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Overview

Pennsylvania travel offers visitors the chance to enjoy a wide range of atmospheres from the wild Allegheny Plateau region to Philadelphia and Pittsburgh’s bustling metropolitan scenes. Philadelphia is known at the birthplace of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution, and the area is a treasure chest of interesting historical attractions. Pennsylvania Dutch Country features Mennonite, Amish, and Brethren communities living a simple lifestyle. Pittsburgh is home to several professional sports organizations and rests at the conjunction of the Ohio River, Allegheny River and the Monongahela River. The imposing mountainous landscapes of the Poconos, Appalachian and Allegheny mountain ranges are famous for their year-round resort destinations. Pennsylvania is famous for its picturesque covered trestle bridges and these are some of the most popular attractions in the state. Lake Erie and its hundreds of miles of beautiful shoreline lure visitors with the opportunity to participate in watersports, fishing, hiking and camping.

Philadelphia is famous for being the nation’s birthplace; the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were both created here and many of the city’s activities and attractions reflect this fact. Philadelphia’s most popular activities consist of outdoor pursuits. The city built the Franklin Institute Science Museum in memory of Benjamin Franklin, and the Institute is the perfect place for those interested in physics, astronomy, geography and computers. The Mid Atlantic Air Museum showcases a number of vintage aircraft and award winning war planes. Philadelphia’s biggest attraction is the iconic Liberty Bell.

Pittsburgh is another interesting big city, steeped in culture and history and well-known for its accessibility. The convergence of three rivers in the center of the city has made it a natural trading center. Pittsburgh provides a well-kept public park system including 10 downtown green spaces and a number of walking paths with which to explore the city and surrounding areas. Gorgeous and unique architecture are a big attraction for visitors, with several buildings on display around the city designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson. Art lovers will not want to miss the Andy Warhol Museum, dedicated to the artist’s life and work, this is the largest single-artist display in the entire world.

Pennsylvania is a treasure chest of outdoor adventure options with diverse landscapes. The Allegheny Plateau, found in the north central part of the state, refers to the geography of the Allegheny Mountains.  Several hiking trails of various difficulties wind through the Allegheny Plateau, offering visitors a glimpse of Pennsylvania’s most unspoiled wilderness and wildlife, including deer and elk. In the northeast part of the state, the Poconos mountain range is an extremely popular wilderness paradise. Spend a refreshing weekend retreat in the mountains and experience mountains, forests, lakes and rivers, and a striking assortment of beautiful foliage and wildflowers.


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