Great Destinations to Visit in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is a great year round destination for travelers in the Mid-Atlantic. We recently lived in Washington, DC for 4 years and enjoyed taking many trips to the Keystone State (nicknamed that for its essential role in the founding of the US). Philadelphia even served as the capital of the country between 1790 and 1800.

The Laurel Highlands makes for a great couples getaway with a wealth of year round outdoor recreation from golf in summer to skiing in winter. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site attracts visitors from around the world. Historic sites and culinary delights abound in destinations like Philadelphia, Gettysburg and York.

Kids (and many adults like us) love the chocolate wonderland that is Hershey’s Chocolate World. Huntingdon County is home to Raystown Lake, the largest in Pennsylvania, and a popular spot for summer recreation. These Pennsylvania destinations are great for outdoor activities like golf, kayaking and skiing, history and mouth watering food and drinks!

The exterior of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater with the fall foliage and waterfalls

York, Pennsylvania: Guide to a Great Weekend

Last updated on February 6th, 2024 at 10:31 pmYork, Pennsylvania is just 92 miles north of Washington, DC. The city was founded in 1741 by settlers from Philadelphia and named after the British city of York. It lays claim to being the USA’s first capital, as the Continental Congress first drafted the Articles of Confederation…

An old steam train going through the trees with a red grill on the front

Seven Springs Mountain Resort Review

Seven Springs Mountain Resort is a great all-season resort located in Champion, Pennsylvania. An ideal vacation destination for couples and families, it just over an hour southeast of Pittsburgh and about a 3.5 drive from Washington, DC. The resort offers a variety of on-site activities like skiing, golf, bowling, rock climbing, zip-lining, an alpine slide, spa and a variety of tasty dining options.

Slopes with snow and blue skies

2 Days in Hershey & Harrisburg, PA

Milton Hershey founded Hershey’s chocolate company in 1894. Today a town built on chocolate welcomes visitors from around the world to experience a place where streetlights are capped with Hershey kisses. Prior to visiting Hershey, we knew about the amusement park, Hersheypark, but were unfamiliar with other great activities this family destination has to offer.

Here are our recommendations for a 2-day itinerary in Hershey and Harrisburg. This area makes for a convenient weekend getaway from nearby cities like New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, DC (where we live), all of which are under a three-hour drive away.

Alex & Bell with their chocolate bars in the build your own chocolate bar factory

10 Year Wedding Anniversary Misadventure

Last updated on March 20th, 2024 at 04:07 pmOver 13 years ago we met in a hostel in Brugge, Belgium. We were traveling by ourselves after graduating college, and hit if off. But as we lived on opposite ends of the planet, it was not easy to co-ordinate a life together. That didn’t happen until…