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4 Amazing Spots in Pennsylvania
You Should Visit

Plan your next trip to the Keystone State,
the second oldest state in the USA

Landscape in Pennsylvania
From magical landscapes, to Amish country and historical significance,
Pennsylvania is an amazing destination for a family vacation.

If you’re looking for the perfect destination for your next family vacation or weekend getaway, why not visit the second oldest state in the United States? Pennsylvania offers something for everyone with food, shopping, the wonders of nature and lots of history. From viewing the Liberty Bell to taking a buggy ride through Amish country, here are four amazing spots that you won’t want to miss on your next trip to the Keystone State.

Philadelphia

As the site where both the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution were signed, it’s no surprise that Philadelphia is one of the most visited cities in the country. Ben Franklin’s hometown isn’t stuck in the past though. You’ll find notable museums, sports teams to cheer and a lively restaurant scene in the City of Brotherly Love. Don’t forget to order an authentic Philly cheesesteak or two.

Philadelphia city, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania and the sixth most populous in USA

The Poconos

With a mix of romantic honeymoon culture and adrenaline-fueled activities, the Pocono Mountains have been a popular destination for families and couples for decades. Stay at Mountain Airy, a casino, spa and resort with entertainment where you can experience live performances from big name acts every evening and spend your days relaxing, dining or playing golf. You can also enjoy hiking, whitewater rafting and skiing or check out kid-friendly outdoor activities like waterparks and adventure courses.

Morris Arboretum, Philadelphia
Located at the University of Pennsylvania, Morris Arboretum is an official botanical
garden in Philadelphia, landscaped by brother & sister John and Lydia Morris in 1887.

Gettysburg

The site of Lincoln’s famous address is a must-see with numerous historical attractions. Visit the Eisenhower National Historic site, Jennie Wade House and the Gettysburg National Military Park, which commemorates the Civil War’s bloodiest battle. The charming small town of Gettysburg also offers plenty of mom and pop shops, cozy farm-to-table restaurants and the picturesque Sachs Covered Bridge.

Gettysburg National Military Park
Commemorating the civil war's bloodiest battle, Gettysburg National Millitary Park
provides guided tours and museums to interpret this battle of the 1863.

Lancaster

What’s a visit to Pennsylvania without a stop in Amish country? Learn about Amish life at the Amish Experience and the Amish Farm and House, enjoy a buggy ride through the countryside or shop for artisan delights at one of Lancaster’s impressive farmers markets. Lancaster is also home to the family-friendly Dutch Wonderland amusement park, which features more than 35 fun rides including many tailored to younger children.

Amish farm in Pennsylvania
Your vacation in Pennsylvania won't be complete without visiting Amish country,
riding through the countryside and shopping at Lancaster's farmers markets.

You can find large cities, small towns, historic sites, foodie spots and sports hubs in Pennsylvania, but one of the best things about the Keystone State is that it experiences the full beauty of all four seasons. From spring blooms to autumn leaves and winter ski trips, choose your favorite season to visit or come back again and enjoy them all.

About the author

Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and walks in the park with her three-year-old husky, Snowball.

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