Pennsylvania Vacation Ideas That Are Free, Or Almost Free
Travel season is in full swing. Pennsylvania has some fantastic areas to take in during the summer months, or any season, really. But, what if you want to save some money this travel season? That doesn’t mean you have to skimp on fun. There are plenty of great Pennsylvania vacation ideas that are free, or almost free.
Of course, to begin with, planning a vacation within driving distance is a huge help with costs. So, whether you live on the west side of the state, near Pittsburgh, or the east side of the state near Philadelphia you have plenty of options. Read on for some areas in Pennsylvania that you can visit for free, or very cheap.
Pennsylvania’s Grand Canyon. Did you know that Pennsylvania has its own “Grand Canyon?” It’s really cool. The area, called the Pine Creek Gorge, is about 50 miles long and more than 1,000 feet deep in some areas. This makes for some fantastic hiking. Find the area online here.
The Liberty Bell. Not many states have a national landmark that’s recognized by people around the world. But, Pennsylvania has The Liberty Bell, which represents the United States. You can check it out, in Philadelphia, for free. The bell once hung in the Pennsylvania State House, which is the current Independence Hall.
Edgar Allan Poe Historic Site. The National Park Service runs the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site, and it’s free to visit. It features fantastic exhibits about Edgar Allan Poe’s work. Of course, Poe lived in Philadelphia in the 1800s, so he has a deep history with this state. This is a creepy cool exhibit.
The Pocono Mountains. The Pocono Mountains offer scenic parks, vistas and views. Taking a drive through the Poconos can be free, memory-making vacation experience that only costs you gas. You’ll view plenty of lakes, ponds, wildlife and more.