Philadelphia is known for its pretzels, stromboli, and the invention of the cheesesteak. There’s no better place to experience a classic Philly cheesesteak than in Pennsylvania, but if you can’t travel there anytime soon, we found you a recipe from Food and Wine for some Grilled Philly Cheesesteaks so you can make one in your own backyard.
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Pennsylvania is known as the Keystone State for its important role in the drafting of the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and the Gettysburg Address. It is also known as the Quaker State after the state’s namesake, William Penn, who was a follower of the Quaker religion and founder of both Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. History lovers will find an abundance of historic landmarks and attractions in Pennsylvania, from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, to Valley Forge and the Gettysburg battle site. The city of Pittsburgh is known for its industrial roots and the cultural legacy of the Carnegie family, while the capital city of Harrisburg is admired for its historic buildings. Of the thirteen original colonies, Pennsylvania is the only state that doesn’t border the Atlantic Ocean.
Other Pennsylvania towns are famous for arts and entertainment reasons, like Hershey, with its chocolate manufacturing and theme park or Punxsutawney, for Phil, the weather-predicting groundhog. If you are looking for an artistic experience, Pittsburgh is home to the Andy Warhol museum and in Mill Run is one of the most famous buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Fallingwater. Movie buff? Pennsylvania is known for several famous scenes such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art stairs in Rocky, Llanerch Diner in Silver Linings Playbook, or the Steel Blast Furnaces in Bethlehem from Transformers. If you need a more peaceful getaway, travel to Pennsylvania Dutch country or consider a visit to one of the many beautiful national or state parks or forests. In Pennsylvania, you will truly find something for everyone.