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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 27, 2016
driving from Ohio to Pennsylvania  (6 Answers)

Any suggestions for a half way stop for some fun 5/1st -5/2nd, Sunday-Monday? national park waterfall/hiking, county fair, antique shopping ?

Thank you for any suggestions. It's a 10 hour drive from College to home.
Leslie



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 18, 2014
50 miles from york PA  (2 Answers)

what is exciting to see in Pennsylvania within 50 miles of York PA


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 27, 2014
Best place for 2 nights

We will be driving back from Lancaster PA to JFK and have a couple of spare nights. Am looking for the best place to stop on route to JFK which will have pleasant hikes, mountains and possible wildlife. suggestions welcome please


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 02, 2014
driving directions  (2 Answers)

how to get from lansdale, pa to king of purssia mall, pa without going on major highways and turnpike. would like to go on back roads and residential areas to arrive at back of mall where traffic is minimal. thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 29, 2013
Patton, PA - Fishers ATV World Reunion

We are considering showing our product at this ATV event. Has anyone ever gone to one of these and how big is it really? I would need to rent an RV to stay at the site during it, so help there would be good. Either renting it there or in Pittsburgh where we land would be better. We would be showing lights to put on helmet so they can ride at night, so staying at the grounds would be best.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 07, 2013
Romantic getaway in the Poconos  (1 Answer)

Can anyone recommend a nice quiet getaway spot in the Poconos for May?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 02, 2012
I76(Pennsilvania Turnpike) lake for swimming with clear water?  (1 Answer)

We are driving through Appalachians via i76(Pennsilvania Turn Pike). Any lakes with transparent/clear water within 1 hour drive from the exits to have a good swim?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 15, 2012
Travelling from Toronto to Pennsylvania

Hi,

We are travelling down from Toronto in August. Can anyone recommend the best border crossing and also some nice small towns/laid back places to stay in Pennsylvania. We have heard Bloomsberg is nice - also we like the forest and walking etc.


Many thanks,


Peter


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 10, 2012
Destination Ideas?  (4 Answers)

My friends and I who are now 18 are planning to take a roadtrip. We have been working on locations to visit and hotels to stay at and would like some input on both. Keep in mind we are 18 and want to try new things. While money isn't a large factor we aren't rich either and will be paying for the affair ourselves. Thank you in advance for any ideas or suggestions you have.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 14, 2012
traveling from northeast pa to niagra falls  (2 Answers)

Does anyone know of any interesting stops to make traveling from Wilkes-Barre Pa to Niagra Falls Ontario? Trying to make a mini vacation a little more interesting.
This is my first post! Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 09, 2011
Amish country  (5 Answers)

Is it possible to do a day trip to see the Amish villages from Mt. Laurel, NJ by car? I realise that the drive is about 2 hrs. Should we take a guided tour once we are in Lancaster county or can we just do a self-guided tour. What are the must-sees? I saw a site called "theamishvillage.net" which offers, for an admission fee, a guided tour and walk around the village. Has anyone done this? Can anyone suggest an itinerary?

Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 26, 2010
eastern pa  (9 Answers)

Hello everyone,

We recently moved to eastern Pennsylvania, Lancaster county, and I would love to explore the area. I enjoy hiking, cross country skiing, scenic driving, cute little towns, and cities with character. Could you recommend good places within 2-3 hour drive from Lancaster. I've already been on Philadelphia, Baltimore, NYC, Ricketts Glen park, the Pinnacle, and Bethlehem, Washington DC, Alexandria, and Annapolis. I liked all of these places, but I'm sure there is more to seen in the area.

Thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 25, 2010
The Poconos  (2 Answers)

Hi! My husband and I are planning a weekend getaway in the poconos to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary. Any suggestions on things that are great to do in the fall? Any attractions that you can recommend? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 24, 2010
Need help with Pennsylvania itinerary??  (2 Answers)

Hello all,
We are talking the kiddos(9 and 12) to DC and NYC this summer(next week) for an educational vacation,I want to do some side trips on our way to NYC and as we travel through Pennsylvania- I need some advice -I am from the west coast and totally clueless regarding this area... :) Here is what I'm thinking...We leave DC and do Gettysburg,Lancaster(quickly)hershey and Philly (1 day each) What am I missing?? Is there any quaint towns or amazing hiking/nature areas that should not be missed? Please help me make a plan
Thank you
Meg


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 13, 2010
hotel near Falling Waters  (1 Answer)

Can you recommend a moderately priced hotel to stay in while visiting Falling Waters?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 04, 2010
Pennsylvania for a few days  (4 Answers)

Going with mom (she is 75) the 1st week in May, will spend a few days in Atlantic City but most of our time will be here. I have done some online research and found Hershey Chocolate World, Lake Tobias Wildlife Park‎, Eastern State Penitentiary, cityfoodtours (sounds good?), Fallingwater & Kentuck Knob, maybe Asher's Chocolates & the US Mint and of course I'd like to see Amish country....any other suggestions? good places to eat?

thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 21, 2009
Poconos  (3 Answers)

Hi everyone,

Im trying to plan a one day trip with my paretns and husband to the Poconos. I looked on all the website, but there are sooooooooooo many places to stay. It's also Race weekend, the weekend I"m going, so it's going to be packed.
Some suggested staying by the Buck Hill Falls, but I was wondering if any of you had any other suggestions. I have very inactive parents who've never really been on a nature trip, so I thought this was be nice.

