Pennsylvania is an east coast state that is steeped in history, culture and stunning scenery. Not only was it the location of the famous battle of Gettysburg, where Abraham Lincoln gave his iconic speech, but the Declaration of Independence itself was signed in Philadelphia, making Pennsylvania a region at the heart of America. The state has several large cities, which offer endless attractions and cultural pursuits, as well as several sprawling national parks. Whatever your reason for visiting, Pennsylvania’s diversity alone guarantees you an unforgettable visit.
As with any US state, Pennsylvania covers a large area and has numerous options for places to stay. If you are planning a business trip, then you will probably be looking for corporate housing in Pittsburgh or Philadelphia, as these are the centres of the regions economy. If you will be making an extended stay, then choosing a serviced apartment over a hotel is not only far more cost-effective, but it also affords a higher level of privacy whilst still providing benefits such as a concierge service, secure access and room cleaning. The Squa.re offer a range of accommodation in Pennsylvania, catering to every size and budget, so whatever the reason for your visit, our customer service team can match you with the perfect place to stay.
Pennsylvania covers a huge area and features a huge cities, wide stretches of farmland, national forests and mountains. The sheer diversity of the region makes it a great place for those visiting to really get a feel for US culture and heritage - with everything from iconic cityscapes to historic battlefields and endless lakes.
Those seeking a city experience can head to either Philadelphia or Pittsburgh - both of which offer a huge range of attractions, as well a host of restaurants, bars and clubs. Philadelphia has plenty of heritage sights, being home to the liberty bell itself, and also gives visitors the chance to enjoy some of the finest dining and best shopping facilities anywhere in the US. Pittsburgh meanwhile, is one of America’s most underrated cities, with its exquisite art museums and wildlife attractions.
Pennsylvania is also a great place for exploring nature and the outdoors, as not only does it have several national parks, but there are also numerous wildlife reserves and holiday resorts as well. Lake Erie is popular in the summer months, offering sailing and watersports, as well as waterfront bars. There’s also famous battlefields of the American civil war, which offer regular re-enactments and themed attractions.
There’s no shortage of great places to eat in Pennsylvania - Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant is a brewpub style venue with American food and artisan beers, whilst Miller's Smorgasbord Restaurant is a puts a Dutch twist on US classics. Alternatively, Citronnelle is a fine-dining experience serving French cuisine. Alternatively, if you are looking for something near Lake Erie, then look no further than the Lake House - serving a variety of dishes and featuring spectacular views of the lake itself.
Pennsylvania has some fantastic opportunities for retail therapy, with both Pittsburgh and Philadelphia offering the Waterworks Plaza and the Roosevelt Malls respectively - two huge modern complexes that have all your shopping needs under in a single place. The state also features several large outlet stores - with Grove City Premium Outlets and The Crossings Premium Outlets being among the most popular.
First time visitors looking for attractions in Pennsylvania should definitely make arrangements to visit the Gettysburg memorial site, offering a detailed history of the decisive battle and with numerous bars and restaurants within the vicinity. Those with a sweet tooth may also like to visit the Hersheypark - a chocolate-themed attraction with rollercoasters and and family activities.
As with anywhere in the US, Pennsylvania has numerous options for getting around with excellent public transport coverage. Philadelphia is the only city in the state that has has a subway system, but Pittsburgh does have a light railway which serves a similar function. There are Greyhound coaches that run interstate as well as fast-service trains for travelling in between cities. There are also international airports at Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, as well as domestic services to the wider United States.
Pennsylvania is home to several Fortune 500 companies, with the pharmaceutical, textile food and manufacturing sectors all represented. Cable TV and Internet provider Comcast has its HQ in Philadelphia, as does metallurgist firm Crown Holdings, whilst Lincoln National is an insurance firm operating out of Radnor.
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