Holidays to Pennsylvania
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Things to do in Pennsylvania
Art and culture
Pennsylvania is known for its vast arts scene, the state is home to galleries with wonderful art collections, this includes the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. As well as many dazzling horticultural displays at Pennsylvania gardens and arboretums, the area also has a museum dedicated to Andy Warhol. From musical buffs to Shakespeare, Pennsylvania’s art scene has something for everyone.
Attractions and activities
There’s plenty of sightseeing to do in Pennsylvania, with a number of amusement parks, a fall-foliage tour along the railroad, many breweries where you can sample beers and vineyards to try wines. The area is also famous for their potato chips, pretzels and chocolate factories. There’s also a number of racetrack casinos and botanical gardens
Events and festivals
Pennsylvania also have a number of events and festivals going on throughout the year, this includes the Little League World Series, Groundhog Day and many country fairs and festivals which revel in Pennsylvania’s apple crops, maple syrup production and local music.
Golf and sports
The area is home to many golf courses including ones which overlook the Pocono Mountains, there’s also the chance to catch a Phillies game at PNC Park or a Pittsburgh Steelers game. One of the first professional football games was played in local Pittsburgh, making Pennsylvania a place in sports history. Footballs not the only sport in town, the area is also avid when it comes to their baseball.
History and heritage
In Pennsylvania, all the roads lead to history, with battlefields, large iconic buildings, museums and memorials, there’s so much to learn and see. The history of the place really makes it a unique experience, the nation was born in Philadelphia, saved at Gettysburg and ushered in to the Industrial Revolutions in the cities of Pittsburgh, Johnstown, Scranton, Erie, York and Allentown. On Pennsylvanian soil the South seceded to the North, a key part of American history.
Outdoors and recreation
If it’s outdoors that you’re into, there’s plenty of brilliant activities to get involved with, this includes balloon rides, a visit to Cameron County full of wildlife filled forests and the Crystal Cave, one of Pennsylvania’s natural wonders. Bushkill Falls is a great place for families, friends, couples and nature enthusiasts to visit, there’s the opportunity to experience the splendour and beauty of Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains.
Pennsylvania is also a popular place for shopping, there’s King of Prussia, the largest shopping mall on the East Coast, many outlet malls, chic boutiques, antique stores and farmers markets. Whatever your style or personality, when it comes to shopping, in Pennsylvania, there’s something for everyone.