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12 Best Places to Visit in Pennsylvania in Upcoming 2024

December 23, 2023

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Pennsylvania has cities big and small, dining spots, sports hubs, scenic state parks, and more. Plus, the Keystone State experiences four seasons, meaning you can choose your favorite time to visit. US News considers sightseeing, culture, adventure and accessibility

1. Hershey

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Hershey's is known as "The Sweetest Place on Earth" โ€” and for good reason. Here, you'll find Hershey's Chocolate World, where you can tour the facility for free to see what Hershey's chocolate is like.

2. Gettysburg

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History buffs will love Gettysburg. Travelers can tour the nearly 6,000-acre Gettysburg National Military Park (site of the Civil War's bloodiest battle) and visit other historic attractions.

3. Pittsburgh

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An up-and-coming foodie destination, Pittsburgh attracts travelers with restaurants that serve everything from Polish staples to mouth-watering burgers.

4. The Poconos

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Whether you're looking for a relaxing getaway with your significant other, a vacation full of non-stop adventure, or something in between, the Poconos has you covered.

5. Philadelphia

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Philly is home to some of America's most notable historic landmarks, including the Liberty Bell (used by abolitionists, suffragists, and other groups as a symbol of freedom).

6. New Hope

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Bordered on the east by the Delaware River, New Hope exudes both natural beauty and small-town charm. Nature lovers can wander through meadows, forests

7. Ricketts Glen State Park

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Ricketts Glen State Park is one of the most scenic locales in the state. Featuring more than 13,000 acres, this impressive state park in Columbia, Luzerne and Sullivan counties, Pennsylvania is located in the Glens Natural Area.

8. Lehigh Valley

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This valley in eastern Pennsylvania โ€“ made up of big cities like Allentown and Bethlehem and smaller towns like Easton โ€“ is packed with things to do.

9. Lancaster

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Lancaster is home to the nation's oldest Amish community, making it an ideal place to disconnect and discover this unique way of life.

10. Valley Forge

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Visit Valley Forge National Historical Park on your next vacation about American history. The village served as a winter camp for former President George Washington

11. Delaware Water Gap

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Lovers of the great outdoors visit Delaware Water Gap every summer and appreciate the area's lush forests and waterfalls.

12. Lake Wallenpaupack

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If you're interested in spending some time on and off the water, choose Lake Wallenpoppack as your next vacation destination.

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