Reading, Pennsylvania, is the 5th largest city in Pennsylvania with a population of 420, 152 people living in the city. Although, Reading is not necessarily famous for its tourist spots, Reading is still a city with plenty of things to visit/do as a tourist.

So, if you are planning to visit Reading, Pennsylvania or are already confirmed to be visiting the city soon. Here are some list of things to do or visit while you’re in Reading, Pennsylvania.


Top Things To Do In Reading, PA

1. Reading Fighthin’ Phils

If you happen to be visiting Reading during baseball season, then you can visit First Energy Stadium to catch a Reading Fightin Phils game. Not only will you get to enjoy the different baseball games.

In addition to the game itself, you will also get to watch amazing post game firework shows.

2. Reading Pagoda

Another place that you could visit during your stay in Reading is the Pagoda. The Pagoda is a symbol and historic landmark for the city of Reading, which was built in 1908.

If you are looking to make great memories and take pictures, the Pagoda is definitely a place to visit. As you walk around and take pictures, it may feel like you are no longer in Pennsylvania, but in Japan instead.

Given the opportunity, you may want to visit the place both at night and the morning. As you will be able to enjoy the great view in the morning and the Pagoda lighting up at night.

3. Public Museum

While in Reading, Pennsylvania if you are looking to learn more about history, art, science and culture than the public museum is the perfect place for you to visit. The museum has both public and rotating exhibits.

So, you may need to schedule your visits to the different exhibits. Aside from the wonderful viewing of the exhibits, the museum is also a nice place to visit just to spend your afternoon walking and siting around.

4. Fairgrounds Farmer Market

If you are looking to buy both raw and cooked food while visiting Reading, Pennsylvania, then the Fairgrounds Farmer Market is a place to go to, The market has a variety of amazing selection of food to choose from.

Not only does the place serve amazing cooked food and wonderful raw fresh food without preservatives. They also have great service, amazing deals, and a lot of the vendors there have been around the market for years.

Do take note that the place only opens on Thursday to Saturday. So, be sure to visit the market on days when it is open.

5. GoggleWorks Center for the Arts

The GoggleWorks Center for the Arts is another fun stop you can go to while you are in the city. The art center offers a great art program for families, so if you have an extensive stay in the city, you can opt for it.

However, if you are only in town for a few days then you can visit the center for tourists activities like watching a documentary on Linda Ronstadt, walk around the art gallery and see local artist work.

You can also choose to buy an art if you are interested in one. Be sure to call the center to make an appointment for a full tour, otherwise you will only be able to view a few art displays.