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Fallingwater

Reasons to Visit the Laurel Highlands in 2020

Thursday, January 16, 2020 9:00 AM by Allyson Null

The mountainous Laurel Highlands region spans three counties and 3,000 miles, with remarkable attractions and natural wonders around every bend. Year-round special events, outdoor adventures and unique experiences contribute to the region being named one of Travel Lemming's Top 5 Emerging Destinations for 2020. Frank Lloyd Wright's…

Ohiopyle Hiking

For some, a new year is a new start. If you've made a New Year's resolution, (and you've stuck with it so far) here is your guide to easily completing it in the Laurel Highlands, regardless if it is a personal or career goal, or anything in between. If you haven't thought of one yet, consider this your inspiration. Choose one of…

Ohiopyle State Park

Where to Take Your Out-of-Town Holiday Visitors

Friday, November 22, 2019 10:00 AM by Allyson Null

The holidays will be here before you know it, and so will your guests! If it is their first time visiting the Laurel Highlands, they are in for a treat. Or even if they've visited before, I'm sure they haven't seen it all! Plan a full itinerary for your special days together, filled with winter festivals, architectural masterpieces,…

Rohit Vijayakumar, PA Turnpike

Need to stretch your legs? Hop off of one of the four Pennsylvania Turnpike exits in the Laurel Highlands and you’ll find plenty of exciting experiences nearby! Exit 110 – Somerset Somerset Historical Center (4 miles from exit) Learn more about the region’s local traditions and rich agricultural contributions, including…

3rd Emily Knepper, Laurel Hill, Somerset

How to Enjoy a Digital Detox Vacation

Friday, July 19, 2019 10:00 AM by Maia Fletcher

These days, it’s all too common to hear people talk about how much time they spend mindlessly scrolling the internet on their phone or laptop. But what can we do about it? Some people are turning to “digital detoxes." This involves resetting your reliance on digital devices by committing to a period of time without using them. It…

Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater

A Guide to Visiting Fallingwater

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 4:00 PM by Allyson Null

The Laurel Highlands region is home to four houses that were designed by architectural genius Frank Lloyd Wright. The most well-known house, Fallingwater, is a bucket list item for many and lives up to the hype. Fallingwater is inscribed as one of 24 UNESCO World Heritage sites in the U.S. and is listed along attractions including the Pyramids of…

Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail

7 Reasons to Take a Staycation

Friday, April 5, 2019 1:00 PM by Allyson Null

Did you know that you can be a tourist in your own hometown? If you're lucky enough to call the Laurel Highland your home, why not use your hard-earned PTO to explore your own backyard? With so many attractions in the tri-county area, it is nearly impossible to run out of exciting things to do, unique sights to see and tasty cuisine to enjoy.…

Starry Night at Scenic View

A Stargazer's Guide to the Laurel Highlands

Thursday, February 28, 2019 3:00 PM by Allyson Null

The Laurel Highlands is hustling and bustling with bikers, hikers, families, rafters and foodies during the day, but what outdoorsy activity can you do once the sun goes down? Get lost in the stars! While there aren't any dark sky sites in the region, we know a few spots where there is minimal light pollution and not too much tree coverage,…

Spa Getaways

Treat Yourself: Spas of the Laurel Highlands

Thursday, February 14, 2019 1:00 PM by Allyson Null

When was the last time you did something for yourself? If you're overdue, the Laurel Highlands has you covered! Let us introduce you to the region's spas with lush treatments and friendly staff. Block out a few hours of your day to escape the stress of everyday life and spoil yourself. Browse our spa packages page and find yourself a…

Forbes State Forest

Reasons to Visit the Laurel Highlands in 2019

Monday, January 21, 2019 2:00 PM by Allyson Null

From architectural wonders to exotic animals and unforgettable events to remarkable historic sites, the Laurel Highlands is an ideal place to get away, enjoy the great outdoors and find your adventure. Even if you've visited within the past year, you can create a loaded itinerary full of brand new experiences! The addition of Frank Lloyd…

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