Christmas 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. Jam pack your special days together with winter festivals, architectural masterpieces, adventures for the entire family, tasty treats and more!
Give your family and friends the opportunity to check something off of their bucket list with a tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater. Guided house tours are offered daily, except Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Advance ticket purchase is necessary! Don't forget that there are three Frank Lloyd Wright homes in the Laurel Highlands. Kentuck Knob is only a few minutes away from Fallingwater and Polymath Park is just a short drive away!
The Flight 93 National Memorial is officially complete, with its final piece, the Tower of Voices, in place. The impressive structure stands at 93-feet tall and contains 40 uniquely-pitched chimes to represent the eternal voices of the 40 passengers and crew members of Flight 93. Your free experience at the memorial includes a visitor center which houses a chronological display of September 11, 2001's events and a white marble wall positioned on the flight path, engraved with each hero's name.
Treat the adrenaline seekers of your family to a day of downhill thrills on the slopes at Pennsylvania's largest ski resort. Seven Springs offers skiing, snowboarding, terrain parks and more. The non-skiers and kiddos can admire the millions of lights strung across the resort, go snow tubing or glide though the snowy landscapes on a horse-drawn sleigh ride.
Create lifelong memories at Overly's Country Christmas, a Christmas village that is a magical winter wonderland of fun. A drive through a light display before you park builds anticipation for what is to come! Kids can get their photo taken with Santa, take a horse-drawn sleigh ride, enjoy tasty treats, admire the train model display and sip hot chocolate by bonfire.
The vibes that radiate from the charming town of Ligonier are contagious. Take a casual stroll around town to see the newly-renovated Diamond Park, shop for one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts from unique boutiques, grab a bite to eat and tour Fort Ligonier, a reconstructed and restored French and Indian War Fort.
Ohiopyle State Park is a hotspot year-round! Take a short hike and revel in the sight of frozen waterfalls, take the four-footed friends on a short walk on the Great Allegheny Passage rail trail and take a tour of the Laurel Highlands Falls Area Visitor Center to learn about the park's history and environmental treasures.
Did you know that the Laurel Highlands is the banana split's birthplace? In 1904, a pharmacist named Dr. David Strickler invented the classic banana split as his drug store soda fountain on Ligonier Street in Latrobe. Celebrate the history of this classic treat by sharing one with loved ones at Valley Dairy Restaurant!
Take your guests on a relaxing Sunday drive and point out all ten scenic covered bridges. You will cover a lot of ground, make stops and create memories around every turn and go home with beautiful photos of the historic, snow-covered structures.