Any time you ask someone in Erie where to go to get *whatever* for whichever sport. They have it all for tot sports to adult intramural. You can spare yourself the trouble of going from store to store and not bother with the big box stores. Just go here whenever you need sporting equipment. Very helpful staff.
We grew up in the area but decided to go for the tour after having moved away. It was great to see the area from the water and hear about what we were seeing and what had changed over time. I wish there were a bit more history, but it was interesting to hear some of the stuff we never knew about (like where the cranberry farms were). The water was choppy, but we expected that.
This is a great place to go for those hard to find nostalgia candies (for those of us old enough to have nostalgia about candy). For everyone else there's also lots of fudge flavors and more Jelly Belly than I've ever seen before. It's a fun store that makes you feel... well... like a kid in a candy store!
Stop caring about the carbs and let yourself have the portobello ravioli. Excellent, homemade pasta that is very thoughtfully prepared. Authentic and in a great atmosphere that is welcoming and comfortable.
A master instructor who really cares, and first-class store and more. OK. I'll confess I never took a class. But I used to live in the apartment above the store and beneath the studio. I've heard my share of stomps and yells and adored my landlord. I met many people who were really passionate about Royal. I even miss it, shouts and all.
Each room is decorated in a theme related to the owners' travels and feels warm. They offer plenty of extras to make you feel at home and like an honored guest. It's in a nice old Erie neighborhood that's nice to take an afternoon stroll in. Much better than some hotel room overlooking the mall.
I know there's a great, passionate argument going around about who has the best wings. But the Fiddle Inn has the prize to back it up. When you can take your wings to Buffalo and bring home the gold, then you know you have the real thing. Do not miss these wings.
Arrowhead has lots of different wines: white, reds, blushes, sparkling, and fruit wines that are refreshing. They haven't been in business very long by vineyard standards, but they've already been winning international awards for their wines. They also have a gift shop, a fruit market, and more.
They have been in the wine business since the late 80s and have a very nice operation going. They have free tours where you can learn about wine and ask lots of questions about what they do. They get about 250 people a day there, so you're in good company of wine lovers.
This place has been around since the 20s. The iconic red awning out front tells you you're about to experience something special. It's much larger inside than you'd think it would be. They serve good American-style food that probably hasn't changed much at all since the place opened. Cozy and inviting.