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Top Things to Do Near Reading, PA
If you're visiting our Camp-Resort this season, you'll probably need a few suggestions for things to do outside of our Southern Lancaster campground! With all that we have to offer, you won't need to leave our Pennsylvania campground unless you're itching to explore the surrounding area! Reading and neighboring towns have plenty of options for family-friendly things to do. Here is a mix of 10 things to do near Reading to keep in mind for your next stay with us!

Family-Friendly Attractions:

Reading Public Museum

The Reading Public Museum is a cultural treasure trove offering a variety of exhibits ranging from art and science to history and culture. With interactive displays and a beautiful arboretum, it’s a fantastic spot for families to explore and learn together.

Mid-Atlantic Air Museum

Aviation enthusiasts will love the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum. This museum houses a collection of historic aircraft and offers fascinating exhibits on aviation history. The annual World War II Weekend is a highlight, featuring vintage aircraft and reenactments.

Berks County Heritage Center

Looking for unique things to do near Reading, PA? The Berks County Heritage Center provides a deep dive into the local history and culture. Visit the Gruber Wagon Works and the C. Howard Hiester Canal Center to learn about the region's industrial past. The scenic trails and picnic areas make it a great family outing.

Top Local Restaurants:

Judy's on Cherry

For a delightful dining experience, visit Judy's on Cherry. Known for its eclectic menu and cozy atmosphere, this restaurant offers dishes made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Enjoy a range of flavors from their renowned Mediterranean-inspired menu.

Chatty Monks Brewing Company

Chatty Monks Brewing Company is a must-visit for craft beer enthusiasts. This brewery offers a variety of unique brews, along with a menu of delicious pub fare. It's a great place to relax and enjoy a meal with friends and family.

Jimmie Kramer’s Peanut Bar

Jimmie Kramer’s Peanut Bar is a Reading institution. Famous for its peanuts and casual, friendly atmosphere, this bar and restaurant serves up classic American dishes. It's a perfect spot for a relaxed, family-friendly meal. Be sure to stop at this local spot when camping near Reading!

Best Nearby Activities:

Reading Pagoda

One of Reading's most iconic landmarks, the Reading Pagoda, offers stunning views of the city and surrounding areas. This unique, Japanese-style pagoda sits atop Mount Penn and provides a picturesque spot for photos and sightseeing. 

GoggleWorks Center for the Arts

GoggleWorks Center for the Arts is a hub for creativity and culture. This large, multi-use arts center features galleries, studios, and workshops. It's a great place to experience local art, take a class, or catch a live performance.

Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center

For outdoor enthusiasts, the Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center offers miles of hiking trails through beautiful woodlands. The center provides educational programs and exhibits about local flora and fauna, making it a perfect family outing. This is a great place to stop on your way back to our campground near Reading, PA!


VF Outlet Village

Shop till you drop at the VF Outlet Village, one of the original outlet malls in the country. With a wide range of stores offering great deals on clothing, accessories, and more, it’s a shopper’s paradise.

Hopefully you're able to add a couple of these stops to your itinerary next time you stay with us! Our Camp-Resort is the perfect homebase if you're traveling to Eastern Pennsylvania and interested in Southern Lancaster camping. While there is plenty to do at our Camp-Resort, we hope you can venture out to Reading and other nearby towns to see some of our local favorites!