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EASY PEASY PENNSYLVANIA

With some of the friendliest cities in the USA, dramatic countryside and charming small towns, Pennsylvania holidays open fascinating windows on to the past, present and future of America. From the cosmopolitan cities of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, to the mountains of the Appalachian Trail and the Indian Echo caverns, Pennsylvania is a diverse land with almost limitless attractions. As the place in which the Declaration of Independence was signed and the US Constitution was formed, the Keystone State is filled with history, and home to many significant sites from the War of Independence and the American Civil War.

Pennsylvania hasn’t remained in the past, though. Even a short visit will give snapshots into its interesting and varied ways of life. Dutch Pennsylvania is home to Amish Country, where the small towns of Lancaster County offer a glimpse into quieter cultures. Elsewhere, the state’s bustling cities are hubs of entertainment, where history sits seamlessly alongside exciting reinvention and constant regeneration.

Whether you’re buying fresh produce at Philadelphia’s Reading Terminal Market, discovering the story of pop art at Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Museum, or learning the history of the railroads in Strasburg, there’s something to ignite every passion on a trip to Pennsylvania.

Making memories with the family is easy, too. A visit to Hershey means a peaceful wander through Hershey Gardens, a mouth-watering journey of chocolate discovery at The Hershey Story, and an array of adrenaline experiences at Hersheypark. Kids will also delight at the family-focused entertainment park of Dutch Wonderland, and gasp at the magnificent beasts of prehistoric days at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Tempted? Speak to our Travel Specialists to find out more.

Things to do

Stress-free cities

Secret small towns

Best time to go

Things to do in Pennsylvania

Mountains, forests, cities, parks and charming small towns are all waiting to be discovered in the Keystone State of Pennsylvania. You can explore Philadelphia, the birthplace of the USA. Witness the famous Liberty Bell, walk the halls in which the Declaration of Independence was signed, or follow in the cinematic steps of Rocky Balboa at the Philadelphia Museum of Arts.

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Ponder the influential works of Andy Warhol and Frank Lloyd Write in Pittsburgh, or jump into a world of chocolate-inspired thrills at Hersheypark. You can open the door to small-town America and spend a day among the Amish in Lancaster County. Stretch your legs in the country at Presque Isle State Park and Pine Creek Gorge, or go deeper underground at Penn’s Cave and Indian Echo Caverns. And take the kids to the playtime paradise of Dutch Wonderland, or fill up your bags at King of Prussia Mall.

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Stress-free cities

Whether it’s the cosmopolitan streets of Philadelphia or the culture and entertainment of Pittsburgh, you’ll find that Pennsylvania’s cities are some of the easiest and friendliest in the USA.

You can learn about America's history at Philadelphia's Independence National Park and the disused Eastern State Penitentiary. Indulge your taste buds with fresh produce from Reading Terminal Market or go all-out when you tuck into a traditional Philly cheesesteak.

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Culture-seekers should have Pittsburgh on their list, too. You can marvel at the art and design at the Andy Warhol Museum, or browse two-wheeled wonders at Bicycle Heaven. Visit the incredible Fallingwater house, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, or step through prehistoric worlds at the city’s Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

In the state capital of Harrisburg, you can uncover tales of America’s struggle for unification at the National Civil War Museum. Or learn the history of the USA’s favourite chocolate in Hershey, before riding the rollercoasters with the family at Hersheypark.

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Secret small towns

If you’re hiring a care, we’d recommend a little road trip. Drive just three hours from the War of Independence Historical Park of Valley Forge in the east, to the site of the Battle of Gettysburg in the west, and let the Lincoln Highway open a window on small-town America.

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After wandering the rooms of Washington’s Headquarters, you can stock up on outfits at King of Prussia Mall and head to Intercourse to pick up tasty treats at the Old Country Store. Take a buggy down Main Street and step into People’s Place to discover the traditions of the Amish, Mennonites and Hutterites. And immerse yourself further in these intriguing cultures at the Amish Farm & House in Strasburg, or explore the history of Pennsylvania’s railroads in Strasburg’s museums. You can break up the journey and entertain the kids at Dutch Wonderland family amusement park, before settling in for a night of music or theatre in the little city of Lancaster.

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Best time to visit Pennsylvania

April to June is the perfect time for a holiday to Pennsylvania. Temperatures are increasing after the winter freeze, towns and cities are not yet filled with summer holidaymakers, and the parks and gardens are filled with blooms. Spring temperatures average around 15°C, while this can double in the summer months of July and August. High temperatures combine with summer festivals to bring large crowds that can make the whole state feel vibrant and bustling.

