Known for its rich history, diverse terrain, and countless attractions, Pennsylvania is ideal for a fun-filled vacation. Visitors planning a romantic getaway can visit a variety of wineries, museums, and acclaimed restaurants, and families can enjoy spending quality time together at an amusement park or ski resort. Just a short drive from The Sayre Mansion, guests can take one of these incredible day trips in Pennsylvania and make memories they’ll never forget! Here are some of the best places to explore.
Our Favorite Day Trips in Pennsylvania
1. Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom
Just a 20-minute drive from our inn is Dorney Amusement Park, one of the best Pennsylvania day trips for kids! With award-winning entertainment, fantastic food, and a wet and wild water park, Dorney truly has something for everyone. Guests can get their thrills on a variety of Dorney Park Rides, from sky-high coasters to bumper cars, or spend the day admiring 30 life-size dinosaurs in the new Dino park. Peanuts’ fans, be sure to visit Planet Snoopy where you can meet all of your favorite characters!
2. Amish Country
If you’re looking for cool places to visit in PA, Lancaster Amish Country is a must. Lancaster is America’s oldest settlement and is home to thousands of Amish and Pennsylvania Dutch residents. On the 12-acre village grounds, guests can take a horse & buggy ride, tour the farmhouses and windmills, and explore a variety of shops and stores that will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time.
3. Philadelphia Historic District
Home to the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and other American Revolutionary sites, Philadelphia, PA, is the best place to learn about the rich history of our nation. Guests can visit the Betsy Ross House, stroll through Franklin Square, or even partake in a Colonial Pub Crawl or historic district tour. Day trips in Philadelphia aren’t complete without an ooey-gooey cheese steak from Lee’s Deli, so don’t leave the city without one!
About an hour away from our inn is the “sweetest place on Earth” – Hersheypark! An ideal day trip for families, the town of Hershey offers 23-acre botanical gardens, a walk-thru zoo, and, of course, the famous amusement park. Guests can enjoy roller coasters, family rides, and water rides as well as live music performances, arcade games, and more. When it’s time for lunch, grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants and snack stands located throughout the park and enjoy relaxing in the heart of Hershey.
5. Pocono Mountains
A trip to the Poconos provides endless fun for all ages, no matter what time of year you visit! Here, guests can ski and snowtube in the winter, hike beautiful waterfall trails in the fall, or boat on over 2,400 miles of lakes and rivers during the warm summer months. If you’re traveling with kids, check out The Snake and Animal Farm where they’ll get a kick out of feeding milk to the baby pigs and throwing peanuts at the monkeys.
After Touring Pennsylvania, Come Home to The Sayre Mansion!
Whether you’ve spent the day barrelling down a mountain on a snowboard or eating cheesesteaks in Philly, our Bethlehem bed and breakfast is the perfect place to return to! Situated in the heart of the Lehigh Valley, our inn offers luxurious accommodations and is just minutes from the best area attractions, including the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail, Steelstacks Performing Arts Center, and Wind Creek Bethlehem (formerly Sands Casino Resort). No matter where you end up, we promise your Pennsylvania vacation will be one you’ll never forget!
For more information on planning day trips in Pennsylvania,
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