Welcome to our selection of holiday rentals in Pennsylvania.
Did you know that way back in 1946 Pennsylvania became home to the first computer? It is also home to one of the most important battles of the Civil War – The battle of Gettysburg.
With so much history behind it, Pennsylvania offers something for everyone who comes here. Visit the historic Liberty Bell, a symbol of America, which called inhabitants to the first reading of the Declaration of Independence and have your picture taken alongside it. While here, Penn’s Landing is a must visit for all military buffs. It displays naval history from times when sails propelled ships right up to the modern fleets.
Head to Center City to find just about everything that your heart desires. Right from shopping, monuments, parks, restaurants and dollar stores, you have it all here. Head to Samson Street if jewelry is what excites you.
The Academy of Natural Science is where you should head if you have children accompanying you. It has four floors of exhibitions along with interesting things to explore and keep the little ones engaged. It even has an animal shelter for rescued animals and birds.
If you are a theatre enthusiast, do visit the Avenue of the Arts where you will be spoilt for choice with theatres everywhere. The oldest opera house is also located here and is still in use so you might want to catch a performance while here. And if you are a history buff, you must head to Elfreth’s Alley, which is America’s oldest habited street with 300 year old Colonial and Federal style homes to see what colonial America looked like. Talk of the past blending seamlessly with the present!
Make a visit to the United States Mint where you can learn all about US coins and see the actual production process. If you just want to walk around and enjoy the scenery, head to Boathouse Row. It is a sight to behold at night when all the lights outline the boathouses. In mid-May you can catch the popular Dad Vail Regatta here.
If you want to relax and just go around the place in a relaxed manner, choose between a buggy ride that will take you through Amish country where you can witness the real Amish lifestyle and working farms or opt for a ride around the historic town. For the outdoors person there are biking, hiking and hot air balloons to choose from.
If all this makes you hungry, head to China Town for some authentic Chinese fare from over 50 restaurants. Or, if it’s a weekend, you could head to the Reading Terminal Market where the Amish open up stalls and sell a number of their traditional food. Besides this, you also have Italian, Indian and Philly Cheese steaks among others to choose from.
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Things to do
Waldameer Park and Waterworld.
The Waldameer Park and Waterworld is an amusement park with a range of exciting thrill rides to enjoy including the Steel Dragon, which zoom through turns and drops whilst the car spins. The park also has a waterpark with slides and tube rides with rafts for all the family.
Kennywood Park is another of Pennsylvania’s amusement parks. Kennywood was founded in 1898 making it perhaps the oldest amusement park in the United States. As well as thrilling rides, log flumes and roller coasters, the park also hosts various shows such as acrobatic displays and a laser light show.
Sand Castle Water Park
The Sand Castle Water Park offers many well-loved attractions found in many water parks, such as slides, rides and wave pools. There is also a lazy river and pools and slides designed for young children.
Penn’s Cave and Wild Life Park
The Penn’s Cave and Wild Life Park is the only park of its kind in the United States. Two tours are available; the first tours the all-water cavern by boat and shows the natural beauty and history of the cavern. The second is a tour of the surrounding wildlife park, which takes visitors by bus through mountain trails and pastures to see some of the stunning scenery and wildlife such as Wolves, Bobcats, Deer, Elk and Mountain Lions.
Harry Houdini Museum
The Harry Houdini Museum offers visitors not only an educational tour of the master magicians history but also magic shows held each day.
The Philadelphia Zoo is home to a huge range of animals from Lions, Tigers and Snow Leopards to Crocodiles, King Cobras, Anacondas and several birds of pray. The zoo also offers rides and shows to enjoy. Visitors can take balloon rides over the zoo, train rides, and an opportunity to feed birds in the aviary.
Ride the Ducks
Ride the Ducks is an amphibious tour of the historic centre of Philadelphia and sees some of the important historical sites such as the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the National Constitution Centre. The tour also takes a splash into the Delaware River.
Pennsylvania has several major airports; these include the Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Lehigh Valley and Harrisburg International airports. There are over 100 airports for public use located around the state.
The state capital of Pennsylvania is Harrisburg whilst its largest city is Philadelphia. Other large cities include Pittsburgh, Allentown and Erie.
The climate in Pennsylvania tends to be quite humid and does not tend to get extreme weather conditions though tropical cyclones can threaten the state in summer. Most of the time the effects of cyclones are heavy rainfall and strong winds are rare. Summer temperatures tend to reach into the high 20s °C whilst winter temperatures rarely drop below –5°C
Pennsylvania is located in the northeastern United States and is also considered part of the mid-Atlantic region. Pennsylvania shares borders with the states of New York, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio and New Jersey. The state also shares an international border with Ontario, Canada via Lake Erie.