4 Quiet Pennsylvania Weekend Getaways

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With close proximity to the New York City metropolitan area, Pennsylvania is the perfect place for a quick weekend getaway. Sure Philly, Pittsburgh and Harrisburg are great cultural cities, but for the ultimate getaway, head to the country. These four secluded locations are the perfect spots for a quick and quiet Pennsylvania weekend getaway.

Pennsylvania Weekend Getaway: Amish Country
Go back to a simpler time when you take a Pennsylvania weekend getaway to Amish Country. Foodies, in particular, will rejoice to the Pennsylvania Dutch with family style restaurants where visitors gather around large communal tables and pass food back and forth 'til they can't eat anymore. And with delicious homemade treats like pretzels, shoofly pie and sticky buns you'll never want to give up.

Pennsylvania Weekend Getaway: Hershey
With a chocolate-making factory, a zoo, a theme park and a super luxury hotel, it's no wonder Hershey is often thought of as the sweetest place on Earth. After getting an adrenaline rush on the Hershey Park roller coasters, settle in for a spa treatment like the Whipped Cocoa Bath or Chocolate Sugar Scrub at the in-house Chocolate Spa. And yes, visitors who take the Great American Chocolate Tour get a sweet treat to take home.

Pennsylvania Weekend Getaway: New Hope
This tiny little village is as idyllic as it gets. A long time hub for artists and writers, New Hope is one part sleepy town and one part rogue hamlet. With numerous antique and vintage shops, there's no want for history here, but gay pride is often in full force with many of these shops being owned by GLBT shopkeepers. With so much love to give, New Hope is the perfect place to book a bed and breakfast, grab a coffee and sit a spell during a Pennsylvania weekend getaway.

Pennsylvania Weekend Getaway: Pocono Mountains
Just a drive away from New York City you'll find yourself winding up and down mountain roads and through secluded paths. However, for an easy country weekend, there's no place better than the Poconos. Many resorts like Split Rock and Skytop Lodge are trained in the art of guest pleasing, with amenities and perks like deluxe suites, movie theatres, hot tubs and pools and even water parks.

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