Pennsylvania September 20, 2018
10 Ways Pennsylvania Has Quietly Become The Most Unique State In The Nation
Three cheers for PA! How lucky are we to live in such an amazing, unique state? PA’s bursting with spectacular natural beauty, so much to see and to do, and rich traditions. But, that’s just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. We all know what an amazing place PA is, but others might not. Here are 10 ways Pennsylvania has become the most unique state in the nation. See if you agree!
1. It's just PA.
That’s right. You never hear Californians or Nebraskans saying, "Back in CA or NE…" But, we Pennsylvanians? It’s PA all the way. In fact, you can probably tell a native Pennsylvanian from a visitor by the way he/she refers to our beloved state.
2. Love snacks? PA’s got you covered.
Yep, we’re all about snacks in PA. That’s why we’ve earned the title of the Snack Food Capital of the U.S. PA’s home to Hershey, Utz, Peeps, Herr’s and…the list goes on and on.
3. The Mushroom Capital of the World is right here in PA.
We’ve got snacks whenever we want them just because we live in PA. And, one charming town – Kennett Square – holds the title of the Mushroom Capital of the World. Kennett Square offers plenty of opportunities to sample mushrooms. But, for a truly unique experience, visit on New Year’s Eve for the dropping of the mushroom.
4. We drop some pretty
amazing things on New Year’s Eve.
Speaking of New Year’s Eve and falling mushrooms, PA drops some pretty amazing things on New Year’s Eve. Hershey’s drops a Hershey’s Kiss. Mechanicsburg welcomes the New Year with a wrench. And, Dillsburg says bonjour with a pickle.
5. Our culinary palate is quite sophisticated.
PA’s become a foodie state because of its spectacularly unique food. Indulge in a hearty meal of such PA favorites as scrapple, a chipped ham sandwich, a Philly cheesesteak sandwich, or shoofly pie.
6. And, our taste in entertainment is unequaled.
You’ll always find something fun to do in Pennsylvania. Looking for something mainstream? Make a beeline to one of the state’s world class museums. Prefer something a little more unique to PA? Cheer on participants in an outhouse race.
7. We value our traditions and are…
Sure, we’re forward-looking. But, we also value our traditions. Eating pork and sauerkraut as the first meal of the New Year. Hosting cookie tables at wedding receptions. And, we celebrate special events at fire halls.
8. Fiercely loyal to our sports teams.
We either root for the Philly teams or the Pittsburgh teams. Eagles or Steelers. Phillies or Pirates. Flyers or Pens. Which side are you?
9. We’re also loyal to our favorite convenience store.
Pennsylvanians sure do know how to take sides. Philly versus Pittsburgh may be the most familiar. But, did you know that, when you live in PA, you’re either Team Wawa or Team Sheetz? It’s a Pennsylvania thing.
10. We’ll always think of PA as home.
Yep, no matter where or how far we travel, PA will
always be home.
Do you agree that PA is the most unique state in the U.S. Why or why not? Let us know in the comments. Then,
click here to read about one of PA’s most unique, most enchanting villages.