Take This Road Trip Through Pennsylvania’s Most Picturesque Small Towns For An Unforgettable Experience

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, gas up the car, and hit the road — let’s go on a small town road trip through 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.

Address: Ligonier, PA 15658, USA
Address: Hollidaysburg, PA, USA
Address: Elizabethtown, PA 17022, USA
Address: Lititz, PA 17543, USA
Address: New Hope, PA 18938, USA
Address: Jim Thorpe, PA, USA
Address: Bloomsburg, PA 17815, USA
Address: Eagles Mere, PA, USA
Address: Smethport, PA 16749, USA
Address: Wellsboro, PA 16901, USA
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Small Town Road Trip In Pennsylvania

April 24, 2021

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

Road trips in Pennsylvania are one of the least expensive and most accessible ways to explore the state. But one of the most expensive and bothersome parts of a road trips is paying for gas. So we’ve put together these 10 one-tank trips that really allow for a quick, low-cost adventure. Some of our favorite quick day trips in Pennsylvania are Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, a home-turned-museum that’s a true artistic masterpiece; Hersheypark, the state’s most iconic attraction, and a chocolate lover’s happy place; and Coral Caverns, a unique underground adventure that will surely inspire.

What are some of the smallest towns in Pennsylvania?

Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie, and the area of Lancaster — these are The Keystone State’s largest cities. On the other side of the coin, however, you’ll discover that Pennsylvania is home to some of the most charming small towns in the U.S. 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, some of the tiniest towns you’ll find in Pennsylvania are Baileyville, Hartstown, Brave, Albrightsville, and Marklesburg.

Are there any inexpensive road trips in Pennsylvania?

If you want to explore but don’t want to spend a ton of money, definitely check out these 11 inexpensive day trips in Pennsylvania. A mix of scenic parks and unique attractions, you’ll find that 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!

Address: Ligonier, PA 15658, USA
Address: Hollidaysburg, PA, USA
Address: Elizabethtown, PA 17022, USA
Address: Lititz, PA 17543, USA
Address: New Hope, PA 18938, USA
Address: Jim Thorpe, PA, USA
Address: Bloomsburg, PA 17815, USA
Address: Eagles Mere, PA, USA
Address: Smethport, PA 16749, USA
Address: Wellsboro, PA 16901, USA