Get out of town with our Spring Travel Guide recommendations.

Short trips are the champion of spring. The days are longer, the air is warmer, and we feel the itch to get out and explore. With this list of getaways and events, it’ll be easy to find the trip – or trips – to get yourself, family, and friends out of Pittsburgh this spring.

Welcome to the TABLE Magazine Spring Travel Guide 2024.

 

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Presque Isle Wine Cellars

“Founded in 1964, Presque Isle Wine Cellars is a family-owned winery located in the heart of the beautiful Lake Erie Wine Growing Region.  We invite you to sample our award-winning wines in our Isle House Tasting Room or visit our beautiful creekside location and enjoy a relaxing picnic and glass of wine by the waterfalls.”


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Penn Shore Vineyards

As the oldest winery in Pennsylvania, we strive to continually produce the finest varietals and blends from European and American wine grapes grown nearby. Enjoy a glass of wine while sitting on our back patio surrounded by hundreds of acres of grapes, or simply browse through our large retail & tasting rooms. Be sure to visit our website or Facebook page for more information on our events and what’s going on at the winery.



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PA Wines

For more than 330 years, Pennsylvania has been creating a deep winemaking legacy. It all began when William Penn planted a vineyard in what is now Fairmount Park in Philadelphia. Today, more than 400 wineries and 14,000+ acres of Pennsylvania vineyards are producing more than 2 million gallons of wine every year.  Pennsylvania ranks fourth in the nation for wine production with growing attention for the exciting diversity of wines grown.

Experience all that Pennsylvania wines have to offer by planning a weekend getaway along one of the wine trails, enjoy a wine tasting at a picturesque vineyard, or join one of the exciting events at a winery.  Along the way, learn more about the impressive variety of wines grown, made, and proudly poured in Pennsylvania. You’re never more than an hour away from a winery in Pennsylvania! To start planning, visit pennsylvaniawine.com.


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Nemacolin

Discover Real Life Magic at Nemacolin

Across more than 2,200 majestic acres in the Laurel Highlands of southwestern Pennsylvania, Nemacolin is a four-season playground for adventurers who expect the unexpected. With five luxury hotels, you’ll find the perfect getaway at our mountain hideaway,, whether you prefer the iconic, art deco interiors of Falling Rock, the breathtaking elegance of The Chateau, or the private grandeur of The Homes and The Estates. And just wait until you see The Grand Lodge in all its suite glory.

Nemacolin continually reinvents  luxe offerings and has again earned 22 Forbes Five-Star and Four-Star accolades across the resort. Luxuriate in one-of-a-kind dining and entertainment options, including modern cuisine inspired by the sea at Aqueous, two championship Pete Dye-designed golf courses, and sensational spa and wellness treatments. Our enchanting resort is perfect for curious explorers, offering seasonal and exhilarating outdoor activities like Jeep off-roading, ropes courses, fly fishing, horseback riding, and much, much more. Adventure awaits at Nemacolin.

nemacolin.com


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Lake Erie Wine Country

Sip, Savor and See Lake Erie Wine Country!

Lake Erie Wine Country is in the largest grape-growing region east of the Rockies.  It extends nearly 50 miles along the Lake Erie shore in Pennsylvania and New York and is home to over 21 unique wineries.  Head north from Pittsburgh and in two hours you will be in the heart of wine country!  Open year round, we are anxious for you to visit, taste our award-winning wines and experience the beauty of our vineyards.  Visit www.lakeeriewinecountry.org  to explore other things to do and places to stay and eat while you’re here.


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Laurel Highlands

Spring is the best time to take on an outdoor adventure in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands! Go the extra mile on a scenic hike or make family memories biking on the Great Allegheny Passage or one of many trails. River sports kick off in the spring including amazing fly fishing and trout streams. Of course, you can unplug and reconnect with a relaxing spa day. An exciting weekend in a charming Laurel Highlands’ cabin is an excellent way to recharge. Or experience the great outdoors camping or glamping under the stars. GO beyond expectations! Plan your spring getaway at GOLAURELHIGHLANDS.com


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KingView Meadery

KingView Meadhouse & Winery brings you award winning meads (honeywine), hard ciders and wines. We are located only 6 minutes west from historic downtown North East, or 6 minutes east from Harborcreek shopping district. With vineyard views in our backyard, this unique meadery destination is the perfect setting for your special occasion and can handle large groups with our 35 ft. tasting bar that also serves PA craft beers. Come see why KingView Mead stands out as a preferred mead across the nation, and experience something different.


