The Region

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There’s so much to see, do, and discover in southwestern Pennsylvania. From nightlife and professional sports in the city, to the charm and peacefulness of the countryside, we invite you to explore all our region has to offer. Pittsburgh and Its Countryside is a great destination for a family getaway, a company convention, a reunion of old friends or any other group function. No other region offers a greater selection of ways to play, discover and explore!

Pittsburgh & Its Countryside includes the following destinations, in addition to Armstrong County:

Allegheny County & the City of Pittsburgh

Visit Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is the place to be! With innovative art galleries, extravagant theater, fabulous shopping and more – Pittsburgh’s got it all. Photo of pittsburghIn fact, USA TODAY recently said Pittsburgh has “more in the way of diversions than many cities twice its size.”

Enjoy an elegant evening downtown with a performance at one of five theaters after dining at any of the dozens of great restaurants, all within the 14-block area of the Pittsburgh Cultural District. Or, walk across the Roberto Clemente Bridge and catch a baseball game at PNC Park, named one of the Top Ten Best Ballparks in the nation by Major League Baseball.

Bring the kids and experience the spectacular family fun attractions this city has to offer. Walk through a 40-foot tunnel at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium’s new Sand Tiger Shark exhibit and get an underwater view of these creatures like no other. Visit Sidney, Elvis, Stanley and friends in their new home at the National Aviary’s Penguin Point exhibit. Or, head to Kennywood Amusement Park for all the thrills, drops, splashes and dips you can handle.

What are you waiting for? Come see for yourself why there’s no place like Pittsburgh!

Beaver County LogoBeaver County

We invite you visit and share a lifestyle that is second to none. We’re a countryside location surrounded amid rolling hills, hardwood forests, river valleys and streams. Our collection of parks and outdoor activities can satisfy any outdoor enthusiast

Beaver County PhotoLooking for fun and interesting things to do? You will find plenty of them in Beaver County. We are blessed with a number of historical and heritage points that will peak your interest. In addition to attending any one of the dozens of cultural events and ethnic festivals held throughout the year, you can take a nostalgic trip through the history of air travel, specifically relating to WWII at the Air Heritage Museum. Feel the speed, beauty and excitement of polo matches held every Friday evening during the summer in Darlington. Marvel at the refined beauty of a replica of a wooden Greek Catholic Church of Central Europe at the GCU headquarters.

Savor award winning restaurants and our regional cuisine. Relax at one of our charming bed & breakfasts or national hotel brands We have unlimited opportunities for antiquing, golfing, boating, museums, historical sites, concerts and more! Beaver County, there is so much to see and do, you just have to get out and enjoy it.

All this only minutes from Pittsburgh.

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Butler County

Butler County PhotoWake up, Chow down, Get out and Dig in to the hands-on experiences in Butler County, PA. Wake up in an accommodating hotel, cozy B&B or scenic campground. Chow down at diverse restaurants and drink up at a winery or brewery. Get out and explore our spectacular green space. Visit Lake Arthur at Moraine State Park, recently named Park of the Year. Dig in to a hands-on experience like geocaching, glass blowing, beer brewing or woodworking. Experience agriculture, shopping, golfing, history and more. Take in the sights and scents of our fairs and festivals. There something to do for every season, and whatever you prefer, you’re sure to treasure the experience!

Butler County is easily accessible by Route 422, I-79 and the PA Turnpike. For a free Official Visitors Guide including maps, itineraries and a Family Fun discount card, visit our website or call 866.856.8444.

Green County LogoGreene County

Discover Greene County, Pennsylvania and discover a world of history, agritourism and outdoor recreation. Greene County is where northern charm and hospitality come together with a rich history and wild beauty. From the unique shopping and dining in historic Waynesburg, to the natural beauty of the trails and woodlands surrounding the Monongahela River, Greene Green County PhotoCounty offers something for everyone. Enjoy the great outdoors with scenic bike rides, hiking and golfing or enjoy the simple pleasure of relaxing at a peaceful bed & breakfast getaway. Tour the stately churches, distinguished homes and quiet country roads scattered throughout the landscape. With its abundant festivals, events and activities, there is always something fun and interesting for the whole family to enjoy. Learn more about Greene County, Pennsylvania by visiting Come and see the different shades of Greene County.

