Welcome to Pennsylvania
From the gorgeous Pocono Mountains to the vibrant city of Philadelphia, and from the birthplace of liberty to the home of the NFL champions, the Keystone State is brimming with reasons to visit. It has it all: history, excitement, outdoor adventure, and some of the best food in the Mid-Atlantic region. One of the best ways to experience it all is to map out a trip that involves staying at some of the best bed and breakfasts in Pennsylvania. Select one of our beautifully restored, historic inns for a relaxing getaway, or choose a romantic inn located in the heart of Amish country in Lancaster and experience the shops and restaurants along with the delicious breakfasts you’ll find in that area. Use our luxurious accommodations as your home base and set out to explore everything this versatile state has to offer.
Things to Do and See in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania sits at the top of the Mid-Atlantic region. Its shape, as well as the role it played in American history, earned it the nickname the Keystone State. But there are other monikers, too, including the Coal State and the Quaker State. Learn more about these when you visit museums and historical sites in places like Gettysburg and Philadelphia. From battlefields and museums to the actual Liberty Bell, Pennsylvania’s rich history is worth exploring. After your history lessons, be sure to spend time in other big cities like Pittsburgh and Birmingham, as well as the smaller towns for a taste of local arts and culture, events and festivals, shopping, outdoor recreation, and more.
Where to Eat and Drink in Pennsylvania
You can’t take a trip to Pennsylvania without tasting some of its most iconic foods. The cheesesteak is one of them. Stop by Pat’s King of Steaks or Geno’s Steaks in Philadelphia for a hearty helping. Decide for yourself which sandwich overflowing with thinly sliced ribeye beef and melted cheese is the best. When you’re hungry for more, grab a soft, twisted pretzel and top it off with tangy yellow mustard, and wash it down with an Arnold Palmer. That’s right, this half lemonade-half iced tea combo was created by the famous golfer himself right here in Latrobe, PA.
The customs and traditions of early German settlers are still practiced today throughout Pennsylvania Dutch communities. For the most authentic experience, stop at Shady Maple Smorgasbord or Lancaster Central Market in Lancaster County. Sample a sweet chocolate whoopie pie or a comforting pot pie filled with meat, veggies and covered in a homemade dough.
Best Time to Visit in Pennsylvania
There are four distinct seasons in Pennsylvania, which makes it a fantastic place to visit any time of year. Spring and summer are considered the high-seasons, and perfect for outdoor activities such as hiking or enjoying time on the scenic lakes and rivers. Events and festivals are also plentiful. However, fall brings with it incredible leaf-peeping opportunities, and snowy winters are the ultimate setting for skiers and snowboarders.
Where to stay: Pennsylvania Bed and Breakfasts & Inns
Browse our recommended accommodations below and select the best bed and breakfast in Pennsylvania
for your stay. From its small towns and Amish communities to its larger urban centers, Pennsylvania’s bed and breakfasts, inns, and boutique hotels are full of family-owned and operated businesses that mix luxurious, comfortable accommodations with friendly service and attentiveness.