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Top 30 Things to Do in Pennsylvania

Starting this little guide that has been specially written out for you, where this is also my nostalgic teenage travel memories that makes me turn back a decade, beautiful memories flash till date. 

Many things have changed, from how Pennsylvania used to be and how it is right now with more attractions arose along with best to- do activities for tourists and travelers who come to this beautiful place, be it a family, a group of friends in large number or even for solo travelers, Pennlsyviania welcome everyone to experience the best time and leave with cherishable memories. 

Delve deep into this article where my experience and explorations reflect! 

30 Best Places to Visit in Pennsylvania Unveiled: Let’s Begin this Journey 

Are you ready to Immerse into my Pennsylvania Diaries? that pages from me being that little teenage boy to this adult who’s penning down his travel journeys & experiences. Let me walk you through these destinations that have been written below, from historical to adventurous, Musicals to festivities and more.   

Philadelphia Museum of Art: Where History reflects 

A museum that holds most the World’s History, preserving many many precious objects and things that remarks its presence on this earth like the old painting of the Crucifixion that dates backs to 

c 1460 and the charles william staircase group in 1795, there is so much more for you to see, learn and educate yourself by this Musumee’s rich history. This is among the best Pennsylvania attractions that you must not miss stepping in! 

Where is it Located ?  2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA  
Timings 11 am – 5 pm 
Entry fee   $ 10 – Adults / $ 8 – Children and Senior citizen  (65+) 
Highlights  The Ballantine House, Seeing America 18 & 19 Century and Animal Kingdom. 

Liberty Bell at Independence hall: Witness the 2000 Pound Bell 

An Historical piece that marks america’s liberty and history where this bell was once a signal to all the people of the locality who lived in the early 70s which would be a sign of calling, this signal has turned out to be the symbol of pennsylvania, that the city proud preserves it at the Independence hall  in Philadelphia. 

Where is it Located ?  526 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Timings 9 am – 5 pm 
Entry fee   $ 1 
Highlights  George washington’s Chamber & assembly 

Gettysburg National Military Park: A War Memory 

There a lot of historical places to visit in pa that people just love to visit, because they know about those people that are popular among their people, this is another important place that you must visit, a place where you will get to know so much about america’s history, their military troop and about the people who fought for this country and if you are a student this locale will  definitely be very beneficial for you.  

Where is it Located ?  1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325
Timings 9 am – 4 pm 
Entry fee   Free Entry
Highlights  Battlefield remains and vintage paintings  

Longwood Gardens: Arena of Blossoms and Floras

Experience the 1077 arena of beautiful flowers that is nurtured and bloomed throughout the year, this is a place where you will get to see more than 100s of species in a variety that has been neatly kept for you  to see and I must say these bloomed posies are one the most beautiful things to see in pennsylvania.

Witness its natural beauty! 

Where is it Located ?  1001 Longwood Rd, Kennett Square, PA 19348
Timings 10 am – 5 pm 
Entry fee   Adults: $22 & Children: $14 

Children under 4 – free entry  

Highlights  Wild Orchids, cape primrose and a variety of unseen posies  

The Poconos: Mighty Lush Green Mountains 

This beautiful place has my heart! The Pocono mountains, where every season’s allure is reflected when visiting in each different season. As I have had so many nostalgic moments and memories when I traveled with my dear and near ones, this is not just a place for you to just explore in one day and leave. This is something much more adventurous to experience and you can also check out our blog on 20 things to do in the Poconos, you will get to know a lot. Do read it, you’ll love it!

Where is it Located ?  North eastern pa, take a short drive from new york or nj to reach 
Highlights  Naturalistic Activities like Poconos Biking or Hiking on the Trails. 

Hershey’s Chocolate World: Kids Favorite Zone   

Chocolate: A little piece of heaven, yes that’s true. Hershey’s welcomes people to its choca;let the world add a little sweet to your journey and if you are someone who has come to explore Pennsylvania with little lads, thinking of places for you kids to see, play and enjoy? Hershey’s chocolate world is the Perfect place to step in.  

