Pennsylvania is a north-eastern state, and one of the original 13 colonies. It is a beautiful state filled with majestic mountains, valleys, and plenty of history. Pennsylvania was the second state to become part of the United States of America in 1787. No matter which part of the 40,000 square miles of the state you travel to, you are sure to find something interesting to see.
Harrisburg is the capital of Pennsylvania, and a lovely city to visit. Take a trip to the state museum and learn all there is to know about the state. Probably the most popular city in the state is Philadelphia. It is the second largest city on the east coast and the largest city in Pennsylvania. It was here that the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed, and it is also the home of the famous Liberty Bell.
You can’t visit Philadelphia without trying a famous Philly Cheesesteak or soft pretzel. Be sure to check out the sculptures and outdoor murals. You will find more here than in any other city.
Western Pennsylvania is where you’ll find the home of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Coal mining is found all over the state, and coal mining tours are quite popular and exciting.
In the Tioga State Forest you can see the Pine Creek Gorge, otherwise known as the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. A beautiful sight to visit any time of year, but the Autumn colours make it especially spectacular.
Lancaster is the home of the Pennsylvania Dutch and Amish country. Most of the residents there still live with no electric or luxuries that it seems impossible to live without. The beauty of the rolling hills and windmills are a sight not to be missed.
Don’t miss a drive through Hershey, PA. The smell of chocolate throughout the town is heavenly!