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Top Christmas Destinations in Central PA

(DESTINATIONS WITH A STAR NEXT TO THE NAME HAS A SEPARATE BLOG POST I HAVE PREVIOUSLY WRITTEN.  YOU CAN SEARCH MY BLOG FOR A MORE DETAILED REVIEW!)     LIGHTS-Probably close to the top of most people’s list of beloved Christmas traditions, there is definitely something special about…

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Museum of the American Revolution-Philadelphia

The spring of 2017 held the grand opening of the much-anticipated and most recent museum to grace the streets of Old City, Philadelphia…the Museum of the American Revolution.  Strategically located on the corner of Chestnut and 3rd Streets, the museum explores a subject rich with historical significance to…

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Big Bus Company-Philadelphia

If you haven’t done much sightseeing in Philadelphia, this would be my number one recommendation of where to start!  With 27 stops at the most iconic and beloved sights in downtown and historic Philadelphia, you can be sure to cover it all in a short amount of time.  We…

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The North Museum

Located close to us right next to Franklin & Marshall College, our family has made the trip to the North Museum a number of times over the years, but most recently I took my 4 year old for a morning when the other kids were in school.  Earlier in the…

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1852 Herr Family Homestead Tour

If you live in the western portion of Lancaster County and have children, you may have visited the Amos Herr Park which recently completed a major overhaul of their playground.  The recreational park also includes soccer fields, baseball diamonds, a pavilion, tennis, bocci, and volleyball courts.  What you may not…

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Amish Experience and Magic Lantern Show

Seriously…I couldn’t have a blog about travel in the Southeastern part of PA and not include a visit to something Amish-related.  Those of us that live in Lancaster County may not even consider visiting a destination to learn about the Amish, but for people who come from…

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Herr’s Snack Factory Tour

If you’ve ever been snacking on a bag of chips and thought to yourself “I wonder how they make these?” there is a tour for that!  Herr’s Foods located in Nottingham, Chester County has a tourist component to their snack foods factory where you can tour actual working…

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Academy of Natural Sciences-Philadelphia

It’s practically a requirement of childhood that at some point you visit an academy of natural sciences.  All the realistic dioramas and dinosaur skeletons are sure to fascinate kids and peak their interest in animals and the natural world.  I decided to throw in a visit while we took…

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Adventure Aquarium (Camden, NJ)

I know, I know…this destination is not actually in PA…BUT it is marketed to tourists in Philadelphia, included with the Philly CityPASS booklet, and is a quick jaunt over the Ben Franklin Bridge on the Camden riverfront (without driving into the shady part of town).  Formerly the New…

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One Liberty Place Observation Deck-Philadelphia

One of my favorite new technologies is the ability to see a map in 3D, in fact, my interest in geography and cartography has blossomed with the ability to zoom around buildings and streets on my iPhone maps.  I’ve learned my way around places that were previously a mystery…

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