Here in the DC area we often focus on what’s happening in DC, Maryland and Virginia, but Pennsylvania is a great place for families to visit! There are so many adventures in PA that we decided to focus on Eastern Pennsylvania because it is close and has a high concentration of family fun. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is an exciting city and worth a solo trip to explore the rich history and culture. We are excited to share some of our favorite STEAM family activities in Eastern Pennsylvania.
Favorite Family Adventures
- Have some colorful adventures at Crayola Experience
- Ignite imagination at Please Touch Museum
- Discover fun at Franklin Institute
- Build memories at LEGOLand Discovery Center
- Celebrate at the National Apple Harvest Festival in October
Much of the Pennsylvania family adventures are close enough for a day trip or an overnight. If you’re hitting the road for a long weekend or a longer trip there is a loop you can drive from from DC to maximize your adventure. Going up to Philadelphia, then North toward Easton for the Crayola Experience, turn around and head down I-81.
Where to Stay
If you take to the road for a longer trip, camping is a fun way to explore the rural areas of Pennsylvania. As always there are great family friend options available in the area on vrbo.com and airbnb.com.