Pennsylvania’s tourist season heats up big time in the summer. Visitors to the state’s biggest cities and parks should make reservations and be prepared for summer crowds and prices. The famous Pennsylvania Dutch Amish country is a popular destination this time of year as well.
Off-season visitors can enjoy some great vacation packages in the Pocono’s year-round resorts. Falls and springs are great times to enjoy Pennsylvania’s outdoor attractions.
State Abbreviation: PA
State Capital: Harrisburg
Largest City: Philadelphia
Area: 46,058 square miles (the 33rd biggest state in the USA)
Pennsylvania Population: 12,406,292
Major Industries: steel, farming, mining electronics equipment, cars, pharmaceuticals
Pennsylvania Rivers: Allegheny River, Susquehanna River, Delaware River, Ohio River
Pennsylvania Lakes: Lake Erie
Highest Point: Mt. Davis - 3,213 feet above sea level
Origin of the Name: named to honor, William Penn, Pennsylvania's founder.