Things to Do in Pennsylvania

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Run by people of Mennonite and Amish descent, the tour takes you through the covered bridges of the Dutch German countryside to visit noncommercial... Read More

The Andy Warhol Museum, in the artist's hometown, is seven floors of Warhol art and material, including the late artist’s drawings, prints, paintings,... Read More

For three days in July, you can watch ragged “soldiers” fight the bloody battle with cannons and bayonets for the 146th time. one-day... Read More

For three days in July, watch ragged “soldiers” fight the bloody Battle of Gettysburg— celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2012&mdash... Read More

Anthony's, a wooden storefront located in Philadelphia's Ninth Street Italian Market, opened in the 1930s. The environment is Old World, with small,... Read More

One of Philadelphia’s newest and most exciting museums showcases Albert C. Barnes’ collection of Post-Impressionist and early Modernist paintings. The... Read More

Snack on homemade shoofly pie while shopping for souvenirs such as scented candles and old-fashioned candies. Read More

This always-popular ice skating rink is now a year-round destination: This summer it was reimagined as SummerFest, one of the country's only outdoor... Read More

Located between Chestnut and Walnut Streets, this family-run gelato shop uses hormone-free milk from grass-fed cows to make its chilled Italian dessert,... Read More

One of 1,700 libraries that Andrew Carnegie built, the Carnegie Library Music Hall stands out for its exquisite architectural elements: hand-cut Italian... Read More

Some of Pittsburgh’s greatest assets are its museums and cultural institutions. Of them, the Carnegie Museum of Art is one of the finest. It’s a vast... Read More

Browsing the collections at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History is a great way to spend an afternoon or rainy day, especially with children in tow.... Read More

The Cathedral of Learning is one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks, standing as a beacon to mark the University of Pittsburgh’s main campus in... Read More

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... Read More

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

Recently restored by its new owners, Chick’s maintains the original pressed-tin ceiling and cherry bar, and features great classic-inspired... Read More

In addition to the 2008 World Championship trophy, Citizens Bank Park is home to Ashburn Alley, an open-air promenade with concessions, bull pen&ndash... Read More

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

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Pie is a Pennsylvania specialty; grab a slice of home-backed Dutch apple at the Country Pie Shoppe in Donegal. Your taste buds will thank you. Read More

Insider Clout:Loupassakis arranges tours of World War II sites for clients staying at Le Manoir du Quesnay, in Normandy, owned by the family of a French... Read More

A retail home for local cheesemakers, tea makers, and gourmet gift basket assemblers, DiBruno Bros now has several locations since opening its South... Read More

Tour this massive former prison where Al Capone spent time. Autumn brings the popular Halloween-themed “Terror Behind the Walls” tours. Read More

One-stop shop for fashion, body, home, and food in a converted ice factory. Products are sourced from artisans and fair-trade companies in over 40... Read More

Brace Yourself: Opened in May 2008, the so-called “sweetest place on earth” just got edgier. This inverted vertical loop “lift”... Read More

The brilliant Frank Lloyd Wright designed his masterpiece to straddle a forest waterfall, and the resulting home, built as a bucolic escape for a... Read More

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... Read More

The walk-through, pulsing model of the human heart at this well-heeled science emporium is macabre enough to enchant children. Other exhibits include a... Read More

This one of Philadelphia's five original squares is dedicated to family fun. It features a carousel and Philly-themed mini golf course. Read More

The Frick Art and Historical Center is more than just a museum. It houses collections of artwork spanning Italian renaissance paintings, Chinese... Read More

Now in a permanent performance space, FringeArts has gone from an annual festival to a fixture in the Philadelphia cultural scene. Cutting-edge shows... Read More

With four decades’ experience, Frontiers offers a huge range of trips to some of the most exotic fishing spots on six continents. T+L Trip Pick... Read More

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... Read More

Rent a mountain, recumbent, tandem, or surrey. Read More

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

Heinz Hall sits at the center of Pittsburgh’s Cultural District and is one of the city’s great concert halls and showplaces. The nearly 3,000-seat venue... Read More

Learn how chocolate is transformed from bean to bar taking the Great American Chocolate Tour, a roller-coaster-style ride through a simulated factory,... Read More

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

Start here to explore Philadelphia’s top historic sites and attractions, including Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Carpenters’ Hall, and the... Read More

For the last 100 years, this open-air market in South Philadelphia has beckoned the hungry masses with butcher, baker, and cheese stands. The annual... Read More

Wright’s lesser-known Kentuck Knob, a whimsical wood-and-stone house, is just seven miles away from Fallingwater. Read More

This hilly Phoenix coaster dates from 1947, and the nearly finished Flying Turns is an open-chute toboggan. Among the park’s more than 50 rides,... Read More

Although a lounge by name, Liberté—inside the Hotel Sofitel—serves more than cocktails. The all-day menu has an eclectic variety of... Read More

The Liberty Bell is exhibited at Independence National Historic Park inside Liberty Bell Center. The pavilion that houses it has interpretive exhibits,... Read More

