Top 10 PA Towns You Need To Visit!
We know all about the big cities in PA, like Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Hershey, and even Harrisburg... but have you heard about the cities that are just attractive with things to do or see, or history around them? Check these out.
1. Lititz, PA
This town has one-of-a-kind shops to visit. Head over to the first commercial pretzel bakery in the USA, Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery. You can grab a bite to eat and have a drink at Collusion Tap Works. Want to get out and explore? Head over to the Wolf Sanctuary of PA or take a stroll in the Lititz Springs Park.
2. New Hope, PA
A historical town that only a few thousand people live in. This is a place that lies across the Delaware River from New Jersey. This is a testing spot for Broadway shows quite often. This is also located only 6 miles north of where the great George Washington crossed the Delaware. You can find other historical things to do here by taking a covered bridge tour or an underground railroad tour.
Just over 30 minutes north of Allentown sits a charming town amongst the mountains, also known as the "Switzerland of America." Downtown is filled with mnay unique shops and restauratunts. It's a town for the sports lovers due to being able to white water raft and kayak along the Lehigh river and Lehigh Gorge. Vist Mauch Chunk lake and D&L trails to explore the great outdoors. Make sure you get to take a trip on the Scenic Railway in a vintage coach pulled by a diesel engine, exploring the scenery along the river.
4. Manayunk, PA
A National Historic district that is nestled 15 minutes from Center City Philadelphia. It sits along the Schuylkill River and is home to the country's first canal from construction. It's renovated with Victorian storefronts and is home to the StrEAT food festival that happens in April.
5. Emmaus, PA
Quaint town outside of Allentown located in the Lehigh Valley, is a gorgeous town that was listed as one of the top 100 places to live in the US. It's home to festivals, music and arts in the parks, and the famous Emmaus Farmer's market which is held every Sunday from May to November. Enjoy the outdoors by going to the South Mountain Preserve and the Dorothy Rider Pool Wildlife Sanctuary, covering over 400 acres and more than 10 miles of walking and hiking trails. This is home to many breweries and great places to eat and enjoy some social life.
6. Ligonier, PA
This town is known for its proximity to the best amusement and water parks in the state, Idlewild Park and SoakZone. It is said to be one of the prettiest cities to visit during the fall time. You can visit the bandstand in central square or just stroll along Main street and visit its quaint store and restaurants.
A very charming, small, stop-through town just outside of Ohiopyle Park and for those visiting bigger towns like Fort Necessity and Fallingwater. It's home to the Laurel Caverns and the Fort Necessity National Battlefield. There are great places to eat such as Stone House Restaurant and Bittersweet Cafe.
8. Foxburg, PA
Not far from Pittsburgh, this small town lies along the Allegheny River. That being said, enjoy some of the tours along the river and trails located in town as well. You can enjoy the Foxburg Golf Course and American Golf Hall of Fame. Ever experience a house full of buttons? Head over to the Button House to view a 25yr collection of antique and vintage buttons.
9. York, PA
Nicknamed, "White Rose City '' is also the 11th largest city in the state of PA. Home to the Weightlifting Hall of Fame, showing off the heritage of strength sports. Also home to the famous Martin's Potato Chips, where you can tour the factory and try some delicious snacks. Take a stroll in the historic downtown and enjoy some food and shops along the way. Explore the trails of Nixon Park Nature Center or the Heritage Rail Trail and get a breath of fresh air.
10. Grove City, PA
Located about an hour outside of Pittsburgh, this town is known for manufacturing and locomotive engines. Enjoy the Keystone Safari where you can drive through and see all types of animals. Take a stroll through Grove City Memorial Park and get some shopping done at the Grove City Premium Outlets.