An Altoona vacation is not complete without a visit to the Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum. The interactive museum provides a unique overview of railroad history in Pennsylvania. You'll learn exactly what it was like to toil day-in and day-out as a railroad worker, and you'll be grateful for the rest and relaxation afforded by vacation packages to Altoona. Further your understanding of local railroad history at the Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark, which highlights the railroad that made the city of Altoona possible.
For a break from trains, use the convenience of Altoona car rentals to access Canoe Creek State Park, where you can enjoy hours of lakeside fun. After a long day of boating and hiking, you'll be ready for a laid-back night at one of several peaceful Altoona hotels.
Recurring Festivals and Events
During the third weekend of May, Pennsylvania's most talented artists gather in Altoona for the Blair County Arts Festival. While attending this popular event, be sure to check out one of over two dozen live performances scattered throughout the Penn State Altoona campus. After the concert, take in the local talent at the vendor area. Thanks to the savings made possible by package deals to Altoona, you'll be more than willing to splurge on a piece of local artwork. What better way to commemorate your vacation than with a beautiful painting created by an Altoona-based artist?
From railroad museums to art festivals, there are plenty of affordable activities to keep you entertained in Altoona. Save even more by using the Travelocity app, which features a variety of excellent mobile exclusive deals.
Accommodation in Altoona
Altoona has 23 hotels to choose from, which you can investigate on Travelocity's Altoona lodging guide.
The Hampton Inn Altoona, at 180 Charlotte Dr, or the Clarion Inn & Suites, at 3306 Pleasant Valley Blvd, are brimming with opulence and charm. If you would like your dollar to go further, check out the Comfort Suites Altoona, at 140 Stroehman Rd, or the Courtyard by Marriott Altoona, located at 2 Convention Center Blvd.