For every person, for every season: there’s a Greater Reading event or attraction for that. We’re Baseballtown, the Pretzel Capital of the World, and we’ve got hundreds of miles for trails for whatever you have planned. There’s history, art, music, and all the festivals you could want.
That’s Greater Reading.
If creativity is your thing, or if you’re hoping to be inspired by a local artist, you’ll find the beauty and creativity you’re looking for right here. Visit the GoggleWorks in downtown Reading, where you can see artists in their studio element, and view the latest installations that showcase international, national, and local contemporary artists.
Handcrafted, walk-able shopping is here.
Vibrant display windows. Unique gifts and wares. Fresh brewed coffee, a draft kombucha, and create-your-own doughnuts. Custom-made jewelry, a yoga studio, fresh flowers, mixed in with the occasional hair salon or clothing boutique. Do you have a visual yet?
Have you ever played Monopoly? More specifically, ever landed on the Reading Railroad? This real-life railroad holds a strong piece of Reading’s industrial legacy, in addition to a robust history, rich with culture and diversity.
Foodie culture thrives in Greater Reading.
Pennsylvania ranked top 10 in the nation on Thrillist’s latest state rankings for food in 2018. Our own Greater Reading was called out by name for its role in the state’s acclaimed food scene. Why the shout-out? It’s the variety, the authenticity, the cultural diversity, and the connection to our history of agriculture and innovation.
It’s Friday night. Where are you headed? If you’re in Greater Reading, the problem won’t be finding something to do. It will be finding the time to do it all.
A vibrant downtown. Premiere entertainment venues. Arts, live music and theater, and sports for all ages. Food and drinks galore. It’s here. We boast multiple indoor and outdoor entertainment venues with hundreds of shows each year.
Want to explore some of the most extraordinary green space around? Greater Reading has an unmatched trail system, meaning you won’t have to travel far for safe, accessible fresh air and fun. 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.
We’re in the heart of a brew hub. Greater Reading boasts eight breweries within a ten-minute drive of one another, with another handful just miles down the road in any direction. As a whole, PA boasts over 350 breweries, all within a day-trip away from here. Whether you’re populating your Untappd account, sampling the latest styles in suds, or looking for a day out with family – breweries are serving up experiences for everyone. This isn’t just beer anymore, it’s a movement. And it’s happening right here.
Greater Reading is athletic, competitive, and successful. Don’t worry: we’re also fun.
There’s something special about our competitive drive and culture of success. The Reading Royals, the city’s first professional hockey franchise, won the ECHL’s Kelly Cup in 2013. And the Reading Fightin’ Phils, winners of multiple Eastern League championships, are our Philadelphia Phillies affiliate.
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