If you are thinking of taking a Pennsylvania vacation, you will have no shortage of choices for interesting places to go. Nor will you have much trouble finding Pennsylvania hotels in the destinations you choose. Pennsylvania is part Midwest state, part eastern seaboard state, which is perhaps why it is called the Keystone State. It seems to hold the two areas together in a way. Though the mountains don't rise that high here, they present numerous possibilities for outdoor recreation and for excellent natural views. Pennsylvania has good skiing in the winter, and in the summer, you can bet there are any number of exciting festivals and fairs going on. In the Fall, it is among the best states to see the Fall foliage, and in the Spring, the flowers are blooming and the air slowly warms with a hint of the coming Summer. Come visit Pennsylvania and get a taste of history, natural beauty and plenty of down-home charm. There will certainly be enough Pennsylvania hotels waiting for you when you get here.
Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania, and it can
be found in the extreme eastern part of the state,
not too far from New
York City. Philadelphia is quite a large
city, and as you might imagine, there are a ton
of hotels in Philadelphia you could stay at.
You will have full-service luxury hotels in Philadelphia,
and you will find plenty of budget hotels in Philadelphia.
Whatever your budget is, you can be sure that the
hotels in Philadelphia have a place for you to rest
you head at night. And, in a city as historically-rich
as Philadelphia, you are going to need a good nights
sleep for exploring sights like the Liberty
Bell and Independence
Hall. Oh yeah, and that statue of Rocky.
Not too far west of Philadelphia, you might drop
in on the city of Lancaster for a taste of Amish
life and culture. Lancaster is a joy to explore,
and with some great choices for Lancaster
hotels, staying here for a couple days or more
is a nice experience. Not far from Lancaster,
the sweet town of Hershey is an ideal place for a Pennsylvania family vacation.
Hershey Park is not only a great destination for
kids, but adults also, whether they are with kids
or not. There are some pleasant choices for
Hershey hotels, and for side trips, you can access
the aforementioned cities, or consider a visit to Gettysburg.
There are some great Gettysburg hotels that you
can choose from, with options to stay close to where
the Battle of Gettysburg took place. A trip
to the Gettysburg National Military Museum is a
good way to supplement your understanding of this
important Civil War town.
Not far west of Hershey, the state capital city
of Harrisburg sits on the large Susquehanna River. You can
enjoy plenty of fun activities, and just hanging
out, at Riverfront Park and City Island, and a river
cruise aboard the Pride of the Susquehanna is a
nice way to take in the city's sights.
Make your way through three centuries of history
at the John Harris Mansion, and then entertain yourself
for hours at the Pennsylvania State Museum.
Harrisburg is rich in attractions, and when it comes
to the Harrisburg hotels, there are a couple very
nice options, including the Cameron Estate Inn,
which is a restored 1805 estate. Harrisburg
has plenty of options for Pennsylvania budget hotels
as well, and a charming bed and breakfast could
be the ideal choice for couples. If you are
heading east from Harrisburg towards Pittsburgh,
you might take the time to stop in Johnstown. Johnstown is most known for the devastating 1889 flood, which
claimed some 2,200 lives. As such, it makes
sense that among the city's attractions are
places that consider the flood's impact on
the town's history. The Johnstown Flood
National Memorial is worth a visit, as is the Johnstown
Flood Museum. The Grandview Cemetery in Johnstown
is where you will find the Monument of Tranquility,
which looks over the graves of 777 victims of the
flood. There are a good number of Pennsylvania
budget hotels in Johnstown, and some decent mid-priced
chains. You can also stay in a Johnstown bed
and breakfast, and if you are looking for Pennsylvania's
highest ski mountain, you might stay at the Four
Seasons Resort in nearby Claysburg.
North of Johnstown, a town of considerable interest
is Punxsutawney, especially on Groundhog's
Day, when the city's notorious groundhog gives
his prediction of the upcoming winter weather.
The Punxsutawney hotels fill up quickly around the
first week of February, but if you come any other
time of year, you can take full advantage of what
they have to offer. Another city where you
can take advantage of some great Pennsylvania hotels
is the city of Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh is a visually interesting city, with
its three rivers flowing among the surrounding hills.
The downtown yellow bridges give a nice touch to
the overall scene, and surely you have seen them
in more than one movie, whether you realized it
or not. One of the more interesting things
you will notice in Pittsburgh is the local accent,
which is referred to as "Pittsburghese".
While in Pittsburgh, attractions to see include
the city funicular (incline), the Carnegie Museums,
and Point State Park. Speaking of downtown,
there are some wonderful choices for downtown Pittsburgh
PA hotels. There is a good supply of budget
Pittsburgh PA hotels in the way of chains and local
motels, and in the city's suburbs, you can
find lots of additional chain brands. For
a change of pace from the Pittsburgh PA hotels,
you might try a bed and breakfast. North
of Pittsburgh, a city of interest on the Lake Erie
shores is the eponymous city
of Erie. Erie has some casinos, though
it's no Vegas,
and the city is a great place to go boating on the
large, freshwater lake. Fishing and camping
are also popular activities, and the Erie hotels
provide an array of nice inns and chain brands.
This is just the tip of the iceberg for what Pennsylvania has to offer, as well as what the Pennsylvania hotels have in store for you. From resorts in the Poconos, to college-town inns across the state, the Pennsylvania hotels provide many special places to help make your time here even better. Of course, if you are enjoying the state's numerous state parks, its mountains and its rivers and lush forests, then camping might be the way to go. Between the Pennsylvania hotels and campgrounds, this is one great state for accommodations.