Are you brainstorming for fun things to do this summer? Maybe you want to take a trip, but can’t get that much time off from work. It sounds like an in-state road trip is in order. Luckily, Pennsylvania offers a variety of fun things to do, whether you want to explore a new city, relax in the countryside, or try some exquisite wine. Check out the list below.
Philadelphia is a must visit for anyone in the country who hasn't been there, and especially anyone living in Pennsylvania. With days' worth of historical places to visit, a variety of museums, and endless good food and restaurants, it's a great place to visit.
2. Brandywine Valley
Brandywine Valley is a region in Southeastern Pennsylvania (and extending into Delaware) that is famous for its gorgeous countryside and wineries. While you're there, be sure to stop at Longwood Gardens, featured in the above photograph.
3. Pine Creek Gorge
Pine Creek Gorge, also referred to as the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania, is a 47-mile long gorge carved into the landscape by Pine Creek. If you like hiking, the outdoors, and stunning vistas, it's the ideal destination for a road trip.
Out of all the states that border the Great Lakes, Pennsylvania is the furthest east. Take a trip to go admire Lake Erie, the eleventh largest lake in the world, go sailing, and learn about the rich local culture.
Pennsylvania holds the largest Amish community in the world, the heart of which can be found in Lancaster county. The people here will blow your mind with their fascinating heritage and distinctive lifestyle.
Come pay homage to the men who fought and perished in the Civil War at Gettysburg, the site of the war's bloodiest battle. Not only will you learn about a rich aspect of our country's history, but you might encounter a ghost.
The Steel City has a lot more going for it than just steel. It holds a thriving theater scene, many unique art galleries and museums, sporting events, parks, and an overwhelming amount of delicious restaurants.
8. Balloon Rides Daily by The U.S. Hot Air Balloon Team, Bird-In-Hand
Who hasn't wanted to fly in a hot air balloon at some point in their lives? It sounds so peaceful. Come to Bird-In-Hand to enjoy a float through the air, and you can view the stunning countryside from above.
Bethlehem has a number of permanent attractions as well as various events that occur seasonally. If you have children, they will love the Crayola Factory which is located nearby in Easton. For adults, check out the Sands Casino or the shops on Main Street, including the Moravian Book Shop, which is the oldest continuously running bookstore in the world.
10. Cherry Springs State Park
Cherry Springs has some of the darkest night skies on this side of the Mississippi, and for this reason it is a haven for astronomers and casual stargazers. For a fun camping trip or even a day trip, be sure to consider Cherry Springs as a prime destination.
All of these road trips are guaranteed good times. What fun road trips in the state of Pennsylvania have we left out?