Grateful in PA

Whether you’re celebrating at the spot where the first national Thanksgiving was declared or enjoying a feast at one of Pennsylvania’s fine restaurants, Pennsylvania has some of the best places to share with family and friends this season.

Celebrate Thanksgiving by attending the nation’s oldest Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia. The nearly 100-year-old 6ABC Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade will bring life to the city streets with massive floats, giant balloons, local performers and even Santa himself!

Share this fun fact at your Thanksgiving table — it was in York, Pa., where the Continental Congress declared the first national Thanksgiving in 1777, following the Battle of Saratoga. Take your photo with the historical marker on East Market Street, then explore the restaurants, brewpubs, shops, and more found in Downtown York.

Learn about the history and culture of the indigenous peoples of North America — the original cultivators of Penn’s Woods — at the Portal Institute in Susquehanna County. This spiritual center offers visitors the largest collection of Native American art in the state and hosts one of the East Coast’s most popular Pow Wows.

Experience a decadent, savory spread for Thanksgiving brunch and dinner at fl.2 inside Fairmont Pittsburgh in the city's cultural and dining hub from Nov. 28 - Dec. 1. Start with a tasty sweet potato waffle with marshmallow fluff and maple butter, moving on to turkey chilaquiles with poblano, a fried egg, queso fresco, and salsa roja. Dinner will include options like butternut squash soup, roaster kabocha salad with goat cheese, Banyuls, pomegranate molasses, pistachio, frisee, and crispy leeks, pumpkin mascarpone ravioli, and oven-roaster turkey with apple sausage, giblet gravy, and bourbon cranberries. All of these options are in addition to the restaurant's current menus. fl.2 is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

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