Family Favorites in Erie PA

We recently took a trip to Erie, Pennsylvania without Mr. Not so Crafty. We try to do a trip with the toddler, Grammy, and myself at least once a year. There are many must do’s for our family while in Erie, but here are three of our absolute favorites.


The opinions in the post are my own. I am not being compensated in any way. I am simply providing links so that you can check out each place for yourself!


Presque Isle State Park

This unique state park has a little bit of everything. There are several beaches to swim at, trails to walk on, and a lot of history. The traffic is a little heavy leaving at night, but it is totally worth staying to watch the sun set.




The Erie Zoo

The Erie Zoo is a great place to visit with small children. It is small, but we like to visit it each summer. There is a very nice train ride and a merry-go-round. They also have a natural play area that our toddler had an amazing time in.




Waldameer is a water and amusement park that was such a huge part of my childhood. We always spent the morning in the water park and the afternoon and evening in the amusement park part. If you do not ride, you do not have to pay for the amusement park, so its a great place to just walk around and enjoy. They have a nice selection of rides and are constantly adding things.



If you’ve been to Erie, let us know what your favorite spots for family fun are!



4 responses to “Family Favorites in Erie PA”

  1. Hi! We are actually going to Erie in August. Have you ever gone to the Children’s Museum? Just wondering what it’s like. We will check out your suggestions as well!

    1. We love the Children’s Museum! We took our daughter about 8 months ago and will be taking her again soon. It has a huge pretend play area and a very nice water play area as well.

      1. Awesome! Sounds like fun!

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