Nestled in the north-east of the USA, Pennsylvania offers a unique blend of impressive landscapes and thrilling historic cities. Covering such a large stretch of land and offering a diverse range of things to do, you’ll find that hiring a car is the best solution for touring around the state.
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*when the booking is cancelled within seven days of being made.
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
You’ll find that the ‘Keystone State’ offer visitors a fascinating mix of cities, an historic state capital, and both coastal and mountainous retreats. So to truly get a feel for this eclectic blend, hiring a car is the perfect option.
Pennsylvania tours usually begin with one of USA’s most historic cities, Philadelphia. Here, you’ll find iconic monuments that were pivotal to the nation’s history, like the 18th century Independence Hall where the first American government met, the Liberty Bell that rang to celebrate independence and the National Constitution Center, a museum devoted to telling you the story of the American Constitution.
It’s not just the past that’s on show in Philadelphia, however. You’ll be able to enjoy contemporary culture too. Find a diverse range of art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, one of the largest fine art museums in the United States, and the mementoes of Philadelphia’s famous movie character Rocky, including a popular statue and the steps he famously runs up. Meanwhile Reading Terminal Market is a treat for foodies. You’ll be spoilt for choice among homemade specialties, fresh produce and ethnic restaurants
The old ‘Steel City’ of Pittsburgh has transformed into a centre for green culture that’s now ranked as one of America’s best cities to visit. Its hilly site between two rivers means a hire car is often the best way of getting around. There are more than 400 bridges, and some streets are so steep that the pavements are stairways.
During your stay, tour the city’s main attractions: the world-class Carnegie Museum of Natural History, the quirky museum devoted to local artists Andy Warhol and the lively Mount Washington area that’s full of restaurants with great views across the city. You’ll find more panoramic views from the Duquesne Incline funicular railway too.
Drive around Pennsylvania and you’ll find history around every corner. Take a tour of the Gettysburg Civil War Battlefield or visit the site of George Washington’s Valley Forge camp, which dates back to the American Revolutionary War.
It’s also a state to have fun in, as you’ll discover at one of many theme parks dotted across Pennsylvania. Big name family-friendly parks include Hersheypark near Harrisburg, Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom near Allentown, and Knoebels Amusement Resort in Elysburg.
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.