Things to Do in Pennsylvania
What began as an American cafe in London has spread around the world, and Hard Rock Cafe in Pittsburgh is no exception to the classic food and rock ’n’ roll atmosphere found in the many restaurants. With a industrial interior as well as an outdoor patio, there are many comfortable places to sit and take in the energy. The exposed-brick stage always has some form of entertainment whenever classic rock ’n’ roll isn’t playing on the speakers. Frequently the space holds open mic nights and battle of the bands events.
While the bar features specialty cocktails, the menu has burgers, chicken wings, nachos, and potato skins to start. Entree choices range from fresh salads, sandwiches, and hickory-smoked barbecue specialties. Memorabilia found specifically at this cafe includes costumes from legends such as Elton John, Elvis, and Michael Jackson, or see the instruments once played by The Who and Stevie Wonder. There is even a handwritten draft of lyrics written by Bob Marley.
Cullari Vineyards is the first and only winery in the Hersey, Pennsylvania area. Run by a couple with Italian heritage, the wines are made with respect to traditional practices. Grapes used in production include Native American (present pre-Colombus), French-American hybrid, and vinifera. Fitting with the area, one of Cullari's most popular wines is an award-winning Coco Nostra chocolate wine. This winery is one of very few in Pennsylvania to produce zinfandel, which is its single largest varietal. In total , Cullari makes more than 30 varietals including dry, sweet and semi-sweet, so there is something to suit every taste.
The vineyards are set against the rolling hills between Lancaster and Harrisburg, while the cozy tasting room offers sips of some of the winery's most unique wines, which are only available in store.
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The center of the Hershey’s Chocolate universe, the two-story redbrick Hershey’s Chocolate World delves into the company’s history, the production process and offers chocolate tastings.
But don’t expect a typical factory tour when you step inside: The official (and free) Hershey’s Chocolate World tour** whisks visitors along a route in a chocolate bar-shaped pod past model vats, production scenes and singing animatronic cows. The tour sets the stage for several additional paid attractions that allow visitors to have a ‘4-D’ mystery theater experience with Hershey’s candy characters, create candy bars with customizable ingredients or explore the nuances of their chocolate palate with tasting experts. Otherwise, much of the center is dedicated to food – there’s a food court with a chocolate bakery and milkshake shop – and Hershey’s-themed shopping with branded t-shirts, bed throws, stuffed animals and much, much more.
For city dwellers in New York and Philadelphia, there comes a time when you simply need to get out and escape to the hills. When that time comes, whether it’s winter or summer, one the most popular places in the mid-Atlantic is Camelback Mountain Resort. Only two hours from New York and Philadelphia, the resort offers skiing, snowtubing, and snowboarding for about 100 days each winter, as well as heart-racing adventures in summer that are fun for the entire family. At Camelbeach Waterpark, the 37 slides are the most of any waterpark in Pennsylvania, and Aquatopia Waterpark is open year round as the Northeast’s largest indoor pool. You’ll also find ziplining at the mountain adventure center along with bridges weaving through the treetops, or explore the trails through the Pocono Mountains by bicycle, Segway, or on foot. In winter, the 34 trails at the ski resort are the best in Pennsylvania, with all of them lit up for skiing the 800 feet of vertical at night.
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