The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is a state located in the North-eastern and Middle Atlantic regions of the United States. The state borders are Delaware and Maryland to the south, West Virginia to the southwest, Ohio to the west, New York and Ontario, Canada, to the north, and New Jersey to the east. The state's four most populous cities are, respectively, Philadelphia,Pittsburgh, Allentown and Erie. The state capital is Harrisburg.
Pennsylvania has the following metropolitan areas:
• Allentown–Bethlehem–Easton (PA-NJ)
• State College
Natural Areas:Pennsylvania natural areas are divided in 6 big areas, and at the same time, they have different natural parks inside, which are the following:
1. Pennsylvania's Great Lakes Region
a. Black Jack Swamp - 725 acres
b. Clark Island - 161 acres
c. Gull Point Special Management Area - approximately 67 acres
2. Northeast Pennsylvania Mountains
a. Bender/Black Bear Swamps - 1,600 acres
b.Boulder Field - approximately 16 acres
c. Fall Brook - 34 acres
d. Glens Natural Area - 2,845 acres
e. Mud Run - 1,335 acres
f. Mud Swamp - 152 acres
3. Pittsburgh and Its Countryside
a. Ferncliff Peninsula - 104 acres
b. Hemlock Trail - 5.8 acres
c. Slippery Rock - 92 acres
d. Slippery Rock Gorge - 1,296 acres
4. Philadelphia and the Countryside
a. Pine Swamp - 98 acres
b. Nockamixon Cliffs- 28 acres
c. River Islands - 102 acres
d. Tidal Marsh - 71 acres
5. Pennsylvania Wilds
a. Black Moshannon Bog - 1,992 acres
b. Forest Cathedral - 555 acres
c. Pine Creek Gorge - 699 acres
d. Swamp Forest - 246 acres
6. The Alleghenies and Her Valleys
a. Rapid Run - 39 acres
Places of interest in Pennsylvania:
If you go to Pennsylvania, you can go to Philadelphia Zoo, which was thefirst zoo in the nation. After that, you can go to other zoos and aquariums, but if you prefer going to museums, you should go to “Philadelphia Museum of Art”, and also go to “Houdini’s Museum”.
You can also go to a many amusements parks in Pennsylvania since American people are lovers of amusements parks, like Dutch Wonderland, DelGrosso Amusement Park, etc. Pennsylvania also has the largestindoor water park in the East Coast named Splash Lagoon, located in Erie.
If your interest is about music, don’t worry: in Pennsylvania you’ll find notable music festivals that you might like: Musikfest and NEARfest in Bethlehem, Philadelphia Folk Festival, Creation Festival, the Great Allentown Fair, and Purple Door.
As a tourist, you can also find different State Parks, like Presque Isle StatePark, on Lake Erie; Worlds End State Park, on Loyalsock Creek canyon, Point State Park, in downtown Pittsburgh, Ohiopyle State Park, in Jonathan Run Falls.
Gastronomy of the area:
Pennsylvania is known as the snack food capital of the world because it has many industries related to snacks, but is also known because of its cheese steaks and because in Pittsburgh tomato ketchup was improved byHenry John Heinz. You can also find multi-ethnic cuisine from Russia, Japan, Korea, China, Italy, Mexico, etc.
New Jersey is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. It is bordered on the northeast by New York, on the southeast and south by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Pennsylvania and on the southwest by Delaware. New Jersey lies largely within the sprawlingmetropolitan areas of New York City and Philadelphia. It is the most densely populated state in the United States.
The Tourism Commission divided New Jersey in six different areas thinking about the tourism and also thinking that it would be easier to find something interesting to see or visit:
• Gateway Region, encompassing Middlesex County, Union County, Essex County, Hudson County, Bergen...