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Top Destinations for a Weekend Getaway in Pennsylvania

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Head to Pennsylvania for an Idyllic Weekend Getaway

Besides Philadelphia's famous attractions such as the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, Pennsylvania is home to diverse destinations ideal for natural weekend getaways. From peaceful paddling and kayaking to gorgeous scenery and fresh air, this northeastern state is an unbeatable choice when it comes time to plan your next family trip.

City Breaks in Pennsylvania: Top Accommodations

House Hillsgrove
Aug 3 - Aug 10
$220 per night
House ∙ 13 guests ∙ 5 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Hillsgrove with Pool, Grill & Yard

4.5
Excellent (7 ratings)
Hillsgrove, Hillsgrove Township, Pennsylvania
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Cabin Huntingdon
Jun 8 - Jun 15
$148 per night
Cabin ∙ 13 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Nice Cabin in Huntingdon with Yard, Patio & Grill

5.0
Outstanding (88 ratings)
Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
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Chalet Warfordsburg
May 11 - May 18
$110 per night
Chalet ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

Chalet in Warfordsburg with Patio

4.9
Outstanding (161 ratings)
Warfordsburg, Bethel Township, Pennsylvania
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The Best Weekend Getaway Destinations in Pennsylvania

The Best Weekend Getaway Destinations in Pennsylvania

Between the state's natural beauty and diverse, buzzing cities, Pennsylvania weekend getaways offer tons of choice.

  • 1. Philadelphia

    If you want to experience a mix of history and modern vibes, head to fabulous Philly. See the Liberty Bell, visit the excellent Philadelphia Museum of Art, and have a creepy time at the Eastern State Penitentiary. When you're done sightseeing, take the time to explore the city's great neighborhoods, including Center City, East Passyunk, and Fishtown.

  • 2. Pittsburgh

    This is an excellent choice if you want to experience the best city life in western Philadelphia. If you're traveling with the kids, you can't miss the Pittsburgh Zoo, which is home to lemurs, tigers, and elephants, among other creatures. Art lovers, meanwhile, won't want to miss the Andy Warhol Museum.

  • 3. Lake Harmony

    Located amidst the scenic Pocono Mountains, this destination offers an array of thrilling outdoor activities, including water skiing and tubing. Head to Hawks Falls for a spectacular view of the cascading water, and spot rich flora and fauna along the way.

  • 4. Lancaster

    Visit this peaceful town in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country and experience the click-clack of horse-drawn carriages. Lancaster is a center of Amish life and culture in the U.S. The nearby Amish Villages let you learn the lifestyle of these hard-working folk. If you’re staying at a self-catering apartment, pick up great local goods at the Central Market.

  • 5. Allentown

    From fine dining to cultural events and museums, Allentown has it all. Visit the Allentown Art Museum and enjoy the works of American masters. Car aficionados, meanwhile, won't want to miss the America on Wheels Museum, to marvel at the historic cars on display.

Best Places to Stay for City Breaks in Pennsylvania

House Erie
Aug 31 - Sep 7
$200 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

House in Erie with Grill & Yard

5.0
Outstanding (2 ratings)
Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania
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House Erie
Mar 8 - Mar 15
$288 per night
House ∙ 10 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

House in Erie with Private Balcony + Incredible Views

5.0
Outstanding (30 ratings)
Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania
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House Wallenpaupack Lake Estates
Apr 23 - Apr 30
-70%
$1,075
$328 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 5 bedrooms

House in Wallenpaupack Lake Estates with Grill

Wallenpaupack Lake Estates, Paupack Township, Pennsylvania
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Things to Do During Your Weekend Getaway in Pennsylvania

Things to Do During Your Weekend Getaway in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania beckons as a natural year-round playground with an endless list of outdoor attractions. Visitors young and old will relish the rugged, wild beauty of forested mountains, vast parks, and natural landscapes.

  • 1. Biking

    Whether you want to pedal through the backcountry or ride a level family-friendly trail, Pennsylvania is great for cycling. Some choice paths include the paved biking path in Shikellamy State Park and the trail that passes through the historic site at Canoe Creek State Park.

  • 2. Birding

    With its incredible forests and parks, Pennsylvania is an audubon haven. Birdwatchers can stroll the shoreline of Lake Erie to see water birds, or head to the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary to spot migrating raptors.

  • 3. Rock climbing

    Stretch yourself to the physical and mental limit on Livezey Rock at Wissahickon State park. Or challenge yourself to a steeper boulder on Mount Gretna, located in Governor Dick Nature Reserve.

