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
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.
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 Public Museum
GoggleWorks Center for the Arts
“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