Indiana County LogoIndiana County

Indiana County offers visitors the opportunity to explore historic sites, cultural events, and ethnic and heritage festivals. For nature lovers, county parks and Yellow Creek State Park offers activities for every season – swimming, fishing, boating and cross-country skiing. Hiking and biking enthusiasts will enjoy more than 60 miles of trails throughout the County. Indiana County PhotoVisitors can recall life at the turn of the century while exploring the beauty of our four covered bridges. Arts and theatre come alive on the campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Famous actor, Jimmy Stewart, was born and raised in Indiana where visitors can experience a little “Hollywood Magic” at the Jimmy Stewart Museum. Known as the Christmas Tree Capital of the World, Indiana County winter events include the “It’s a Wonderful Life” Festival and the Blue Spruce Park Festival of Lights, a display of still and animated lighted figures surrounding the lake. Step back in time with a visit to the Amish community of Smicksburg, where horse-drawn buggies share the road with automobiles and shops sell hand-made goods. Discover Indiana County, one of rural Pennsylvania’s hidden treasures.

Lawrence County LogoLawrence County

History, adventure and small-town simplicity await visitors to Lawrence County, less than one hour north of Pittsburgh.

Lawrence County offers the perfect mix of relaxation and adventure in a traditional yet progressive setting. The community’s rich heritage, breathtaking scenery and variety of exceptional events make it an ideal destination for family fun.

Lawrence County PhotoVisitors can choose from any number of entertainment options including a ballet company, community theater, genealogical research center, historic museums, art galleries, numerous annual and seasonal events plus a variety of ethnic restaurants sure to please the discriminating palette. “You can’t find a bad meal in Lawrence County” is a phrase often used by the staff of the Lawrence County Tourism Promotion Agency.

Outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of challenging hiking trails, rock climbing and rappelling areas, rivers for fishing and canoeing and a state park that’s listed as a National Natural Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Jump in your car and take a drive to Lawrence County, Fireworks Capital of America, and see what all the excitement is about. It’s not far away. More information is available on or

You don’t have a computer? Then call 888-284-7599 and a tourism packet will be mailed to you.

Mercer County LogoMercer County

Mercer County located one hour north of Pittsburgh at the crossroads of I-79 & I-80. Known for Prime Outlets at Grove City, rated one of the “Top 20 Outlet Malls in the U.S.” by Value Retail News; the “Mercer County PhotoWorld’s Largest Stores” Daffin’s Candies, Reyers Shoe Store and The Winner. One of a kind shops in Mercer County include Wendell August Forge featuring handcrafted metal giftware; Slovak Folk Crafts showcasing crafts from Slovakia and other European countries and North America’s largest wood carving depicting Slovakian folk life. In addition to world class shopping Mercer County is also known for having great golf, ranked by Golf Digest as one of the best golf destinations in America. We are also recognized for unique lodging such as Terra Nova House voted “Top 12 Inns Worldwide” by and Buhl Mansion Guesthouse & Spa honored as “America’s Top 10 Romantic Inns”, 2008. In addition to our distinctive accommodations we offer over 1,200 well appointed guest rooms. To complete your visit Mercer County offers diverse culinary delights for all to enjoy. Discover for yourself why visitors return to Mercer County year after year for shopping, golfing, overnight accommodations, and fabulous dining. View all our members online!

Washington County LogoWashington County

Located 25 miles south of Pittsburgh, Washington County, PA offers visitors a variety of attractions, all in a peaceful country setting.

Washington County PhotoThe past comes to life with a trip to the Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Museum, the oldest known site of human habitation in North America, and a recreated 19th Century village celebrating rural life. At the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, hop on for a 4 mile ride on a vintage trolley car, and then tour the Trolley Display Building, which highlights 30 different restored trolleys.

Try your luck at the brand new Meadows Racetrack & Casino, with over 3,700 slots, 8 restaurants, and live harness racing. Catch the action on the baseball diamond at a Washington Wild Things baseball game, or venture outdoors and enjoy our parks, festivals, and trails.

For a change of pace, take in the arts scene in Washington County. From galleries to choirs, theaters to the symphony, we offer a rich tapestry of creative, performing and visual arts.

In need of a little retail therapy? Whether it’s the outlets or the malls, the antique stores or the specialty shops, chances are you’ll find what you’re looking for.

Come and discover the many faces of Washington County, PA!

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