Duration: Three days and two nights
If you love beer, then you've got a friend in Pennsylvania. After all, PA is home to the oldest operating brewing company in the United States, not too mention dozens and dozens of independent craft breweries. If you love lagers, pilsners, stouts, porters or all of the above, PA boasts some of the best in the country. Our "Hoppy Trails" journey is just a twist of the cap on the PA beer scene. So, get your friends and pack the car for a 3-day brewery tour worthy of an annual trek.
Yes, of course you'll be eating at another local brewery! Bethlehem Brew Works whips up even more PA favorites in Lehigh Valley, while perfectly capturing the essence of the town's steel-town history. Their signature beers include the Steelworker's Oatmeal Stout, Valley Golden,and Steelgarded Wit. Sample their beer and cheese soup, the "BREW"schetta, and the pulled pork sandwich. Come hungry and thirsty. Leave happy.Read More >
Restored to its original 1922 splendor, Historic Hotel Bethlehem provides a night of world-class service, charming lobby and common areas, and comfortable accommodations. It’s conveniently located in the heart of the historic district of Bethlehem, a happy place to spend your first night on the hoppy trail.Read More >
That's Denver, PA, by the way. Grab some dinner there at Zia's, not far from Stoudt's. Their Victorian-style pub and sports bar offers up an eclectic mix of draft brews, not too mention an outdoor deck if the weather permits.Read More >
A shrine to the Pottsville Maroons and Yuengling brewing, you'll be sure to meet some locals here at Maroons. Try their specialty French Onion Soup and top it off with a famous Crab Cake. And I'm sure you won't forget to try one or two of the many Yuengling beers they have on tap. After all, that's just a "local" beer for Pottsvillians.Read More >
Jerry's Classic Cars and Collectibles Museum
Swing by this throwback establishment for a trip back in time to the 60s. Inspired by a love for cars and rock-n-roll, Jerry's Museum showcases over 200,000 of history's finest automobiles and other collectors items.
Martin Guitar Factory Tour & Museum (Nazareth)
If you're a lover of the handmade, Martin Guitar a worthy detour indeed. Head to Nazareth for a tour the oldest surviving maker of guitars in the world.
Crystal Cave Park
Head to Kutztown to check out one of Pennsylvania's greatest natural wonder. Scale underground trails as you see and touch expansive sheets of glimmery calcium crystals that formed centuries ago.
No. 9 Coal Mine and Museum
Check out the world's oldest continuously operated anthracite coal mine. Guided tours operate year round.