Statue of the Crossing of Washington in Washington, PAWashington, Pennsylvania is a small community with a rich history. Located in the southwestern part of the state, Washington is considered a part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area.

Founded in 1781 and officially named for President George Washington, this city has been the County Seat for Washington County since its inception. In 1791, the first rebellion against the newly founded U.S. government and constitution began here. Known as the Whiskey Rebellion, the people were enraged about a new tax that was imposed on whiskey distillers of the area. One of the leaders of the rebellion, David Bradford, remains an important figure in the city. His home has been converted into a beautiful museum in the downtown area.

Easy Transit to Area Attractions

While visiting Washington, you will find that there are many wonderful places to visit. Even if you are there on business, you may be able to sneak away to catch a Minor League baseball game at CONSOL Energy park, or perhaps visit a exhibit at the Washington and Jefferson College.

Washington has a terrific public transportation service, and visitors will find that they can quickly move about town without ever having to drive their car. In fact, many of the hotels Washington PA has to offer provide shuttle services to local area attractions as part of their hotel service.

Of course, being located so near to Pittsburgh, visitors can enjoy day trips to the city and take advantage of everything there is to see and do there.

Shop, Dine, and Be Entertained

While in Washington, you must take advantage of the local diners and shops. The restaurants in the area offer a large sampling of dishes, including very traditional meals handed down by the original settlers of the area.

Many fine shops and galleries are located in this area, each offering something wonderful and unique, making it very hard not to buy something at every store.

In the evenings, there are also many places to find entertainment. Washington is home to the “Off The Wall” Production Company that performs plays and musicals between October and May each year. This production company is known throughout the area for their fabulous productions. They have recently celebrated their 40th year as a group.

A Small Town with Big Charm

You will find this quaint town one that you will enjoy while you are there, and miss when you are gone. The historical buildings, coupled with the modern structures, gives the town a charm that makes you feel at home. It brings about the “good old days” feeling, something that everyone can enjoy.

This historical town will welcome you with open arms and share with you its past and its future. You can enjoy simple things like a tour through the Trolley Museum, or casual dining at the local Mom and Pop diner. Convenient public transportation is available, which will allow you to sight see instead of having to watch the road. Overall, this ‘small town in a big city’, named after our First President Washington, is a must-visit destination.

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Author Molly Pearce is also a free-lance artist and avid traveler, always in search of a fresh destination in the States to visit. Accommodations are an important consideration in trip-planning; the convenience and comfort of your hotel can make or break a trip, especially in an area like Pittsburgh. One of the most frequently visited and centrally located hotels Washington PA  has to offer is the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel.