It’s starting to get chilly out there, and winter is just around the corner. It doesn’t matter if you love the cold or are already waiting for spring—Erie’s best winter activities are sure to get you in the seasonal spirit!
If you’re looking for something fun to do around the community, here are our top recommendations.
Stroll Through the Erie Art Museum
Did you know that Erie has its very own art museum? If you’re looking for a spot to stay warm and learn more about the arts, this top-notch spot is for you. Their collection is home to over 8,000 one-of-a-kind pieces, making it a destination for local culture.
There’s more to do here than just browse the galleries. In fact, the museum has a pretty packed calendar of events this winter. This is the coolest spot in town to learn more about the art scene in Erie—and maybe even join it yourself. You’ll love the year-round art classes, which are perfect for families or an evening out.
Let Loose at Jr.’s Last Laugh Comedy Club
Ready to let off some steam? Laugh along with the comics at Jr.’s Last Laugh, a local comedy club that hosts both famous names and up-and-comers. It’s an unbeatable place for drinks, a quick bite, or just relaxing after a long day.
Settle in for a cozy and hysterical night, and be sure to arrive early—this spot is popular with everyone across town. This winter, Jr.’s has multiple new programs that will have you cracking up all evening! We’re especially excited for the Comedy & Magic series, which features performers from Hollywood’s Magic Castle and Masters of Illusion.
Take a Weekend Trip to Peek’n Peak Resort
If you have a free weekend and want to plan a getaway, it’s not too late to reserve a room at one of the area’s premiere winter resorts. Peek ‘n Peak is the perfect place for winter-lovers to hone their skills on the slopes. Don’t worry, though—there are plenty of fun things to do without facing the cold!
This exciting destination is just a half hour away from Erie’s city center, and it’s got something for everyone. As always, the resort’s trails are open to skiers, snowboarders, snow tubers, and so much more. After a long day, you can relax at Serenity Spa or take part in one of the many fun events around the resort. Be sure to attend their medieval feast dinner to be transported to the past!
Trek up the Bicentennial Tower
Want to see Erie from 187 feet in the air? Then head to the Bicentennial Tower, one of the most underrated spots in town. There’s something magical about seeing everything around you covered in snow—it’s why we consider it to be one of Erie’s best winter activities.
The tower features panoramic views of Lake Erie, Presque Isle State Park, and Downtown Erie. Head out to one of the two observation decks and be sure to snap a few photos—the views truly are breathtaking.
Ready to Enjoy Erie’s Best Winter Activities?
There’s something truly magical about winter in Erie. One visit is all it takes to fall in love with this small town—and you can call it home.
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