Cabin fever setting in? Maybe it’s time for a weekend road trip, or even simply a daytrip to help scratch the itch to get away for a while. We’ve got two great Pennsylvania cities in mind to help you get moving: Erie and Harrisburg.
Erie, Pa. is a drivable, 2-hour distance via Interstate 79 North for many Steel City residents, making Erie an ideal distance for a quick getaway from Pittsburgh.
Boasting nearly a quarter million people in the metro area, Erie is the only major PA city located on a Great Lake. The bountiful waterfront offers state parks, beautiful beaches, waterparks and more. In addition, Erie is home to a number of wineries, the Erie Ale Trail (also chock full of some fabulous breweries), and the gorgeous Presque Isle State Park — where hiking meets beaches and beautiful nature. So when the weather warms up, there is more than enough to enjoy for a full weekend away.
Within downtown Erie proper, you can catch a game at UPMC Park, tour the exhibits at Erie Art Museum or see a show at Warner Theatre.
If you’re searching for a place to stay in Erie, the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel is right on the water, boasting picture-perfect waterfront views near downtown Erie. Featuring convenient access to some of Erie’s best attractions, the Sheraton Erie Bayfront also offers free Wi-Fi, an indoor pool and whirlpool, all right in the Marina District.
More centrally located within Pennsylvania is Harrisburg, the state’s capital. Harrisburg offers multiple family-friendly and grown-up destinations to explore such as historical sights to visit like the Capitol Building, Broad Street Market, and the National Civil War Museum. About 3.5 hours from Pittsburgh east on Interstate 76, the region offers award-winning restaurants and breweries, plus Hershey, PA is home to the famous chocolate factory and amusement park/ resort.
For lodging options in Harrisburg, you might want to visit the Manor on Front or try The Hershey Lodge or even the Chocolate Express Hotel for more of a resort experience.
Whenever you’re thinking about moving to Pittsburgh (or any other nearby metro area), we can help address any concerns about your moving day. Just contact us at 1-800-810-2635. At George Moving & Storage, we have over 40 years of experience and expertise as Pittsburgh movers, along with eastern Ohio and northern West Virginia, plus full-service relocations throughout the USA. Contact us to learn more, or request a free quote today.
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