Finally! We survived winter, and the weather is breaking. Soon enough, we will be sweltering in the unforgiving heat of summer. You might be asking yourself, what are the most fun things to do this summer in Pennsylvania? Below are our top ten.
1. Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, Allentown
Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom are two separate amusement parks located adjacent to one another in Allentown. You can buy joint passes to get into both parks and enjoy the endless water rides they have to offer! (Especially Wildwater Kingdom.)
2. Dutch Springs, Bethlehem
You may not have heard of Dutch Springs, because it's a pretty well-kept secret here in Pennsylvania. The Aqua Park has a variety of giant inflatable structures that you can climb, jump off of, and slide down. It also has an underwater scuba diving course complete with a sunken airplane and school bus.
3. Shankweiler's Drive-In Theatre, Orefield
Who doesn't love a classic drive-in movie, especially at the oldest drive-in movie theatre in the country? Shankweiler's is the perfect place to enjoy a popcorn and soda and let the fireflies illuminate the sky while you enjoy a double feature.
4. Presque Isle Park, Erie
If you've never been to Lake Erie, this summer is the time to go. Preqsue Isle State park, located in Erie, runs along the massive lake.
5. Camping at Cherry Springs State Park, Coudersport
Cherry Springs has some of the darkest skies on the Eastern Seaboard, perfect for stargazing. If you love to camp, this breathtaking state park is well worth the trip.
6. Kennywood, Pittsburgh
Kennywood in Pittsburgh has been entertaining families since 1898! Enjoy one of their many roller coasters or if you really want to beat the heat, try out a water ride.
7. Go to Beltzville Lake, Lehighton
If kayaking or boating is your thing, Beltzville may be the perfect location. There are surrounding hiking trails to explore as well.
8. Go to a Baseball Game at PNC Park, Pittsburgh
The PNC Park in Pittsburgh is a perfect place to spend a hot summer afternoon while you cheer on your favorite team. If you're not a baseball fan, there are plenty of other sports venues in Pennsylvania.
9. Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square
Longwood Gardens is famous for their acres of beautiful plants and flowers. During the summer, the outdoor sections are in full bloom, beckoning you to enjoy their beauty.
10. Go Skydiving with Skydive Pennsylvania, Mercer
If you're feeling adventurous, then skydiving may just be the perfect summer activity for you. At Skydive Pennsylvania, you can experience free fall while you tandem jump!