Category - Traveler Tips

Fred Rogers Center Puppets

Fall in Love with Fred

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 2:00 PM by Ann Nemanic

One sure sign that fall is just around the corner is when we pull out our favorite fall sweater. In the Laurel Highlands, a sweater, especially a cardigan, reminds us of our friend and neighbor, Fred Rogers. Launched in 2019, the Fred Rogers Trail makes a wonderful excursion as the leaves begin to paint an array of color throughout our landscape.…

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort Dinner

While there are countless things to do with your valentine in the Laurel Highlands this weekend, some places to stay in the region craft the perfect getaway for you. From delicious meals to rooms with a view, they set the stage for the perfect romantic Valentine's Day weekend retreat. You and your significant other are probably overdue for a…

Idlewild Wave Pool

National Plan for Vacation Day

Friday, January 24, 2020 9:00 AM by Allyson Null

With winter comes freezing temps, snow and cabin fever...what a perfect time to set your sights on warm breezes on a sunny summer day. Did you know that 768 million vacation days were unused in 2019? Don't procrastinate, take the time to schedule your hard-earned PTO on January 28, National Plan For Vacation Day. We all love vacation, but get…

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.…

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