Not much can compare to a train ride when it comes to relaxing. Sinking into our seats, watching the scenery pass by, and letting the rhythm of the train hitting the tracks lull us into pure relaxation. A scenic train ride in Pennsylvania isn’t reserved for summer. Climb aboard a train with Strasburg Rail Road in any season for an old-fashioned experience that’s sure to have you coming back again and again.

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Strasburg Railroad is a very popular attraction, so if you want a close-up look at what it’s like to ride on this train before you go, many of the top travel vloggers have been there. Yankee in the South, a fan-favorite channel based in the Great Smoky Mountains, posted this video of their ride through Amish Country in 2022.

Do you have a favorite scenic train ride in Pennsylvania? Tell us about it in the comments! On the lookout for more year-round fun? How about a day of tubing – any time of the year? Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania is the place to go for tubing, no matter the time of the year. This historic railroad is also very close to The Carriage House at Strasburg, one of the area’s most unique motels. For more accommodation options, check out Vrbo.

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What can I do with kids in Pennsylvania?

Taking train rides in Pennsylvania just might be one of the best things you can do with kids. After all, who doesn’t love riding the rails? In addition to the wine-themed train, the Strasburg Railroad offers a full menu of fun, family-friendly train rides throughout the year.  Santa’s Paradise Express, the Christmas Tree Train, Santa’s Christmas Trolley, and The Night Before Christmas Train are all extremely popular family-friendly train rides that hit the rails during the holiday season. The kiddos can also meet the Easter Bunny on the special Easter Bunny train each Easter season.

Where can I dine at themed restaurants in Pennsylvania?

You’ll find a ton of themed restaurants in Pennsylvania. If you’re a big fan of the railroad, consider a visit to one of the railroad-themed restaurants in Pennsylvania. The Red Caboose Motel and Restaurant, in Ronks, for example, sits in a former railcar and is home to the Casey Jones Restaurant. Stop by the restaurant for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The menu boasts such scrumptious meals as burgers, open-faced sandwiches, and broiled crab cakes. If you’ve got the time, check into one of the 38 cabooses for the night. (You’ll have to make reservations in advance, however, as the cabooses are extremely popular.)

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Since we’re on the train theme, you might want to head over to the Depot at Doolittle’s in Dubois, another train-themed restaurant that sits in a former railcar. This time, however, you have two railcars from which to choose – one that offers a 50’s theme and one that serves fine dining dishes. If you’re up for a trained-themed road trip, follow the road trip that will take you to such memorable spots as the Lincoln Train Museum in Gettysburg, Colebrookdale Railroad in Boyertown, and Choo Choo Barn in Strasburg.

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