Family-friendly Pennsylvania trips include day visits, such as The Amish Village, and multi-day destinations for sightseeing, attractions and entertainment, such as Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania offers a wide range of options for families to explore, from farm lands to metropolitan cities and amusement parks.
Located in Ronks, Pennsylvania, in the center of Lancaster County, The Amish Village encompasses a 12-acre display of authentic Amish ways of life. Guides answer questions and share up-to-date information about Lancaster County and its Amish population. Families can take a farmhouse tour, followed by an opportunity to explore the village grounds, including Amish-made crafts, a blacksmith shop and a one-room, authentic Amish schoolhouse.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania remains somewhat unknown as a vacation city but has much to offer in the form of family-friendly entertainment. The Carnegie Science Center, Childrens' Museum of Pittsburgh, National Aviary, Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium are just a few of the attractions available for families to enjoy. For a family-friendly evening out, visitors enjoy a musical or stage play in one of Pittsburgh's many theaters, or attend a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game at PNC Park.
During the summer months families can also visit amusement parks, such as Kennywood Park, complete with roller coasters and a selection of rides for small children, and Sandcastle Water Park, which offers slides, wading pools and a beach area for sunbathers. Kennywood and Sandcastle are located minutes from the heart of downtown Pittsburgh.