Longwood Gardens’ Main Fountain Garden – Kennett Square
Longwood Gardens, the world’s premier horticultural display garden, is home to the most significant fountain collection in the United States. The crown jewel of that collection, the Main Fountain Garden, recently received an extensive two-year, $90-million revitalization. It now features 1,719 jets rising as high as 175 feet and recirculating more than 31,000 gallons of water each minute and will be the highlight of the Festival of Fountains, from May through Sept.
Have a mild or wild water adventure on the Youghiogheny River in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands! Paddle your way down a leisurely stretch of flat water while enjoying the view with your family, or challenge yourself with some of the best kayaking and whitewater rafting on the East Coast. Pennsylvania is home to a trifecta of Wright’s architectural masterpieces – there’s no better time to plan a road trip to see the stunning structures. Visitors will enjoy the views at Fallingwater, named one of the “12 landmarks that will change the way you see the world;” soak in the history at one of the last homes Wright designed, Kentuck Knob; and sleep over at the Duncan House, one of only a few Wright homes where you can stay overnight, and the only one in Pennsylvania. Have a mild or wild water adventure on the Youghiogheny River. ! Paddle your way down a leisurely stretch of flat water while enjoying the view with your family, or challenge yourself with some of the best kayaking and whitewater rafting on the East Coast.
Hershey Triple Tower™
HERSHEY – The nation’s first choose-your-thrill triple tower. Ranging from 80 to 189 feet, riders can choose three different ride experiences of varying heights, thrills and speeds. The daring and unafraid will face the Hershey’s Tower, featuring two gravity-defying experiences coined “Space Shot” and “Turbo Drop,” while those who enjoy a slower pace can take on the Kisses Tower or Reese’s Tower.
The Mattress Factory
PITTSBURGH – The Mattress Factory – a contemporary art museum that presents art in a big way, as in room-sized environments – will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2017. Located in downtown Pittsburgh, the museum has exhibited installation and performance works by more than 650 artists over the years. And for those who enjoy the Steel City’s unexpected, funky art scene, a visit to the nearby Andy Warhol museum is a must-do.
Laurel Mountain Ski Area
LIGONIER – Nestled in Laurel Mountain State Park, this iconic and revered mountain boasts the highest vertical drop on the Laurel Ridge and the steepest slope in Pennsylvania along the double diamond Lower Wildcat run. A historic gem, these slopes were originally designed by European skiing legend Johann “Hannes” Schneider, the inventor of the modern alpine ski technique. As a sister resort to Seven Springs and Hidden Valley, Laurel Mountain will add to the diverse ski resort options in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands region.
POCONO MANOR – While Pennsylvania welcomed the opening of Kalahari Resorts in 2015, the next phase of Kalahari’s grandest resort to date has added iconic water rides and new wave pools. This resort is known as the largest indoor waterpark in the country. And that’s not all – the expansion also includes additional guest rooms, meeting space, an interactive arcade and expanded outdoor waterpark.
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center
The Plymouth Meeting Mall is home to the first LEGOLAND® Discovery Center in Pennsylvania, and one of only nine in the U.S. As the ultimate indoor LEGO playground, children and parents alike will marvel at the scale models of Philadelphia-area landmarks, a 4D cinema and several PlayZones with unlimited supply of bricks.