Go off the beaten path on your next vacation. Conveniently located between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, Altoona is one of Pennsylvania's most delightful hidden gems. While you're in Altoona, you can learn about the city's storied past at a museum, and then have the time of your life at an amusement park. Take flights to Pittsburgh, and stop by Altoona for a while—you're sure to be taken in by its many charms.
Begin your venture through Altoona with a visit to the Railroaders Memorial Museum. The railway industry was the original life force of this quaint town, and learning about the trains is sure to make you feel like a kid again. And if you're staying in the summer, go to one of Altoona's amazing amusement parks. There are two: Lakemont Park and DelGrosso's Amusement Park. Lakemont Park is a treasure trove of nostalgia and boasts the world's oldest working wooden roller coaster, Leap-The-Dips. DelGrosso's offers an extensive water park so there's fun for everyone. After a fun-filled day, you can catch some z's at any of the fine hotels in Altoona.
Feeling famished? Altoona's best restaurants can be found directly off the Plank Road exit of Interstate 99. Whether you're craving sushi or pizza, you can find something that's sure to satisfy your hunger. You'll also find some great loaded nachos—they're ridiculously cheap and the best in the state. On the hunt for a great night out? Head toward 6th Avenue where you'll find sports bars, taverns, and pubs galore. When you're ready to hit the hay, you can stay at any of the wonderful and accommodating Altoona hotels.
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