When venturing off on your well-planned vacation, it can be tricky to find activities to fulfil the wants and needs of every family member. You may have an adrenaline junkie in your midst, a relaxation hunter or a culture vulture. All the while, you are rejigging itineraries to ensure everyone is catered for. If you’re tempted to take a trip to Pennsylvania this summer, have a look at these ultimate family friendly activities that you can squeeze into your itinerary to make sure the whole family has fun.
- Da Vinci Science Center
For those budding Einsteins in the family, a trip to the Da Vinci Science Center will occupy your little darlings for hours. With fun and interactive science experiments and displays as well as a marine tank and an opportunity to create their own animations, this really is a must go spot if a rainy day is forecast. It’s not very often that you can go on a vacation and educate the kids at the same time. It’s a win – win!
- Refreshing Mountain
For those in the family that love a thrill and relish the butterfly feeling that you get in the pit of your stomach just before embarking on an adventure, Refreshing Mountain is the ideal spot. With zip lining, archery, climbing, nature walks and horse riding, this has to be one of the most fun things to do in Pennsylvania. For those in the vacation party who think there is nothing worse than scaring yourself half to death on vacation, then a dip in the luxurious outdoor swimming pool might be more to their liking.
- Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery
There is always a food lover in the family ranks. At over 150 years old, the Julius Sturgis bakery has been making tasty pretzels to a traditional and secret recipe for longer than any of your family members have been alive. If you visit the bakery, you will learn how to make a pretzel, try your hand at pretzel twisting, and of course, sample the tasty treats.
- Fiddlesticks Family Concerts
For a little bit more sophistication and class why not head down to see Pittsburgh’s symphony orchestra on a Saturday morning. At just forty-five minutes long, the concert is designed to engage youngsters in music. If you arrive well before the concert begins, children can even go to Heinz Hall to get hands on with some musical instruments to unleash their inner Mozarts.
- Philadelphia Zoo
The zoo in Philadelphia is one of the most proactive in endangered animal conservation. By taking a trip to this zoo, you can teach your kids about endangered species, chat with the zookeepers and maybe even have a go at feeding some of the animals. There are over 1300 animals at the zoo, making it one of the most diverse in the US. For animal lovers, this is a must-see attraction.
Pennsylvania has a vast array of activity options when it comes to planning your vacation. Take the plunge and head to Pennsylvania for a family vacation you will never forget.