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Erie
Located in the very Northwest corner of Pennsylvania, Erie is the State's only Great Lakes port city. The Lake is the main attraction in Erie, with the sparkling water giving Erie its nickname, "Gem City." The nearby peninsula of Presque Isle State Park provides residents and visitors ample opportunities for outdoor activities such as sailing, swimming, hiking, and biking. The city is also part of the Snowbelt, famous for the winter wonderland created by the lake effect.

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Presque Isle State Park
Presque Isle State Park
Attraction type: Parks
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All an Act Theatre Production
All an Act Theatre Production
Owner description: All An Act Productions, or A3, as we affectionately call it, is an Erie theatre troupe whose mission is to make quality theatre more accessible to the Greater Erie Community.We... more Owner description: All An Act Productions, or A3, as we affectionately call it, is an Erie theatre troupe whose mission is to make quality theatre more accessible to the Greater Erie Community.We strive to expose more people to The Arts and continue the tradition of live Theatre in Erie.All An Act Productions was founded in 2004 by Larry Lewis (Managing Director) and David W. Mitchell (Artistic Director).The Arts should be accessible to everyone and live theatre is no exception. We endeavor to provide a venue where those who can’t regularly go and see Erie Theatre can, and those who already do can go more often.Our intimate space allows us the opportunity to bring you even more quality productions at an affordable price! Additionally, $1 of every admission is donated to Community Shelter Services and benefits Erie's Homeless.Here are some of the comments we received from our audiences:"I am honored to become a fan. Arsenic and Old Lace was fabulous. Looking forward to attending more shows." -Connie Iesue-Bucci "Why don't Erieians know about this wonderful production? I don't think I missed a single play last winter." -Elizabeth Cavette "Not Now Darling is hysterical, we all laughed harder than I think I ever have." - Patty LaFlamme Sample"GREAT SHOW !! SPENT AN ENJOYABLE EVENING WITH MY WIFE AND DAUGHTER AND SOME GREAT THEATRE - CONGRATS TO THE CAST ON THIS SOLD OUT SHOW !!!" - Robert Smerick"Taking great strides forward this year were All An Act Productions' Larry Lewis and David W. Mitchell. Their 2008 shows began and ended with proficiently performed farces by Ray Cooney. They also met the rigorous demands of Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", the challenge of their first musical "The Last 5 Years", high gravitas in "12 Angry Men", and geriatric warmth in "A Bench In The Sun". Audience growth bodes well for the future." Floyd Lawrence, Showcase Magazine. "...in the months I have been reviewing plays at A3 one thing I have noticed is that the team of Larry Lewis and David Mitchell has a magic that no other theatre has. They are all looking for it but they just miss it. I am not sure what it is, or how they do it, but the two of them are making the works performed at A3 some of the best, most enjoyable shows in town." - Rob Taylor, EriJams Magazine less
Attraction type: Theatres
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Warner Theater
Warner Theater
Attraction type: Theatres
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Erie Zoo
Erie Zoo
Attraction type: Zoos
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Erie Playhouse
Erie Playhouse
Attraction type: Theatres
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Bertrand's Bistro
Bertrand's Bistro
Ranked #1 of 338 restaurants in Erie
Price: USD 16 - 35
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romantic, Business, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, After-hours, Dessert
Mi Scuzi
Mi Scuzi
Ranked #2 of 338 restaurants in Erie
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, After-hours
Lawrence Park Dinor
Lawrence Park Dinor
Ranked #3 of 338 restaurants in Erie
Price: USD 1 - 10
Cuisines: American
Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch Spot, Takeout, Dessert
Latinos Restaurant and Bar
Latinos Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #4 of 338 restaurants in Erie
Cuisines: Mexican, Vegetarian
Good for: Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, After-hours
La Bella
La Bella
Ranked #5 of 338 restaurants in Erie
Cuisines: Eclectic
Dining options: Reservations

All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Spencer House Bed and Breakfast
Spencer House Bed and Breakfast
USD 90 - 175
Ranked #1 of 9 Erie B&B and Inns
George Carroll House
George Carroll House
USD 75 - 105
Ranked #2 of 9 Erie B&B and Inns
William Sands House
William Sands House
USD 85 - 125
Ranked #3 of 9 Erie B&B and Inns

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.