If you’re craving a little adventure, plan a memorable road trip through Pennsylvania! One of the best ways to experience The Keystone State is through its small towns, and we’ve put together a road trip that does just that. Our small-town road trip in Pennsylvania will take you to 10 of the charming communities that make our beautiful state so special. (Of course, Pennsylvania is home to many, many amazing small towns — this is just a place to start!) Pack your bags, pack some snacks, gas up the car (or charge your EV), and hit the road — let’s go on one of the best road trips in Pennsylvania.

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Ready for a road trip? This small-town road trip in Pennsylvania will take you through some of the state’s most amazing small towns. Then – if you’re up for it – start planning a haunting road trip that will take you through some of Pennsylvania’s most storied ghost towns.

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Small Town Road Trip In Pennsylvania

What are some road trips in Pennsylvania I can do on one tank of gas?

Here are some road trips in Pennsylvania that can be done on one tank of gas:

  • Philadelphia's Magic Gardens is a home-turned-museum that's a true artistic masterpiece.
  • Hersheypark is the state's most iconic attraction and a chocolate lover's happy place.
  • Coral Caverns, is a unique underground adventure that will surely inspire.


Check out these 10 one-tank trips that allow for a quick, low-cost adventure.

What are some of the smallest towns in Pennsylvania?

Some of the most charming small towns in Pennsylvania include:

  • Baileyville
  • Hartstown
  • Brave
  • Albrightsville
  • Marklesburg.


In terms of small-town charm, these 10 places are a delight and offer great opportunities for exploring and really getting away from it all. In terms of population, here are some of the tiniest towns in Pennsylvania.

Are there any inexpensive road trips in Pennsylvania?

Check out these 11 inexpensive day trips in Pennsylvania. With a mix of scenic parks and unique attractions, you don't need to break the bank to see the very best The Keystone State has to offer. For example, admission to Gettysburg National Military Park, one of the state's most historic places, is free (the museum inside, however, does charge admission). And admission to all of Pennsylvania's state parks is free, too!