The Keystone State offers a mix of outdoor recreation and city living. The city of Erie is home to Presque Isle State Park, while parks across the state welcome travelers looking to take in the beauty of Pennsylvania’s forests and mountains. The city of Pittsburgh draws visitors with professional baseball, football and hockey as well as a wealth of cultural institutions such the Heinz History Center, Andy Warhol Museum and Carnegie Museum of Natural History. History abounds, whether you’re looking to take an excursion train ride or explore Civil War battlefields.

The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (photo courtesy of The Andy Warhol Museum/photo © Abby Warhola)

This Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania museum explores the pop artist’s legacy through famous works, lesser known pieces and personal artifacts.

Seven Springs Resort in Champion, Pennsylvania (photo courtesy of destination)

This resort in Champion, Pennsylvania, is home to the largest snow-tubing park in the Laurel Highlands region, with 11 snow-tubing lanes.

Sinnemahoning State Park in Austin, Pennsylvania (photo courtesy of destination)

Take in fiery autumn hues along the George B. Stevenson Reservoir or book a cozy cabin for a winter weekend in Austin, Pennsylvania.

Presque Isle State Park in Erie, Pennsylvania (photo courtesy of VisitErie)

This gem of the Erie, Pennsylvania, shoreline offers stunning fall colors, while winter brings opportunities for outdoor recreation. 

The experiences found in the Steel City range from hulking sandwiches to an inventive museum that celebrates the life of a pop-art icon.   

The World’s Largest Mailbox in Casey, Illinois (photo courtesy of Casey Chamber of Commerce)

Creativity comes in all shapes and sizes, and these quirky, clever and insightful destinations explore inspiration in a variety of ways. 

Go bananas at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, New York, and visit over 500 birds at Pittsburgh’s National Aviary: the only independent, indoor zoo dedicated to birds in the nation.