By the time I take Peyton to college I want her to have visited every state in the United States. In order to accomplish this, I’ll have to do some planning. Pennsylvania is on our list when she’s a little older. There are so many historical places and art exhibits that I want her to take in, I would like her to be a little older so she can appreciate it. Here are a few places in Pennsylvania I would like to add to our bucket list.
Known as the city of brotherly love this is a must on our bucket list. Philadelphia is also a large part of American history. The Liberty Bell is on display in Philadelphia, a must for us to visit. You can also tour Independence Hall and see where our founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence. When you’re done visiting places of historical significance there is also the food! Be sure to take some time for an authentic Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich while in town.
Pittsburgh is another city on our list of places to visit. From attractions like Kennywood Amusement Park, museums like the Andy Warhol Museum, the ability to do sightseeing by bike or boat, the possibilities are endless. If you’re a sports fan, take in a Steelers, Pirates, or Penguins game depending on the time of year. There are more than 90 different districts and neighborhoods to explore in Pittsburgh with eclectic food and arts. There’s a little something for everyone in Pittsburgh.
Do I even need to say anything? I visited Gettysburg when I was in 8th grade and found it fascinating. You can take in a reenactment of the Battle of Gettysburg. Walk the field and take in the history. Or visit a museum and learn more of what it was like during the time period. This is a must for any middle schooler once they have studied the Battle of Gettysburg. It brings our American history into perspective and to be able to walk and see where one of the most significant battles took place is something I cannot even put into words.
These are just a few of the cities I have added to our bucket list of places to visit before Peyton heads off to college.