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On vacation with kids to: Pennsylvania, USA.

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, also called 'the Quaker State', is one of five Middle Atlantic States in the United States of America.

Pennsylvania has also been known as the Keystone State, based upon its central location among the original Thirteen Colonies forming the United States, but also because it was also a keystone state economically, having both the industry common to the North and the agriculture common to the South. The Capital of Pennsylvania is Harrisburg and largest city is Philadelphia. Pennsylvania has 51 miles (82 km) of coastline along Lake Erie and 57 miles (92 km) of shoreline along the Delaware Estuary. Pennsylvania's 117 state parks offer family camping, swimming, scuba-diving, biking, boating, fishing and hiking. Pennsylvania offers a number of notable amusement parks and music festivals. Pennsylvania offers a bounty of fun for children of all ages and can be a great destination for your next vacation with the kids. Outdoor enthusiasts will love the scenic Poconos, a year-round mountain playground in northeastern Pennsylvania. Vacationers interested in the colonial era will enjoy Pennsylvania Dutch Country with its many Amish communities. Philadelphia is Pennsylvania's largest city and is home to a major seaport and shipyards on the Delaware River, but also is home to the the nation's first zoo, the Philadelphia Zoo. Philadelphia and Pittsburgh offer endless restaurants, entertainment and bright lights. Visit Gettysburg and touch a piece of American history or visit Pennsylvania’s state Capital Harrisburg, on the banks of the Susquehanna River, with a downtown and riverfront bustling with activities. Except for its cities, Pennsylvania has got more to offer like northwest Pennsylvania where beaches, wilderness areas, and plenty of ponds and bays offer various year round activities. Or southwest Pennsylvania where Mt. Washington provides a wonderful view of the Pittsburgh skyline. North Central Pennsylvania famous for its mountains and delightful town areas. Central Pennsylvania offers a variety of forests, state parks, and mountain regions. South Central Pennsylvania has some exciting attractions too, also worth visiting with the family. Northeast Pennsylvania famous for its sensational vacation destination area: the legendarily romantic Pocono Mountains. The Poconos is packed with fun activities and breathtaking scenery that makes it an ideal spot for a family vacation. Forests, verdant hills, mountains, the outdoors, amusement parks, zoo's, shopping, small towns, big cities and the friendly people are all ingredients for a perfect vacation with the kids in Pennsylvania.

Popular cities and towns in Pennsylvania:

Some of the major and most popular cities and towns in Pennsylvania are: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie, Reading, Scranton, Bethlehem, Lancaster, Altoona and Harrisburg.


Pennsylvania offers lots of accommodations suited for your vacation with the kids. You can take a glance at the accommodations section to see what to look for in a accommodation suited for your children.
Pennsylvania vacations, almost everything in Pennsylvania is family-friendly! Lodging ranges from cosy bed and breakfasts to top-notch luxury hotels. Most of the major chain hotels and motels can be found throughout Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania also has some great family friendly resorts. Check out one of the campgrounds in the Pennsylvania mountain region or choose a lakeside campground. Or why not choose a lakefront vacation rental one of the private vacation rental homes that are comfortable, clean, and spacious and friendly for your vacation with the kids. Lots of room for you and the family to spread out, prepare meals and wind down at the end of the day. It's all up to you, Pennsylvania has a lot to offer and a great destination for your vacation with the kids.


Pennsylvania offers a number of notable amusement parks, zoos, outdoor activities, museums and other activities for children of all ages. Here we've listed some child-friendly activities and attractions.

Amusement and Theme Parks:
Bushkill Park
Conneaut Lake Park
DelGrosso’s Amusement Park
Dorney Park
Dutch Wonderland
Idlewild Park
Lakemont Park
Sesame Place
Waldameer Park

Waterparks and water fun:
Blue Falls Grove
Camelbeach Waterpark
Carousel Water and Fun Park
Terry Hill Waterpark
Wildriver Waterpark
Wildwater Kingdom

Claws 'n Paws Wild Animal Park
Clyde Peeling's Reptiland
Elmwood Park Zoo
Erie Zoo
Lake Tobias Wildlife Park
Living Treasures Animal Parks
The National Aviary
Philadelphia Zoo
Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium

Other sites and tours to see

Sweet Expectations of Erie
Presque Isle Boat Tours
Lackawanna Cola Mine Tour
Nathan Denison House
The Liberty Bell
Fallingwater in Mill Run
Gateway Clipper Fleet riverboat tours
Cherry Valley Vineyards in Saylorsburg
U.S. Hot Air Balloon Team balloon flights
Daniel Boone Homestead


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More usefull websites:
Pennsylvania Official State Information Website
Official Web site for Travel and Tourism in Pennsylvania

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