Pennsylvania

Tips and Articles in Pennsylvania

See our slideshow of America’s Most Mysterious Places. “The very first night there we saw brilliant white and green lights that would respond to our laser signaling; they came from a steep side of the mountain, way too steep for climbers,” says R...
FOXX HOLES? Comedian Jamie Foxx's portrayal of Ray Charles in the movie Ray has made him an early contender for an Oscar, but it was a golf movie that was supposed to be Foxx's breakout film. Two years ago New Line Cinema bought the rights to Ingl...
Anyone can give a kid a candy bar. So what did the confectioner and philanthropist Milton S. Hershey unwrap for the children in his neighborhood in central Pennsylvania? A nine-hole golf course. A real one. No windmills or clown faces. No measly p...
Harrison Bailey III strides onto the field for the sheaf toss, an event that involves jabbing a hay bale with a pitchfork, then spinning like a discus thrower before heaving the load over a high pole. Bailey, an assistant principal at a nearby Leh...
After checking out Philly's new high-tech National Constitution Center (www.constitutioncenter.org) and the Liberty Bell (www.nps.gov/inde), escape to Eastern State Penitentiary (22nd St. and Fairmount Ave.; 215/236-3300; www.easternstate.org). Th...
Don't have a coronary, Mom—these guys are pros. At ESPN's annual XGames in and around Philadelphia (www.expn.com; August 15—19, all events free), the stairs, railings, and ramps outside City Hall and the First Union Center are the main arena for c...
Sharon IsbinOCCUPATION Classical guitarist HOME BASE New York SHOWTIME The Minnesota-born musician recently performed at historic Heinz Hall (600 Penn Ave.; 412/392-4900; www.pittsburghsymphony.org). "It's a magnificently renovated 1920's movi...
To bring you the ultimate in American dining today, we turned to restaurant critics in 15 cities across the country. We asked them to recommend something old (a tried-and-true gem for celebrating a birthday or anniversary), something new (a dazzli...
American theater has never been livelier. Broadway is crowded with sold-out shows, hundreds of regional theaters are producing new works, and many of Hollywood's children are forsaking the set for the stage. In the words of Lincoln Center Theater'...
If you haven't planned a midwinter getaway, those cold, dreary days can feel as though they stretch to infinity. So send winter (and yourself) packing to somewhere warm and sunny, or intimate and outdoorsy — without putting your savings on permane...
To get into Tokyo from Narita Airport you can catch a cab— and pay more than $150 for a trip that can take two hours— or you can hop the rail link from the terminal for as little as $7.50 and be there in just over an hour. That's what you call a n...
All of 222 years after the Declaration of Independence, our nation's birthplace is as irrepressible as ever: New restaurants in Center City are getting noticed, nightclubs are moving in next to Old City art galleries, and construction is under way...
Turn the radio down and let the speedometer dive on a drive through Lancaster County. Along its two-lane byways, horse-drawn buggies and Amish boys on foot-powered scooters set the pace. The slow speed makes "I spy along the roadside" games easier...
q. Where can I stay in London for no more than $150 a night?--G.W.C., Hopkinsville, Ky.a. London is expensive, but there are deals to be found, even near Buckingham Palace. Just steps from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden's best bargain ...
You've had your summer holiday and you should be content. So why do you find yourself staring wistfully out the window as late-summer green gives way to early-fall orange?Well, stop staring and grab the car keys. Whether you want to bask in summer...