60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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Denver
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Los Angeles
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San Francisco
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Las Vegas
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Austin
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New Orleans
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Orlando
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Key West
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Savannah
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Nashville
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Pigeon Forge
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Washington DC
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Philadelphia
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Denver

— 3 nights

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Shop till you drop at Denver Botanic Gardens and Images of Rocky Mountain National Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Denver Museum of Nature & Science and Mount Evans. Venture out of the city with trips to Estes Park (Horseback Riding Tours & Peak to Peak Scenic Byway). There's lots more to do: cruise along Mount Evans Scenic Byway, steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and see the interesting displays at National Ballpark Museum.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Denver travel planner.

Manchester, UK to Denver is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Manchester to Denver. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in July; daily highs in Denver reach 36°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks

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Sedona

— 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Slide Rock State Park and Bell Rock. Take a break from Sedona with a short trip to Montezuma Castle National Monument in Camp Verde, about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon, cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), hike along Devil's Bridge Trail, and explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sedona trip planner.

You can fly from Denver to Sedona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sedona when traveling from Denver in July, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
For shopping fun, head to Annenberg Community Beach House or Craft Contemporary. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Getty Center and Museum of Ice Cream. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, and shop like a local with The Grove.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Sedona to Los Angeles takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sedona to Los Angeles. When traveling from Sedona in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Walt Disney Family Museum and Pier 24 Photography Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Musee Mecanique and Cable Car Museum. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, hike along Lands End, and take a stroll through Union Square.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary website.

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Las Vegas

— 4 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Mob Museum and Titanic. Discover out-of-the-way places like Shelby American Inc and Battlefield Vegas. Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Fort Mohave to see Willow Beach about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, engage your brain at Bodies The Exhibition, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and examine the collection at The Neon Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip builder website.

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, things will get much warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 47°C and lows about 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

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Austin

— 3 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): stroll the grounds of Texas State Cemetery, then explore the world behind art at Elisabet Ney Museum, then learn about all things military at Texas Military Forces Museum, and finally zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, then contemplate the long history of O. Henry Home & Museum, then admire the striking features of Texas State Capitol, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Austin trip planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Austin in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in July, with highs in Austin at 43°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites · Museums · Adventure · Tours

New Orleans

— 3 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Step off the beaten path and head to Whitney Plantation and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. Let the collections at Escape My Room New Orleans and Gallier House capture your imagination. Step out of New Orleans with an excursion to Evergreen Plantation in Edgard--about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, see the interesting displays at New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Church.

To see maps and tourist information, use the New Orleans day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Austin to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Austin in August, plan for little chillier days in New Orleans, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Fun & Games

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Orlando

— 4 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Popular historic sites such as Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe are in your itinerary. Madame Tussauds Orlando and SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Orlando: Stetson Mansion (in DeLand) and Marine Science Center (in Ponce Inlet). There's much more to do: discover the magic at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, buy something for everyone on your list at The Florida Mall, see the interesting displays at Tupperware Confidence Center, and try out the rides at World of Disney.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Orlando road trip planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in August: highs in Orlando hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

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Key West

— 4 nights

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Zachary Taylor and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum and Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center. Get out of town with these interesting Key West side-trips: The Turtle Hospital (in Marathon) and Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Truman Little White House, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, view the masterpieces at Alan S. Maltz Gallery, and examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Key West driving holiday site.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Key West takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Savannah

— 3 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and Bonaventure Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Fort Pulaski National Monument and Mickve Israel Temple. Go for a jaunt from Savannah to Tybee Island to see Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take an unorthodox tour of Olde Pink House, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, appreciate the extensive heritage of City Market, and walk around Forsyth Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Savannah tour builder site.

You can fly from Key West to Savannah in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Key West in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 27°C in Savannah. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Nashville

— 3 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and Lotz House Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe and Carnton. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, and explore the galleries of The Parthenon.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Savannah to Nashville in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Savannah in August since evenings lows in Nashville dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Pigeon Forge

— 3 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Smoky Mountain Knife Works and Fowler's Clay Works. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zipline and Tennessee Homemade Wines. Explore Pigeon Forge's surroundings by going to River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Bush's Visitor Center (in Chestnut Hill). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Hollywood Star Cars Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Parrot Mountain & Gardens, get in on the family fun at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, and revel in the low prices at Tanger Outlets Sevierville.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge vacation planner.

Drive from Nashville to Pigeon Forge in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Pigeon Forge. In August, daily temperatures in Pigeon Forge can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Museums · Adventure · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 5 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Arlington National Cemetery and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Let the collections at National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History capture your imagination. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle) and George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of African American History and Culture, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial, and get to know the fascinating history of National Mall.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Pigeon Forge to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. In August, daytime highs in Washington DC are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 5 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Get some historical perspective at Independence Hall and Liberty Bell Center. Do your shopping at Kitchen Kettle Village and Rittenhouse Square. Venture out of the city with trips to Tuckerton Seaport (in Tuckerton), The Amish Farm and House (in Lancaster) and Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania (in Ronks). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, steep yourself in history at Washington Square Park, wander the streets of Viking Village, and examine the collection at Roebling Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Philadelphia day trip planning site.

Getting from Washington DC to Philadelphia by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

New York City

— 6 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Do your shopping at Chelsea Market and Josefinas. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, appreciate the extensive heritage of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and explore the world behind art at Frick Collection.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Philadelphia to New York City by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

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United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.

Louisiana travel guide

4.3
Historic Walking Areas · Nightlife · Military Museums
The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.

Florida travel guide

4.4
Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.

Georgia travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Aquariums
The Peach State
Founded in 1733, Georgia was one of the original 13 colonies that became the United States. Much more geographically diverse than most visitors realize, the state features a scenic seacoast, high mountain peaks, and large urban centers, with broad rural areas in between. Once famous mostly for historical attractions memorializing the Civil War era and the Civil Rights Movement, Georgia now draws tourists from around the world with its rich musical tradition and distinctive cuisine. Start your Georgian adventure in Atlanta, the state's economic powerhouse, and then road trip to the coastal barrier islands, nature preserves, and chic vacation resorts.

Tennessee travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.

Pennsylvania travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Casinos · History Museums
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.