Where is it Located ?  101 Chocolate World Wy, Hershey, PA 17033
Timings 9 am – 5 pm 
Entry fee   5 $ ( online booking is also available )
Highlights  Chocolate tour and you can make your own candy bar  

Laurel Highlands PA: Feel Nature’s Serenity 

Laurel Highlands PA would be a perfect place for an ideal pennsylvania sightseeing  for you to take a walk and wander among the greens to experience nature’s serenity from misty waterfalls to refreshing lakes to feel dip your feet, A short journey where you will feel like a nature’s escape but you will perceive its sereneness when drived in. 

Where is it Located ?  5706 Glades Pike, Somerset Twp – Waze
Highlights  Captivating waterfalls and amusing watersports 

Drive to Bushkill Falls: A wonder to Witness   

Bushkill Falls is among the Keystone State’s most famous scenic attractions. This unique series of eight waterfalls, nestled deep in the wooded Pocono Mountains, is accessible through an excellent network of hiking trails and bridges which afford fabulous views of the falls and the surrounding forest of lush greenery. 

Where is it Located ?  138 Bushkill falls trail, Bushkill, PA 18324 
Entry fee   14.50 $
Highlights  Biking and Camping 

Ain’t Too Proud: Groove and Move to the Music 

Let’s go to the city side now! Where the lively localities groove and move for the music concerts that immerse into their veins, this unmissable event is just coming up in just some days and if you have landed in before the dates, you are indeed lucky to experience this extravaganza. Let the party begin.   

Where is it Located ?  7th Street and Penn Ave Pittsburgh PA 15222
Timings 11 am – 5 pm 
Entry fee   $ 137 
Highlights  Rock & Roll hall of fame and street dance 

Ice Fest 2024: Art made out of Ice 

Most of the People fail to just hold ice in their hands, not even for minutes as its frozen coldness but here in Pennsylvania, They make art of our ice that leaves people awestruck and I must say all the Credit goes to the Artist who made this art, ,make time to step in as they are going to feature 80’s ice sculptures along with 30 different events. Do not miss it!   

Where is it Located ?  230 S. Sporting Hill Rd. , Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
Timings 10 am – 8 pm 
Entry fee   $ 30 
Highlights  Ice sculptures  

Bury the Hatchet Horham: A Axe Game Wef

Let’s talk about games now, signing up for pa tourism and if you’re leaving the town without playing any games that are indeed stress relievers is a big NO. Letting you know about this place where i enjoyed a lot, this is one among the best when it comes to fun things to do in pa for you to have fun with axes and stuff. 

Where is it Located ?  430 Caredean Dr unit a, Horsham, PA 19044
Timings 4 pm – 11 pm 
Entry fee   $ 120 
Highlights  Axe throwing and other exciting games 

Escape Room Live: Win or Get Trapped 

Penning down about another game that has to be played very intelligently. Get ready to play and keep in mind that you will have to lift the card: escape after you’ve actually escaped after all the obstacles that you had before escaping, meaning when you were inside the house. 

Where is it Located ?  814 King St 2nd floor, Alexandria, VA 22314
Timings 9:30 am – 10:30 pm 
Entry fee   45 $ 

Carnegie Science Museum: Stare unto the Galaxy 

This stargazing museum offers a range of interactive exhibits covering a variety of topics, it’s indeed a hit with adults and families with children. The science center and the other four Carnegie Museums in Steel City, is home to a planetarium, an exploration station with electricity and and you will to know a lot of weather exhibits, sports-focused venues, robotics experience, naval submarine and there much more for you to see, learn and explore. 

Where is it Located ?  1 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Timings 10 am – 5 pm 
Entry fee   4 10 per person 
Highlights  Science stage and buhl planetarium 

Sesame Place: Glide and Slide on the Blues 

If your planning on what are the things to do in pa this weekend, I would say to add a little to refreshment and enjoyment, where this will turn out to be something more enjoyable that you expected, Sesame place: the best waterpark to dive in to beat the heat of the sun and have fun! 