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Johnson Estate Winery

Johnson Estate Winery is NYS’ oldest estate winery. It produces world-class Rieslings and other wines in the Germanic environment along the shores of Lake Erie in Western New York. The winery is proud to produce high quality wines from Estate-grown grapes grown on our 110 acres of vineyards. As an estate winery, vineyard practices are wholly integrated into the production of the wines, and quality, rather than quantity, is our governing principle “from bud to bottle”.


A photo of Fallingwater nestled in a lush green wooded area with the waterfall and stream running through it.

Fallingwater

Fallingwater, part of UNESSCO’s World Heritage List, is open for its 61st tour season! Edgar Kaufmann Jr. called it “a work of art…. set on the waterfall of Bear Run, spouting nature’s endless energy and grace.”

Explore the house’s intimate relationship with nature during a Guided Architectural Tour. Or take a grounds tour, or In-depth or Focus tour or Family Field Trip. Visit the Café to enjoy locally sourced coffee drinks, snacks and lunches inspired by Appalachia’s culinary history and seasonal produce.

Enjoy a unique shopping experience in the Museum Store. Our items, many of which are small-batched and locally crafted, are chosen by a team drawing inspiration from the Kaufmann family’s collection.

Stop in the Speyer Gallery for the 2024 exhibition “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Southwestern Pennsylvania—The Fallingwater Projects,” unrealized projects Wright designed for the Fallingwater site from the 1930s through the 1950s.

Deepen your understanding of Wright’s organic architecture by exploring Fallingwater Institute’s education programs. Attend discussions by the Living Room fireplace with director Justin Gunther and a special guest.

Discover why Fallingwater is a place the Kaufmanns believed would enrich lives, inspire generations and connect people to nature. Visit Fallingwater.org for information about education programs, reservations and more.


A vast picturesque look at the lake in Crawford County with several canoes in the water.

Crawford County

Whether it’s your first time or your 20th, when you visit Crawford County, expect to immediately find yourself among family. Away from the buzz and the busy, Crawford County is home to people and places that encourage exploration and relaxation. Our passionate community is full of warm, welcoming residents who are ready to show you what we have to offer.

Around every corner, expect to find a new friend eager to share the comfort and creativity of the area. Adventure is abundant in Crawford County no matter the weather. When the snow settles in, you can warm up with local beer and wine. You can also unpack the history and culture of Northwest Pennsylvania. Explore the intimate, innovative collection of downtown areas where unique, small businesses are thriving. When the temperatures heat up, don’t miss the stunning scenery or outdoor experiences. Nowhere quite encapsulates the great vastness of nature like Crawford County.

Come alive in our great outdoors! There’s fishing, angling, boating, and kayaking in some of the most beautiful glacier lakes in the country. There’s hiking through acres of lush forest paths.

Crawford County also knows good food. That’s why we have over 100 restaurants, breweries, cideries, wineries, diners, sweet shops and more to choose from! Craft Beer to Ciders to Coffee shops, come visit Crawford County, PA and see what we have to offer! You’ll be pleasantly surprised! With all the quaint B&B’s, Hotels, Cabins, Campsites, and Cottages, you should stay for the whole weekend!

Visit our website at visitcrawford.org for more information, suggested itineraries, events listings, and to download our mobile app. ”


Light tan colored wine barrels from 21 Brix stacked sideways on metal racks.

21 Brix

At 21 Brix Winery, our name is inspired by the measure of sweetness in grapes. But what we think is even more important is the sweetness of the experiences created by bringing people together. Come visit our spacious tasting room, sample our wines, and browse our gift shop. We offer local craft beer and cider on tap in addition to a variety of small-plate food options. Conveniently located on Route 20 between Brocton and Westfield – look for the pink elephant! Open daily 10-6. 21 Brix Winery – where life (and wine) is #sweetshared.

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