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The Avalon Hotel, the heart of it all!While it may feel like you’re miles away from anything as you enjoy the beautiful view from your room or sip a martini in our lounge, you’re actually right in the middle of the third largest city in Pennsylvania. Within a few blocks you can enjoy historic museums, see an off Broadway show, take a stroll along Erie’s breathtaking bay front or experience Erie’s night life.Downtown Erie Attractions

  • Erie Playhouse
  • Warner Theater
  • Erie Art Museum
  • Erie Children’s ExpERIEnce Museum
  • Erie Maritime Museum
  • Jr’s Last Laugh Comedy Club
  • Erie Civic Center, home of Erie Otter hockey games and Erie Bayhawk basketball games
  • Jerry Uht Park, home of Erie Seawolve baseball games
  • Specialty shopping and dinning
  • Downtown Erie night life
  • Erie’s beautiful Bayfront and Bicentennial Tower

Other Local Attractions

  • Erie Zoo (2.0 miles)
  • Presque Isle State Park and Beaches  (4.8 miles)
  • Waldameer Park and Water World (4.7 miles)
  • Family First Sports Park and Family Fun Center (6.5 miles)
  • Splash Lagoon (6.0 miles)
  • Presque Isle Downs and Casino (5.2 miles)
  • Local Wineries

Local Colleges and Universities

  • Gannon University (.3 miles)
  • Mercyhurst College (2.5 miles)
  • Penn State Erie-The Behrend College (6.1 miles)
  • Edinboro University (23 miles)

Local Corporations

  • GE (3.1 miles)
  • Lord (2.2 miles)
  • Erie Insurance (.5 miles)
  • Zurn (3.4 miles)
  • Hamot Medical Center (.6 miles)
  • Saint Vincent Health Center (1.2 miles)
  • Shriners Hospital for Children (2.6 miles)