There’s something special and unique and the charm of a small town. Here in Pennsylvania, we have plenty of lovely small towns sprinkled throughout the state. One of my favorite things to do in the summer is drive around a discover a new favorite small town or village, especially on a sunny day.
TheCrazyTourist.com has put together a list of the best small towns in Pennsylvania to visit. They note that, “Pennsylvania is a state rich in history with incredible nature, busy big cities and friendly small towns.” They add that the state is not at a loss for small town, explaining, “From Pennsylvania Dutch Country to Lehigh Valley to the Poconos, there are so many towns to discover. All perfect for travelers who love to venture into unknown territory and see aspects of Pennsylvania that most of the world never gets a chance to.”
While they highlight a handful of exciting small areas throughout Pennsylvania, one stands above the rest, and it’s not too far from Philadelphia. Their pick for the best small town to visit in Pennsylvania is New Hope, which is less than an hour’s drive from Philly. Of New Hope, TheCrazyTourist.com states, “New Hope was once an industrial town but is now home to a thriving artist community with over 200 arts and crafts galleries to browse. There are also a variety of antique shops and family-owned restaurants to spend your time in. With its beautiful landscape and lively residents, it’s easy to understand why tourism is New Hope’s primary industry.” Find their full list of the best small towns to visit in the Keystone State here.