Top 5 Places to Visit in Pennsylvania
1. Philadelphia – Despite its popular nickname as the “City of Brotherly Love”, the popular and charming Philadelphia is mostly renowned for American history, Rocky, and, of course, the cheesecakes! History lovers will be particularly thrilled to visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art that houses an amazing collection of works, the Independence National Historic Park is not a place you would like to miss too, where you can spot several important historic landmarks including the Independence Hall, the cracked Liberty Bell, and the original U.S. Constitution. In case you are enthusiastic to learn more about the movie legend Rocky, you can totally visit the place where the star trained. Once you are done with sightseeing, gather some energy by trying some iconic cheesecakes. The main rivals and contenders for the crown of the best dessert are the infamous Pat’s and Geno’s.
2. Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh is also known as the Steel City. It is a huge Pennsylvanian metropolis blessed with a location because the city is situated where the meeting point of three rivers is – the Ohio River, the Allegheny River, and the Monongahela River. To add up even more to this amazing topography, the city is surrounded by green and picturesque hills rising straight from the rivers below. With such a backdrop there is no wonder that thousands of tourists travel to Pittsburgh, plus there are plenty of attractions to enjoy there. Despite the fact that Pittsburgh’s heritage is mostly industrial, you can enjoy the U.S. Steel Tower that is the most iconic element of the city’s Downtown area, the Point State Park that houses the 19th century Fort Pitt Block House, and more.
3. Gettysburg – In case you are a true American history enthusiast you will definitely enjoy visiting the place, where one of the most significant and important battles in the Civil War has happened. Mostly known for the events from July 1863, Gettysburg offers a closer lock to this important part of the American history through a visit to the Gettysburg National Military Park and the Gettysburg Heritage Center, where you can learn more about the entire Civil War and the participation of Gettysburg. Furthermore, you can visit the Jennie Wade House, where the only city’s citizen died during the battle once lived.
4. Bushkill Falls – Often compared to the Niagara Falls and nicknamed the “Niagara of Pennsylvania”, the Bushkill Falls are one of the best destinations in the state if you are an outdoor enthusiast. Creating a phenomenal setting and atmosphere, this collection of 8 waterfalls is located in the beautiful Pocono Mountains. All of the eights waterfalls are accessible by a number of bridges and trails. The easiest and quickest way to enjoy the place and reach to the main waterfalls is the Green Trail that will take you 15 minutes only. However, if you are looking for a bit more adventure and you would like to explore and admire all 8 falls, you definitely should hop on the Red Trail that takes about 2 hours of hiking.
5. Pennsylvania Dutch Country – Known as Pennsylvania Dutch Country, this area located in Lancaster Country is where the majority of the state’s Amish community and the population is based. If you have ever been interested in the lifestyle and everyday life of the Amish community, this is the right place to visit. Despite the fact that there are no major cultural landmarks in this area that will help you learn more about the Amish, exploring their authentic everyday life is just about enough to head to the Pennsylvania Dutch County. Make sure to visit the Amish farmer’s markets where you can enjoy not only fresh and organic produce, but also some traditional Amish food options.