6. Laurel Highlands, PAGet More Info
Why go: Most people think of cities like Philadelphia and Pittsburgh when planning a Pennsylvania vacation, but there are plenty of other noteworthy regions the state has to offer. The Laurel Highlands in Southwestern Pennsylvania is a prime example. Surrounded by the majestic Allegheny Mountains, it provides a dream destination for a laid-back, nature-infused escape. Visitors can soak in the great outdoors by ziplining, hiking, rock climbing, wildlife watching, skiing, and more.
Where to stay: The expansive Nemacolin Woodlands Resort reigns as the area’s premier property, replete with two Pete Dye–designated PGA golf courses; an Adventure Center; antique car museum; casino; and a Wildlife Academy home to mountain lions, buffalo, and tigers. While Nemacolin has five distinct lodging options, the resort’s new Case Brown Cottage (which sleeps eight) is perfect for bachelor parties.Back to top