Things To Do in Pennsylvania

Up to 51% Off Indoor Biking at The Wheel Mill

Homewood West

$39 $19

Indoor park with built-out ramps, runs, and jumps for riders of all ages; camps teach bike safety and riding tricks

Piccadilly Circus – Up to 52% Off

ALLENTOWN FAIRGROUNDS AGRIPLEX

$51.70 $25

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Exotic animals, death-defying stunts, and chortle-inducing clowns roll into town for a 90-minute family-friendly spectacle

Up to 61% Off at Art of Yoga

Downtown Erie

$100 $39

Classes for both novices & experienced yogis include multilevel hatha & yin yoga classes such as Y12SR, which blends yoga & 12-step programs

Up to 66% Off Bowling for Six in Sinking Spring

Sinking Spring

$74.25 $25

48 lanes welcome up to six bowlers as they roll with optional bumpers, shoes & soda for two hours

The Electric City Trolley Station & Museum – 50% Off

Downtown Scranton

$12 $6

Museum displays a variety of vintage trolleys, interactive exhibits where visitors can generate electricity, and the story of the third rail

Up to 53% Off Fitness Classes at Inner Strength Fitness Studio

Bethlehem

$40 $19

Classes include Pilates, boot camp, yoga, Zumba, and R.I.P.P.E.D

Up to 59% Off Discover Scuba Class

Lancaster Scuba Center

$120 $59

One-day classes introduce students to scuba techniques and equipment in an indoor pool

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$36 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

East Harrisburg

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Up to 81% Off Paintball Package

Multiple Locations

$40 $10

Paintball Promos packages include choice of two area fields, admission, and all necessary equipment

51% Off Heated-Yoga Classes for New Students at Yoga Flow

Multiple Locations

$99 $49

Expert instructors lead fluid Vinyasa-yoga classes to strengthen and stretch muscles in a heated studio

Up to 55% Off Ice Skating

York

$20 $11

Public-skating sessions and seven-week lessons at an arena with two NHL-size ice rinks

53% Off at The Briar Rose Bed and Breakfast

The Briar Rose Bed and Breakfast Inn

$210 $99

A building constructed in 1887 now houses a charming B&B with a sprawling backyard garden and a hot tub in the mountains of central PA

Up to 50% Off Monster-Truck Show

LuLu Shriners Arena

$22 $12

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Drivers crush cars with monster trucks and perform stunts on motorcycles and bikes during show preceded by meet and greet with truck rides

ACC Men's Lacrosse – 52% Off Tournament Pass

PPL Park

$62 $30

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The nation's strongest conference in men's lacrosse invades Philadelphia to crown a tournament champion during three days of competition

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

58% Off Personal Training at V Trainers, Inc

Multiple Locations

$225 $95

Expert personal trainers design custom fitness plans for clients, fine-tuning the one-hour sessions as needed

Up to 56% Off Glowgolf at Lycoming Mall

Lycoming Mall

$18 $9

Visitors putt their way through a black-lit mini-golf course, working their way around glow in the dark obstacles

Up to 41% Off Golf at Maple Crest Golf Course

Monroeville

$55 $35

Players loop twice around 2,500-yard, 9-hole course that rewards deft ball control with wide-open fairways & spacious greens

50% Off at Drexeline Billiards Club

Drexel Hill

$20 $10

Numerous pool tables are available for casual or competitive play

50% Off Services

Palmer

$100 $50

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Up to 54% Off Wine and Cheese Tasting and Tour

Multiple Locations

$35 $17

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Sample five varietals of wines paired with Di Bruno Bros. cheeses and learn about the winemaking process

Up to 62% Off Dance or Music Lessons

Multiple Locations

$32 $15

Expert faculty teach aspiring dancers styles like tap and ballet; during private lessons, musicians teach instruments such as piano & guitar

Up to 59% Off a Supercar Driving or Ride-Along Experience

Pittsburgh International Race Complex

$239 $99

Test drive exotic cars like a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Nissan, Audi, and more at high speeds on a professional racetrack

