Whether you like shopping, cultural attractions, or outdoor recreation, there are plenty of things to do and see in the Erie region.
The Peach Street corridor, just a 10-minute drive from the Penn State Behrend campus, is filled with seemingly endless shopping and dining options. Downtown Erie, only a 15-minute drive from campus, boasts cultural attractions like the Erie Art Museum and Erie Playhouse, as well as a number of unique shops and restaurants. And Presque Isle State Park, a 20-minute drive from campus, features miles of Lake Erie beaches for swimming and relaxing and trails for walking, biking, and rollerblading.
Or travel just a bit further to take advantage of Peek 'n Peak Resort’s world-class skiing and golfing, the culture of the Chautauqua Institution, and the many wineries on the Lake Erie Wine Trail.
Sports & Recreation
- Presque Isle State Park
- Peek'n Peak Resort
- Erie Otters Hockey
- Erie Bayhawks Basketball
- Erie Seawolves Baseball
- Presque Isle Downs & Casino
- Lake Erie Speedway
- Family First Sports Park
Dining & Shopping
- Tom Ridge Environmental Center (TREC)
- Waldameer Park & Water World
- Erie Zoo & Botanical Gardens
- ExpERIEnce Children's Museum
- Splash Lagoon Indoor Waterpark Resort
- Erie Planetarium at Penn State Behrend
Cultural & Historical Attractions