I was hoping to do:
Boat peddling
Easy hiking and seeing some waterfalls
and mabye horseback riding/minature golf

But I am open to other suggestions, the never get to travel, so I want to make sure they have a good time.

Thanks in advance


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 14, 2009
Family Gathering near Greensburg/Pittsburgh

Help! Our annual family reunion at a Greensburg park was just cancelled, but about 15 of us are still going to get together. Problem is that none of us are local and have no idea where we can gather -- all will be staying at various small hotels, B&Bs, and relatives' homes in the greater Greensburg/Pittsburgh area. Any suggestions for how we can put together a last-minute family reunion for the weekend of August 1 & 2 -- like dinner on Saturday and brunch/lunch on Sunday? Budget would be moderate.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 08, 2009
Two girl vacation  (3 Answers)

Where can my BFF and I reconnect and vacation for a weekend? It must be about 1/2 way between my home town of Pittsburgh and her's, NYC.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 28, 2009
Church camp grounds to rent for family reunions

I need a big place with plenty of sleeping quarters near Springs, Pa. We are planning a family reunion in Springs and I need to find accommodations for all our folks that are traveling in. We would like to spend our time together and not seperated out in different hotels (at least not for the first day or so). I am looking for some where we can cook our own meals and share them together. So we would need a place with a big kitchen also. I am looking at the possibility of between 40-60 people to be in attendance. Any suggestions would be helpful.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 27, 2009
Large family gathering  (1 Answer)

Our family would like to get together next year for our family reunion. We are needing a place to acommodate 50-75 people. We are looking in the Lancaster area. We would like to stay over a weekend. We would also like to have a kitchen and dinning room to be able to cook and eat in. We have been blessed with many children. Most are now school age and need interesting things to keep them busy. We have used a camp ground before but it is booked for next year already. Any suggestions would be greatly noted.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 18, 2009
Travel to the Philly airport  (1 Answer)

Hi

I need to get from Levittown to Philadelphia airport on a weekday in June. SEPTA would be a good alternative, but I need to be there pretty early. Is there a shuttle service or minicab service I can use?
Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 07, 2009
Pet Friendly Hotel near Gettysburg  (1 Answer)

We are planning on visiting the Gettysburg historic site next week and I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a pet- friendly hotel nearby. We will have our small dog with us. Thanks for your help.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 30, 2008
One, Two, Three day trips from Malvern, PA  (7 Answers)

I have recently moved to Malvern, PA - this is around 30 minutes travel from Philadelphia, PA. Can you suggest me some visiting places to go in 1 or 2 or 3 days. I have already visited sight-seeing places in Washington DC, Philadelphia, New York and Pittsburgh. I will also prefer driving anywhere as flight travel with the family ends comparatively costlier.

Thanks in Advance.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 25, 2008
Day trip to Bucks county  (2 Answers)

We are planning a day trip to Bucks county from Maple Shade, NJ. I have two plans - A. Go only as far as Doylestown and return. B. Go up to Upper Bucks county with a stay at Doylestown. This link suggests Tinicum, Bridgeton, Nockamixon, Durham, Springfield and Haycock. There is so much info. on Bucks I could well end up spending 15 days researching for a one day trip. Please help me with the most scenic route and how far I should travel.


Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 23, 2008
Hiking in NE Pennsylvania  (3 Answers)

Can anyone tell me what are the most scenic places to hike in NE Pennsylvania? I am visiting a friend in Hamlin PA (near Scranton) and would like to know how the hiking compares to up in the Canadian Rockies. My skill level is easy to moderate amateur and I like to see waterfalls and mountain vistas.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 07, 2008
Scenic route Lancaster to NYC  (3 Answers)

Hi everybody!
We (two adults, one son) shall visit Pennsylvania next August. After a few days in Philadelphia, we will drive to Lancaster ans spend one-two days there. Then we will head to NYC: we have a couple of days so we would like to take it easy, drive a scenic road, and stop on the way in some scenic-special location (a park?).

Any suggestion wellcome!

Thanks, ciao
Luciano (Milan, Italy)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 28, 2008
Accommodation in Amish Community  (1 Answer)

Is it possible to stay for a number of days with the Amish community - that is, if they provide any bed & breakfast/simple hotel accommodation?
Many thanks-
Sean McKiernan


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 29, 2008
PHILA TO PITTSBURGH ON AMTRAK  (3 Answers)

I'm seeking information about the train ride from Phila. to Pittsburgh. How long is the ride, cost, and anything else of interest. I should fly but this sounded easy and relaxing if not too long a journey. I don't want to drive but of course could fly.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 19, 2008
Four Days in Pensylvania - Need Intinerary  (7 Answers)

Hi,

I have free roundtrip domestic tickets and I'd like to use them to visit a new place in the US. I have always been curious about visiting Amish Country and I hear Philadelphia is a lovely place.

I am thinking about flying out early on a Thrusday - would arrive into Phily around 4 p.m. ET. I would fly back on Sunday around 5 p.m. ET.

What would you suggest as an itinerary considering I like history, culture, architecture and vibrant nature:
- Thrusday late afternoon
- Friday all day
- Saturday all day
- Sunday until 2 p.m.

Thanks!



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