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10 Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund in Pennsylvania

We wait for this all year. We work hard – and now, we deserve to play hard.
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The Lodge at Glendorn, Photo Credit: Visit ANF.

While Pennsylvania is home to loads of luxurious attractions and products, we’ve rounded up our 10 ways for Happy Travelers to spend their tax refunds in Pennsylvania: 

1. Spoil yourself with a getaway to Gateway Lodge in Cook Forest State Park.

Nestled in the ancient hemlocks and pines of the park, Gateway Lodge offers fine dining with locally sourced foods, soothing AVEDA massages and an atmosphere of relaxation and personal attention. 

2. Rev up a new Harley-Davidson® bike.


Harley Davidson Steel Toe, Credit: Harley-Davidson.

Legendary motorcycles roar to life at Harley-Davidson’s Vehicle Operations facility in York, where you can experience a factory tour named among the nation’s best by Popular Mechanics and USA Today. But seeing one of these incredible machines isn’t nearly as awesome as owning one, so turn that tax refund into a down payment at the nearby 1st Capital Harley-Davidson dealer, where you can pick out the bike of your dreams and a leather jacket fitting of your new ride.

3.Take that luxurious getaway you’ve been dreaming of at The Lodge at Glendorn, northwestern Pennsylvania’s only luxury nature resort.

Ranked the No. 1 resort hotel by Travel + Leisure, the lodge offers 16 uniquely designed accommodations, an abundance of family-friendly activities for all seasons and a custom experience for each and every guest. As a member of the Relais & Chateaus association, it offers guests access to award-winning culinary experiences, from fine dining to cooking classes and luxury spa services.

4. Spend your tax refund the “the Wright Way” in the Laurel Highlands.


Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece Fallingwater®.

Close to what would be his 150th birthday, explore Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece Fallingwater® on an extravagant in-depth tour, a sunset tour or maybe a brunch tour for a truly immersive and artistic experience any Wright admirer will enjoy. Take it to the next level and rent a home at Polymath Park for the ultimate getaway!

5. Tap into your musical side with a Martin Guitar.

Handcrafted in Lehigh Valley, these acoustic guitars are recognized as some of the finest in the world and are played by countless musicians, including Ed Sheeran, Sturgill Simpson, Weezer and more. Take a free, guided factory tour and then try your hand on some various models of guitars in the Pickin’ Parlor.

6. Restyle your home with cozy blankets, pillows and more from Pachallina in Mercersburg.

Pachallina offers an amazing selection of upscale natural, organic and eco-friendly clothing, such as wool, pima cotton, linen, bamboo and silk – and of course, alpaca! Before browsing the store, visit the Long Acres Alpaca Farm, where you can pet an alpaca for a unique experience.

7. Put the pedal to the metal at a NASCAR® superspeedway.


Experience Stockcar Racing at NASCAR® Superspeedway.

Stockcar Racing Experience can make your long-time dream come true. Get decked out in an official race suit and safety gear, rev your engine and take off along two-mile-long Pocono Raceway in a NASCAR Sprint Cup-style stockcar.

 

8. Head to Campbell Pottery Store & Gallery in Cambridge Springs, the largest art pottery studio in Pennsylvania.

Featuring the work of 200 artists to delight your senses and lift your spirits the gallery has three floors and 6,000 square feet to explore to find the next unique find for your home.

9. Spice up your home with a new piece of art from Taylor Backes.

Located in Boyertown, Taylor Backes is 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. 

10. Purchase flying lessons at The Indiana County Jimmy Stewart Airport.

Fulfill that bucket list item as you soar over the rolling hills of western Pennsylvania.  The sky’s the limit.

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