When the snow begins to melt and warm temperatures set in, it’s a sign that winter in Pennsylvania is ending, and springtime is starting. It’s the perfect time to shake off the winter blues and step out into the Keystone State for an unforgettable spring break getaway. After settling into your Pennsylvania vacation rental, look forward to enjoying incredible activities and sightseeing adventures. Take a look at one of the most noteworthy cities and towns in Pennsylvania.

1. Pittsburgh

Make the Steel City your vacation destination if you want your spring break week to be packed with arts, culture, and excitement. Visit the Andy Warhol Museum to discover seven floors of the iconic artist’s work, or tour the Pittsburgh Zoo to see tigers, rhinos, giraffes, polar bears, and more. If you’re a hockey fan, you can watch the Pittsburgh Penguins take the ice. Don’t leave the city without having a sandwich at Primanti Bros.; try the New Yorker with a side of fresh-cut fries.

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2. Erie

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A trip to Erie in northwestern Pennsylvania affords you plenty of options to suit whatever type of vacation you’re seeking, whether you yearn for fun or crave relaxation. Bask in the natural beauty of Presque Isle State Park, where you can take a walk, search for sea glass on the beach, have a picnic, or visit the lighthouse. For something a little more thrilling, try Waldameer Park & Water World, a family-friendly amusement park with rides, games, food, and daily musical performances. The Erie Zoo has plenty of animals to visit, while Presque Isle Downs and Casino offers fun for the adults.

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3. Wellsboro

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A vacation rental nestled in Wellsboro in northern Pennsylvania offers you lots of opportunity for outdoor adventure. Bring your bikes so you can ride the Pine Creek Rail Trail and take in the natural beauty of Tioga County. The Pennsylvania Grand Canyon is a must-see. Enjoy stunning views from Colton Point on the west rim and Leonard Harrison on the easy rim. Ole Covered Wagon Tours offers horse-drawn wagon rides up the canyon. If you need a massage after your hike, get pampered at Emerge Healing Arts & Spa. Explore historic downtown Wellsboro, where you can snap a photo of the Wynkyn, Blynkyn, and Nod statue on The Green and have lunch at the Wellsboro Diner.

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4. Philadelphia

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The City of Brotherly Love has a jam-packed schedule of events all year long, so spring does not disappoint. Take your family out to the ballgame when you score tickets to see the Philadelphia Phillies play at Citizens Bank Park, or check out the exhibits at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Science buffs love The Franklin Institute, and Longwood Gardens opens in early April, offering incredible blooms to delight any budding botanist in your group. Eastern State Penitentiary hosts themed weekends in April, and the Philadelphia International Children’s Festival takes place at the end of the month.

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5. Pocono Mountains

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Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains are an ideal vacation destination during any season. Camelbeach Waterpark has indoor water slides, so don’t let the cooler temperatures outside keep you from making a splash. Do some hiking at Bushkill Falls, and bring your camera so you can snap photos of the waterfalls you encounter. At nearly 16,000 acres, Hickory Run State Park offers ample space for hiking, and Barley Creek Brewing Company serves incredible food alongside beer and spirits that are made on site.

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6. Langhorne

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If you want to make spring break especially exciting for your little ones, look no further than Langhorne, Pennsylvania, for your getaway. At Sesame Place, your kids can meet Bert and Ernie, ride Oscar’s Wacky Taxi, and watch “Elmo The Musical Live!” Don’t miss the Neighborhood Street Party Parade. If the weather outside is less than cooperative, let the kids bounce off some energy at BounceU. Langhorne Heritage Farm is a great place to take walks, catch a concert, or browse the flea markets. Visit Bella Tori for dinner, then grab dessert from Fritz’s Bakery or ice cream from Dairy Delite.

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7. Hershey

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Chocolatetown USA is an ideal vacation destination for spring break, offering something for adults seeking relaxation or parents looking for family-friendly fun. If you’re traveling with your significant other, see the blooms at Hershey Gardens, tour the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum, or sample the world-class beers from Troegs Brewing Company. Pamper yourself with a Whipped Cocoa Bath and Strawberry Parfait Scrub at The Chocolate Spa. When traveling with kids, play mini golf at Adventure Sports in Hershey, see the animals at ZooAmerica, and visit Hersheypark for rides, games, food, and shows.

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8. Lahaska

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Book a Bucks County vacation rental to enjoy a family-friendly spring break in Lahaska. Peddler’s Village is a historic village packed full of eateries, shops, and gardens. There’s something for everyone here, and the Spring Fling Festival occurs in April. Giggleberry Fair has a carousel that thrills the little ones and an arcade to delight kids of any age, while Cock ‘n Bull serves up incredible meals. Boyds Cardinal Hollow Winery is a fun stop for the adults in your group, and Skip’s Candy Corner has delicious sea salt caramels you have to taste to believe.

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