Erie: The Gem City with a Rich Culture and Heritage
Erie, Pennsylvania is known for several nicknames, including as “The Flagship City” and as “Gem City” -- and that is something that the city has proven time and again, amid the competition with other beautiful towns and cities. This lovely city is the home port of Oliver Hazard Perry's flagship Niagara. The Erie International Airport (ERI / KERI)is just 6 miles away from the city, making it easy for tourists to fly to this lovely place. Discounted hotels and budget-friendly lodging can be easily found in the city. This city is also rich in culture and heritage, as indigenous people occupied the shoreline and bluffs in this area for thousands of years.
Best Time to Visit
Though the weather is warm and humid, the summer months of June and August draw the most number of tourists to Erie, PA, mostly because many prefer outdoor adventures like hiking and camping in nature parks in the area. Cross-country skiing and ice fishing also draw tourists during the winter months from November to March. Expect Erie, PA hotels to be fully booked at these months.
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