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For every person and for every season, Greater Reading has plenty to offer. We have an event, attraction or destination for every age and every interest. From music, food and art to miles of trails and pristine natural sites, whatever you’re looking for in your free time, there’s something in Greater Reading to satisfy you.

Eat + Drink Here

From charming cafes to world class restaurants, the food in Greater Reading simply can’t be beat. The culturally diverse makeup of this area means that we boast authentic cuisine from all over the world, and with our thriving agricultural scene, farm-fresh produce and ingredients are a staple that you can find in restaurants and farmers markets. No matter what you enjoy, in Greater Reading you’ll be sure to find something to tempt your taste buds!

All across Berks County, our local farmers work diligently to provide us all with excellent, delicious and healthy produce at our fingertips. Throughout Greater Reading, there are multiple ways that you can show your support for local farmers.

Take a sweet tour and visit the frozen treat shops in Berks County

Our diverse community means you can easily travel the world through food - one restaurant, food truck or food stand at a time

Cheers to the good life - Berks County Wine Trail

Berks County Brews and Stills

Learn more about the food scene through Berks County Eats.

Get Outdoors

Want to explore some of the most extraordinary outdoor spaces and green space around? Greater Reading has an unmatched trail system – including part of the Appalachian trail – perfect for hikes, walks, bike rides and more all year round. The mountains and rivers will astonish you time and time again with their breathtaking views.

While names like the Neversink Mountain, the Schuylkill River, Gravity Trail and the Witches Hat might take some getting used to, their views and amenities won’t. Flora, fauna and trails geared for any level, from children to the advanced hiking enthusiast, you’ll find the outdoor adventure you’re looking for in Greater Reading.

Reading is an IMBA (International Mountain Bicycling Association) Bronze-Level Ride Center – a coveted designation for our destination-worthy mountain bike trails, and the only such center in the Northeast.

Destinations and Events

Home to minor league sports teams, a world-class arena, one of the longest running symphonies in the United States and a thriving art scene, there is so much to do and visit in Greater Reading.

Main Streets

Greater Reading is home to numerous thriving main street destinations offering the opportunity to truly shop and dine locally. Take a stroll down walkable streets across Berks County offering unique food and drink options, locally made goods, and fun, family friendly annual events in Boyertown, Hamburg, Kutztown, and West Reading.

Reading Fightin Phils

The Reading Fightin Phils offer affordable family entertainment from early April through August at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Fightin Phils are well-known for creating a festive, fan-friendly atmosphere from the time the gates open until postgame. While parking is always free and the concessions remain affordable, every game is a unique experience. Giveaways and fireworks keep things entertaining throughout the season.

Reading Royals

The Reading Royals have been a fixture of Berks County for 20 seasons. From participating in community events all around the Greater Reading area, to putting on an energetic entertainment product in the heart of the city, there is no shortage of what the team provides to residents. As one of the longest tenured ECHL teams in one city, the Royals have created an atmosphere that revolves around their fans and what is most important to them.

Santander Arena

The Santander Arena is a 9,000 seat entertainment venue that has called downtown Reading, PA home for the past 20 years since opening in 2001. Home to the ECHL’s Reading Royals, Santander Arena also hosts major concerts of all genres, family shows, ice shows, and other world class entertainment. Managed by ASM Global-Reading, the arena showcases to new and returning visitors how great downtown Reading is for entertainment of all types.

Reading Public Museum

For more than a century the reading Public Museum has been the forefront of hands-on learning in Greater Reading. Their enthusiasm for providing rich, tactile experiences sparks curiosity and learning for visitors of all ages in the areas of science, art, history and more.

GoggleWorks Center for the Arts

GoggleWorks Center for the Arts is a 145,000 square foot, five-story community arts center in what was formerly the Willson Goggle Factory Building. They provide unique interactions with art through ceramics, hot and warm glass, jewelry, photography, 2D/printmaking, virtual reality, wood, the gardens, 35 juried artists’ studios, exhibition galleries and film theatre.

“As a transplant I have learned the societal fabric that weaves a European and Latino influence from the urban core to the river, farmland, valleys and mountains make Greater Reading appealing. It is a beautiful place filled with wonderful people.”

– Lucine Sihelnik, Founder – Gayatri Wellness and Co-owner Great American Creamery