Best Time to Visit Pennsylvania
History and colonial times are well represented in the Pennsylvania Dutch Country - where Amish or Mennonite communities still live their traditional lifestyle - while much of modern Pennsylvania's entertainment, nightlife, art and other attractions are centred in modern Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.
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WHAT TO VISIT IN PENNSYLVANIA?
Philadelphia and Pittsburgh are the two major city tourist destinations in Pennsylvania. Also interesting and popular are:
A Region of lakes, rivers and valleys in the Northeast states.
Home of the famous Amish farmers
A small town, site of the celebrated Gettysburg battlefield.
travel destinations map
BEST TIME TO VISIT PENNSYLVANIA
Pennsylvania's weather is very similar to that of New York or New Jersey. It's changeable, with moderate precipitation all year long, with some heat waves in the summer and cool weather in the winter and early spring. Snow is concentrated in winter months.
Late-spring - May, June – or late-summer and early-fall – September, October – are excellent months for visiting Pennsylvania.
WHEN NOT TO GO TO PENNSYLVANIA
Avoid the winter months, when temperatures may reach very low levels.
Humidity and high temperatures may turn some July and August days rather uncomfortable, despite the moderating influence of the the Lake Erie in the region.
See the Table with Philadelphia and Pittsburgh weather, for details:
Philadelphia Weather Table
Pittsburgh Weather Table