(StatePoint) Weekends are nice, a long weekend is even better. Don't let it go to waste. Take the time to explore somewhere close that will make your break worth it. 

Pennsylvania and the surrounding area have some beautiful destinations to explore as the weather gets nice. Don't miss these great destinations: 

Embrace the Beauty of Nyack, New York


For a perfect weekend getaway, visit Nyack, New York, located just 20 miles north of New York City in Rockland County. Situated along the majestic Hudson River, Nyack is a vibrant artistic and cultural center known for its unique shops, world-class cuisine, art galleries, music, theatre, and more. As a premiere recreational destination, Nyack offers sailing, kayaking, hiking, cycling, fishing, and relaxation. Enjoy street fairs, cultural events, farmers’ markets and other activities throughout the year. Nyack is also home to the Edward Hopper House & Museum Study Center, the birthplace and boyhood home of the eminent realist painter Edward Hopper. With so much to offer, Nyack is truly a memory-making destination, and a place you’re sure to visit time and time again.

Explore York County


Visit York County, Pennsylvania for a fun-filled weekend escape. Experience art, outdoor activities, history, and a fantastic craft beverage scene. Meet the authentic makers who know what it means to “have it made here!” Take a walking tour of downtown York to admire the many art murals then enjoy the rooftop views with a cocktail at the newly renovated Yorktowne Hotel, the Tapestry Collection by Hilton. For outdoor enthusiasts, try the York County Heritage Rail Trail, a 30-mile, ADA accessible paved biking or walking trail before you explore the craft beverage scene on the Good Libations Trails. When it`s time to rest after the day`s adventures, try glamping at Big Mount Lodge! Check out the event calendar for more ways to Explore York County, PA.

Summer is Special in Lancaster, PA


There’s nothing like a long summer weekend getaway in Lancaster County. Enjoy the beautiful outdoors, including the Susquehanna National Heritage Area’s river tours aboard the new “Chief Uncas” electric boat on the Susquehanna. Slow down to learn about the nation’s original and largest Amish community, or rev up for fresh experiences at family attractions like a new ride and entertainment for the 60th anniversary of Dutch Wonderland Amusement Park or the cool, climbable Sky Bridge at Lancaster Science Factory. Explore the area’s surprisingly diverse food and drinks scene, with plenty of outdoor settings and recent Lancaster City additions such as 401 Prime and Proof Lancaster. And lodging options abound, from resort properties and boutique or historic hotels to numerous B&Bs, farmstays, and campgrounds/cottages.

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