Whether you want to discover the Appalachian Mountains, explore the depths of Lake Erie, or enjoy vibrant cities such as Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, a weekend getaway in Pennsylvania is the perfect way to see all this and more. Explore the riches of the Keystone State, and an enjoy everything from exciting outdoor pursuits to sophisticated restaurants on your vacation.
Discover the rich and vibrant state of Pennsylvania from a vacation rental
While Harrisburg is the state capital, the state's largest city is Philadelphia, and the best weekend getaways in Pennsylvania often start here. Philadelphia's historic quarter is the birthplace of American Independence and features numerous attractions for visitors looking for a weekend of history and culture. The Liberty Bell, Constitution Hall, and Independence Hall are all important landmarks. Additionally, Philadelphia has some excellent restaurants and a vibrant nightlife to enjoy.
By heading north to the majesty of the Great Lakes and the small town of Erie, travelers will experience plenty of peace and tranquility in Pennsylvania's only Great Lake port. While boating, fishing, and other water sports are popular here, the area also provides a taste of the state's delicious wines. Nearby, you'll find Allegheny National Forest, which provides travelers with 513,175 acres of lush forest to explore by foot, bike, or ATV.
For thrill seeking adventurers, the Appalachian Mountains provide all the ingredients for the best weekend getaways in Pennsylvania. Blue Mountain Ridge boasts superb ski and snowboarding facilities, as well as the opportunity to try a variety of other winter sports. Additionally, four of the state's major rivers cut through the valley, meaning that water sports are also very popular in the area, with whitewater rafting being a particular favorite.