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 a fun day of activities in Reading and Berks County. We think you'll be surprised by the amazing array of things to do - indoors and outside in our vibrant region. Find 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.

Outdoor Recreation  |  Wineries, Breweries and Dining   |  Arts & Culture

Child cheering at the royals hockey game

A group of mountain bikers brave the snow to take in the views from a lookout on Neversink Mountain.

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 year-round adventures like biking, hiking, and 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.

Girl & Glassblower at GoggleWorks Center for the Arts

IX Art Show

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 that winter is over, and spring is on the way. Be sure to check our Calendar of Events for all the artful happenings we offer this season. 

Friends enjoying wine and spirits around the fire at Folino's.

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

Fresh & Delicious 

There's no getting around it; when you travel, you've got to eat somewhere. Make that "somewhere" memorable by dining at one of our many wonderful eateries. Skip the chain route and experience exciting cuisines and unique settings offered by local restaurants and pubs. While you're at it, get to know our favorite breweries, and possibly a winery or two, while following our BrewHAHA Experience Pass. Get a taste of our PA Dutch foods and culture with a visit to area farmers' markets. Get curious about the tasty ways to enjoy Reading and Berks County. Fresh and delicious is serious business in Pennsylvania's Americana Region.

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