Are you thinking about hitting the road soon? If you‘re looking for adventure, a road trip is a great way to get it — especially when the destination is as scenic as the Laurel Highlands in Pennsylvania. Leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind and enjoy the soothing benefits of a vacation in nature. Below, we’ll give you three tips for planning the most exciting road trip from New York to the Laurel Highlands. Read on, take notes, and get ready to plan one of your best getaways yet!
Learn more about all the wonderful things you can find in the Laurel Highlands in our free Vacation Guide. This exclusive planning tool is perfect for travelers looking to get familiar with the area. Inside, you’ll find our favorite recommendations for local restaurants, events, shops, museums, outdoor activities, and more.
3 Things to Figure Out Before You Start Your Road Trip from New York to the Laurel Highlands
What to Pack
The most important thing you can do before hitting the road is to make sure you’re prepared. To help you remember everything you want to pack, we’ve created a list of what to take along for the car ride as well as what you’ll need once you get to the Laurel Highlands.
For the Car
- Phone chargers
- Water bottles
- Your favorite playlist
- Wipes/hand sanitizer
For Your Stay
- Comfortable shoes (hiking boots if needed)
- Rain jacket
- T-shirts and light sweaters (depending on the season)
- Reusable water bottles for your outings
- A nicer outfit for fine dining
- Hats and gloves (depending on the season)
Where to Stop
The drive from New York City to the Laurel Highlands lasts five and a half hours, which makes for the ideal road trip. It’s not too long that you have to sleep along the way, but not short enough that you have to do it all in one go. To ensure your safety and entertainment, we recommend making a few stops. Here are some of our favorites!
- Hershey’s Chocolate World | Hershey, PA
- Tavern on the Hill Restaurant | Enola, PA
- Somerset, PA
- Seven Springs, PA
Where to Stay
Before you hit the road, you want to make sure that a cozy place awaits you at the end of your trip. Luckily, we know the best B&B in the area! Oak Lodge offers the best of both worlds: stunning natural scenery and high-end amenities. Experience relaxation like never before on our beautiful property and enjoy an unforgettable stay in one of our luxurious cabins. We also have an on-site spa where you can indulge in a massage, facial, or other treatment. Your body will thank you after that drive!
Treat Yourself to a Lavish Stay at Oak Lodge
Now that you know how to plan a road trip from New York to the Laurel Highlands, it’s time to pack your bags and get your motor running! We look forward to hosting you at our gorgeous property, nestled on rolling hills in the woods, where you can reconnect with nature and experience some well-deserved pampering. After a drive from the city, you’ll need it!