Forests, mountains, the outdoors, shopping, small towns, big cities and the friendly people.
All come together to make Pennsylvania a charming vacation destination.
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is a state located in the Northeastern and Middle Atlantic regions of the United States.
The state borders delaware and maryland to the south, west virginia to the southwest, ohio to the west, new york and a water border with ontario to the north, and new jersey to the east.
The state\'s three most populous cities are, respectively, philadelphia, pittsburgh and allentown.
The state capital is harrisburg.
Pennsylvania is 170 miles (274 km) north to south and 283 miles (455 km) east to west.
Of a total 46,055 square miles (119,282 km2), 44,817 square miles (116,075 km2) are land, 490 square miles (1,269 km2) are inland waters and 749 square miles (1,940 km2) are waters in Lake Erie.
It is the 33rd largest state in the United States.
Pennsylvania borders six other states: New York to the north, New Jersey to the east, Delaware and Maryland to the southeast, West Virginia to the southwest, and Ohio to the west.
Pennsylvania Antique Shopping.
Pennsylvania Vacation Spots.
Sites and tours to see.
Late Spring - May, June – or late-summer and early-fall – September, October are excellent months for visiting Pennsylvania.
There are 69 railroads in the state and 5,100 miles (8,200 km) of railways, 5th highest in the nation.
There are 134 public-use airports and six international airports.
The Port of Erie is the state\'s only Great Lakes port and provides access to the St. Lawrence Seaway.
SEPTA, based in Philadelphia, is the fifth largest transportation agency in the United States.
The Port Authority of Allegheny County, which services Pittsburgh, is the 12th largest transportation agency in the United States.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike consists of several routes crossing the state, including Interstate 76/Interstate 276 (which runs from the Ohio border north of Pittsburgh to the New Jersey state line north of Philadelphia) and Interstate 476, the Northeast Extension, which runs from the mainline in the Philadelphia metro area to Scranton in the North.
Interstate 86 connects with Interstate 90 in Erie County.
Avoid the winter months, when temperatures may attain very low levels.
Guests of Pennsylvania vacation rentals can step back in time and appreciate a slower pace of life.
Lancaster County is home to 15,000 Amish, Mennonite and Brethren.
“Plain People” who live simple lifestyles without electricity, cars, or other modern conveniences.
The scenic countryside, shop for handmade quilts and other crafts and enjoy traditional down-home cooking.