If you’re looking for things to do in Pennsylvania, no matter the time of year, this post is for you. With large cities like Pittsburgh and Philadelphia and many towns in between, there’s no shortage of things to do year-round.
With so much to do, it can be hard to decide what to is for you depending on the season. Fortunately, we have compiled a list of the best things to do in Pennsylvania based on the time of year.
Spring: Stroll Through Hershey Gardens
Hershey, PA may be known for its delectable chocolate and accompanying theme park. Still, one of the most breathtaking attractions to visit as the frigid winter gives way to the rejuvenating warmth of spring is the Hershey Gardens. With over 23 acres of floral beauty to explore, Hershey Gardens provides visitors with an opportunity to connect with nature. Hershey Gardens’ Butterfly Atrium is a fan-favourite attraction, allowing visitors to get up close with hundreds of butterflies and learn about their tropical habitats.
Summer: Catch a Phillies Game at Citizens Bank Park
Philadelphia loves its sports, and there’s no better time to feel connected with the city than at Citizens Bank Park for a Philadelphia Phillies game. Citizens Bank Park has something fun for the whole family whether you’re a die-hard fan or a casual viewer. Enjoy lunch or dinner at any one of the park’s many dining options, take the kids to The Yard for interactive games and rock-climbing, and with any luck you and the rest of the stadium will go home happy after a Phillies win.
Fall: Visit the Pumpkinland Festival at Linvilla Orchards
As the weather cools the Pumpkinland Festival at Linvilla Orchards in Media, PA comes alive. Open from mid-September to early November, this Festival has every fall activity for you and your family to enjoy. From hayride tours around the orchard to a corn maze, Linvilla Orchards is the perfect place for fall fun.
Winter: Explore Philadelphia’s Authentic German Christmas Market
The best winter activity in Pennsylvania brings us back to Philadelphia. There you will find the German Christmas market. It has all of the food and shops necessary to get anyone into the holiday spirit. Located at Love Park and City Hall, the German Christmas market boasts dozens of vendors who offer everything from authentic food to handmade glassware. Whether you go just to enjoy a good bratwurst, or you spend the day ice skating, you’d be hard pressed to have a bad time at this seasonal delight.
Pennsylvania truly has something for everyone. With how much there is to do throughout the state, you could spend years taking in all it has to offer and hardly scratch the surface. Hopefully, these seasonal suggestions will serve as a great starting point for your next adventure through the state.
About the author: Jenn Walker is a freelance writer, blogger, and dog-enthusiast, operating out of Southern New Jersey. She writes for Illuminated Hearts, a provider of home care services in Philadelphia.
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