An Eye-Opening Tour around Reading PA in a Charter Bus
Catch an Amazing Game, Go on Languid Shopping Tour and Party On in Downtown Reading in Charter Bus
In a lot of ways, Pennsylvania’s city, Reading, have moved beyond what it initially was, which was the halfway point and major transportation hub between Philadelphia and PA’s state capital Harrisburg. Reading railroad and station was a key hub to Central Pennsylvania and the east. However, decades later, after much development, Reading became a tourist destination and it was one of the first cities where outlet shopping is popular. It received its moniker, ‘The Pretzel City’ because of rumors that this was the place to head to if you wanted to find an endless number of outlets selling local pretzels. So, this could be the perfect time to hunt down local Pretzel stores like Bachman, Dieffenbach, Tom Sturgis and Unique Pretzels and try them out for yourself. These bakeries continue to call Reading their homeground.
Thanks to its pleasant and relatively all-year-round mild weather, any time is a good time to visit You can make your way around many surrounding neighborhoods to have a look around other surrounding neighborhoods like Centre Park, Glenside, Hampden Heights, Nothmont, College Heights, Outlet District and North Riverside.
Whether you are here for a short weekend trip or on a business trip, there are countless things that you can do at some of Reading’s most popular attractions. Make a short trip to The Pagoda (Reading’s iconic and landmark attraction – amazing view to be expected), visit Reading Museum to learn about the city’s history or catch a game at FirstEnergy Stadium.
The great thing about visiting Reading Pennsylvania is that you can find points of interest, attractions and event venues suitable for all kinds of events. So, start organizing your friend’s bachelor or bachelorette party, hit the down for a bar crawl with US Coachways’ luxurious party buses, organize a school field trip, have a team-building corporate outing in Reading, have your wedding reception in a downtown hotel ballroom or plan a fun and frantic-free weekend with your close friends with US Coachways’ ground transportation. We can help you organize tours in Pennsylvania, including cities like Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Erie. Give us a call to find out more about our charter bus rental services in these cities.
Parks, Stadiums, Theaters and Historical Landmarks Galore
Reading is no longer the railroad town that we thought it was. Now, it proves itself to be more than just a sleepy town and it is evident with the sheer number of attractions popping up. Below are some of the points of interest
we think visitors should check out when they are visiting Reading Pennsylvania.
- Entertainment & Amusement Parks — Santander Arena, which was formerly known as Sovereign Center, is an entertainment complex and arena built in 2001. Certain elements of the previous Astor Theater were retained, including the Art Deco chandelier and main gate. The arena also features a professional ice hockey stadium, primarily used by Reading Royals Ice Hockey Team, Reading Rockets Indoor lacrosse team, New York Majesty Lingerie Football League and their indoor football team, Reading Express. Check their website for event schedule because it hosted hundreds of concerts in the past including International artistes like Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Neil Diamond and many more. There are also some excellent shows all year round in Digiplex of Fairgrounds Square and Genesius Theater.
- Art & Cultural — If you want to learn more about Reading’s history, lifestyle and culture, the best place to head to would be Reading Museum. Have a look around the small but beautiful museum, visit the Planetarium and then have a stroll along the museum’s well-maintained paths and gardens.
- Restaurants & Shopping — Downtown Reading Pennsylvania is a haven for shopaholics. You can spend half a day strolling through the many shops in Fairgrounds Square Mall or find the best restaurant, café, diner and coffee shop at Berkshire Mall in the middle of your shopping spree. West Reading Main Street, in the meantime, is an ever-growing shopping district that has undergone dramatic changes with new retail outlets and restaurants being added. The transformation is spearheaded by West Reading Community Revitalization Foundation with its Main Street American program.
- Golf Courses & Sports Venues – Reading residents are into sports, especially baseball so, if you want to get into the game like a regular Reading local, organize a group trip to FirstEnergy Stadium for a great weekend game with Reading Fightin Phils. FirstEnergy Stadium has the capacity to seat up to 9,000 people at any single game and was named the second best place to have and watch a baseball game. Don’t forget to bring your family to Fantasy Skating Center at George Street for some adventure on ice.
- Historical Sites & Landmarks — Bring the charter bus to Mid-Atlantic Air Museum at Museum Drive if you have young kids with you, especially young boys. It is a great opportunity to learn about the reconstruction of a P-61C ‘Black Widow’ and be a part of their events including fly-in aircraft, recreations of WWII days and 1940’s with mock combats and simulation of a real airfield. Although Reading’s prominent landmark, simply known as The Pagoda, can be seen from several points around the downtown metropolis, take the charter bus to Duryea Drive for a closer look of The Pagoda which has been the city’s symbol for more than a century. Measuring at a towering 28 feet on top of a cliff that is more than 620 feet tall, you will get an unmatched view of Reading from the Pagoda. Don’t forget to bring your camera along to capture those special moments and scenery.
- Parks & Outdoor Activities — When you need to get away from the crowd and city center, bring the charter bus to visit Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center. It features approximately 670 acres of woodlands, streams, ponds and many of the center’s natural habitats are open to visitors. Hit the trails and enjoy its naturally tranquil atmosphere, wheelchairs are welcome as the trails are ADA accessible. Fancy learning more about the education center and what they have to offer? Make a stop at the center’s C.H. McConnell Environment Educational hall near its mansion and sawmill. Other parks and outdoor destinations in Reading PA are Happy Hollow Playground, Colony Park, Forest Hills Memorial Park, Pendora Park and 11th and Pike Playground.
- Zoos & Aquariums — Looking for a destination to educate kids about animals and everyday farm life? Organize a trip out to Oley Turnpike Dairy to explore the 13 landscaped farmland located right above Brandywine Park. The park is open all year round.
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