66% Off CrossFit

Limerick

$290 $99

On-Ramp classes teach basic CrossFit motions, giving new students a change to safely perfect their technique before increasing the intensity

50% Off Dance Lessons

Allison Park

$50 $25

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Up to 52% Off Christian Teen & Kids Camp

Somerset

$349 $169

Kids learn about their faith, play paintball, and horseback ride at the 140-acre Teen Quest Ranch

Up to 44% Classes at Fonzi’s Synergy Fitness

West Mifflin

$45 $25

Dance classes, yoga sessions, and strength-training workouts burn calories, tone limbs, and build cardiovascular endurance

Up to 69% Off Semiprivate Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$210 $99

Trainers lead small groups through a series of toning exercises

Valley Forge Casino Resort – Up to 50% Off Standup

Valley Forge Casino Resort

$30 $15

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Double-headliner nights feature comedians from television and film, including Kurt Metzger and Angel Salazar

75% Off Yoga Classes

Mc Donald

$300 $75

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Up to 64% Off Watercraft Rentals and Camping

Walker

$56 $20

After exploring the waterways aboard a tube, canoe, or kayak, riders can bed down in the great outdoors during a night of camping

Up to 53% Off Women's Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$100 $50

Workouts vary each day at this women-only boot camp; exercises might include kickboxing, jumping rope, obstacle courses, or light running

Up to 53% Off Canopy Tour

Perkiomen

$95 $47

For 2–3 hours, groups soar on zip lines, rappel down trees, and navigate rope challenges and bridges high above the forest floor

Up to 50% Off Admission Tickets to She Spot Weekend

The Franklin Commons

$30 $15

Weekend event empowers, educates, and celebrates women with guest speakers, festivities, fashion shows, and wine and spirits tastings

55% Off Music Lessons

Towamencin

$40 $18

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

"Girls Night the Musical" – Up to 49% Off

Keswick Theatre

$76.50 $39

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Girls Night the Musical follows five women sharing life stories during a night of karaoke filled with bawdy laughs and classic songs

Up to 46% Off Segway Ride Through Gettysburg

Gettysburg

$45 $27

Guests step on Segways and glide through historic Gettysburg escorted by a staff member

55% Off All-Day Float-Tube Fishing Trip

Bear Rocks

$600 $269

Anglers sit in an inflatable, single-seat watercraft and glide above the water noiselessly to catch largemouth bass, carp and northern pike

Up to 70% Off Mini Golf

Horsham

$56 $25

16-acre golf facility houses 18 holes of gold-rush-themed mini golf, a driving range with laser-precise distance markers, and a pro shop

Up to 73% Off Qigong Classes

Valley Forge

$130 $39

Expert instructors lead students of all levels through calming and strengthening Chinese yoga classes known as Qigong

Hot Chelle Rae and Icona Pop – Up to 50% Off Concert

Hershey Theatre

$38.55 $20

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Artists behind the hit singles "Tonight Tonight," "Recklessly," "I Love It" & "Best Day of My Life" perform a quintuple bill of sugary pop

Up to 61% Off Private Horseback-Riding Lessons

South Canaan

$50 $25

Private riding lessons atop paso fino horses, a prized breed admired for its smooth and rhythmic gait

46% Off

Indiana

$24 $13

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Up to Half Off TRX Suspension-Training Classes

Butler

$60 $40

TRX suspension training allows participants to work against their own bodyweight to develop strength and flexibility during myriad exercises

49% Off 1 month of Unlimited CrossFit classes

Eighty Four

$69 $35

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Up to 78% Off Women’s Boot Camp

Blueberry Hill Park

$180 $39

Groups meet three days a week in the rain, snow, or sun for fat-burning, muscle-toning workouts

56% Off Swimming Lessons for Kids at British Swim School

Multiple Locations

$217 $95

Kids ages 3 months and older explore swimming and water safety under the careful supervision of trained teachers

