Mountaintop monuments, countryside lakes and millions of years of historical artifacts are just some of highlights of this city in the Greater Reading Area.

Reading is a southern Pennsylvanian city and the seat of Berks County. This small city was founded in the late 18th century and has preserved much of its historical and industrial heritage. Dig into its past at fascinating museums, explore the local countryside and drive to the top of the mountain that overlooks the city.

Visit one of Reading's most iconic sights, the Pagoda on Mount Penn. The seven-story red structure has been a city fixture for more than 100 years and was initially meant to be a luxury resort, but those plans fell through. Go inside for refreshments in the Pagoda Café and enjoy the gorgeous views of Reading.

Approximately 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) from the Pagoda and still on the mountain is another lofty attraction, the William Penn Memorial Fire Tower. Climb up the 120-foot (37-meter) structure for views that extend for 60 miles (97 kilometers).

If you're a fan of history, get insights into the region's past at the Berks History Center. Examine artifacts such as agricultural and industrial tools, furniture and clocks. Devote at least half a day to exploring the Reading Public Museum, home to a planetarium, an arboretum and cultural and scientific artifacts covering millions of years of history. Learn about the region's contribution to aviation history at the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum.

For entertainment, there are ice hockey matches and theatrical performances at the Santander Arena. Catch a concert or show at the Genesius Theatre, a 100-seat community theater.

Venture out of the city to discover more of what Berks County has to offer. Go hiking, biking and fishing at French Creek State Park and enjoy swimming and boating at the Blue Marsh Lake Recreation Area. Historic Crystal Cave has a subterranean world of rock formations to discover.

Located approximately 63 miles (101 kilometers) northwest of Philadelphia, Reading is easy to get to by road or rail. Alternatively, fly into Philadelphia International Airport. From there come by rental car or shuttle bus to experience the cultural and natural attractions the region has to offer.

Rodeway Inn
Rodeway Inn
2 out of 5
2545 N 5th Street Hwy, Reading, PA
The price is $76 per night from Nov 3 to Nov 3
Situated in Reading, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from FirstEnergy Stadium and within 3 mi (5 km) of Greater Reading Expo Center and GoggleWorks Center for ...
2.1/5 (267 reviews)
"Was a place q"

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

Rodeway Inn
Doubletree By Hilton Reading
Doubletree By Hilton Reading
4 out of 5
701 Penn Street, Reading, PA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $127 per night from Nov 21 to Nov 21
Located in the heart of Reading, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Reading Children's Health Center, and Reading Public Museum. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (761 reviews)
"Staff were very friendly and helpful, really enjoyed are stay and the complimentary breakfast buffet was a plus every morning."

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Doubletree By Hilton Reading
Comfort Inn Reading
Comfort Inn Reading
2.5 out of 5
2200 Stacy Dr. 5th St. Hwy., Reading, PA
The price is $83 per night from Nov 8 to Nov 8
Situated in Reading, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from FirstEnergy Stadium and within 3 mi (5 km) of Greater Reading Expo Center and GoggleWorks Center for ...
3.7/5 Good! (272 reviews)
"Well kept and clean"

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2021

Comfort Inn Reading
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☆Modern Studio - Downtown Reading!! ☆
☆Modern Studio - Downtown Reading!! ☆
Reading, PA
The price is $99 per night from Oct 22 to Oct 22
Situated in Reading, this apartment building is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from GoggleWorks Center for the Arts and within 3 mi (5 km) of Reading Children's Health Center ...
1/5 (1 review)
Terrifying, dirty, scary, not worth the money
"The neighborhood was scary, the building was scary, there were people talking at 4 am right outside my door, which was open when I got there, and too much street noise all night. The sheets and blanket looked disgusting. The towel left for me to use ( that I did not dare use) was a skimpy bath towel. ..."

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

☆Modern Studio - Downtown Reading!! ☆
Cozy Reading Retreat w/ Comm. Patio by The Pagoda!
Cozy Reading Retreat w/ Comm. Patio by The Pagoda!
Reading, PA
Situated in Reading, this apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Reading Children's Health Center, and Reading Public Museum. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (10 reviews)
Great older property
"Apartment is pretty good…and a work in progress. Quite spacious and all necessary amenities for a short stay (no stove). Owner is quite amiable. Beds great and linens great. Three flat screens. Shortcomings are threefold: bathroom needs upgrade (no hot water on last day), entrance can be spooky at ..."

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

Cozy Reading Retreat w/ Comm. Patio by The Pagoda!
Mill Stone - Mt Penn
Mill Stone - Mt Penn
Reading, PA
The price is $110 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
Situated in Reading, this apartment building is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from GoggleWorks Center for the Arts and within 6 mi (10 km) of Reading Children's Health Center ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (11 reviews)
Great place
"Had a beautiful old world vibe to it that I loved, with plenty of amenities and stocked with all the supplies we'd need."

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Mill Stone - Mt Penn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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