Pennsylvania is a state filled with history and beauty. From Lake Erie’s shore to the City of Brotherly Love,the Keystone state is a great place for a road trip. Renting a car and driving through Pennsylvania will allow you to visit magnificent museums, experience breathtaking views and enjoy good eats along the way. Below is a list of some key cities in the state along with recommendations of what you can do when you reach each destination.
Once you’ve rented a car in Philadelphia, the attractions of Philadelphia are just around the corner. The city contains the best collection of public art in the nation, the world’s largest municipal park as well as an enormous variety of architecture. With so many museums and marvels, you’ll need to plan your visit in advance so you’re able to spend your time wisely.
Be sure to check out the city’s historic district and visit the National Historical Park Visitor Center. Drive down Arch Street to Old City and there you’ll find the Betsy Ross House. While you’re in the area, you’ll also want to stop at the many unique galleries and cafes. Independence Hall is also a great stop and just across the street, you’ll find the Liberty Bell on display. Next, head over to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and if you’re still looking to enjoy more art, you can drive by car to Merion and visit the Barnes Foundation. You’ll definitely want to rent a car when heading to Valley Forge National Historic Park, but before you leave downtown Philadelphia, make sure you chow down on an authentic Philly Cheesesteak.
The Gettysburg National Military Park is a must see in Pennsylvania. The park has several events available to visitors including battlefield walks and a museum filled with Civil War collections is open to the public.
Pittsburgh is a unique city blending architectural masterpieces with modern skyscrapers. Visitors enjoy Pittsburgh because it is just plain fun. The city is filled with great dining, one of a kind shopping and outdoor activities abound. While you’re in the city, catch a ride on one of the cable cars and see breathtaking views from Mt. Washington. South Side Slopes is a unique neighborhood where you can walk (or drive) through the steep hillside. At the top, you’ll overlook Monongahela River.Other fun stops in the city include the Andy Warhol Museum, the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh and the Cathedral of Learning.
If you’re looking for a charming city, Strasburg is the city for you. Filled with bed and breakfasts and quaint shops, the tree-lined streets will make you feel right at home. While you’re there, you can take a ride in an Amish buggy or hop aboard a steam train. Rent a 15 passenger van and explore the back roads where you’ll find working Amish farms and beautiful rolling hills.