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Celebrate Arts, History and Nature on a Bus Rental in Pennsylvania

Get on a Bus Rental in Pennsylvania and go to one of the country’s most visited states!

Pennsylvania, USA

Also known as the State of Independence, Pennsylvania is home to more than more than 12.8 million people.

The state is famous for its historical sites that remind people of the Revolutionary War, as well as for its farming regions and great metropolitan areas.

Pennsylvania is a very diverse place that offers visitors a wealth of great destinations and attractions.

There are just too many places to see on a bus rental in Pennsylvania!

Whether you go on a day tour focusing only on one city or activity, or for a weekend getaway or an even longer vacation, you can rely on a bus rental in Pennsylvania to help make your vacation even more special. BusRental.com can provide you with one, so let us take care of the driving, the worrying and the hassles related to your trip.

You get a stress-free experience that only a bus rental in Pennsylvania from BusRental.com can give you! Now where can you go? Read on and find out.

Arts & Culture

Pennsylvania Arts and Culture

Art lovers would fall in love with the fact that Pennsylvania is home to many art studios, art galleries, art museums, and theaters.

You can also get on a bus rental in Pennsylvania and tour the state's many architectural attractions.

Philadelphia is actually the first city to have an art museum – the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts – which was founded by painter Charles Willson Peale.

This is also the city where Thomas Eakins, considered by some as the best American painter, had once lived.

Explore the state's art museums and art galleries, such as the:

  • Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA 19130), where you could see paintings from Renaissance-era painters to modern American artists.
  • You can also see the iconic Rocky Balboa statue here and take part in visiting exhibits and certain regular events.
  • The Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh, PA 15212), which has changing exhibits on the artworks of Andy Warhol, as well as other influential American artists.
  • Allentown Art Museum (Allentown, PA 18101), where you could find exhibits that include works from the Renaissance era, Baroque paintings, and American paintings spanning 300 years. The museum also has an extensive collection of Asian arts, decorative arts and a Frank Lloyd Wright library. There is also an interactive gallery called Art Ways.
  • Barnes Foundation, which features the world's best collection of early modern paintings.
  • Carnegie Museum of Art, which has an astounding collection of great art pieces, some of which date back to the 16th century.
  • The Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts (New Castle, PA 16101), which is housed in a pair of historic mansions and has a great collection of art, as well as artist studios, concerts, and other events.
  • Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts (Bethlehem, PA 18018), which is the only decorative arts museum in the state.
  • Museum of Mourning Art, where you can see the exhibits of symbolic art for a truly unique experience.
  • Rodin Museum, where you could find the best and the largest collection of the works of the great Auguste Rodin.
  • University Museum at Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Other art venues you can go to include:

  • Antoine Dutot Museum & Gallery
  • August Wilson Center for African American Culture
  • Brandywine River Museum
  • Erie Art Museum
  • Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science and Art
  • Frick Art & Historical Center
  • La Salle University Art Museum
  • Lancaster Museum of Art
  • Mattress Factory Art Museum
  • Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
  • The Gallery at Penn College
  • Warhol Museum
  • Westmoreland Museum of American Art
  • Wharton Esherick Museum

Mural Mile. You might also want to get on a bus rental in Pennsylvania and see the beautiful murals at Mural Mile, located in Philadelphia.

Architecture. The Center for Architecture regularly puts on and hosts exhibits, workshops and lectures that delve into design, urban planning, and architecture, so you might be able to catch one. Or you can get on a bus rental in Pennsylvania and check out the architectural wonders all around the state, such as the Adult Learning Lab at Bryn Mawr, Allegheny County Courthouse, Baltimore-Ohio Railroad Depots, Erdman Hall Dormitories, Fallingwater, Fonthill, Frank House, Lang Music Building, Norman Fisher House, Putterman House, Richards Medical Center, Second Bank of the U.S., and Tredyffrin Public Library.

Music and Theatre. Pennsylvania is where you can find some of the best theatre groups and performance venues such as Hedgerow Theatre, The Players Club of Swarthmore, Curio Theatre Company, The Media Theatre, Upper Darby Summer Stage, Walnut Street Theatre Company, People's Light and Theatre Company, Theatre Exile, Mazeppa Productions, Arden Theatre Company, Newtown Arts Company, and Dramateurs at The Barn Playhouse.

