Pennsylvania

United States of America
Liberty Bell Center which includes a city, a monument and heritage architecture
Some of America’s most iconic historical monuments are located in the fascinating cities of Pennsylvania, a state that also offers stunning woodland scenery.

Multicultural and multifaceted Pennsylvania is the home of two of the finest cities in northeastern America. Spend days hopping between galleries and museums of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh or simply visit to admire the stunning architecture in each city. Leave the cities behind, however, to discover famous battlefields, charming towns and outdoor adventure.

Pennsylvania is known as the “Keystone State” as it was an economic and political focal point in the formation of the new country. Explore the State Museum of Pennsylvania to learn about the state’s role in the colonial era and during the industrial revolution. Visit the town of Gettysburg to learn about the state’s continued importance in the Civil War.

Discover more local history and culture in the grand city of Philadelphia. Here you can learn about the formation of America by visiting the Liberty Bell, the National Constitution Center and Independence Hall. Encounter masterpieces from around the world in the the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, one of the largest museums of its kind in America.

Creative Pittsburgh is equally appealing and is the home of the Carnegie Museums, a multi-site attraction encompassing science, art and natural history. Join crowds of locals at Heinz Field to watch a football match for an unmissable Pittsburgh experience.

Explore Allegheny National Forest, an alluring swath of woodland in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Ride mountain bikes across the rugged terrain or amble along walking trails. Don’t miss the Kinzua Sky Walk, an old railway bridge that stands at over 300 feet (90 meters) above the forest.

Sample the delicious produce of Pennsylvania’s numerous vineyards. Join the Bucks County Wine Trail north of Philadelphia or the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail in south-central for numerous wineries that offer tours and tasting sessions.

Both Pittsburgh and Philadelphia have airports that serve most of the country. Come at any season of the year. Foliage tours make fall a particularly popular time to enjoy the scenery. Winter comes with snow sports while spring and summer promise warm days for outdoor activities.

Popular cities in Pennsylvania

Philadelphia showing a high-rise building, a monument and central business district
Philadelphia
Known for Historical, Universities and Museums
Almost 40 million visitors come to this Pennsylvania city each year to see important sites of U.S. history and locations made famous by a popular movie franchise.

Reasons to visit

  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Pennsylvania Convention Center
  • City Hall
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Known for Sports, Rivers and Theatres
The Steel City shimmers with natural beauty, architectural flair and cultural panache.

Reasons to visit

  • PNC Park
  • Heinz Field
  • University of Pittsburgh
Lancaster
Lancaster
Known for Shopping, Entertainment and Theatres
Shop for handmade Amish goods, explore a thriving arts scene and visit some of the oldest attractions in America in this south central Pennsylvania city.

Reasons to visit

  • Dutch Wonderland
  • Amish Farm and House
  • Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
Hersheypark which includes a water park
Hershey
Known for Excursions, Chocolate and Theatres
A theme park, a magnificent rose garden and a grand hotel are a few of the features of the model city planned by the father of the Hershey Chocolate empire.

Reasons to visit

  • Hersheypark
  • Hershey's Chocolate World
  • Hersheypark Stadium
Gettysburg showing military items, a memorial and a statue or sculpture
Gettysburg
Known for Historical, Tours and Universities
This town was the site of one of the most significant Civil War battles. Today, visitors can learn more about the event through re-creations and artifacts.

Reasons to visit

  • Gettysburg National Military Park
  • Gettysburg Battlefield Museum
Erie showing a marina, night scenes and a city
Erie
Known for Shopping, Casinos and Islands
This city, which is Pennsylvania’s gateway to the Great Lakes waterways, also offers plenty to do onshore with parks, museums and active entertainment.