Pennsylvania USA

The Great State of Pennsylvania is a perfect blend of American history as well as nature. The state has some of America’s first important prominent cities.

For nature lovers, take a hike in the Delaware Water Gap or soak in the sun on the beaches of Lake Erie. Many outdoor lovers enjoy exploring Jim Thorpe’s beautiful scenery.

For those looking to take in some of America’s oldest history, try visiting Gettysburg where you can walk in the footsteps of fallen civil war heroes or go to Philadelphia and check out the world-famous Liberty Bell.  In Pittsburgh, the Carnegie Museum, immerse yourself in some early American culture.

Philadelphia

 The largest Pennsylvania, Philadelphia or Philly for slang has many historic places that can be visited documenting the birth and growth of the United States.

Skyline view of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Go and take a picture with the Liberty Bell, take a tour of Independence Hall where the USA was literally born or get a great picture eating an authentic Philly Cheesesteak to put up on Instagram!

Modeled after Paris’ Champs Elysees, Benjamin Franklin Parkway has great museums to visit. Some great Philadelphia institutions include the Rodin Museum, the Franklin Institute, the Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel and the Barnes Foundation.

Pittsburgh

It’s not just a sports town, all though with the Steelers, Penguins and Pirates you won’t get very far without being reminded that they love their sports.

The city is loaded with family attractions from museums to public art installations. Pittsburgh is the home of both the Andy Warhol museum and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

Lancaster

Known for being home to the plain people as they are sometimes called, Lancaster is bustling with Mennonites, Amish and Brethren Christian groups that don’t want to be part of the every day chaos life pushes on most people around the world.

Many people visit to see some of the Amish tourist attractions.

Gettysburg

Another famous US city. Who hasn’t heard of the famous Gettysburg address by Lincoln? Between July 1 and 3 1863, the Civil War turned around in Gettysburg. Over a thousand cannons and monuments can be seen at the Gettysburg National Military Park.

Check out Robert E. Lee’s Headquarters or the scene of the Gettysburg Address.

Cook Forest State Park

Open all year-round, the 52 mile Cook Forest State Park trail system reaches magnificent timber stands, and offers organized group and family camping and tenting as well as log cabins. Swimming, canoeing, fishing and picnicking are common summer activities you will find Pennsylvanians enjoying in Cook Forest State Park. Sledding, ice-skating and skiing are are fun winter pursuits.

Often called the “Black Forest” of Pennsylvania, the 11,526 acre Cook Forest State Park is classified by the National park Service as a National Natural Landmark.

Harrisburg

4 out of 5 non-Pennsylvania residents will guess that Pittsburgh or Philadelphia are the state capital when in fact, it’s the charming city along the Susquehanna River. Harrisburg, the state capital of Pennsylvania has a historic capital building which dominates the skyline.

The Shakespeare festival and the Susquehanna Museum of Art are two popular things to checkout. 400,000 locals and tourists flock to the Pennsylvania farm show in Harrisburg every year, the largest indoor agriculture event in the entire USA.

Allentown

Known for being the hiding place for the Liberty Bell during the Revolutionary War, the small city of Allentown is situated in east Pennsylvania and visitors can see a life size replica of the Liberty Bell in the museum as well as many paintings and relics from the revolutionary time.

Scranton

No, don’t go looking for Dunder Mifflin and Michael Scott here. Nestled between the Pocono and Endless Mountains, Scranton is at the center of the Lackawanna River Valley. Ten miles from the city is Lackawanna State Park, where visitors are welcome to sail or ice skate across the 198-acre Lackawanna Lake.

Erie

The nearby peninsula of Presque Isle State Park provides residents and visitors ample opportunities for outdoor activities such as sailing, swimming, hiking, and biking.

 Erie is the State’s only Great Lakes port city. Situated in the very Northwest corner of Pennsylvania, The Lake is the main attraction in Erie, with the water giving Erie its nickname, “Gem City.”

These are just some of the many cool things to do in the great state of Pennsylvania. We hope you visit soon and enjoy all of our wonderful cities.