About Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is the perfect place to get a feel for what America is all about. There is a palpable sense of patriotism in the nation's original capital city, Philadelphia, and in the tight-knit community of Pittsburgh.

Pennsylvania's vibrant cities are colorful towns that hold architectural gems such as Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water and regal natural splendors such as Lake Erie and the Poconos Mountains.

The cuisine of Pennsylvania is quirky to say the least. Home to the delectable cheesesteak sub (made with Cheese Whiz!), Tastykake, Heinz, Hershey's and the much-celebrated Wawa convenience store, it is no wonder this state is called the snack food capital of the world. There are also numerous places and activities for visitors to see and enjoy.

Here is a sampling of some of the destinations you will want to check out:

  • Philadelphia (Philly): Not only is it home to a plethora of historic treasures such as the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, but Philly also has world-class museums and restaurants to fulfill every appetite for culture and cuisine.
  • Dutch Country: Home to the Amish, Brethren and Mennonite people, this area is a short drive away from Philly and a rare preservation of a world past. Modern amenities such as electricity are not often found here, and residents opt to use horse 'n' buggy rather than the automobile.
  • Pittsburgh: Breaking free from its identity as a blue-collar city, Pittsburgh is worth a trip to visit the only Andy Warhol museum in the states and catch the Steelers play a game at Heinz Field.
  • Gettysburg: For anyone who wants to learn about American history and the U.S. Civil War, this is an ideal place to go. Visitors can tour battlefields and check out several museums. For those interested in the supernatural element, the area is also rumored to be haunted with plenty of ghosts.
  • Hershey: If you are a traveler looking for something sweet, this is where your cravings will be satisfied. The heart of this town is of course the famous chocolate factory, but it has also become an excellent family resort destination offering plenty of activities for every age group.
  • Conneaut Lake: Situated between Pittsburgh and Erie, this natural water wonder is a great place for travelers to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities. There is also an amusement park on hand to keep adrenaline lovers entertained.

In the Keystone State there is something to do in every season, so visitors will always have exciting things to experience. For example, during the winters to ski Pennsylvania's slopes is a popular activity. Throughout the year, no matter what the weather, visitors can also make a splash in Pennsylvania indoor water parks. Take a loved one on a romantic getaway in Pennsylvania and check out the landscape of this beautiful state while exploring Pennsylvania campgrounds.

After a long day of seeing the sights, there are plenty of options for where to stay. A vacation rental is a great way to make oneself at home, whether it is within a wood-side cabin in the country or a condo in downtown Philly.

No matter where you rest your head in Pennsylvania, beyond the peculiar towns and flourishing cultural centers reside a people that welcome visitors with open arms and embody the spirit of America.