Altoona is located in Pennsylvania and it lies directly between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, making it a great place to base yourself if you want to see these two big cities. It's a great vacation destination for family fun, a couples' getaway or even a long weekend with friends. It's home to museums showcasing local history, stores, and a fun waterpark.
You are definitely going to want to check out the Boyer Candy Factory Outlet, where you can stock up on some of your favorite candies.
For a more cultural activity, you can ride a historic train at the Everett Railroad company, or explore local history at the Baker Mansion museum.
If museums or trains aren't your thing head to the popular Delgrosso's Splash Park, which is home to adrenaline-pumping slides and swimming pools that all the family can enjoy.
The best time to visit Altoona is during the summer months, especially if you want to hit the water park.
Head to Bill Sell's Bold, which is known for having some of the best Southwestern food in the area. If you love traditional American fare, you're also going to want to check out Tom & Joe's restaurant, which serves up home classics.