Pittsburgh to Mercer County, PA: Your Guide to a Fun Getaway!  


Taking a much-needed getaway just got much more manageable! One of the best places to visit in the Pittsburgh area is Mercer County, PA! Located about an hour north of downtown Pittsburgh, Mercer County, PA, offers the perfect balance of relaxation and fun! In this blog, we’ve compiled a guide for what to pack for the trip, how to arrive here, and activities to enjoy. Are you looking for even more vacation ideas? Request your copy of our free Mercer County, PA Vacation Guide! This guide has all the top places to grab a bite, explore local landmarks, and enjoy a cocktail! Who is ready to hit the road?  

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Pittsburgh to Mercer County, PA   

By Air  Airplane

If you’re coming to Mercer County, PA, from farther away, taking a flight is the easiest way to save time! The closest international airport in the area is Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). Mercer County, PA, is an hour north of this airport. The airport offers easy access to car rentals and other services. It is a larger airport with more carriers arriving here, so this is a good choice for visitors from more extensive areas. After securing your car rental, head up Interstate 376, and you’ll arrive in Mercer County, PA before you know it!

By Car  

Car travel is another easy way to arrive. Mercer County, PA is an hour north of Pittsburgh, so the drive should be short and easy. If you’re looking for a place to stop and enjoy the beauty, McConnells Mill State Park in Lawerence County, PA, is perfect. Located just off I-79, this state park features a covered bridge, overlooks, boulders, and stunning waterfalls. Experience the tranquility of this place before arriving in Mercer County, PA. Or don’t miss the scenic drive from Pittsburgh through Volant and New Wilmington via 18/208 before arriving in Mercer County, PA. You’ll see rolling hills and greenery. 

What To Pack Packing for trip

When packing for a trip to Mercer County, PA, the time of year and type of travel are essential. First, let’s cover the overall feel of the seasons. Winters in Mercer County, PA, are cold and snowy, so pack layers to keep yourself warm! During the summer, temperatures range from the high 70s to the low 90s, so pack lighter this time of year and enjoy a day outside. We recommend spending a day at Shenango Lake! The shoulder seasons of fall and spring are more comfortable, but be sure to pack a little of everything. T-shirts, jackets, pants, and shorts should be in your bag! If you’re flying, packing is about making the most of your suitcase and bags, so keep that in mind as you pack. 

Arrive in Mercer County, PA, and stay with us at Tara – A Country Inn  Kim Kee Moon

We offer the perfect retreat no matter what brings you to western Pennsylvania. Browse our accommodations, dining options, and Sharon vacation packages, and plan your getaway! If you’re looking for an even more relaxing stay, visit the spa at our sister property, Buhl Mansion Guesthouse and Spa! Choose one of the spa packages and enhance your experience. We can’t wait to welcome you to Mercer County, PA, for your next escape. Book your room today!   

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