With approximately 20,000 students within a 20-mile radius,
Erie, Pennsylvania is a college town. Right next door to Gannon's
downtown campus, you'll find internship opportunities and co-op
jobs with government agencies, local businesses and hospitals. When
your school day is done, you'll have plenty of fun as well. Explore
museums, galleries, theaters and restaurants right in the heart of
the city, all steps away from Gannon-and seven miles of Lake Erie
beaches close by.
Four Seasons of Fun
Once the weather starts warming up, the Erie Zoo and Botanical
Gardens is a great way to experience the beauty of Erie during
springtime. Walk or hike through Presque Isle State Park or take
the short walk to the home of the Erie SeaWolves baseball
Erie really comes alive during the warmest months. Grab some
friends and hit the beaches of Presque Isle State Park for
swimming, hiking, boating and kayaking, biking and fishing. Head to
Waldameer and Water World amusement park, enjoy the Sunset Music
Series at Presque Isle, and catch one of the weekly street
festivals downtown and at the waterfront Liberty Park.
Fall is Erie's most glorious season, and perfect for a visit
to the cool Erie Art Museum or a show with friends at the Erie Playhouse. Erie has venues for every musical taste including the
incredible Warner Theatre, the only active theater in the country
still in its original form, or Erie Insurance Arena that hosts rock
and country concerts.
Winter? Yeah, we have it here, and we know how to have fun
with it, too. Start your Christmas shopping early at the Millcreek Mall with tax-free shopping. See future NHL stars at an Erie Otters
game. Swimsuits are welcome all year long at Splash Lagoon, one of
the largest indoor water parks in the eastern United States. There
are also many places to downhill or cross country ski.