Trips on a Tankful 2019


Trips on a Tank Full – PENNSYLVANIA

“Located off Exit 27 on I-90, Presque Isle Downs and Casino in Erie, PA is home to the hottest new slots, progressive table games, live racing (Monday thru Thursday May 13 – June 27; Sunday thru Thursday July 1 – August 29; Monday thru Thursday September 2 – October 17). Simulcast racing year-round and several dining options, including LBV Steakhouse and Churchill’s Bourbon & Brew. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER.”

“Splash Lagoon is recognized as one of the top 10 indoor waterparks in the country by USA Today and TripAdvisor! Splash Lagoon’s 84 degree Polynesian atmosphere includes 9 swirling water slides, a massive indoor wave pool, lazy river, an indoor ropes course and the all-new Hologate Virtual Reality game in the arcade! Overnight packages are available with three hotels and Hooch & Blotto’s Sports Bar and Grill connected to the waterpark!”

​​ “Family amusement and water park with over 100 rides, slide, and attractions including the incredible Ravine Flyer II roller coaster and new Chaos thrill ride. All parking is free, free admission into the amusement park, and free entertainment.”

“Voted #1 Best Freshwater Beach by USA Today. Presque Isle, French for almost an island is a National Natural Landmark with natural beauty & recreation with beaches, fishing, biking, hiking, birding, swimming & sailing.”

“Set sail for Hidden Harbor, Erie’s waterfront destination for food and fun! Enjoy a delightful meal right next to the bay at Rum Runners, Woody’s Backwater BARge & Grill, or The Cove Bay-Side Restaurant & Tavern. If you’re looking for fun ON the water, take a ride on The Lady Kate, the Canadian Sailor, and Scallywags Pirate Adventures. New this year is the U.S. Ariel Historic Adventure, offering a first-person experience during The Battle of Lake Erie.”

“Erie Events operates: Bayfront Convention Center, Erie Insurance Arena, UPMC Park and Warner Theatre. The BCC is northwest Pennsylvania’s largest meeting/convention space. The other venues are home to the Erie Philharmonic Orchestra, Erie Broadway Series, OHL Erie Otters, NBA G-League Erie BayHawks and the Detroit Tigers AA Affiliate, Erie SeaWolves.”

​​ “The waters of Lake Erie welcome visitors to Erie, Pennsylvania’s only Great Lakes Port.  Erie’s Bayfront District on Presque Isle Bay includes a 187 foot Bicentennial tower offering panoramic views, restaurants, miniature golf, concerts, charter and offshore fishing, water taxi service, campground and marinas, as well as transient boat dockage.”

 “The Mazza family has made our home and wines in Lake Erie Wine Country since 1972. Today, visit us at three distinct locations: Our original winery, Mazza Vineyards and the historical South Shore Wine Co. in North East, PA, and New York’s first combination winery, distillery, brewery featuring Mazza Chautauqua Cellars and Five & 20 Spirits and Brewing in Westfield.”

“Visit Millcreek Mall with over 160 stores, restaurants, and fun for the whole family! Enjoy Round1, which features over 250 arcade games and 12 lanes of bowling. Stop by Customer Service to learn about our Exclusive Guest Rewards program for out-of-town shoppers. Don’t forget, Pennsylvania has no tax on clothing or shoes; so come shop, dine, and play today!”

 “Erie is a great weekend getaway only 90 minutes from Buffalo. Download our FREE ‘Hello Erie’ app today and create your own Erie, PA getaway by adding events, tours and places to eat, stay & play. Get Social With us on FaceBook, Twitter and YouTube. Or call for your FREE Hello Erie Adventure Guide – 1-800-524-3743″

​​ “Conveniently located off Interstate 90, exit 24 you will find a newly renovated Wingate By Wyndham. Wingate hotel has what you need to help support your life, your work, your time, and your knack for balancing everything in between. We keep you connected, on schedule, de-stressed, and ready for whatever comes next.”

“The area’s first waterfront hotel located in the heart of Erie’s Bayfront Marina District offers sweeping views of Presque Isle Bay, award winning dining experience in the Bayfront Grille, and an indoor pool and fitness center.”

