Best Botanical Gardens and Arboretums near Philadelphia

gardens at Mt. Cuba

Philadelphia is home to the oldest and one of the largest urban park systems in the United States. But also, it is known as “America’s Garden Capital.” In addition to all that public space, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) has designated 38 of the best botanical gardens, arboreta, and historic landscapes near Philadelphia as must-see […]

Fun Things To Do at Raystown Lake PA: A Complete Guide

Raystown Lake is the perfect place to vacation for those with a sense of adventure. This 30-mile recreational lake covering 8300 acres and offering over 110 miles of mostly uninhabited shoreline is the largest lake entirely within the state of Pennsylvania and the perfect place for your next getaway. Dubbed the “Crown Jewel of Pennsylvania, […]

7 Wonderful Reasons to Visit Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands in Winter

Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater

Snow and natural beauty may be reason enough to visit the Laurel Highlands. And if it is, then I timed this trip perfectly. There was a common refrain heard over and over again during my visit to the Laurel Highlands: “We are having a real Pennsylvania winter. This is what winters used to be here.” […]

27 Fun Things To Do in Huntingdon PA Beyond Raystown Lake

Huntingdon Pennsylvania may be best known as the home of Raystown Lake, an 8,000 acres reservoir that has become a summer hot spot for vacationers from the region and beyond. But there is much more to Huntingdon (which is both the name of a town and the county) than boating, fishing, camping, and getting in […]

10 Happy Valley, PA Facts That Will Make You Want to Visit Now

Nittany Shrine Penn State

Unless you are a Penn State Football fan or an outdoors adventurist, central Pennsylvania, and more specifically Happy Valley may not be the first place to come to mind for a long weekend or weeklong getaway. However, visitors may be surprised to find out that there are so many things to do that they can’t […]

Spring in Philadelphia’s Garden District: Visiting Morris Arboretum and Chestnut Hill

Colorful Tulips in Chestnut Hill PA

With spring officially sprung, now is the perfect time to begin planning a trip to Philadelphia’s Urban Enclave of Chestnut Hill. While part of Philadelphia, Chestnut Hill sits just 12 miles from Center City Philadelphia on the border of Montgomery County. Along with Germantown and Mt. Airy, Chestnut Hill is one of three Philadelphia Garden […]

Philadelphia Area Gardens and Estates to Visit on a Long Layover at PHL

Nemours estate and gardens near PHL

Philadelphia is considered America’s Garden Capital. With over 30 natural and Botanical Gardens within 30 miles of Center City or a quick drive away, you are sure to find one that is easily accessible during a long layover at Philadelphia International Airport.  The recommendations here are based on drive time to and from PHL and […]

What to Know About Biking Johnstown PA’s Path of the Flood (and more)

Path of the flood tunnel

At some time during your school years, you probably learned about the Johnstown Pennsylvania Flood, one of the worst natural disasters in United States history. However, your recollections from your early school days may have long faded. Riding the Path of the Flood can be a fun way to learn about this massive flood that devastated […]

The Best Winter Getaways in PA to Visit Now

Winter in Laurel Highlands

When planning a winter getaway Pennsylvania may not be the first place that comes to mind. But the state’s sylvan landscapes, ridiculously charming small towns, ski resorts, and more make it the perfect destination for your winter escape. Whether you are a history buff, city sightseer, outdoor enthusiast, skier, or just want someplace to cozy […]

The Top 17 Awesomely Fun Things To Do in Latrobe PA

Archabbey Basilica from Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve, Latrobe PA

With so many things to do, it’s hard to think of a place that could be more perfect for a getaway than tiny Latrobe Pennsylvania. This small town of fewer than 8000 residents is the home of our childhood fave Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers) and legendary golfer Arnold Palmer. It serves as the training camp […]

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