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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 Springville
Aug 24 - Aug 31
$214 per night
House ∙ 7 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

House in Springville with Patio, Yard & Grill

5.0
Outstanding (5 ratings)
Springville, Springville Township, Pennsylvania
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Cottage Lampeter
Oct 18 - Oct 25
$100 per night
Cottage ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Cottage in Lampeter with Grill, Pool & Patio

4.8
Outstanding (81 ratings)
Lampeter, West Lampeter Township, Pennsylvania
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House Nazareth
Dec 9 - Dec 16
$268 per night
House ∙ 10 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Charming Vacation Home in Nazareth with Pool, Patio & Grill

Nazareth, Northampton County, 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 Lake Harmony
Jul 27 - Aug 3
-48%
$601
$311 per night
House ∙ 12 guests ∙ 5 bedrooms

House in Lake Harmony with Outdoor Pool + Mountain View

5.0
Outstanding (9 ratings)
Lake Harmony, Carbon County, Pennsylvania
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Resort Bethlehem
Aug 31 - Sep 7
-33%
$235
$158 per night
Resort ∙ 127 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

Resort in Bethlehem with Patio & Pool

4.5
Excellent
Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pennsylvania
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Cabin Yeakle Mill
Apr 12 - Apr 19
$157 per night
Cabin ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Cabin in Yeakle Mill with Special Parking

4.9
Outstanding (29 ratings)
Yeakle Mill, Warren 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 Erie
Sep 21 - Sep 28
$111 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

House in Erie with Yard & Patio + Clear Views

5.0
Outstanding (32 ratings)
Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania
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House Pocono Lake
Aug 3 - Aug 10
-25%
$231
$173 per night
House ∙ 10 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

House in Pocono Lake

5.0
Outstanding (2 ratings)
Pocono Lake, Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania
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House Albrightsville
Jul 20 - Jul 27
$181 per night
House ∙ 16 guests ∙ 6 bedrooms

House in Albrightsville with In-Ground Pool

5.0
Outstanding (49 ratings)
Albrightsville, Penn Forest Township, 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 Tannersville
Oct 18 - Oct 25
-20%
$314
$250 per night
House ∙ 10 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

House in Tannersville with Wood-Burning Fireplace + Mountain Views

4.1
Very good (57 ratings)
Tannersville, Jackson Township, Pennsylvania
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Cottage Lampeter
Oct 18 - Oct 25
$100 per night
Cottage ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Cottage in Lampeter with Grill, Pool & Patio

4.8
Outstanding (81 ratings)
Lampeter, West Lampeter Township, Pennsylvania
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House Nazareth
Dec 9 - Dec 16
$268 per night
House ∙ 10 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Charming Vacation Home in Nazareth with Pool, Patio & Grill

Nazareth, Northampton County, Pennsylvania
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Information about Weekend Getaway in Pennsylvania

😎 Least busy month June
🥳 Busiest month February
🛏️ Popular home types Apartment rental and House rental
🌡️ Hottest months July and August
❄️ Coldest months 25 °F in January and February
🌧️ Rainiest months 15 rainy days in February and December

Frequently Asked Questions

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

You can get a great vacation rental from $283 and find discounts up to 68%!

Weekend Getaway in Pennsylvania: is there a good selection of vacation rentals for groups?

in Pennsylvania, large groups should look for House rental since they fit 9 guests.

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

You can find more than 46,569 city break rentals available in Pennsylvania with prices starting at $72 per night.

Weekend Getaway in Pennsylvania: what types of vacation homes can I book in Pennsylvania?

You can find 7,139 House rentals and 2,868 Apartment rentals in Pennsylvania on HomeToGo.

How much does a weekend getaway in Pennsylvania cost?

The price of a rental in Pennsylvania for the weekend can range from $72 and can go up to $419 per night.

Do many accommodations in Pennsylvania feature a pool?

Of course, more than 42% accommodations in Pennsylvania offer a pool.

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