Duration: Two days and two nights
When you take a trip along the Artisan Trail known as Art Thrives on Route 45, you'll take away many things — an appreciation for handcraftsmanship, a oneness with our curvy back roads, not to mention a trunk full of some one-of-a-kind art pieces. Named for the numerous Purple Heart heroes who made this corridor home, the Purple Heart Highway celebrates their memory with a thriving trail of art with heart. Historic architecture, museums, artists and other craftspeople line Route 45, along with charming B&Bs, inns and guesthouses.
Did you know that seven U.S. governors have come from Bellefonte? Probably not, but that's how this drool-worthy pub got its name. The burgers and brew are top notch, as is the “bangers in a blanket,” kielbasa in a puffs pastry with pickled red onion and Yuengling cheese sauce. A meal fit for a king. Or governor.Read More >
Choose from the Rose Room or the Warwick Room, and enjoy the sitting room, two outdoor porches and country gardens. This bed and breakfast is furnished with antiques, yet has the modern amenities like AC and Wi-Fi (like you'll be using that anyway). Private and perfect in every way.Read More >
The people here are always friendly, the rooms are always cozy (if not downright lavish), and the restaurant, by the way, is always delicious. The Pine Barn Cowboy Steak is topped with thin onion strings and served with a kicked-up demi-glace. Whoa.Read More >
Palmer Museum of Art
The Palmer Museum of Art sits on the Penn State campus. Its collection of art spans genres and cultures, including ceramics from Peru, China and Japan as well as portraits and paintings. Come by for a free tour.
Samek Art Gallery
Discover some innovative exhibitions and programming at this gallery on the Bucknell University campus. You’ll find exhibitions ranging from the historic to the contemporary.