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Average temperatures stay pleasant until November, when Pennsylvania begins to tumble into winter. It’s a beautiful time of year, but you’ll certainly need the right clothes if you’re planning outdoor adventures. Both nights and days can often drop below freezing, with snowfall common in many areas.

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Things to do

Things to do in Pennsylvania

Mountains, forests, cities, parks and charming small towns are all waiting to be discovered in the Keystone State of Pennsylvania. You can explore Philadelphia, the birthplace of the USA. Witness the famous Liberty Bell, walk the halls in which the Declaration of Independence was signed, or follow in the cinematic steps of Rocky Balboa at the Philadelphia Museum of Arts.

Show More
Show Less

Ponder the influential works of Andy Warhol and Frank Lloyd Write in Pittsburgh, or jump into a world of chocolate-inspired thrills at Hersheypark. You can open the door to small-town America and spend a day among the Amish in Lancaster County. Stretch your legs in the country at Presque Isle State Park and Pine Creek Gorge, or go deeper underground at Penn’s Cave and Indian Echo Caverns. And take the kids to the playtime paradise of Dutch Wonderland, or fill up your bags at King of Prussia Mall.

Show More
Show Less

Stress-free cities

Stress-free cities

Whether it’s the cosmopolitan streets of Philadelphia or the culture and entertainment of Pittsburgh, you’ll find that Pennsylvania’s cities are some of the easiest and friendliest in the USA.

You can learn about America's history at Philadelphia's Independence National Park and the disused Eastern State Penitentiary. Indulge your taste buds with fresh produce from Reading Terminal Market or go all-out when you tuck into a traditional Philly cheesesteak.

Show More
Show Less

Culture-seekers should have Pittsburgh on their list, too. You can marvel at the art and design at the Andy Warhol Museum, or browse two-wheeled wonders at Bicycle Heaven. Visit the incredible Fallingwater house, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, or step through prehistoric worlds at the city’s Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

In the state capital of Harrisburg, you can uncover tales of America’s struggle for unification at the National Civil War Museum. Or learn the history of the USA’s favourite chocolate in Hershey, before riding the rollercoasters with the family at Hersheypark.

Show More
Show Less

Secret small towns

Secret small towns

If you’re hiring a care, we’d recommend a little road trip. Drive just three hours from the War of Independence Historical Park of Valley Forge in the east, to the site of the Battle of Gettysburg in the west, and let the Lincoln Highway open a window on small-town America.

Show More
Show Less

After wandering the rooms of Washington’s Headquarters, you can stock up on outfits at King of Prussia Mall and head to Intercourse to pick up tasty treats at the Old Country Store. Take a buggy down Main Street and step into People’s Place to discover the traditions of the Amish, Mennonites and Hutterites. And immerse yourself further in these intriguing cultures at the Amish Farm & House in Strasburg, or explore the history of Pennsylvania’s railroads in Strasburg’s museums. You can break up the journey and entertain the kids at Dutch Wonderland family amusement park, before settling in for a night of music or theatre in the little city of Lancaster.

Show More
Show Less

Best time to go

Best time to visit Pennsylvania

April to June is the perfect time for a holiday to Pennsylvania. Temperatures are increasing after the winter freeze, towns and cities are not yet filled with summer holidaymakers, and the parks and gardens are filled with blooms. Spring temperatures average around 15°C, while this can double in the summer months of July and August. High temperatures combine with summer festivals to bring large crowds that can make the whole state feel vibrant and bustling.

Show More
Show Less

Average temperatures stay pleasant until November, when Pennsylvania begins to tumble into winter. It’s a beautiful time of year, but you’ll certainly need the right clothes if you’re planning outdoor adventures. Both nights and days can often drop below freezing, with snowfall common in many areas.

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OUR TOP 5

Philadelphia

The friendly cosmopolitan ‘City of Brotherly Love’ serves up culture, history, entertainment and some of America’s finest food, with a European café-culture vibe.

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Harrisburg & Hershey

The state capital of Harrisburg sits right beside the hometown of American chocolate. A fun-filled stay in either Harrisburg or Hershey is ideal for families.

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Lancaster County

Dive into the divergent cultures of small-town America. Discover Amish, Mennonite and Hutterite worlds, alongside those of everyday Pennsylvanians in the picturesque towns of Lancaster County.

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Pittsburgh

Boasting art, culture, sport, history, nature and an award-winning food scene, the reinvented river city of Pittsburgh is one of Pennsylvania’s best all-year entertainment spots.

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Outdoor Pennsylvania

Breathe in clean air and explore the inspiring wonders of nature at Delaware Water Gap, Presque Isle State Park, Pine Creek Gorge, Penn’s Cave, Indian Echo Caverns, and more.

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