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Ohiopyle Essentials: A Rafting Trip Guide

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 9:00 AM by Allyson Null

Endorphins are your friends, and something magical happens when you navigate your way through rapids. You don’t have to be an extreme adventurer to get on the river! At Ohiopyle State Park in the Laurel Highlands, there are four outfitters who have the gear, guides and knowledge to give you the float trip you've been dreaming of. The…

If you're looking for an inexpensive summer trip for the whole family or your group of friends, the Laurel Highlands has you covered. Show your Steelers pride, pig out, stay active and admire art without burning a hole in your pocket. Art in the Alley A post shared by Ian Denham (@mrdenhamjeans) on May 8, 2018 at 8:27am PDT Art is…

Mountain-laurel is in bloom in the Laurel Highlands! The shrub keeps its foliage year-round, but keep an eye out in May and June for umbrella-like flowers that range in color from white to pink, with unique purple markings. Not only is mountain-laurel absolutely beautiful, it is Pennsylvania's state flower and can be found all over the Laurel…

A 5-Day, 4-Night Trip The Laurel Highlands is famous for family getaways and vacations. From world-renowned attractions, exhilarating adventures, living history and hands-on activities, your group will cherish the lifelong memories it will make while traveling through the Laurel Highlands of southwestern Pennsylvania. Day One The first stop on…

Bike Travel Weekend

Thursday, May 31, 2018 3:00 PM by Allyson Null

If you're eager to dust off your bike and hit the trail for the first time this summer, take part in Bike Travel Weekend! Bike Travel Weekend, June 1-3, is the perfect occasion for a weekend getaway that doesn't require a long drive or ridiculous expenses. Gather a group of friends, make it a family bonding trip or enjoy "me…

What's New at Idlewild and SoakZone in 2018

Thursday, May 17, 2018 3:00 PM by Allyson Null

Idlewild and SoakZone is open for its 141st season, making it the third longest continuously operating amusement park in the country! The park is only open for limited hours until June 1, then it will be open daily for the remainder of the regular season. Idlewild's signature attraction, Rollo Coaster, is celebrating its 80th anniversary! This…

A Taste of the National Road: A Food Tour

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 11:00 AM by Allyson Null

A 4-Day, 3-Night Trip This is a trip designed for the foodie in every group. Treat yourself to a delightful, delectable and downright delicious food tour along Route 40, the National Road! Please note that most meals are served with a side of stunning surroundings and fascinating history. Day One The first stop is a delight! Enjoy brunch in an…

In honor of National Travel and Tourism Week's "Then and Now" theme, each Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau staff member answered the question "What was your favorite spot in the Laurel Highlands growing up, and what is your favorite spot now?" Ann Nemanic, Executive Director "I’m not a native of the Laurel…

In a world full of hustle of bustle, it is a delight to unwind and relax. For 25 years, guests have done just that at Campbell House Bed and Breakfast. Owner Patti Campbell opened the Victorian-style B&B in Ligonier on April 23, 1993. The B&B features six bedrooms, a stocked pantry, a bathroom with a slipper clawfoot bathub and of course a…

The Laurel Highlands Then and Now

Monday, May 7, 2018 6:00 AM by Allyson Null

You may be familiar with many Laurel Highlands businesses and attractions, but you may not know what these spots looked like "back in the day." Corresponding with National Travel and Tourism Week's theme of "Travel Then and Now," we collected both vintage and current photos of Laurel Highlands properties to see how…

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