Where is it Located ?  100 Sesame Rd, Langhorne, PA 19047
Timings Open only on Sat & Sun 11 am – 1 pm 
Entry fee   46.99 $ per day 
Highlights  Oscar’s wacky taxi and Vapor tail 

Museum of American Revolution: 

A place where America’s revolution reflects, plan your visit on a sunny morning to explore this educational go-to place with your travel troops and family to check out the paradigmatic preserved that this museum beholds.   

Where is it Located ?  101 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Timings 10 am – 5 pm 
Entry fee   57 $
Highlights  Historical books and old artifacts

LAUNCH Music Conference & Festival 

Get ready to experience another extravagant gathering of an ocean of music that’s gonna coming in just a few months. Your holiday night is going to light up if you’re in pa as a traveler who has come to explore places, I tell you do not miss this one best thing that’s gonna happen. From a good no. of artists to neon lighted arena. This place is just going to make the noise of cheerfulness and music showered in a way that every body shall move. 

Where is it Located ?  112 W Orange Street Lancaster, PA 17603
Timings 11 am – 7 pm 
Entry fee   $ 119 

Bube’s Brewery: A Catacomb Eatery  

I, as a traveler, have been to a lot of restaurants that are very unique and different in their own ways, from the authentic dishes cooked to customized cuisines. But this, I must admit dear pal. It was among the best I have ever gone to. I was just wowed by the ambience that I got to see when I stepped into the dine, Old rocked atmosphere that will give you a vintage feel of the 80s. Enjoy and savor their delicacies. 

Where is it Located ?  102 N Market St, Mount Joy, PA 17552
Timings 4:30 pm – 12 am 

King of Prussia Mall: Shopping in PA  

When it comes to Pennsylvania things to do, Never miss out on shopping and exploring this mall that is located in pa, One of the largest I must say. You can expect a lot of cafeterias and small outlets that will make you a good snack to munch on, along with you can do a lot of shopping at places from clothes to footwear and more. Brands like Louis vitton, vans and more have made their place here. Enjoy your vacay shopping time with your loved ones. 

Where is it Located ?  160 N Gulph Rd, King of Prussia, PA 19406
Timings 10 am – 8 pm 

Dutch Wonderland: PA’s Children Getaway 

Dutch Wonderland offers many rides that adults can share with their children, and the best part is they also offer a variety of rides just for youngsters, from their fun Children’s and Family Rides and Attractions, this place offers something just right for your children. 

Where is it Located ?  2249 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster, PA 17602
Timings 10 am – 5 pm 
Entry fee   $ 44.99 
Highlights  Flying Trapeze and frog hopper 

Bicycle Heaven: Pittsburgh’s Largest Museum

This was something that I had never imagined before visiting this Bicycle museum that is nested in Pittsburgh pa, a locale of bicycles with the largest collections that left me just wow when seen, of how perfectly they’ve preserved them in here, from early vintage bikes to the current ones, this place is actually an arena, where the history of bicycles reflect. Do not miss visiting this place when you reach Pittsburgh. 

Where is it Located ?  1800 Preble Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15233
Timings 10 am – 5:30 pm 
Entry fee   Free Entry 
Highlights  Over 6500 cycles kept are in from early wooden models to space age racers 

Jim Thorpe Small Town Visit 

Cities in pa glows differently with people, malls and much more to catch sight of. But when it comes to these small towns of pa, it hits differently when visited, from its fresh breezes to little cottage homes, that’s what makes these small towns attractive and one among them in pa is Jim thorpe, a place that is known for its naturalistic attractions to its vintage rails and you can also check out our blog on the most famous railroad attractions in Jim Thorpe, PA. Do make time to take a rail journey on these vintage rails.  

Where is it Located ?  Pocono Mountains, PA
Highlights  Old Jail Museum and other Old Churches

Ringing Rocks Park: Hike on the Bell-sounded ground 

Pennsylvania has a lot of popular parks with stunning hiking trails, but Ringing Rocks Park stands out when it comes to its unique geological formations and as the name suggests, the mysterious rocks produce a bell-like sound when struck with a hammer. It’s still unclear why the rocks produce musical tones when the scientists tested but I say this rock hiking place to be something that you must be ready to hike and go check out this bell-sounded hiking arena that awaits for you.  

