Explore Pennsylvania!

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Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA. Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA

Memorial Day Weekend marks the unofficial start of the summer season and with it comes dreams of vacations and long weekends.

There is so much to explore in Pennsylvania, from arts and history, to outdoor recreation and cultural events.

History buffs from around the world travel here to experience, first-hand, the starring role Pennsylvania played in the founding of our nation.

A sportsman’s paradise, Pennsylvania features a diverse landscape of rugged mountains, scenic waterways and state forests.

There is ample opportunity to enjoy the outdoors in nearly every corner of the state. If you are looking for something to do or a place to visit, you won’t have to journey far in Pennsylvania to find it.

Travel and tourism is big business in Pennsylvania, too, generating more than $41 billion each year, resulting in $4.3 billion in tax revenue and responsible for 490,000 jobs.

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Chris Barrett, Carrie Fisher Lepore & Rick Dunlap

Appearing on Friday’s Smart Talk to talk about exploring Pennsylvania as we enter the busy summer travel season is Carrie Fisher Lepore, Deputy Secretary, Office of Marketing, Tourism, and Film, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development; Chris Barrett, President/CEO, Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau; and Rick Dunlap, Director of Public Relations, Visit Hershey-Harrisburg.

WITF staff will also share some of their favorite sites in Pennsylvania, so put on your shoes and let’s explore PA!