For a relaxing night of music, you can go high brow at the Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadephia or just pop into a a bar or nightclub for some laidback musical experience. The state is one of the few places where music flourished and eveloped after the Revolution, and was home of several notable musicians such as Susannah Haswell Rowson, John Christopher Moller, and Alexander Reinagle.

Art Trails. More than all of these, you can go on an artisan trail. Pennsylvania offers you:

  • The Pennsylvania Glass Trail, where you can visit various glass artists and see modern glass art.
  • The Pennsylvania Art Experience, where you can spend two days going down Lincoln Highway and the first road to go across the United States. On this trail, you will see various types of art, such as tile art, furniture, quilts and others.
  • The Handmade Along the Highway, where you can visit galleries and museums along with artists and artisans. Plus, you get a little bit of history as well.
  • The heART of the Alleghenies Artisan Trail, which are for those who like handmade and unique items.
  • The Art Thrives on 45, which takes you down the Purple Heart Highway and into different counties in the state. You will be treated to unique art works and shopping options on this trail.
  • The By-way of the Arts, where you will go down 190 miles to visit art galleries as well as crafters and artist studios and enclaves.
  • The Pennsylvania Route 6 Artisan Trail, which introduces you to the art and the people behind the art in Northern Pennsylvania.

So what are you waiting for? Get a bus rental in Pennsylvania and go on these artisan trails today!

Restaurants & Shopping

Pennsylvania Restaurants and Shopping

Pennsylvania has shopping options for the bargain hunter, for the impulse buyer, and even for the collectors. Be sure to check out the shopping centers and the retail outlets near you. You can also go down every city's main street and find local businesses selling just about everything you need. Go to King of Prussia for some quirky stuff or get great deals at Pocono Mountains and Erie. You can go to the state's Dutch Country from some great furniture and handmade quilts. And if you are into antiques, then the best places to get these are the small towns, such as Adamstown, New Oxford and Volant.

Check out the Amish Village (Ronks, PA 17572), where you could get an authentic glimpse of Amish life, as well as a chance to buy some great Amish goodies, crafts and souvenirs. There are also several farmers markets that you can go to. Also check out the many shopping districts in the state.

Malls in the state include:

  • Ross Park Mall
  • Mall at Robinson
  • South Hills Village
  • Century III Mall
  • Oxford Valley Mall
  • Roosevelt Mall
  • King Of Prussia Mall
  • Exton Square Mall
  • Montgomery Mall
  • Westmoreland Mall

Further, check out the flea markets where you could get great finds at a bargain. Check out: All Season's Market Place and Flea Market, Barn Fresh Vintage Market, Chambersburg Antique And Flea Market, Cove Barn Antique Flea Market, Duncansville Depot Flea Market, Jockey Lot Flea Market, PA/NY Indoor Flea Market, Stretch Your Dollar Flea Market, Pocono Bazaar Marketplace, Perkiomenville Auction And Flea Market, Quakertown Farmers Market And Flea Market, and Ten Thousand Villages. These are just some of the flea markets that are open for you to explore!

Restaurants. Dining in Pennsylvania is never a disappointment. You can go around the state and have a great time filling your stomach. Be sure to try the Pittsburgh pierogi, the Philly cheese steak, and, of course, Hersheys chocolates!

You can never go wrong with the great food at Gabrielle's Restaurant (Levittown, PA 19057) or Elizabeth's. You can taste the best pizzas in the state at Jioio's Restaurant (Greensburg, PA 15601) or at Sabatini's Pizza, and you could get tasty Tex Mex dishes at Sunset Grille. Try to order the best seafood at Coopers Seafood, too!

Check out Appalachian Brewing Company for the best food and the best variety of handcrafted beer, or enjoy the happy hour at The Drafting Room.

