Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Travel Guide

For three days in July, watch ragged “soldiers” fight the bloody Battle of Gettysburg— celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2012—with cannons and bayonets. On your way out, grab a commemorative coffee mug or baseball cap at the Civil War store.

A more casual sister restaurant to next-door Fork Bistro, this Old City café is part sit-down dining, with the few tables overlooking Market Street, and part carry-out counter. The food at both components focuses on artisanal and health-conscious choices.

Spend a morning squeezing the tomatoes at the oldest outdoor food market in the country.

Chaddsford Winery, which produces 30,000 cases a year of tannin-rich reds and whites, is co-owned by a husband-and-wife team, who turned a 17th-century barn into a small premium operation in 1982.

The enshrinement of the mother of all Civil War sites also encompasses a restored Civil War–era house, where Honest Abe stayed. Its $103 million Visitors Center opened in 2008.

Rent a mountain, recumbent, tandem, or surrey.

stanbul native Eugenie Perret, the owner of this contemporary three-story gallery situated in the heart of Old City, and her partner, Michael Schmick, have capitalized on Philadelphia’s recent design renaissance and turned their shop into a meeting space for the city’s creative set.

Learn how chocolate is transformed from bean to bar taking the Great American Chocolate Tour, a roller-coaster-style ride through a simulated factory, narrated by cartoon cows. Then, taste some of the company’s signature wares at Hershey’s Chocolate Tasting 101 at Hershey’s Chocolate World.

Kids can try their hands at a pint-size machine-shop assembly line, or play in a make-believe grocery store.

A cross-city sister to the Old City Continental martini bar, restauranteur Stephen Starr launched this Rittenhouse Square restaurant/lounge in 2004.

Take a float trip down the Delaware River and watch for nesting bald eagles.

Relive Gettysburg from a soldier’s perspective, on a one-to-four-hour horseback tour.