Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Travel Guide

As a state steeped in colonial history, overly proud of their sports teams, and decorated with some of the best art in the United States, why wouldn’t you want to travel to Pennsylvania? You’ll want to see the Keystone, Coal, Oil, and Quaker State for its locals, vibrant cities – Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love, and Pittsburgh, the Birmingham of the north – and the extensive landscapes that dominate the rural parts of the state in northern Pennsylvania. History buffs shouldn’t pass up a chance to travel to Pennsylvania for some of the battle sites of the Civil War in Gettysburg or the birthplace of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness in Philadelphia. Sports fans won’t want to miss some of the most popular, often sold-out stadiums and arenas in the state, like Heinz Field, the home of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pitt Panthers. If those options aren’t enough, visit Pennsylvania for the elaborate museums, which are so plentiful, it, would probably take a month just to see all of them.

Things Not to Miss in Pennsylvania

• Drinking at William Penn Tavern or Chick’s Café & Wine Bar
 • Visiting historic sites like the Liberty Bell and Gettysburg battlegrounds
 • Observing modern art at the Andy Warhol Museum
 • Biking or hiking through Three Rivers Heritage Trail

When to Go to Pennsylvania

To get the most out of everything Pennsylvania has to offer, summer is the best season to visit. Don’t miss the chance to visit all of the outdoor sites, and cool off in museums before heading out for a night at the local Philly or Pittsburgh bars. Winter can be cold and snowy, so if you decide to visit then, come prepared with winter gear.

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