10 Underrated Places In Pennsylvania To Take An Out-Of-Towner

Your great-aunt Margaret is coming to town this weekend, all the way from Utah. Or maybe your long-lost childhood best friend is stopping by to catch up. What should you show them that isn’t overdone, overhyped, tacky, or touristy? Here are 10 underrated places in Pennsylvania that are perfect for taking an out-of-towner.

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Address: 19 S 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
Address: 525 E Court St, Doylestown, PA 18901, USA
Address: 632 W Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522, USA
Address: 102 N Market St, Mount Joy, PA 17552, USA
Address: 2155 Fox Gap Rd, Bangor, PA 18013, USA
Address: 296 Viaduct Rd, Mt Jewett, PA 16740, USA
Address: Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972, USA
Address: 1501 Arch St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
Address: Benezette, PA 15821, USA
Address: 4639 Cherry Springs Rd, Coudersport, PA 16915, USA
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Underrated Places In Pennsylvania

March 22, 2021

Where can I find hidden gems in Pennsylvania?

Discovering hidden gems in Pennsylvania is often like winning the lottery. Fortunately, we have a ton of underrated places in Pennsylvania just waiting to be discovered. Stroll through Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, for example, that’s dotted with blossoming flowers, enchanting footbridges, and even a fairy garden. Poe Valley State Park is the perfect hidden gem, especially in the summer. It features a gorgeous sandy beach that leads into the cool water of Poe Lake. You can also go swimming or spend some time paddle boating on the lake. If you just need to get away from it all, check into the luxurious Skytop Resort, where you’ll find a ton of activities, including horseback riding and golf.

What are the best little known places in Pennsylvania?

Some of the most beautiful, little known places in Pennsylvania are its natural outdoor attractions. A day at Sahli Nature Park in Beaver Falls, for example, promises an abundance of natural beauty – from a waterfall and ducks on a shimmering pond to a butterfly nursery and charming footbridges. If you like stargazing, you won’t find a better spot on the eastern seaboard than Cherry Springs State Park. It boasts some of the darkest skies on the eastern seaboard. Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve is an idyllic spot for spending time among nature, and you can explore its lush grounds on one or more of the six hiking trails.

Can I find unique attractions in Pennsylvania?

We have no shortage of unique attractions in Pennsylvania, some you will even discover just driving down the street – like the PennDOT Garden. The Roadside Sculpture Garden isn’t your typical garden. It’s a sculpture garden, created by art students, made with old Pennsylvania road signs. You might not think of a toy store as an attraction, but then again you might never have been to Playthings Etc. in Butler, which sits inside of a replica stealth bomber. That alone makes it worth the visit, but wait until you see the massive selection of old-school and modern toys inside.

Address: 19 S 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
Address: 525 E Court St, Doylestown, PA 18901, USA
Address: 632 W Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522, USA
Address: 102 N Market St, Mount Joy, PA 17552, USA
Address: 2155 Fox Gap Rd, Bangor, PA 18013, USA
Address: 296 Viaduct Rd, Mt Jewett, PA 16740, USA
Address: Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972, USA
Address: 1501 Arch St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
Address: Benezette, PA 15821, USA
Address: 4639 Cherry Springs Rd, Coudersport, PA 16915, USA