With its rich history, beautiful architecture, and eccentric neighborhoods, Pennsylvania has the most Instagrammable places worth sharing. Grab your camera or device and set off to capture the urban jungle and rustic rural landscapes. There is a lot of beauty to share in one of the oldest states in the Union.
Pittsburgh’s ever-changing skyline has endless angles worth capturing. At night, the vibrant lights illuminate the sky and the riverfront.
Bushkill Falls — Bushkill, PA
Dubbed the “Niagara of Pennsylvania,” Bushkill Falls is one of the state’s top attractions. This series of eight waterfalls burrowed in the Poconos are reachable by hiking trails and bridges, which are great spots to snap some pictures.
Cathedral of Learning — Pittsburgh
Located on the University of Pittsburgh campus, this Gothic Revival building was commissioned in 1921. The four-story Commons Room on the main floor offers breathtaking Gothic-style architecture, slate floors, and limestone walls.
The Rocky Statue — Philadelphia
Run up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and snap a pic with the “Italian Stallion.” Then turn around and take a picture of downtown Philly.
Pine Creek Gorge — Wellsboro, PA
The Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania is a chasm in the north-central part of the state, running 47 miles long and 1,000 feet deep. The explosion of color in autumn makes this the ideal time to go.
Magic Gardens — Philadelphia
An eclectic collection of mosaics covers nearly half a city block on South Street in Philadelphia. The Gardens are the life’s work of a local artist, Isaiah Zagar, who began beautifying the street in the late 1960s and never stopped creating.
Mr. Rogers Statue — Pittsburgh
11 feet tall and made from 7,000 pounds of bronze, this statue of American’s favorite friendly neighbor adorns the waterfront of the Allegheny River near Heinz Field. Opened to the public in 2009, the attraction has been among the most popular in Pittsburgh ever since.
The Liberty Bell — Philadelphia
“Proclaim LIBERTY Throughout all the Land unto all the Inhabitants Thereof.” This inscription on the bell has been used as a source of inspiration for the American Revolution, abolitionists, suffragettes, and civil rights advocates.
Benjamin Franklin Bridge — Philadelphia
Formerly the Delaware River Bridge, the Ben Franklin Bridge connects Philadelphia and Camden, New Jersey. At its opening, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world.
Elfreth’s Alley — Philadelphia
Named after silversmith Jeremiah Elfreth, this street is the oldest residential street in America. Built in 1706 as a cart path to the waterfront, it was designated a historic landmark in 1966.