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Grateful in PA
Pennsylvania is full of places to count your blessings this Thanksgiving.
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The Tara Country Inn. Photo Credit : Visit Mercer County

Whether you’re celebrating at the spot where the first national Thanksgiving was declared or enjoying a feast at one of Pennsylvania’s fine restaurants, Pennsylvania has some of the best places to share with family and friends this season.

Celebrate Thanksgiving by attending the nation’s oldest Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia. The 96th 6ABC Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade will bring life to the city streets with massive floats, giant balloons, local performers and even Santa himself!

Share this fun fact at your Thanksgiving table — it was in York, Pa., where the Continental Congress declared the first national Thanksgiving in 1777, following the Battle of Saratoga. Take your photo with the historical marker on East Market Street, then explore the restaurants, brewpubs, shops, and more found in Downtown York.

Learn about the history and culture of the indigenous peoples of North America — the original cultivators of Penn’s Woods — at the Portal Institute in Susquehanna County. This spiritual center offers visitors the largest collection of Native American art in the state and hosts one of the East Coast’s most popular Pow Wows.

Indulge in brunch at Habitat, located inside Fairmont Pittsburgh in the city’s cultural and dining hub, on Nov. 24. The restaurant is known for its pure and simple cuisine, and seasonal menus from Executive Chef Jason Dalling feature traditional dishes, breakfast items, and a decadent dessert buffet that you can’t pass up!