Pennsylvania Story Ideas

Thank you for your interest in story ideas from visitPA! Below, please explore some of our story idea backgrounders and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/patourismpr for more story ideas!
There is no mystery as to why the holiday season is often described as the most wonderful time of the year. From singing carols and making cookies to giving gifts and decorating the tree, holiday traditions hold a special place in everyone’s heart. Make this season even more extraordinary and...
Fall in Pennsylvania means towns across the commonwealth invite visitors to soak in the splendor of autumn with the many scenic overlooks and celebrate everything from the first football game and covered bridges to potatoes and wine. Come see why fall is best enjoyed in the State of Independence...
The German immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania in the 1700s and 1800s brought many of their old-world traditions with them, including the love of great beer. The commonwealth boasts six breweries that pre-date prohibition – and today, more than 50 brew pubs and small breweries continue...
The creaky doors, bleak hallways and spooky rooms of old buildings create the perfect setting for ghost stories and scary movies, but can thrill-seeking guests find more than just a fictional tale? Check out these haunted and historic hot spots in Pennsylvania, and be ready for some bizarre...
1. Northern Zone: Peaks in early October 2. Central Zone: Peaks in mid-October 3. Southern Zone: Peaks in late October     Pine Creek Gorge - Zone 1 Pennsylvania WildsAlmost 50 miles long and 1,000 feet deep, the Pine Creek Gorge is known as the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania and...
Autumn brings the spectacular harvest season in Pennsylvania, when local farmers fill markets and roadside stands with brilliantly colored produce and other goods fresh from the fields. These farmers markets help visitors truly experience the value of “farm-fresh” cuisine, and many of these...
If sampling at farmers markets and touring local wineries doesn’t quite fill that harvest appetite, visitors can also experience Pennsylvania’s agriculture product in a hands-on way by staying overnight at a local farm. Many of these agritourism experiences even allow visitors to get their hands...
From guitars and motorcycles to crayons and pretzel treats, Pennsylvania is a hotspot for manufacturing the world’s favorite products. These factories allow visitors to experience the process first-hand and gain an entirely new appreciation for their beloved products.   C.F. Martin Guitar...
With gorgeous views, historical sites, rugged terrain, vast wildlife and some of the darkest skies on the eastern seaboard it’s no wonder visitors love to get lost in the great outdoors of Pennsylvania. Spending the night next to the quiet of hills, valleys, gorges and waterfalls at sites...
Gear up for a thrilling ride at one of Pennsylvania’s popular amusement parks. From dips and drops to soak zones and slides, each park promises an exciting experience for visitors of all ages. In fact, Pennsylvania boasts more amusement parks than any other state in the country.   Kennywood...