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Come to MACUHO and stay a while in Erie to explore the beautiful Presque Isle, wine country, Erie Ale Trail, or the bustling local businesses and restaurants that make Erie are true Gem City.  


Driving?

 

All roads lead to Interstate 79 which begins and ends in Erie.  


From points south, simply take I-79 north until you see Lake Erie.  I-79 becomes the Bayfront Parkway once you arrive in Erie and will lead you directly to the convention center and hotels.  


From points east, I-90, I-80, and the Pennsylvania Turnpike all interest with I-79 N which will lead you directly to Erie.  


To set your GPS, we recommend navigating to the convention center located at: 1 Sassafras Pier, Erie, PA 16507


Both hotels offer ample covered parking at a rate of $12.00 per day and parking at the convention center is free.  


Flying?


If you chose to fly, the Erie International Airport (ERI) is approximately 15 minutes from the hotels and convention center and has multiple daily shuttle flights to and from Philadelphia on American Airlines. There is no provided transportation between the airport and the hotels but Uber costs are estimated to be approximately $10.  


Erie is also about a two hour drive from Buffalo (BUF), Cleveland (CLE), and Pittsburgh (PIT) airports. Erie is also accessible via Amtrak on the Lake Shore Limited or multiple bus lines.

 

Stay a While

 


 

 

Presque Isle State Park

Ranked by USA Today as "Top Pennsylvania Attraction 2017" and the "#1 Freshwater Beach in the Country 2016", Presque Isle State Park is a National Natural Landmark and Pennsylvania's most visited State Park.  Presque Isle (French for “almost an island”) welcomes over 4 million visitors annually.  As Pennsylvania’s only “seashore,” Presque Isle offers visitors a beautiful coastline with stunning sunsets. Visitors flock to Presque Isle for its distinctive blend of natural beauty and year-round recreation including swimming, boating, biking, surfing, birding, and fishing.  Explore on foot, wheels, surreys, skis, and kayaks. 

 

Just outside the Park’s entrance is the Tom Ridge Environmental Center (TREC).  TREC is a state-of-the-art, green facility, focused on educating visitors about the unique 3,200 acres that is Presque Isle State Park.  TREC features the new Erie Visitors Center plus interactive exhibits, a 75′ observation tower, Presque Isle Gallery & Gifts, Sunset Café, and The Big Green Screen, a 4-story high, 45 feet wide theater.


Erie Wine Country and Erie Ale Trail

Just outside of Erie, along the lake, are numerous vineyards offering tastings, tours, and sometimes live music.  Perfect for extending your trip to Erie or reconnecting with MACUHO friends, take an afternoon to drive through the Pennsylvania autumn foliage and relax at a local winery or brewery.  

Lake Erie Wine Country Brochure

Lake Erie Ale trail Brochure

 

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

Presque Isle Downs & Casino, northwestern Pennsylvania’s premier gambling destination and racetrack! Try your luck at 1,580 slot machines, 32 table games and 9 poker tables, or place your bets on off-track and live thoroughbred racing.  Minutes from downtown Erie, Presque Isle Downs spans 272 acres and features a state-of-the-art poker room, award-winning dining, four lounges, live entertainment, customer incentives and the new Brew Brothers with 30 specialty, local/regional craft beers on tap. The gaming and excitement is 24/7! 

 

Splash Lagoon

Bring your family to MACUHO and have a blast at Splash Lagoon! Listed as one of America’s top indoor water parks, Splash Lagoon allows guests to swirl down nine water slides, climb the Tree Tops ropes course, relax in the lazy river, spin in the new Aqua Tumbler, and ride the waves in the largest wave pool in the Eastern Unites States.  Once you have had enough splash time, keep the fun going with the Treasure Island arcade and laser tag!


Learn More about Erie Attractions

https://www.visiterie.com/

http://www.eriedowntown.com/

http://www.erieevents.com/

 

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