Pennsylvania

Tips and Articles in Pennsylvania

The Northern Liberties neighborhood was long a run-down afterthought in Philadelphia, its only highlight the nightlife throwback Ortlieb's Jazz Haus (847 N. Third St.; 215/922-1035) and the beerhouse Standard Tap (901 N. Second St.; 215/238-0630)....
What is "American cuisine" now?In search of answers, we traveled to 10 of our most forward-thinking food capitals to bring you the best examples and the top tables in each. As we discovered, choice is the new buzzword: from "small plates" to big i...
My Town: Matthew's Philadelphia When 14-year-old Matthew isn't playing tennis, practicing the sax, or downloading music off the Internet, this eighth grader is out in search of adventure—or a good book of Greek mythology. Matthew's dad owns a lang...
PENNSYLVANIA'S LANCASTER COUNTY should be checkered with dairy cows nibbling on grass, bearded men riding horse-drawn buggies, and bonneted teenagers selling strawberries at roadside stands. This is Amish country, after all. But the region's summ...
Q: My wife and I want to stay at a ryokan during our upcoming trip to Kyoto. Can you suggest any that offer an authentic experience?—Patrick Meyer, Sausalito, Calif. A: Among Kyoto’s most illustrious ryokan is Hiiragiya (Nakahakusancho, Fuyacho...
It may seem spooky to sleep in a haunted hotel, but there's no guarantee you'll actually see a ghost. Some are picky; some are shy; some stick to one room (which may not be yours). Others appear as nothing more than a chill or a flash of color. Bu...
Dodge dim sum. Hold the raves on risotto. Here's the lowdown on Stars and Stripes for the taste buds. Sure, you might have to drive out of the comfort zone, yell your order, or share a table with strangers. It doesn't faze you at all. You crave th...
Taj Mahal Emperor Shah Jahan, in 1632, commissioned this most famous of all mausoleums for his favorite wife, Mumtaz. One of the greatest examples of Moghul architecture—a marriage of Hindu, Persian, and Islamic design—the Taj sits amid serene...
Edited by Niloufar Motamed; Reported by Colin Barraclough, Aric Chen, Florence Fabricant, Amy Farley, Mark Graham, Jaime Gross Darrell Hartman, Sarah Kantrowitz, Xander Kaplan, David A. Keeps, Peter Jon Lindberg, Ralph Martin, Connie McCabe, Shan...
For lovers of old-fashioned amusement parks, 1955 will forever live in infamy. That was the year Disneyland opened, and family fun has never been quite the same. Soon, theme parks were sprawling everywhere, with half-mile lines, high-concept rides...
Virtually every setting—coastline, open prairie, mountain range, big city park—makes for rewarding bird-watching. One of the joys of the sport is how little equipment it requires. Binoculars (8 x 40 or higher) and a comprehensive field guide are a...
Clothing Deep Sleep You'll find the latest in street styles at this small men's shop, including reversible hoodies by MHI by Maharishi and highly sought-after T's by Seattle's Flying Coffin. T+L Tip Limited-edition merchandise is displayed on the...
Old-fashioned chocolates may lack the shock of the new—wasabi-flavored truffles, say—but the wholesome sweetness of classics from homegrown candy kitchens are making a comeback. Pennsylvania General Store (12th and Arch Sts., Philadelphia; 21...
If your idea of a perfect summer day involves an adrenaline-infused rush from a truly frightening ride, skip the kiddie parks this year. The Matterhorn at Disneyland and Space Mountain at Disney World are both great when you’re 12, but they won’t ...
See our slideshow of 10 Great American Public Spaces. It’s a safe bet that when you walk into Washington, D.C.’s Union Station, you’ll be awed by its grand proportions and its hive-like activity. You’ll want both to speed up to join the busy fray...