Find exciting things to do in Erie

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 in Erie. After a great night's sleep in your room or suite, treat the kids to a beachside picnic at the breathtaking Presque Isle State Park or wander among the amazing wildlife at Erie Zoo. Our hotel is also near two of the area's top amusement parks. Waldameer & Water World has more than 100 rides, slides, and shows, while Splash Lagoon features a Polynesian-themed indoor water park. If you’re feeling lucky, head down I-90 to Presque Isle Downs and Casino to bet on Thoroughbreds and play the slot machines. You can 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 Square

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
Cross the border into New York to find more than two dozen skiing and snowboarding slopes, a ropes course, zip lines, an 18-hole golf course, and much more. 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. Watch your favorite Thoroughbred, and then unwind in one of the on-site restaurants such as The Brew Brothers or Backstretch Buffet.