If you ever find yourself in The US and have an opportunity to head out to the state of Pennsylvania, I would grab it with both hands. This reason is that it is not only a beautiful, green state, but it also holds many natural, cultural, and artistic treasures. To find out more about these and how to plan your trip read on.
Planning your Pennsylvania Trip
Before you can let loose and enjoy the delights that Pennsylvania has to offer, you must be sure to have the practical details of your trip mapped out.
Firstly as you probably know Pennsylvania is bordered by Maryland, New York, and New Jersey. This makes it a popular vacation destination, often as part of a tour of this area.
In fact, many folks rent a car in New York and make the trip by road down to Pennsylvania. Although, if you do, remember that as the home of the Pennsylvania Dutch or Amish as they are also known, you may encounter some horse and buggies on the road as well as regular traffic!
Next, when planning you Pennsylvania trip, you must decide where to stay. Luckily, there are so many choices that it should be easy to find something that suits your specific needs. For example, there are campsites such as Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park that are great for those looking to keep the cost down, or that want a more outdoorsy experience during their visit.
Then they are plenty of hotels in the state as well. Some of which like the Residence Inn Harrisburg Carlisle have two bedroom suites available for rent. These being perfect for if you are travelling with a family or a group.
Lastly, there are a few Amish run B&Bs that you can stay a night or two in. Of course, while you are there, you will get an authentic Amish experience from the sparse furnishings, all the way down to their legendarily delicious cooking.
The Liberty Bell
Once you have planned out the basics of your Pennsylvania trip you can focus your attention on the site you would like to see during your stay.
For many people, both Americans and non-Americans alike, one place that cannot be missed in the Liberty Bell. This perennial symbol of American independence is located in Philadelphia, and it still bears its famous crack.
For art and architecture fans, a trip to Mill Run, Pennsylvania is a must to take in the majesty that is Falling Water.
This is a house build in 1964 by Frank Lloyd Wright, and it remains one of the most iconic pieces of modern architecture in the world to date.
It is particularly prized for the clever way that it fits with its natural surrounding including the rocks and waterways. Falling Water is now open to the public as a museum that you can tour around. If you have time try and get to the guest house as well as this is another beautiful structure with its own pool that is fascinating to tour.