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Celebrate PA Trails Month!

Friday, September 21, 2018 5:00 PM by Allyson Null

September is PA Trails Month, and where else would you rather celebrate than the Laurel Highlands? The region isn't called an outdoor mecca for nothing. With more than 700 miles of hiking and biking trails waiting in your backyard, there is no excuse to not get outdoors! Regardless if you want to celebrate PA Trails Month by walking, riding or…

Top Things to Do in the Laurel Highlands

There's so much to do in the Laurel Highlands, it can be hard to know where to start! That's why we turned to TripAdvisor to rank the top things to do in the Laurel Highlands. Check out this list as we count down the best Laurel Highlands attractions based on your reviews! 10. Living Treasures Wild Animal Park If you love getting up close…

Summer Activities that Won't Break the Bank

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…

An Epic Family Getaway A Multi-Generational Trip

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

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…

Travel Then and Now: LHVB Staff Favorites

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…

Flight 93 Tower of Voices

From remarkable historic sites, amazing views and unique things to do, the Laurel Highlands is an ideal place to get away, enjoy the great outdoors and find your adventure. 2018 is a great year to visit the Laurel Highlands, with brand new places to stay, events to participate in and attractions to see. And if you think you've seen all there…

Whitewater Rafting Ohiopyle

Summer Bucket List for the Adventurer

Friday, July 7, 2017 10:00 AM by Cassandra Rupert

Have an extreme summer adventure in the Laurel Highlands. From long haul biking and hiking to exhilarating sports and driving courses, you’ll find something for every adventurer. Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail Backpack 70 miles through picturesque valleys and mountains on the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail . Varying terrain, expansive…

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10 Ways to Blow Your Tax Return

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 8:00 AM by Cassandra Rupert

It’s that dreaded time of year again. You’ve been filling out your taxes, crunching numbers, collecting all of your receipts, squinting at screens, and figuring out deductibles. But if you’re like most taxpayers, you’ll get a nice chunk back this spring. Start planning how you’ll blow your tax return extravagantly…

Vistas & Views: A Scenic Photography Tour Blog

Vistas & Views: A Scenic Photography Tour

Friday, September 2, 2016 4:00 PM by Stacey Magda

A 3-Day, 2-Night Trip Pack your cameras and be ready to wow your travel and social media followers on this tour loaded with stunning views and one-of-a-kind vantage points from some of the most beautiful places in Pennsylvania and perhaps the entire country. Day One Take a short hike to Beam Rocks Overlook in Forbes State Forest to take in one of…

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