  • 4. Fishing

    Known for abundant opportunities for anglers, Pennsylvania is a great destination to visit if you’re seeking a new challenge. Test your skills on the fast-moving Youghiogheny and Delaware River systems, or venture into the deep water of Lake Erie. Trout, walleye, and muskie are among the fish you might catch.

  • 5. Kayaking

    With numerous streams, lakes, and rivers, Pennsylvania is a kayaker’s paradise. If you’re new to kayaking, start your adventure on the Clarion River. The launch sites in Cook Forest State Park don't have obstacles or rapids. However, if you’re a seasoned kayaker, you might want to explore the ferocious waters in the Lehigh Gorge.

Recommended Accommodations for City Breaks in Pennsylvania

House Roulette
Mar 29 - Apr 5
-38%
$439
$271 per night
House ∙ 14 guests ∙ 5 bedrooms

Beautiful House in Roulette + Mountain Views

4.8
Outstanding (29 ratings)
Roulette, Roulette Township, Pennsylvania
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Cabin Ulster
Jan 4 - Jan 11
-24%
$225
$172 per night
Cabin ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Rental Cabin in Ulster with Hot Tub, Grill & Patio

5.0
Outstanding (33 ratings)
Ulster, Sheshequin Township, Pennsylvania
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Cabin Blakely
Mar 9 - Mar 16
-54%
$316
$144 per night
Cabin ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Cabin in Blakely with Yard, Patio & Grill + Unbeatable Views

4.3
Very good (35 ratings)
Blakely, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania
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What to Pack for Your Weekend Getaway in Pennsylvania

What to Pack for Your Weekend Getaway in Pennsylvania

For a perfect weekend getaway, pack according to the activities you expect to do.

  • 1. Clothes

    Bring t-shirts, shorts, and lightweight, water-resistant pants for summer hiking. Pack a swimsuit for water sports. Cozy layers are a must if you’re visiting Pennsylvania in winter.

  • 2. Shoes

    For hiking and extensive walking, bring comfortable shoes or sturdy boots.

  • 3. Gadgets

    Carry a good camera to document your vacation's epic moments, so you can easily re-live them with friends.

  • 4. Identification

    Even if you're over 21, you'll still need to prove it in order to buy alcohol or order it in a restaurant. Don't forget your state-issued ID.

Top Offers for City Breaks in Pennsylvania

House Hillsgrove
Aug 3 - Aug 10
$220 per night
House ∙ 13 guests ∙ 5 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Hillsgrove with Pool, Grill & Yard

4.5
Excellent (7 ratings)
Hillsgrove, Hillsgrove Township, Pennsylvania
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Cabin Huntingdon
Jun 8 - Jun 15
$148 per night
Cabin ∙ 13 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Nice Cabin in Huntingdon with Yard, Patio & Grill

5.0
Outstanding (88 ratings)
Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
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House Albrightsville
Apr 20 - Apr 27
$141 per night
House ∙ 16 guests ∙ 6 bedrooms

House in Albrightsville with In-Ground Pool

5.0
Outstanding (44 ratings)
Albrightsville, Penn Forest Township, Pennsylvania
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Information about Weekend Getaway in Pennsylvania

💳 Highest rates in December
🥳 Busiest month January
🛏️ Popular home types Apartment rental and House rental
🌡️ Hottest months 90 °F in July and August
❄️ Coldest months January and February
🌧️ Rainiest months 15 rainy days in February and December

Frequently Asked Questions

How many vacation homes are available to rent for a weekend getaway in Pennsylvania?

You can find more than 43,620 accommodations for rent in Pennsylvania with nightly prices starting from $74 per night.

What types of vacation homes can i book for Weekend Getaway in Pennsylvania?

There is a lot of House rental and Apartment rental that are perfect for Weekend Getaway in Pennsylvania.

Weekend Getaway in Pennsylvania: What is the nightly price for a stay?

HomeToGo has ideal rentals for Weekend Getaway in Pennsylvania, with retes as low as $74 per night.

Can I find a vacation rental for a large group for Weekend Getaway in Pennsylvania?

House rental in Pennsylvania fits 9 guests.

How much does it cost to take a weekend getaway in Pennsylvania?

The cost of a rental in Pennsylvania for the weekend can range from $74 and can go up to $421 per night.

Do many apartments in Pennsylvania include a pool?

Absolutely, more than 42% accommodations in Pennsylvania come with a pool.

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