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Important Firsts in the Laurel Highlands

Friday, August 31, 2018 11:00 AM by Allyson Null

The Laurel Highlands is home to many historic sites and monumental events, some of them being the first in the state, country or world! Learn about some of the important firsts that happened in the region, and be sure to check out their corresponding properties. Home of the Banana Split In 1904, a pharmacist named Dr. David Strickler invented the…

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…

Ohiopyle Essentials: A Rafting Trip Guide

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 9:00 AM by Allyson Null

Endorphins are your friends, and something magical happens when you navigate your way through rapids. You don’t have to be an extreme adventurer to get on the river! At Ohiopyle State Park in the Laurel Highlands, there are four outfitters who have the gear, guides and knowledge to give you the float trip you've been dreaming of. The…

Mountain-laurel is in bloom in the Laurel Highlands! The shrub keeps its foliage year-round, but keep an eye out in May and June for umbrella-like flowers that range in color from white to pink, with unique purple markings. Not only is mountain-laurel absolutely beautiful, it is Pennsylvania's state flower and can be found all over the Laurel…

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…

A Taste of the National Road: A Food Tour

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 11:00 AM by Allyson Null

A 4-Day, 3-Night Trip This is a trip designed for the foodie in every group. Treat yourself to a delightful, delectable and downright delicious food tour along Route 40, the National Road! Please note that most meals are served with a side of stunning surroundings and fascinating history. Day One The first stop is a delight! Enjoy brunch in an…

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…

The Laurel Highlands Then and Now

Monday, May 7, 2018 6:00 AM by Allyson Null

You may be familiar with many Laurel Highlands businesses and attractions, but you may not know what these spots looked like "back in the day." Corresponding with National Travel and Tourism Week's theme of "Travel Then and Now," we collected both vintage and current photos of Laurel Highlands properties to see how…

Watch the Instagram likes roll in! These spots will have your followers jealous and commenting "Where is this?! 😍😍😍" Show off your photog skills with fellow adventurers by using #laurelhighlands! Fallingwater A post shared by Ciara Macioce (@ciara.macioce) on Jun 25, 2017 at 3:07pm PDT Frank Lloyd Wright 's…

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…

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