Early Summer Road Trips in Pennsylvania

It’s almost summer time, which means we have our first round of recommendations for late spring and early summer road trips. So bust out your calendar, take a few days off and plan your next PA getaway with this list of things to do and places to go.
 
  1. Sail Philadelphia – May 24th – 28th
    Don’t miss out on the tall ships anchoring on the Delaware between May 24th and 28th. Whether you’re into touring the ships, hanging out at the waterfront festival or sailing away on a harbor cruise – there is something for everyone at Sail Philadelphia!
  2. Chinese Lantern Festival – May 1st – June 30th
    Hit up Franklin Square and check out the lustrous display of 28 brand new lantern sculptures featuring state of the art technology and never before seen designs. 
  3. Hamilton Exhibit @ National Constitution Center
    Join the Alexander Hamilton craze and learn more about the life and times of this founding father at this ongoing exhibition including highlights of some of his most intense political relationships. 
  4. Hand to Hand: A Fringe Arts Circus festival – May 31st – June 3rd
    If hula hooping and aerial silk are your form of entertainment, we recommend checking out the Fringe Arts Circus festival! An event perfect for the whole family where you can witness juggling, acrobatics, aerial performances and everything in between.
  5. Easterseals of South Eastern Pennsylvania 15th annual Walk With Me event: June 2nd
    Join us on a 1 mile family fun walk at the Philadelphia Zoo in order to benefit children and adults living with disabilities in the Philadelphia community. 
  6. Photo Pop Philly – May 24th – July 8th
    Do you love a good selfie? Well there’s no place better to flex for the ‘gram than at Photo Pop Philly. It’s a five-room exhibit in town for six weeks only. The exhibit features a diverse line up of local Philadelphia area artists, trust us you don’t want to miss this!
  7. Phipps Conservatory – Butterfly Forest – On going until September 3rd
    Take the family to frolic among the butterflies at the Phipps Conservatory – can you find all 15 different species of butterflies featured? Enjoy the soundscape curated by the students of the Experimental Sound Synthesis at Carnegie Mellon University.
  8. Dollar Bank Three Rivers Art Festival – June 1st – 10th
    Explore the best of what the Pittsburgh art scene has to offer with this 10 day festival. Don’t miss the featured entertainment including the likes of renowned R&B / soul singer Mavis Staples. Did we mention? It’s free!
  9. Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix – July 1st – July 15th
    Do you love cars AND helping out a good cause? Then check out the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix which helps raise funds for care, treatment and support of autistic and developmentally disabled individuals. Don’t miss events spanning from a Kick-off Rally, parade, car shows and even races.
  10. Feed More Festival - June 10th
    Who doesn’t love good music that benefits an even better cause? Get tickets to the Pittsburgh Foodbank’s Annual event, Feed More Festival, which brings world class acts to benefit eliminating hunger from the local community. 
 
Are you making it out to any of these events? Have a suggestion for our July / August road trip list? Send us a tweet and let us know! 

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