Category - Traveler Tips

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…

Sheena Baker, Fallingwater, Mill Run

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…

Boy with Compass

National Plan for Vacation Day

Monday, January 28, 2019 10:00 AM by Allyson Null

With winter comes freezing temps, snow and cabin fever...what a perfect time to set your sight on warm breezes on a sunny summer day. Did you know that 705 million vacation days were unused in 2017? Don't procrastinate, take the time to schedule your hard-earned PTO on January 29, National Plan For Vacation Day. We all love vacation, but get…

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…

Seven Springs Wide Shot of the Resort

With more winter weather on the way, make the most of your three-day weekend and make a winter escape to the Laurel Highlands. Ski the best mountains in Pennsylvania, experience family fun for all ages and celebrate at one-of-a-kind winter festivals. Here's just a few things the Laurel Highlands has in store Jan. 19-21. Best Skiing in the…


After the holiday season, a weekend escape with your other half is probably long overdue. It is the perfect time to get away and unwind together in the great outdoors, with state parks, breweries and events around every corner! Many places to stay in the Laurel Highlands are offering romantic packages, which gives you the opportunity to plan a…

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 this 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…