Fun and Free: Philly on a Budget

With plenty of free sights and activities, you don’t have to be rich to have fun in Philly. You can do all of the following for free—yes, you heard right, free.

Moon Philadelphia

Journalist and Philadelphia native Karrie Gavin guides travelers around her hometown, from exploring Wissahickon Park to sampling the city’s renowned cheesesteaks, soft pretzels, and hoagies. Gavin also includes one-of-a-kind trip ideas such as the Two-Day Best of Philadelphia and Philly’s Culinary Classics. With advice on the visiting the Philadelphia Museum of Art, enjoying recreational opportunities […]

Why Chowhounds Love Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh’s current culinary scene is a microcosm of the city itself, where innovation and creativity exists, as long as you’re willing to look for it. Dan Eldridge presents his top-three Pittsburgh restaurant picks for fine dining, as well as his top-three low-end picks for tasty (and cheap!) meals.

The Two-Day Best of Pittsburgh

Although a thorough exploration of Pittsburgh and its environs would require at least a week, the city is compact enough that its most important sights and activities can be experienced easily in two days. This itinerary assumes a Saturday-morning arrival in Pittsburgh, but with the exception of a visit to the Strip District, which is at its best on Saturday mornings, all the activities below can easily be shuffled around at will.

Fun and Cheap: Pittsburgh on a Budget

Operating strictly on a shoestring budget? You’ve come to exactly the right city. Budget living is practically a religion in some quarters of Pittsburgh, where a night on the town can be accomplished for as little as $20, and a day exploring the urban jungle can be had for almost nothing at all.

Moon Pittsburgh

Long-time Pennsylvania resident Dan Eldridge provides a quirky look at Pittsburgh, from visiting the Andy Warhol Museum to grabbing a beer at a hipster bar in South Side. Dan includes unique trip ideas like Go Where the Locals Go, Fun and Cheap, and Out with the Parents. Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, […]

Moon Spotlight Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Moon Spotlight Pennsylvania Dutch Country is a 60-page compact guide covering Lancaster County, Gettysburg, Hershey, the state capital, and other highlights of south-central Pennsylvania, notable for its large Amish and Mennonite populations. Author Anna Dubrovsky offers her seasoned advice on must-see attractions, and includes maps with sightseeing highlights so you can make the most of […]

Moon Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania resident and voracious traveler Anna Dubrovsky covers the best of the Keystone State, including Philadelphia, Amish country, the Pocono Mountains, Hershey, and Presque Isle. She offers a variety of unique travel strategies—from kid-pleasing getaways to rail fan meccas—and details the most popular sights, including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Gettysburg National Military Park, and […]