$599 for One Hour of Flight Time in a Helicopter

Chautauqua

$840 $599

Robinson R44 flies up to three passengers at a time over the Chautauqua Lake region for panoramic views of landmarks and natural wonders

Up to 77% Off All-Day Paintball Package

Linglestown Paintball

$80 $19

Equipped with rental paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

50% Off Watercraft Rentals

Leechburg

$72 $36

Kayaks, canoes, and tubes float along the scenic waters of the Kiskiminetas River while passing by habitats of deer, bald eagles, and geese

78% Off at North East Adventure Paintball

5, North East

$210 $47

Players sprint across one of five themed fields targeting enemies with environmentally-friendly, oil-free paint

Up to 51% Off at Ingleside Golf Club

Thorndale

$120 $60

Water on seven holes, thick secondary rough, and rolling fairways all add challenge to this historic course

Up to 51% Stock-Car-Driving Experience

Clearfield

$120 $59

In either the passenger's or driver's seat, participants tear around an asphalt racetrack under the tutelage of a driving coach

40% Off Summer Dance Camp

Chalfont

$150 $90

Instructors give children and young adults a solid dance education in a fun, nurturing environment; ballet, lyrical, jazz, and hip-hop

55% Off

Ardmore

$75 $34

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Up to 51% Off at Pittsburgh Paragliding

Zelienople

$199 $115

After 30 minutes of ground school, first-timers are ready to move up the gentle bunny-hill ski slope during two hour class time

Pittsburgh Improv – Up to 80% Off Standup

Pittsburgh Improv

$96 $20

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Upcoming comedians include Greg Warren, Taylor Williamson, and "Moesha" and "Martin" alumnus Greg Torry

Twin Hi-Way Drive-In

McKees Rocks

$23 $12

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Double-feature showings of current films on two screens, with groups of two or four sharing buckets of popcorn and fizzy sodas

Up to 69% Off Paintball for Two, Four or Eight

Alburtis

$135 $49

Players duke it out on the outdoor field's acres of wooded terrain, garbed in rental gear and stocked with 250 paintballs

25% Off Fan Sponsorship Race-Day Package

Tunkhannock

$2,000 $1,499

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Have your name plastered to a race car with a sponsorship package that includes complimentary pit and garage passes

Up to 58% Off Indoor Cycling and Fitness Classes

Newtown

$69 $29

Cycling classes led by motivational instructors; group fitness targets the whole body

Half Off Carriage Ride for Two

Glenolden

$300 $149

Pairs enjoy a scenic ride around town while comfortably seated in a historic, horse-drawn, 18th century surry

Up to 75% Off Classes from Belly Dancing by Najia

Multiple Locations

$110 $35

After 4 or 8 weeks of body-toning belly-dancing classes, pupils connect with inner goddesses during a vegan potluck, a show, and a workshop

Up to 73% Off Martial-Arts or Cardio Classes

Fairfield/Gettysburg

$215 $59

Adults and children alike learn the kicks and strikes of Taekwondo; cardio classes get students' hearts racing during workouts

Venango Museum – Up to 53% Off Visit or Membership

Oil City

$18 $9

Museum showcases the art, science, and industry of Oil City with exhibits focused on the discovery of oil and the oil industry

Up to 40% Off Dragster Experience

Multiple Locations

$199 $119

Dragster creates g-force as drivers accelerate to speeds of 100+ mph during ride-alongs or self-piloted adventures

National Watch & Clock Museum – Up to 53% Off Visit

National Clock & Watch Museum

$16 $8

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The continent’s largest collection of timepieces includes the massive Engle Clock, hands-on exhibits, and George Washington’s pocket watch

"The Miracle Worker" – Up to 52% Off Drama

State Theatre Center for the Arts

$31.50 $15

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The inspiring story of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan, the teacher who helped her learn to communicate with the world

Uncover an Abandoned Gold Mine Hidden Under the City

Parkland

$20 $20

Urban explorer John Vidumsky leads you to a forgotten gold mine inside Philadelphia's city limits and reveals its wild history