Where is it Located ?  Ringing Rocks Rd, Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972
Highlights  High Falls waterfalls and hiking trails 

Marblehead Chowder House: Savor Fresh Sea-Food 

Marblehead Chowder House is one of our very favorite restaurants, where my wife and I have never missed dining in this restaurant, a place that makes us feel that we’ve savored a very good meal on our vacation in pa, from Lobster pies to Caesar salads and more. Do check in their menu with what special has been cooked for the Day and enjoy their delicacies in every bite. 

Where is it Located ?  4101 William Penn Hwy, Easton, PA 18045
Timings 11 am – 9 pm 

Vetri Cucina: 3 Sectioned Dinery 

 Vetri Cucina is an Italian restaurant  with 3 sectioned dinery that comprises the main restaurant that is on the ground floor, a private dining at the 2nd floor and classes and events that take place on the 3rd floor. Choose the one that you would want to step in for your convenience and try out their Beef Shank Cappelletti, torched hiramasa crudo with apples and farro verde, they are indeed too good when tasted. 

Where is it Located ?  1312 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Timings 5 pm – 9 pm 

Bolete: Continental Cuisines 

I would say Bolete restaurant is the best when it comes to offering fresh farm-to-table cuisine that are fresh and selectively picked from the best ones, a motive of theirs that shows that every dish prepared should be freshly served on their table right from the far, make time to go to this outlet for a morning brunch along with your loves.

Where is it Located ?  1740 Seidersville Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18015
Timings 5 pm – 9:30 pm 

The Water’s Edge Restaurant: 

The Water’s Edge is among those restaurants that the people who come to explore pa, call it to be a ‘hidden gem’, as most of them who land in here for the first time do not know about this Lake front restaurant that is nested in pa, this outlet will give that ambience you expect and when it comes to dishes they prepare,from seasoning to serving it on the table they provide them in the best way. 

Where is it Located ?  432 Grange Rd, Mt Pocono, PA 18344
Timings 5 pm – 9 pm 

Rustic Kitchen Bistro & Bar 

Rustic Kitchen is a fusion of both bar at the side that serves good drinks and a restaurant that serves authentic dishes from spicy platters to savory desserts that are so beautifully served and designed that will make us just wait for the dish to be served on the table and I must admit their seafood ravioli and chicken marsala was too good when tasted, you must try them. 

Where is it Located ?  1280 PA-315, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
Timings 11:30 am – 10 pm 

Old Stone Steakhouse 

When it comes to a traveler, penning down on new hope pa things to do, that’s something that I must write on when it comes to this beautiful town in pa and when it comes to good restaurants, new hope welcomes people and in the way Old stone Steakhouse is among them to serve you with their signature cuisines for someone who has stepped into their town for food, this dinery would never fail to calm your hunger with their best delicacies.  

Where is it Located ?  15 S Main St, New Hope, PA 18938
Timings 11 am – 9:30 pm 

Tatitaina’s Restaurant 

Think Lunch! Think Tatianias in your mind when it comes to savoring different dishes that comprises different states to savor them at one place, from full course meals to an appetite more than satisfied, Tatiana’s will definitely have the best stored in for you. 

Where is it Located ?  4601 Gettysburg Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Timings 11 am – 9 pm 

Banh Mi and Ti 

Banh Mi and T1, A Vietnamese must visit restaurant that serves very good dishes, both vegan and non vegan and I must say their starters are indeed must tries when it comes to food that you would want to try them out for the first time, it will be so good when tasted and along with that I must also say. Do have a bite of their viet special meal and classy chick, they are too good! 

Where is it Located ?  4502 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Timings  11 am – 6 pm 

Wrapping Up About Tricenarian Journeys 

Happening endings! Do take place in every single thing, in the same way my article has reached its end. It is time for me to pen up about Pennsylvania, which was a mixture of all my travel experiences with my happy moments that are stiched on with me. 

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