Meander through over 1,000 acres of gardens, water features, and attractions. Be sure to hit the Orchid House, the Waterlily Display, and the Orangery. Read More

Artist Isaiah Zagar created this awe-inspiring attraction, which takes up half a city block. His mosaic murals repurpose discarded items like tile,... Read More

Founded in 1977, this Pittsburgh contemporary art space also functions as a laboratory for international artists-in-residence to create immersive... Read More

Created in 1955 to keep post-war businesses from relocating, Pittsburgh's Mellon Square not only accomplished that, but continues to attract city... Read More

Pittsburgh’s central North Side is famous for its Mexican War Streets, an enclave of exquisitely restored 18th-century row houses that date from the... Read More

stanbul native Eugenie Perret, the owner of this contemporary three-story gallery situated in the heart of Old City, and her partner, Michael Schmick,... Read More

If you’re an out-of-towner, set aside some time at sunset to ride up to the Mount Washington overlook on the Monongahela Incline. It’s one of the oldest... Read More

Not for the weak of stomach, this museum is dedicated to medical oddities and abnormalities. The walls are lined with skulls, organs in jars, and... Read More

Climb through “Nature’s Castles,” three large-scale treehouses designed to bring back your childhood memories and built among ... Read More

In a state known for antiquated alcohol laws, this is one of the first liquor producers around that is allowed to offer tours and tastings. Guides take... Read More

Next door to the Country Pie Shoppe, this old-fashioned space stocks penny candy, fudge, and handmade wooden toys. Read More

Though the ladies behind this Center City gift and housewares shop may be better known for their popular Philly restaurants (which include Lolita,... Read More

Behind the 19th-century Beaux-Arts facade, the Penn Museum on the University of Pennsylvania campus houses three floors of artifacts from around the... Read More

Penn State runs its own creamery, and it operates its own popular ice cream parlor with 18 flavors on rotation including cherry chip and peanut butter... Read More

Don’t miss an otherworldly underground motorboat tour beneath the stalactites in this limestone cave; or opt for the 90-minute guided excursion of... Read More

Housed inside the Reading Terminal Market, this gourmet food and souvenir shop specializes in locally made sweets, snacks, and crafts, all of which are... Read More

Pittsburgh’s Phipps Conservatory is charming year-round and an excellent spot to bring the kids to wander through the amazing botanical collections.... Read More

Grab a slice and wander through the "largest collection of pizza memorabilia in the world,” as certified by Guinness Book of World Records. Exhibits... Read More

This hands-on learning museum is perfect for a family outing. Playing is encouraged throughout the two floors of exhibits, as is touching, smelling and... Read More

Because of PNC Park’s orientation on the banks of the Allegheny River, most fans enjoy a sweeping panorama of Roberto Clemente Bridge. Read More

Since 2004, this Northern Liberties-area art gallery has showcased contemporary artists who incorporate unusual materials — from found objects to... Read More

Since 1892 this indoor farmers market has featured stall after stall of fresh produce, meat, seafood, and take-away meals. Today, the market's over 80... Read More

 A favorite professional dealers’ source for Midcentury furniture. Read More

The Mystery: Deep in the woods in this 128-acre park is a large field of mysterious boulders that, when struck, sound like bells, as if they are hollow... Read More

A tour of the National Historic Landmark Carrie Furnaces provides a solid sense of how massive an impact the steel industry had on Pittsburgh’s growth... Read More

Insider Clout: Berghaier, a wildlife specialist before becoming a travel consultant, has been following the Great Migration for more than three decades.... Read More

Stroll through the largest collection (outside of Paris) of sculptor Auguste Rodin’s work in a formal garden and museum. Free. Read More

Rowhouse Cinema is a single-screen theater presenting cult classics like The Big Lebowski and Jaws. Read More

This new boardwalk, perched over the Schuylkill River (between Center City and University City), juts out as far as 50 feet from the shore and offers... Read More

For a truly comprehensive story of Pittsburgh’s beginnings, industrial might, decline, and rebirth, head to the Heinz History Center. It’s located... Read More

Hauled by steam locomotives, this 45-minute train loops through a pastoral strip of Lancaster County, from Strasburg to Leaman Place Junction and back.... Read More

At the Crayola Factory, where crayons have been made since 1903, revisit retired colors (raw umber, we hardly knew you), and take home a four-color... Read More

Mary Miller has an insatiable appetite for exploring Pittsburgh and grazing the city’s best eats, and her tour company, the Fork and the Road, invites... Read More

This Old City clothes and accessories boutique stocks vintage and designer pieces from foreign labels, as well as up-and-coming domestic brands. Opened... Read More

Where the Allegheny and Monongahela meet to form the Ohio River, 22 miles of riverside paths wind throughout the city limits—and are best explored... Read More

Stylish industrial space. In addition to great cocktails, Twenty Manning serves Black Angus burgers that are among the best in Philadelphia. Read More

Cutting-edge women’s boutique that helped jumpstart Old City’s fashion renaissance. Read More

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