55% Off Scavenger-Hunt Adventure Race

Bar Louie

$55 $25

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

Up to 81% Off Gym Membership and Personal Training

Allentown

$135 $25

Gym memberships grant access to a plethora of equipment and classes; personal-training sessions include assessments and BMI measurement

Up to 52% Off Bowling and Shoe Rental

Erie

$22 $11

Bowling alley with 20 lanes features glow-in-the-dark bowling Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday nights

62% Off at CrossFit Rhythm

Reading

$50 $19

Newly opened CrossFit gym also offers Metcon class that's a hybrid of CrossFit, kickboxing, and cardio techniques

Up to 53% Off Bowling at Town & Country Lanes

Bethlehem

$42.50 $19.99

Groups of 6 or 12 battle it out on polished lanes for two hours in smoke-free bowling alley

Up to 77% Off Group Dance Classes

Multiple Locations

$72 $29

Nationally certified dancers teach students to execute salsa, hustle, ballroom, and swing moves in group classes

Up to 77% Off Personal Training

Lower Makefield

$150 $35

Certified personal trainers craft routines to meet client goals and specialize in Olympic lifting, strength training, weight loss, and more

Up to 61% Off CrossFit or Burner X Classes

Mechanicsburg

$100 $39

CrossFit's high-intensity interval training burns fat, and is a thorough workout; Burner X is similar, but without Olympic lifting

Up to 84% Off at Paintball International

Multiple Locations

$150 $25

Equipped with rental paintball markers and masks, groups scatter into indoor arenas

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The Franklin Institute brings hands-on science fun at Pennsylvania's most visited museum. Spanning three floors, the Institute gives a voice to human ingenuity—past and future—with hundreds of interactive exhibits such as The Giant Heart, Changing Earth, and Sports Challenge, as well as explosive live science shows, an indoor SkyBike ride, and the city's tallest IMAX theater,which is 5 stories high. Though now filled with a range of space-age attractions, the Institute began with single purpose.

The Background

Samuel Vaughan Merrick and William H. Keating established The Franklin Institute in 1824, to honor the life and achievements of Benjamin Franklin. In the following decades, the Institute hosted forward thinkers such as Nikola Tesla, who gave a demonstration on wireless telegraphy in 1893. In 1930, the board decided to expand the space into a new science museum—and raised the funds in 12 days. The museum opened to the public in 1934—and in the same year hosted the first public demonstration of an all-electronic TV system.

The Highlights

A visit to The Franklin Institute’s includes access to three floors of permanent interactive exhibits including the iconic, two story tall Giant Heart. Other exhibits include Space Command, which invites visitors to recover an unmanned space probe and examine real astronaut equipment. At Changing Earth, visitors create their own weather patterns, play with steams of water, and build structures that can stand up to earthquakes or all-elephant 5Ks.

At various daily showtimes, the Franklin Theater’s high-contrast screen displays 3D films on animals, earth ecosystems, and human history. In the recently renovated Fels Planetarium, the second oldest in the nation complete with a rooftop observatory, audiences witness projections of weather and space spread across a 60-foot seamless aluminum dome. Daily live science shows draw an enthusiastic crowd, and interactive science carts invite visitors to observe a live heart dissection or try their hand at paper-making.

222 N 20th St
Philadelphia,
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Designed by Mark Ormison in 1897, the fairways of Bob O'Connor Golf Course at Schenley Park sprawl over 51 acres and invite linksmen to frolic among foliage that has been flourishing for more than a century, while also gazing out on metropolitan views. Players find themselves challenged right from the get-go with a second hole that is also the toughest, but can strive for birdies at holes 8 and 17 to recover. At the 11th hole, golfers encounter a quirky rectangular green, whose geometric origins are likely found in a house having occupied the space long ago. The course is managed by the local charity The First Tee Pittsburgh, which strives to encourage good character, values, and healthy life choices in children through the game of golf, and proceeds from the course benefit its programs.