Staying in Philadelphia? Then check out Mood Cafe, Laurel, Miss Rachel's Pantry, Bibou, Vernick Food and Drink, Khmer Kitchen, L'Angolo Ristorante, John's Roast Pork, Little Fish and Lacroix at The Rittenhouse. Meanwhile, Pittsburgh has Alla Famiglia, Legume and Cure and Allentown has Asia, Damascus Restaurant, Thai Avenue, Lazeez Grill and Henry's Salt of the Sea. Travelers in Erie would appreciate 1201 Kitchen, Latino's Restaurant Bar, and Bayfront Grille, while Reading has Plaza Azteca, Judy's on Cherry, and Papillon Brasserie.

Other options include:

  • The Fire House Restaurant (Harrisburg, PA 17101)
  • Pavone's Restaurant
  • Apollo Grill
  • Benihana
  • Angelo's Restaurant
  • Dobbin House Tavern

Golf Courses & Sports Venues

Pennsylvania Golf and Sport Venues

A lot of professional sports teams call Pennsylvania home. These include world-class championship teams such as:

  • NFL's Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers
  • MLB's Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies
  • NBA's Philadelphia 76ers
  • NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins and the Philadelphia Flyers
  • Philadelphia Union
  • Erie Bayhawks
  • Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
  • Hershey Bears
  • Philadelphia Soul
  • Pittsburgh Power
  • Philadelphia Wings

Aside from being home to professional sports teams, Philadelphia also has minor league and college sports teams. Pennsylvanians take their college football seriously and you should see a game when the Penn State University Nittany Lions are playing. Other team sports that are popular here are basketball and soccer. Is it any wonder why there are close to a hundred sports venues in the entire state? Check out some of them, including:

  • Beaver Stadium
  • Citizens Bank Park
  • Coca-Cola Park
  • Consol Energy Center
  • Franklin Field
  • Heinz Field
  • Hersheypark Stadium
  • Howard J. Lamade Stadium
  • J. Palumbo Center
  • Liacouras Center
  • Lincoln Financial Field
  • PNC Park

Motorsport is also big here. You could easily watch a race at Jennerstown Speedway, the Lake Erie Speedway, the Mahoning Valley Speedway, the Motordome Speedway, and the Mountain Speedway. However, the state's most notable speedway is the Pocono Raceway. Pocono hosts an IndyCar Series and two NASCAR races.

You can also watch horse races at the Meadows, Pocono Downs, Harrah's Philadelphia, Penn National Race Course, Parx Racing, and Presque Isle Downs.

Lastly, enjoy a great round of golf at some of the world's best golf courses. The best golf courses in the state include:

  • Buck Hill Golf Club, which has a lot of history, having opened in 1907. This was designed by Donald Ross and Robert White.
  • Cobb's Creek Golf Club has two courses: the Karakung Course and the Olde Course, a Hugh Wilson designed course.
  • Hershey Links, which features a link course with rolling hills and great views.
  • Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, where you could find the Pete Dye designed Mystic Rock course, where a PGA Tour event was once held.
  • Olde Stonewall, which Golf Digest named as one of the best 50 public golf courses in the United States.
  • Penn National Golf Club where you could really have a getaway while also playing a great round of golf.
  • Venango Valley Inn & Golf Course features fully automated driving ranges, 18 holes, great practice greens set on the banks of Lake Erie.
  • Whispering Woods Golf Club, where you can get five different sets of tees, a wonderful view of very beautiful waterfalls, streams and trees.

Lastly, the Golf Course at Glen Mills is where you should go if you could only fit in one golfing day into your itinerary. This is the best golf course in the state.

Historical Sites & Landmarks

Pennsylvania Historical Sites and Landmarks

Pennsylvania is known for its contributions to the nation's history. It was here, in Philadelphia, where the country was born. History books talk about Gettysburg. No discussion of the Industrial Revolution is complete without mentioning various Pennsylvania cities such as Scranton, Allentown, Erie, Pittsburgh and York.

History buffs can come to Pennsylvania and get their fill of Civil War sites, hallowed grounds, historic places and towns, as well as the history and heritage of different cultures.

You could also go on a factory tour to help you get to know about the state's industrial past and present. You can check out the Strip District in Pittsburgh, which used to be the center of steel manufacturing here. You can also go to BWP Bats where you can see the bat that was used by Johnny Damon in the legendary 2004 World Series, along with the chance to buy your own customized bat.

