Things to Do in Reading, PA

If you are considering a move to Reading, PA, you may be interested in the amazing number of things to do in the area that will keep everyone in your family busy in their free time.

Things to Do in Reading, PA

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Reading, the 5th largest city in the state and the county seat of Berks County, is situated about halfway between Philadelphia and the state capital of Harrisburg, along a major transportation route between Central and Eastern Pennsylvania.

Whether you are interested in art, museums, world-class symphony and ballet, outdoor recreation, baseball, or great wines and fine dining, you’ll find something to love here.

  • The Pagoda – This red, Japanese-style Pagoda is located atop Mount Penn and is Reading’s most popular and well-known landmark. The 7-story structure was built in 1906 and intended for use as a luxury resort, but was sold to the City of Reading in 1911. Today, it provides visitors with spectacular views of Reading and the surrounding valley.
  • Fightin’ Phils Baseball – The Reading Fightin’ Phils, formerly the Reading Phillies, have been entertaining fans since 1967 at FirstEnergy Stadium. The team is the Double-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, one of the longest-running affiliations in Minor League Baseball.
  • Mountain Biking –Reading has been designated as a national Bike Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. Whether you are a novice or an advanced rider, you will find several scenic trail networks within 15 miles of Reading’s city center that wind their way through the woodlands, forest, country roads and breathtaking scenery of Berks County.
  • Reading Public Museum and Neag Planetarium – Reading is home to a well-rounded museum collection that includes Nefrina, an Egyptian mummy, and the Neag Planetarium, the largest and most popular planetarium between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
  • Greater Reading Wine Trail – If you have a weekend free, follow the wine trail through the countryside that surrounds Reading and enjoy a taste or two of the region’s award-winning grape and fruit wines. Much of the fruit is grown in nearby family-owned orchards in this rich agricultural region.
  • Santander Arena & Performing Arts Center – Whether you enjoy ice hockey, Broadway shows or great music, these two world-class venues are where you’ll want to be. The Reading Royals ice hockey team make their home here, and the venues attract top acts, including the Reading Symphony Orchestra.
  • GoggleWorks Center for the Arts – This 5-story building was originally home to the Willson Goggles factory. Today, it is the largest, most comprehensive interactive arts center of its kind in the country. Ongoing art exhibits, dozens of artists and craftspeople working in their studios, and walk-in workshops are the focus of this Reading cultural resource.
  • Great Restaurants – Reading also offers some mouthwatering dining options, including the 5-star Mediterranean-inspired Judy’s on Cherry; the landmark Jimmie Kramer’s Peanut Bar, where you’ll enjoy beer, peanuts, and an extensive food menu; the newly remodeled Gettin’ Crabby at the Crab Barn, with its signature crab dishes, lobster, steak, ribs, sandwiches and large craft beer selection; and Panevino, which features a rustic regional Italian cuisine, including homemade pastas.

For more great ideas about things to do in Reading, PA, and for help finding the home of your dreams in Berks County, give The Matt Wolf Team at Berks Real Estate a call at 610-685-3189.


Here is just a small selection of homes that are available in Reading, PA.

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  1. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,314 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,306 sqft
    Year built: 1902
    Listing with: Pagoda Realty & Property Management
  2. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,082 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,742 sqft
    Year built: 1900
    Listing with: Berks Realty Group
  3. 4 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,458 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,306 sqft
    Year built: 1900
    Listing with: Home Town Realty
  4. 4 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,278 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,306 sqft
    Year built: 1927
    Listing with: Berks Realty Group
  5. 5 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,883 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,484 sqft
    Year built: 1926
    Listing with: Simple Choice Realty, INC

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(all data current as of 8/18/2018)

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