Pennsylvania Vacations: Urban Adventures
One of the original 13 American colonies, Pennsylvania has a lot more going on than you can imagine. With 121 state parks, 184 rail-trails, the annual Groundhog Day celebration in Punxsutawney, and more historical sites than anywhere in the US, there’s a lot to explore in this Eastern state. Whether you want to enjoy the many fairs and festivals, soak in the quiet beauty of Amish country, tour Civil War battlefields in Gettysburg, or discover the American history museums, Liberty Travel can customize your vacation package with tours and trips that are perfect for you.
Pennsylvania at a Glance
Currency: U.S. Dollar ($)
Tipping Customs: Anywhere between 15 – 20%, unless service charge is added
Popular Drink: Kenzinger beer
Must Eat: Lebanon Bologna Sandwich
Power Up: Type A or Type B plug, 120 V (the standard in the United States)
Weather: Summers are long and warm, and winters are cold.
Best Time to Visit: Year-round. Spring and summer months are most popular.
Welcome to Philadelphia
Known for being the birthplace of American Independence, Philadelphia also has some surprising firsts—first zoo, first merry-go-round and first ice cream soda, too. Immersed in history, Philly, as it’s popularly known, is home to national historic sites, world-class art, fascinating museums, and delicious food. No matter what the duration of your stay, there’s a lot to explore in this City of Brotherly Love.
Top Things to Do in Pennsylvania
Go on the Duquesne Incline
Zip up the steep slope of Mt. Washington on this century-old cable car and see the best views of downtown Pittsburgh.
Visit the Amish Village
Learn about Amish home life, customs and traditions, and how they adapt to the modern world around them.
Visit the Gettysburg National Military Park
See the site of the 1863 Civil War battle. Visit the museum and the awe-inspiring cyclorama–a life-size, 360-degree painting–of the war's last day.
See the Liberty Bell
Witness the world’s most recognizable symbols of freedom. Explore the facts and the myths surrounding the bell.
Go local in Philly
Tour through the ever-colorful South Street and the Bella Vista neighborhood for a glimpse of some beautiful mosaics. Then, marvel at the sights, smells, and sounds of the famous Italian Market.
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