Take the kids on the Crayola Experience, where they can get their own crayon label, get their own coloring page and do a lot of other fun stuff. The Crayola Experience is spread out on four floors and 18 stations. For the grown ups, you can go to Harley-Davidson Motor Company and tour around the factory. Or you could see how money is made at the United States Mint.

Other factories you can go to here include Daffin's Candies, Herr's Snack Factory Tours, Martin Guitar, Snowcat Rides, Turkey Hill Experience, and Yuengling Brewery.

Additionally, you could visit the Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent, where you can see artifacts, historical objects and art that give you a deeper understanding of the city's history from the day of its founding until today.

Parks & Outdoor Activities

Pennsylvania offers a range of different outdoor recreation that you and the whole family can enjoy. You can visit the state's beautiful parks or go hunting for game. Regardless of the season, there are many things to do here and there are plenty of avenues for outdoor fun! So take out your gear and get on a bus rental in Pennsylvania and plan your outdoor adventure. For one, you can go to the following amazing parks where you could do a variety of things:

Pennsylvania Parks and Outdoor Activities
  • Black Moshannon State Park
  • Canoe Creek State Park
  • Cherry Springs State Park
  • Cook Forest State Park
  • Delaware Canal State Park
  • Greenwood Forest State Park
  • Hickory Run State Park
  • Hyner View State Park
  • Jennings State Park
  • Kinzua Bridge State Park
  • Leonard Harrison and Colton Point State Parks
  • McConnells Mill State Park
  • Ohiopyle State Park
  • Oil Creek State Park
  • Presque Isle State Park
  • Pymatuning State Park
  • Raccoon Creek State Park
  • Ricketts Glen State Park
  • Trough Creek State Park
  • Worlds End State Park

These are just some of the 117 parks you can find in the state. The state's park system has been recognized as the best in the country in 2009.

As such, you have a long list of outdoor activities you can do here. Because of the state's natural beauty and diversity, you can have your pick of activities and you can choose a backdrop of tree-covered hills and mountains, rivers, natural landscapes or beautiful parks. You can go biking through an area called the Alleghenies, or see the raptors at Hawk Mountain, or ski at night at Pocono Mountains. You can also appreciate the Susquehanna River on a kayak, or admire the many centuries-old trees at several preserves. What's more, you have a variety of water forms where you can go boating, swimming or camping. Other things you can do here include:

  • Bird & wildlife watching
  • Extreme sports & ATVing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Hunting
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Skiing & winter sports
  • State & national parks & forests

Zoos & Aquariums

There are several zoos in Pennsylvania. Take for example the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, which is one of the six major zoos in the country and which houses thousands of sea and land animals from more than 400 species. There is also the Land of Little Horses Farm Park, which is an operational theme park that keeps small horses, goats and llamas, and where you can go on pony and wagon rides. You can feed the animals or even bathe the horses here.

You should also visit the country's first zoo. Built in 1859, the Philadelphia Zoo now houses a range of animals from birds to reptiles to mammals. The zoo attracts more than a million visitors every year. The National Aviary, on the other hand, is exclusive to birds and has more than 600 species in the premises.

Furthermore, Zoomerica North American Wild Life Park gives you 11 acres of space that serves as home to more than 200 animals.

Other zoos that you can visit here include:

  • Claws 'N Paws Wild Animal Park
  • Clyde Peeling's Reptileland
  • Elmwood Park Zoo
  • Erie Zoo
  • Lehigh Valley Zoo
  • Living Treasures Animal Park
  • Penns Cave
  • The HUB-Robeson Aquarium
  • Windy Ridge Wildlife Refuge
  • Wolf Sanctuary of Pennsylvania
  • Woodland Zoo
  • Zoo America North American Wildlife Park

Other Points of Interest

Like its art trails, Pennsylvania also gives you other trails for other purposes. Like ghost rides trails. You can go on haunted hayrides or listen to various stories and urban legends when you go on this ghostly excursion. There are two trails available: one takes you upstate, Philadelphia and the countryside, as well as Lehigh Valley. The second takes you through Pittsburgh and its outlying areas.

Aside from that, the state also introduces travelers to its small towns. So get on a day trip to some of the undiscovered small towns in the state. You could also discover Pennsylvania's backroads on one of the three Shunpiker's trails.

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