Pennsylvania is not only home to America’s first botanical garden, but it’s also home to a plethora of lush, spectacular arboretums, and other wonderful oases. All across the state, Happy Travelers can pursue their happiness reveling in breathtaking floral beauty in Pennsylvania!

Surrounded by the urban bustle of Philadelphia, Bartram’s Garden is America’s oldest living botanical garden. Philadelphia, the Keystone State’s largest city, displays its rich history in Independence Hall (where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed) and the Liberty Bell, an enduring symbol of American freedom, once hung in the steeple. >MORE

Surrounded by three rivers, visitors can enjoy taking a stroll through Point State Park or Shenley Park. The Three Rivers Heritage Trail provides 24 miles to view the beautiful city by renting bicycles or walking alongside the river. >MORE
Known for having all the big city attractions with a small-town charm, Pittsburgh is a city that knows how to keep up with the times. Once known for its manufacturing industry, Pittsburgh now leads the way in bioengineering, medicine, and technology. Pittsburgh has also been making a name for itself as a craft beer haven, with over 60 local breweries and counting! >MORE

Longwood Gardens, situated near the Philadelphia and Lancaster regions, is a place of unparalleled beauty. Often referred to as the world’s premier horticultural showplace, Longwood Gardens’ 1,050 acres of natural woodlands, majestic gardens, opulent conservatories, and dancing fountains are open every day of the year for guests to enjoy with their loved ones. Longwood is also home to the most significant fountain collection in the United States. The crown jewel of that collection, the Main Fountain Garden, reopened in the spring of 2017 after an extensive two-year, $90-million revitalization. Book a garden getaway package in Chester County’s beautiful Brandywine Valley, including tickets to renowned Longwood Gardens, plus a welcome bag of savings. Experience Longwood’s beautiful botanical gardens by day and the magic of luminescent displays by night. During the Festival of Fountains, visitors at night can stroll through Light: Installations by Bruce Munro and catch one of the Illuminated Fountain shows. Be sure to stop at the beer garden for a beverage and to listen to complimentary live music. >MORE

Finish the final month of summer with more fun at fairs and festivals around the Keystone State. In August, celebrate the last of the warmer weeks with food-filled fairs, film festivals and exciting events that will make your summer soar.

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