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Visiting Pennsylvania

PA certainly earns its nickname, “Keystone State.” Aside from being one of the Thirteen Colonies, the historic state is home to Gettysburg, Amish country, seven pro sports teams, and the oldest brewery in the US. It also leads the States in pretzel manufacturing, making it the most delicious of the original colonies. Thrill-seekers will have plenty to choose from here, with excellent parks like Hershey Park, Kennywood and the kid-friendly Idlewild Park and SoakZone. Pittsburgh alone is home to some of the country’s best museums, part of the legendary Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing ... Read More
PA certainly earns its nickname, “Keystone State.” Aside from being one of the Thirteen Colonies, the historic state is home to Gettysburg, Amish country, seven pro sports teams, and the oldest brewery in the US. It also leads the States in pretzel manufacturing, making it the most delicious of the original colonies. Thrill-seekers will have plenty to choose from here, with excellent parks like Hershey Park, Kennywood and the kid-friendly Idlewild Park and SoakZone. Pittsburgh alone is home to some of the country’s best museums, part of the legendary Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Pennsylvania

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How to Kill Some Time

Written by MilwVon on 01 Nov, 2013

Since the museums in Milford closed at 4pm and Settlers Inn opened for dinner at 5:30pm, we had some time to kill so we decided to take a ride north of Hawley into New York. Thinking it would be a pretty drive, I must…Read More


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Flight 93 National Memorial

Written by MilwVon on 01 Nov, 2013

Initially our plan was to stop at the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville, PA on our drive to the Pocono Mountains. Unfortunately, with the rain from Indiana to Pennsylvania, we hadn't made the time we had hoped so it was best to delay…Read More


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New Jersey's "Empty Sky" 9/11 Memorial

Written by MilwVon on 01 Nov, 2013

Empty sky, empty skyI woke up this morning to an empty skyEmpty sky, empty skyI woke up this morning to an empty sky Lyrics from "Empty Sky" by Bruce Springsteen (2002)When we first arrived…Read More


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Electric City Trolley Museum

Written by MilwVon on 31 Oct, 2013

The Electric City Trolley Museum is a 501(c)3 organization which according to their mission statement is "dedicated to the preservation, restoration and interpretation of the social and economic developmental role of Electric Railways." Scranton, PA is the perfect location for such a museum since…Read More


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Pocono Mountains Fall Road Trip

Written by MilwVon on 31 Oct, 2013

David and I have taken his mom on several road trip vacations, including Williamsburg, Nashville and North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. This particular trip was extra special as we were also celebrating her upcoming 80th birthday! Given her overall good health, she travels…Read More


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Delaware Water Gap Nat'l Recreation Area

Written by MilwVon on 31 Oct, 2013

Part of the US National Park Service, the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is located along the Delaware River between Pennsylvania and New Jersey. It is a major recreational area in the Pocono Mountains region, with people coming from across the US to…Read More


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The City of Brotherly Love

Written by Liam Hetherington on 13 Nov, 2011

They call it ‘the City of Brotherly Love’, and as a city I found it very easy to love Philadelphia. Having just arrived on the Greyhound from New York the contrast couldn’t have been more different. Despite Philadelphia’s size its centre was compact and…Read More


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The Great Pittsburgh Pierogie Race

Written by wsmith727 on 19 Jan, 2011

The Great Pittsburgh Pierogie races occurs during Pirates game in the middle of the 5th inning. Sadly, it tends to be the highlight of the game.The contestants are Jalapeno Hannah, Cheese Chester, Sauerkraut Sal, and Oliver Onion. I always root for Cheese Chester. I've heard…Read More


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Wanderings and Musings of Philadelphia

Written by stvchin on 08 Jul, 2010

This was my first time I’ve ever step foot in Philadelphia, and this is simply a compilation of my observations and experience on a short little side trip there.My friend and I weren’t originally even going to stop in Philadelphia. We were simply going to…Read More


The Poston Memorial Monument

Written by Vanilla Sugar on 13 Mar, 2009

War casts suspicions. Who is the enemy? Where does the enemy live? What does the enemy look like? After the bombing of Pearl Harbor in World War II, Washington declared people of Japanese ancestry a threat to national security. An Executive Order…Read More


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