Cozy and warm is overrated

Are you really going to let a dip in the temperature stop you from experiencing Pennsylvania's Americana Region this winter? Cozy and warm is fine, but only after an exhilarating day of activities in Reading and Berks County. We think you'll be surprised by the amazing assortment of things to do - indoors and outside in our vibrant region. Find outdoor adventure on our trails, slopes, and ponds. Take in sporting events, concerts, comedy shows, or a new museum exhibit. Explore our Main Streets and uncover the local breweries and shops that make these communities so cool. Wintertime is a great time to Get Curious about Pennsylvania's Americana Region.


They say curiosity killed the cat.  Nope it was boredom.  We promise you won't get bored, because we are sharing the top ten things to do in Pennsylvania's Americana Region.  In our crazy, cool country we have lots of unique wonderfun adventures. You can have wonderfun all year long in our region.  Get Curious, Stay Curious...check our events calendar often.  See Our Top 10 Things to Do!


Child cheering at the royals hockey game @jack.verdeur
@ReadingRoyals, @Jack.Verdeur
Group of people taking a selfie at hawk mountain @untilyourdreamscometrue

Brr... breathtaking fun!

No doubt about it, one of the best ways to spend time in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region is outside - even in the winter. Beautiful rolling hills, valleys, and waterways set the stage for outstanding year-round adventures like biking, hiking, and ice fishing. When it snows, head to our parks to cross-country ski and snowshoe, or to nearby resorts for downhill skiing, snowboarding, and snow-tubing fun. Take a spin on the outdoor rink at Folino's Estate Winery, the indoor ice at BodyZone, or bleed purple at a Reading Royals ice hockey game. Of course, there’s more than one way to travel downhill. Don’t let a little snow keep you from experiencing our world-class mountain biking trails. Colder weather means cooler fun in Berks County

Biking | Hiking and Guided Walks | Outdoors


Goggleworks Artist
Courtesy of Miller Center for the Arts

So much to do, so little time

Love the arts? You'll feel right at home in Pennsylvania's Americana Region. In addition to our galleries, art centers, museums, and fabulous public art displays, enjoy a wonderful array of concerts, comedy shows, and theatrical productions. Take a class at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, or relax to the traditional sounds of our 150-year-old Reading Symphony Orchestra. Before you know it, the soulful melodies of our annual Berks Jazz Fest will signify the winter is over, and spring is on the way. What will you make time to enjoy?

Small groups of people gather around fire pits for dining and fun at Chatty Monks on a winter's night.
Dining at Judy's on Cherry

Fresh and delicious 

Farm fresh foods, PA Dutch favorites, local brews and wines; Pennsylvania’s Americana Region provides visitors with outstanding places to dine, interesting foods to sample, and tasty treats to take home. Experience diverse and complicated cuisines, as well as traditional PA Dutch fare at our local restaurants and pubs. Sample and savour the culinary marvels available at our farmers marketsbreweries, and vineyards. Fresh and delicious is serious business in Berks County.

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