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The Best Things To Do In Pennsylvania With Kids

The Best Things To Do In Pennsylvania With Kids

Pennsylvania is an awesome place for a family vacation! Check out our list of the Best Things to Do in Pennsylvania With Kids!

Pennsylvania is such a fun state to visit for a family vacation. Regardless of whether you are on a day trip, a weekend trip, or you want to spend more time in the Keystone State, Pennsylvania has an endless supply of fun family adventures. 

This guide is made for families and in it you will find tons of great ideas for the best things to do in Pennsylvania with kids!

best things to do in pennsylvania with kids

Best Things to Do in Philadelphia With Kids

Philadelphia is rich in U.S. History. The Declaration of Independence was signed at Independence Hall in 1776! And of course Rocky made the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. But really there is so much your kids will love about this City of Brotherly Love! Check out our best ideas here!

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Oodles of Fun for Young Kids at the Please Touch Museum!

This Children’s Museum is one of the best in the nation and is perfect for kids ages 7 and below– although I suspect older kids would totally dig this massive museum too! 

please touch museum

7 Reasons Kids Will Love the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences

Go on a big dig in Dinosaur Hall, hang out with the butterflies, and more in this fun and hands on Natural History Museum!

academy of natural sciences of drexel university

9 Reasons You Have to Take Your Kids to the Philadelphia Zoo

The Philadelphia Zoo has the distinction of being the first official zoo in the United States. This zoo is massive and your kids will love seeing all the animals.. our favorites are the primates and the big cats though!

Philadelphia Zoo

The 12 Best Things To Do In Philadelphia With Young Kids

If your kids are too young for U.S History, don’t wait to visit! There are so many fun options for younger kids too!

Philadelphia Zoo

The Magic Garden

This unique garden is totally worth a stop. The art is quirky and yes… totally Instagrammable!

magic garden

Longwood Gardens

With over 1000 acres of gardens and woodlands, Longwood Gardens consistently tops the list of best garden in the U.S. This garden is located on the outskirts of Philadelphia and totally worth a visit!

top things for kids in philadelphia

The Adventure Aquarium

Technically located across the bridge in Camden, NJ, The Adventure Aquarium is a ‘not-to-miss’ attraction if you travel to Philadelphia. There are so many touch pools and interactive experiences. Our favorites include the hippos, Shark walk, and the massive manta ray tanks!

best things to do with kids in philadelphia

The Frankin Institute

One of the best science centers in the United States. The Franklin Institute has many exhibits that would appeal to younger and older kids. Don’t miss the human heart exhibit.. your kids can actually walk through a heart!

best things to do with kids in philadelphia

Liberty Bell and Independence Hall

No visit to Philadelphia would be complete without a trip to see the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Indepenence was signed!

Best Things to do In Pittsburgh With Kids

Your Ultimate Guide To The Best Things To Do In Pittsburgh With Kids

Pittsburgh is one of the best places we have ever visited with our daughter. The city is gorgeous and there are so many fun attractions and museums. You could spend a week here and still not be bored!

Duquesne Incline

Children’s Museum Of Pittsburgh

If you visit Pittsburgh with your kids and you only had enough time to do one thing, this would absolutely be it. This museum is all about hands-on, experiential learning, so don’t rush your kids as they explore everything there is to do here.

children's museum of pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Zoo And PPG Aquarium

The Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium are co-located so you get to see both for one admission price. One of the things I really loved about this zoo was the fact that you could get very close to some of the more exotic animals (like the leopards). 

pittsburgh zoo

Carnegie Science Center

This place rocks. You could easily spend an entire day here too! We LOVED hanging out in the Robotics exhibit. There are tons of interactive exhibits, including a 3-story international space station replica, a fantastic area for younger kids, and a huge miniature train display of Pittsburgh. You HAVE to make time to visit SportsWorks. This is an entire building dedicated to interactive exhibits about sports and how the body works. 

carnegie science

National Aviary

The National Aviary is home to over 500 birds and there are so many cool interactive shows. Even though you have to pay extra, you will absolutely want to get tickets to see the SOAR! Free-Flight Bird Show.


Best Things to Do in Hershey With kids

The 16 Best Tips For Visiting Hersheypark With Kids

Hersheypark is probably one of the best amusement parks in the nation… especially for families. And that’s even without all the chocolate! Find out why this place totally rocks! It’s definitely not just about the amusement park!

hersheypark with kids

10 Festive Ways To Check Out Hersheypark Christmas Candylane

And come back to Hersheypark for their seasonal events like Christmas Candylane. This event is totally worth an extra visit!

hersheypark christmas candylane

Best Things to Do in Lehigh Valley with kids

12 Fantastic Reasons To Visit Lehigh Valley With Kids

You might not know much about Lehigh Valley but honestly, this part of Pennsylvania has so much to offer families… especially families with younger kids!

lehigh valley with kids

19 Fabulous Reasons To Get Creative At The Crayola Experience

The Crayola Experience is one of the best places you can visit to unleash your creativity! There are three floors full of interactive and very creative exhibits!

colossal caddy

7 Super Fun Reasons Why Dorney Park Is Perfect For Family Fun!

Dorney Park is a super fun amusement park and water park you cannot miss if you are visiting the Lehigh Valley area!

dorney park

Best Things to do in lancaster county with kids

Yes, Lancaster County is home to one of the largest Amish communities in the U.S. There are so many family friendly experiences and attractions in Lancaster County to check out too!

10 Perfectly Delightful Reasons Why Dutch Wonderland Is Perfect For Young Kids!

Dutch Wonderland is our favorite amusement park for kids ages 5 and under. It is the perfect first amusement park for younger kids. Most of the rides are geared towards toddlers and preschoolers and the entire park is delightful!

dutch wonderland

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm

This amazing adventure farm runs programs throughout the Spring, Summer, and Fall but it really shines with the fall festival!

cherry crest adventure farm

More fun ideas for Lancaster County:

  • Sight and Sound Theatre— A massive theatre that puts on truly inspring musical products based on Biblical stories.
  • Strasburg Railroad— Hop aboard one of the best train experiences in the nation. The Santa Claus trains are super fun!
  • Turkey Hill Experience— Make your own ice cream flavor and then eat it! Find out how ice cream and their famous tea is made!

strasburg christmas train

Check out these mid-atlantic travel ideas too!

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