There always seems to be a stigma around doing things alone. It isn't often that you walk into a restaurant where the majority of people are by themselves. In fact, I personally have never seen such a sight. Why is that? Sure, it can be a little uncomfortable to do things alone, but we all need a little me-time once in a while. Whether you are single or not, a healthy amount of independence can benefit anyone. There are so many things to do in Berks County without the additional company. Plus, being alone gives so many more opportunities to meet new people. If you are looking for a sign to explore the area by yourself, this is it! 

Goggleworks Artist


Take a Class 

Do you ever wish you could learn how to create pottery, blow glass, or learn a new language? Berks County has no shortage of learning opportunities. 



Located in the former Willson Goggle Factory building in downtown Reading, GoggleWorks is the largest arts center of its kind in the country. The 145,000 square foot complex features seven teaching studios in ceramics, hot and warm glass, metalsmithing, photography, printmaking, and woodworking; 40 juried artist studios, several exhibition galleries, event rental spaces, Boscov Film Theatre, and Store. The complex also houses dozens of local dance, music, arts, and other creative businesses and cultural organizations.


Berks History Center

Berks History Center (BHC) leads the way in telling the 300-year story of Berks County and its people, with the aim of building an understanding of our unique history, strengthening our sense of community, and inspiring our community’s progress in the years to come. Discover the unique history and diverse cultural heritage of Berks County through artifacts, museum exhibitions, historical records and literature, educational programs, and special events. 


Taylor Backes 

Boyertown is the home of Taylor Backes, the original glass gallery of internationally known artists Will Dexter and Karla Trinkley, who create one-of-a-kind glass creations, limited editions, seasonal pieces, and hand-crafted jewelry. The production studio is structured to accommodate a wide spectrum of projects ranging from small, molded objects to large-scale, free-form glass sculptures. Sign up for a day-long glass-blowing class to learn the art firsthand.


Water aerobics class in the swimming pool at body zone

Sarah Lucas


Body Zone Sports & Wellness Complex

Body Zone's diverse sports programs include basketball, field hockey, ice hockey, lacrosse, volleyball, football, and soccer. Extensive wellness programs include group exercise, aquatics, cardio, weight training, and more. 


Riverview Gardens & Gifts 

The Garden & Gift Shop is on their 18-acre nursery, with a retail store with over 5,000 sq ft, Riverview offers unique and professional Workshops throughout the year as well as free ‘How to’ workshops. The Houseplant Club is enjoyed by many, allowing them to share their information and love of plants.


Three warmly dressed men stand next to their mountain bikes, on the snow covered trails of Neversink Mountain.



Join a Group 

A great way to meet new people is by joining a group that enjoys the same activities that you do! With so many different recreational spots in Berks County, there are many options. 



Berks Area Mountain Biking Association is a non-profit educational association whose mission is to create, enhance, and preserve great trail experiences for mountain bikers in Berks County. Trails range in difficulty from beginner-friendly to some of the most technical, rock-strewn trails you’ll experience anywhere.


Berks NatureBlue Marsh Lake Trail, Berks County Parks and Recreation

We have several organizations that host group walks throughout various recreational areas in Berks County. Click each one to learn more! 


Plate with pulled pork, fries, and coleslaw with bbq on the side

Sarah Lucas


Eat at your Favorite Restaurant 

That's right! We think everyone should experience going to a restaurant by themselves at least once in their life. Think of all of the perks! You can order whatever you want and have no pressure to share. If you're not comfortable eating there, you can always opt for take-out and eat it wherever you please. When the weather is warmer, it's fun to take your food out to one of the parks and enjoy a quiet picnic.

Drinks are also a great way to enjoy some time alone. Treat yourself to your favorite beverage and chat it up with the local bartender. As always, make sure to drink responsibly! If alcohol isn't your thing, getting a milkshake, ice cream, boba, or coffee is never a bad idea. 

Click here for a list of restaurants in Berks County.

Get out there and experience all that Pennsylvania's Americana Region has to offer.