Before hitting the course, players can hone their form at the course’s driving range in good weather, take lessons with a Class A PGA professional, or strengthen their swings at the Full Swing simulator, which tracks ball flight, speed, and distance in real time. The simulator offers high-definition projections of more than 35 notable courses, including Pebble Beach, Oakmont Country Club, Pinehurst Country Club, and Harbour Town Golf Links, and lets golfers sharpen their swings in the dead of winter without fear of losing a limb to frostbite or abominable ground squirrels.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 67 course
  • Length of 4,620 yards from the farthest tees
  • Course rating of 63.3 from the farthest tees
  • Slope rating of 104 from the farthest tees
  • See helpful course notes
  • 18 hitting stations at driving range

5370 Schenley Dr
Pittsburgh,
PA
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Since 1979, the staff of Lehigh Valley Racquet and Fitness Clubs has made it their mission to obliterate any barriers keeping their members from working out. Each club is open 24 hours a day year-round, with free childcare available during specific times of day. That commitment to availability helps even the busiest people find time to hop on Hammer Strength and Cybex strength-training circuits, StairMasters, and other equipment. Group fitness classes get students sweating as they execute punches in Turbo Kick cardio-kickboxing sessions or dance to Zumba's Latin-inspired workouts. Full-body boot-camp workouts are also available, mixing in calisthenics, strength training, and agility drills to continuously challenge bodies. All of the clubs’ personal trainers hold bachelor's degrees in health-related fields or have national certifications from accredited organizations.

After their workouts, members can unwind in the whirlpool, sauna, or steam rooms, then drop off their free rental towels for cleaning. For sports lovers, the Allentown location also boasts basketball, volleyball, squash, and badminton courts, as well as 11 outdoor and 8 indoor tennis courts.

4636 Crackersport Rd
Allentown,
PA
US

The Erie County Historical Society doesn't preside over just one museum—it maintains five of them. Of course, four of the museums are relatively small-scale, seeing that they're housed in former homes. Two homes from the Civil War era, known as the Battles Museums of Rural Life, feature historical gems as well as gardens and outdoor trails. Alternatively, the Cashier's House showcases relics related to the CFO of Erie's federal bank branch, who built the townhouse in 1839. At Watson-Curtze Mansion, the resplendence of the industrial era in Erie shines. And the Museum of Erie County History, exhibits pay homage to local history from pre-settlement to present day.

419 State St
Erie,
PA
US

In 1989, Dan Gallagher and Dan Smith joined their respective names and began pursuing one common goal: to bring a contemporary alternative to Berks County's dining scene. The 40-seat eatery was successful in the Dans' hands until 2005, when Bill Woolworth and MD. Monir stopped in for dinner, fell in love with the place, and decided to buy it.

Though much of the space's original charm remains intact, the new owners gussied up the decor with white tablecloths and floral arrangements, and they solicited the help of executive chef Jason Hook to lighten the rotating menu. Jason draws on his experience studying in France and working at The Four Seasons in New York to craft healthful, contemporary French- and Californian-inspired dishes. In every preparation, he highlights the ingredients' natural tastes, often pairing local cuts of meat and poultry with fresh, seasonal ingredients and luxurious flourishes such as truffles or Lamborghini-scented foam.

Hook, Woolworth, and Monir also frequently evaluate their wine selections to ensure that they pair well with the evolving menu, which changes every week. While sipping glasses of red or white, diners can question servers about the building's rich history in the Penn's Common Historic District. Before the restaurant settled into the space, it was inhabited by an old-style soda dive, a prison doctor's home, and a grassland populated with roaming dinosaurs.

1049 Penn St
Reading,
PA
US

• For $20, you get a general-admission lawn ticket (a $29.50 value before fees, or up to a $40 value online, including all ticketing fees).

 • For $31, you get a ticket for seating in sections 201–202 or 205–206 (a $49.50 value before fees, or up to a $62.50 value online, including all ticketing fees).

1000 Montage Mountain Rd
Scranton,
PA
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