Are you looking for the next destination on your trip? We can help you. The USA is a country full of places to visit, and these places go far beyond New York and San Francisco; in addition to a lot of fun, you also find beautiful landscapes and parks beyond beauty. In today’s post, we’re going to talk about nine places you need to visit in Pennsylvania, and rest assured, all of them are worth your time.
Pennsylvania has everything you’re looking for for a great vacation with friends, family, or even alone. There you will find attractions such as a city built with chocolate, the World of Little League Museum, and more than a dozen amusement parks and water parks. If you already have destinations booked, then Philadelphia and Pittsburgh are your first choice. Don’t worry, you’ll enjoy these cities, plus you can explore the state’s pivotal role in US history at Philadelphia’s Independence Hall and Gettysburg Battlegrounds. Ready to check out our tips?
1. Beaver Stadium
The second-largest stadium in America and one of the largest in the world, Beaver Stadium is an excellent visit for anyone going to Pennsylvania; in addition to being able to follow games, you also know the entire history of the stadium and the university. And if you like to go beyond watching games but you also want to gamble, take the opportunity to check out a list of sportsbooks available in PA from the experts at OLBG.com.
2. Independence Hall & Liberty Bell Center
Independence Hall is one of the most important buildings in American history. Built-in 1753, it was discussed, written, and signed two documents that are part of the history of the United States: The Declaration of American Independence and the American Constitution. The site is open to the public through guided tours. To find out more, check out the unique post “Independence Hall: Site of US Independence, “in which we explain more about what to find during the visit.
3. Independence Seaport Museum
The museum is dedicated to the maritime history of the Philadelphia region and other urban ports along the Delaware River. Founded in 1961, it offers dozens of exhibits, including the USS Olympia and the submarine USS Becuna.
4. Reading Terminal Market
Reading Terminal Market is a public market with more than a hundred merchants offering fresh meat, fish, artisan cheese, groceries, ice cream, flowers, grilled cheese, baked goods, crafts, books, clothing, and specialty ethnic foods. It is an excellent option to have a meal in the city.
5. JFK Plaza (Love Park)
This is a square in downtown Philadelphia built in 1965 in honor of former President John F. Kennedy, assassinated in 1963. The square’s main features are curved granite steps and a single fountain added in 1969 ( which was turned off when we were in town because it was winter). The square began to be called “Love Park” after installing the sculpture “LOVE” by designer Robert Indiana.
6. One Liberty Observation Deck
Opened in 2015, it is a 269-meter high observation deck located on the 57th floor of the One Liberty Place building. It’s also known as “Philly from the Top,” as it’s the highest public viewing spot in Philadelphia. The observation deck is fully enclosed and offers 360° panoramic views of the city, buildings, and the Schuylkill and Delaware Rivers. The attraction consists of three levels, the entrance area on the ground floor, a ticket office on the second floor, the lobby area and gift shop, and the observation area on the 57th floor. The observation area surrounds the core of the building with windows in all directions. In addition to panoramic views, each floor includes interactive experiences and installations, including an imposing sculpture by Benjamin Franklin.
7. Universidade da Pensilvânia
The University of Pennsylvania (known as Penn or UPenn) is a private university founded by Benjamin Franklin. Penn was one of the first academic institutions to follow a multidisciplinary model. The University houses the first medical school in North America (Perelman School of Medicine, founded in 1765) and the first business school (Wharton School of Business, founded in 1881).
8. Adventure Aquarium
Crossing the Delaware River via the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, you reach Camden, New Jersey, just four miles from downtown Philadelphia. The Adventure Aquarium initially opened in 1992; the site was reopened in its current form in 2005 with about 8,000 animals living in various states of semi-aquatic, freshwater, and marine habitats. The facility has a total tank volume of over 27.6 million liters of water. An excellent option for fun and entertainment for all ages!
You can go to Pennsylvania any time of year
Winter: For those preparing to go to the state in winter, it is effortless to enjoy the snow there. You can ski, snow tubing, and dog sledding at 22 ski resorts across the east and south of the state.
Summer: Going in summer can be the best choice for those who want to take longer trips and get to know more of the cities. The state has large lakes and rivers that take tourists to kayak, canoeing, and stand-up paddle. A tip we give in the summer is to visit the Presque Isle State Park, near Erie, for swimming or boating.
At night you can enjoy the best of the starry skies as Pennsylvania is home to some of the darkest skies in the eastern US, and several observatories offer an even closer look.
Did you like our tips? We made a post on our website showing the main attractions in the USA; there you will find the most common sights. But we like to remember that the country goes far beyond what we see in movies and magazines. When visiting the United States, you will always find a lot beyond what the movies show; it is a country rich in the fun in history. If you are planning a trip, count on our help and get to know these places, they are places with history, fun, and a lot of cultures. Are you already packing?