Pennsylvania Things to Do

Pennsylvania Things to Do

Pennsylvania is one of the oldest and densely populated states of USA. It has versatile culture in the state which gives exposure to various styles of living. In the recent past, Pennsylvania has become a decent tourist attraction. The more predominant culture seen in this part of the country is Hispanic cultures who are one of the oldest settlers in this state. It has a mixture of activities which one can take up if you are on a vacation to Pennsylvania. The state is filled with arts and history and lots of other scenic beauties.  If you are trying to plan an itinerary of going to Pennsylvania then you have to take a look at this.

Things to Do in Pennsylvania

There are ample number of things which will interest you in this state. Museums, art galleries, parks, architecture and many more things are there in this state which will keep you busy. Here is a list of the best things of Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Everyone knows where Rocky Balboa used to end his morning jog. Yes! It is this very museum which was shown in the movie Rocky. Many people go here to run like Sylvester Stallone on the steps. Apart from this, the museum is a hub or great treasures and paintings which are very unique and are the work of genius.

Established 1876
Location 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia
Type Art Museum
Director Timothy Rub

Hershey Park

Hershey is one of the biggest chocolate factories in the world. Hershey Park is a theme park which is considered one of the cleanest and greenest theme parks. This theme park will promise nothing but good time. This is one of the best family places which you can go. There are many water sports and other rides. After you have played all the rides and sports it is time to treat your sweet tooth. There is a Hershey’s Chocolate World next door to the theme park where you can shop for some of the best chocolates.

Location Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States
Owner Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company
Opened April 24, 1907
Operating Season April (Springtime), May–September (Regular), October (Halloween), November–December (Candylane)
Area 121 acres (0.49 km2)
Rides 62 total
  • 11 roller coasters
  • 3 or 14 water rides
Slogan "The sweetest place on Earth"

Longwood Gardens

It is the world’s finest Horticulture Showplace. As soon as you purchase the ticket youll be shown a 4 minute orientation video. The beauty of the garden is that it is filled with all colors all around the world. This is considered one of the prettiest gardens with many flowers and unique trees.

Bushkill Falls

The falls are situated in the Eastern Pennsylvania. This is the perfect location for people who love trekking and camping. There are vast varieties of hike routes available in and around the location. The natural beauty of the place is worth capturing in you cameras. Each path is color coded. The red path is considered the longest and the most difficult stretch to hike.


It is situated in one of the biggest cities of the state. The Pittsburgh city hosts the theme park Kennywood since a long time. It is situated in one of the Steel Mill areas of the city. It is considered to be one of the best amusement parks for school picnics. Many have their first rollercoaster ride in this amusement park. Going here would be good option as your kids are going to enjoy a great deal.

Location 4800 Kennywood Boulevard, West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, 15122
Owner Palace Entertainment
(Parques Reunidos)
Opened 1898
Operating Season for 2010: May 8 to September 19; daily May 20 to August 24

Phantom Fright Nights:
Friday and Saturdays October 1 to 30, Sunday October 10

Area 107 acres (0.43 km2)
Rides 47 total
  • 7 roller coasters
  • 3 water rides
Slogan "Make a New Memory at Kennywood Park", "America's Finest Traditional Amusement Park"

Steamtown National Historic Site

Steamtown is nothing but the place where most of the old transportation is dumped. The steam engines and all have started here and this is considered the best place for photography. If you are interested in taking nice pictures and knowing more about the old ways of transportation, this is the place where you go to.

Location Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
Coordinates 41.40733°N 75.67132°W
Area 62.48 acres (25.3 ha)
Established October 30, 1986 Established: October 30, 1986
Visitors 88,031 (in 2005)
Governing Body National Park Service

Gettsyberg Battlefields

This is the best place for people who are interested in knowing the civil wars and other old traditions of warfare. But apart from knowing about the warfare, you can also go for a spa treatment and shop in the downtown.

Location Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA
Nearest City Gettysburg, PennsylvaniaNearest city: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°48′31″N 77°14′12″W
Area 5,990 acres (2,420 ha)
Established February 11, 1895 Established: February 11, 1895
Visitors 1,666,365 (in 2006)
Governing body National Park Service

Hurricane Ridge

It is situated in Washington. It is one of the very few locations where you can find people all around the year. It is famous for its trekking and picnicking. This destination has more than 3 million visitors every year. The natural compatibility in trekking along the naturally formed paths is very well paved and also safe to trek on. If it is trekking and camping in summer the same location is also used for skiing in winter.