Family Vacations to Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania – Family Vacation Guide

From fabulous historical and cultural opportunities in cities like Philadelphia and Pittsburgh to enjoying all nature has to offer in the Poconos, families will love exploring this state.

Why Go

  • Philadelphia offers unbeatable historical and cultural learning opportunities, plus great shopping and dining.

  • The Poconos and other outdoor spots are great for hiking, climbing, exploring and enjoying all that nature has to offer.

  • Pittsburgh is another great city for families to enjoy with museums, markets, restaurants and more.

  • Amusement parks like Hershey Park offer fun-packed days for kids.

  • In the winter, families can enjoy skiing, sledding and snowshoeing in the mountains.

Where to Go



Step back in time to the city considered the birthplace of America. Bring history to life with visits to the Liberty Bell, Betsy Ross’s house and National Museum of the American Revolution. Other museums like the Please Touch Museum and the Franklin Institute are also great for kids. Add in a booming restaurant scene and photo ops like climbing the Rocky stairs and this city is a must-visit spot for families.

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The Poconos are a great spot for an outdoor family getaway. From scenic hiking and outdoor waterparks in the summer to skiing and sledding in the winter or taking a drive to peep the autumn foliage, there’s no bad season for a mountain vacation with the kids.

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Ride on stomach-flipping rollercoasters, live out a Willy Wonka fantasy or learn about the history of Milton Hershey. Kids can do it all at this fun park.

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Another great city for families, Pittsburgh offers unique gems like the underrated Mattress Factory. Introduce kids to music at the awesomely cheap opera or with a concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Take a day trip to the famous and architecturally stunning Fallingwater House by Frank Lloyd Wright. Or just enjoy walking around the city and sampling the many dining options.

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What to Do

  • Experience history in Philadelphia and see the famous Liberty Bell
  • Kids will love the Please Touch Museum
  • Go to Hershey Park for a day of rides and chocolate making
  • Enjoy the outdoors in the Poconos with hiking, skiing and autumn leaf peeping
  • Experience the music scene in Pittsburgh
  • Visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous Fallingwater house

Getting Around

You’ll want a car to explore Pennsylvania. Beyond the cities, this state has several great drives and you’ll want to explore the beautiful outdoors the mountain region offers.

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