoroughbred races at the on-site track. When you’re done, spend your winnings at the Millcreek Mall Complex, home to almost 200 retailers and restaurants.

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Splash Lagoon

0.15 mi / 0.24 km from the hotel
Climb to the top of the 12-level tree house or swim to the bottom of the sparkling pool at this Polynesian-themed indoor water park, consistently rated one of the best in the country by numerous family magazines.

Erie Zoo

3.48 mi / 5.61 km from the hotel
Set aside at least two hours to see all the attractions at Erie Zoo. Watch the wacky penguins in the Children’s Adventure Area, stop to smell the flowers in the botanical garden, and ride the train from one end of the 15-acre park to the other.

Millcreek Mall Complex

1.69 mi / 2.72 km from the hotel
Among its nearly 200 retailers and restaurants, the Millcreek Mall Complex features anchor stores such as JCPenney and Boscov’s as well as specialty shops like Heritage Wine Cellars, Yankee Candle, and Build-A-Bear Workshop.

Peach Street Marketplace

0.75 mi / 1.2 km from the hotel
Find your new favorite outfit at this sprawling outdoor strip mall, which offers brands like Burlington, Gap Outlet, Old Navy, and Kohl’s.

Peek'n Peak Resort

17.77 mi / 28.6 km from the hotel
This resort offers more than two dozen skiing and snowboarding slopes, a ropes course, zip lines, and an 18-hole golf course. When you want to take a break, stop by the on-site Serenity Spa for a therapeutic treatment.

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

2.95 mi / 4.74 km from the hotel
Play poker or pull the lever on a slot machine at Presque Isle Casino, which also offers a thrilling racetrack. After cheering on your favorite Thoroughbred, you can unwind in one of the on-site restaurants such as The Brew Brothers or Backstretch Buffet.

Presque Isle State Park

8.01 mi / 12.9 km from the hotel
This 3,200-acre park is situated on a picturesque peninsula with miles of coastline along Lake Erie. Recreational activities include boating, bicycling, skating, hiking, fishing, and swimming.

Tom Ridge Environmental Center

5.7 mi / 9.17 km from the hotel
At this environmental center, you and your kids can learn about Erie’s indigenous wildlife and local conservation efforts. But don’t let the learning fool you—the sculptures, big-screen theater, and 70-foot-tall tower are also lots of fun!

Waldameer Park & Water World

5.7 mi / 9.17 km from the hotel
Do you have what it takes to tame the Steel Dragon roller coaster? If not, don’t worry; Waldameer Park & Water World features more than 100 other rides, slides, shows, and attractions for visitors of all ages.