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Autumn is perhaps the best time to start planning weekend getaways in PA. If you spend enough time in, say, South Philly, you can forget trees exist. That's a shame, because Pennsylvania has some serious leaf game once fall rolls around. In fact, according to the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, our state’s unique latitude, topography and elevation provide for the most colorful autumn in the world, with 134 species of trees and shrubs to ogle. Want to see them in all their glory? We put together five weekend getaways in PA complete with luxe lodging, travelworthy eats and a cocktail or three. No time for travel? That's okay, too, because you can still do some excellent leaf-peeping in some of the more tree-heavy Philadelphia parks, like Wissahickon Park and Fairmount Park. For the complete experience, score autumnal eats at some of the best restaurants in Philadelphia and pumpkin lattes galore at some of the top coffee shops Philadelphia has to offer.
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