​​ “Situated on the Sassafras Pier the hotel boasts a breathtaking view of Presque Isle Bay. The Shoreline Bar and Grille or The Bistro offer indoor and outdoor waterside dining. Lounge at the outdoor infinity pool or enjoy a few laps in our indoor pool, perfect for making a splash during the winter season.”

“U Pick 6 is all about BEER, their (4) locations including the Tap House, Beer Store, Public House and Harbor House offer  state-of-the-art tap system & beer coolers ensuring the best quality beer. Enjoy pub club sandwiches to oven baked pizzas, to specialty items that make each location different!”

Trips on a Tank Full – NEW YORK

​​ “There’s so much to see and do! Comedy, dunking, sword fights, jousting, turkey legs, great ales, and more. The Sterling Renaissance Festival, you’ll love it too!”

“Escape in the Wild at Hidden Valley Animal Adventure and meet more than 400 animals from all over the world”

​​ “Nestled in the heart of the Finger Lakes, Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park is a 50-acre historic estate featuring nine formal gardens, an antique Lord and Burnham greenhouse complex and a 40-room Victorian mansion.”

“The intuitive technology powering this museum takes guests on an interactive journey through comedy’s history in the form of more than 50 exhibits and exclusive collections. Learn about the important roll props play in comedic bits, try your hand at cartooning, write a skit, Make a Meme, perform Comedy Karaoke, or challenge friends to a Laugh Battle. The National Comedy Center is full of kid-friendly laughs so don’t hesitate to bring the whole family.”

“A one-stop vacation experience destination for all ages, Chautauqua Institution is a summer retreat for artistic, educational, interfaith and recreational programming. Attend daily lectures dedicated to the important political, cultural and social issues of the day or sit in on readings from writers and poets in residence. Celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the Chautauqua Opera Company and Chautauqua Theater Company by attending a scheduled performance.”

“Since it was established in 1879, Lily Dale has been the world’s largest center for spiritual development and the practice of the Spiritualist religion. The 10-week summer program hosts lectures, workshops and other activities featuring best-selling authors, leaders in academic and scientific research into psychic phenomena, as well as the world’s most powerful mediums, teachers and healers.”

​​ “Visit the #1 brewery in New York State. Grab a pint, flight or food at the Empty Pint Tasting Room, which is now open 7 days a week! Tours are offered every Saturday on a first come, first serve basis. Travel just down the driveway to their sister distillery, Southern Tier Distilling Co., for a handcrafted cocktail staring STBC’s award-winning spirits. Events, including regular live music performances on the beer garden stage, are held year-round.”

 “Sample regional flavors at 23 unique wineries known collectively as Lake Erie Wine Country. Relax, unwind, refresh and enjoy award-winning wines as you explore the largest grape-growing region east of the Rockies! Stop at the Grape Discovery Center in Westfield to learn more about our grape-growing heritage, or plan a visit during the many annual trail-wide events.”

“The 60-foot high rock formations at Panama Rocks are surrounded by a one mile long hiking trail in an ancient forest, but most guests enjoy going off of the main trail to explore. Whether you take a casual hike in the woods or climb through the countless passageways, caves, and crevices, how much you do is up to you! Axcellent Adventures axe-throwing lanes is a second attraction at Panama Rocks.”

 “Escape to beautiful, serene surroundings & stay or play in luxury. A championship golf courses, luxury spa, variety of restaurants, indoor and outdoor pool complex, mini golf, and more. Peak Mountain Adventure Park features 69 obstacles and 8 courses of varying difficulties. Giant Dual Ziplines, Soaring Eagle, Biking and Segways. The LECOM Health Challenge, a PGA Tour event, returns July 1-7, 2019. General Admission to the tournament is FREE.”

​​   “Explore the unrivaled natural beauty of our lakes, waterways, and trails, the National Comedy Center, Chautauqua Institution, Peek’n Peak Resort, Lake Erie Wine Country and more. Click on my trip planner to map out your adventure today.”

Trips on a Tank Full – OHIO

​​ “The Pro Football Hall of Fame provides experiences you can’t get anywhere else! Located only a short drive away in Canton, Ohio. Plan your trip today at”