Things To Do in Reading PA



Picture yourself in Greater Reading, where country charm sits crazy close to city arts, entertainment, and shopping.  The result: a whatever-you’re-up-for getaway you’ll really go for! Picture it: Festivals, fairs and seasonal fun; quaint Main Streets lined with antiques and artisan-crafts shops. Minutes away back-country roads offer dazzling natural beauty and outdoor adventure. All this, conveniently located and steeped in a vibrant local culture, history and heritage.

 
The Pagoda www.readingpagoda.com/ 610-655-6271
98 Duryea Dr., Reading, PA
This historical landmark is located on top of Mt. Penn, and houses a gift shop and cafe.
 
Santander Arena and Performing Arts Center
santander-arena.com/ 610-898-7469
700 Penn Street, Reading, PA 19602
Centrally located in downtown Reading, the two venues offer everything from sporting events to concerts, Broadway shows to comedy shows.
 
Miller Center for the Arts
www.racc.edu/millercenter/ 610-607-6205
4 North Second Street, Reading, PA 19601
Located on the Reading Area Community College campus, this theater seats 509, and is a venue for modern dance, theater, children shows, and other performances.
 
Reading Civic Theatre
readingcivic.org/ 610-375-7482
126 N. 10th Street, Reading, PA 19603
Since 1914, this group has been "Bringing the Best of Broadway to Berks."
 
Reading Symphony Orchestra
www.readingsymphony.org/ 610-373-7557
136 N 6th St, Reading PA 19601
One of the longest continuously-operating symphonies in the US, the RSO has been giving concerts for nearly 100 years in their mission to bring high-quality classical and symphonic music to the Greater Berks County region.
 
GoggleWorks
www.goggleworks.org/ 610-374-4600
201 Washington Street, Reading, PA 19601
Center for the arts that houses galleries, dance and music studios, classrooms, art studios and offices for local community arts organizations.
 
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Outdoors

William Penn Memorial Fire Tower http://www.pagodaskyline.org/tower/  
2500 Skyline Dr, Reading, PA 19606
Built in 1939 as both a tourist attraction and a fire observatory, it is no longer in use for the second function, but there are picnic areas. Funds are being raised to restore the tower.

Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center
http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/noldeforest/index.htm 610-796-3699
2910 New Holland Road, Reading, PA 19607-9448
665 acres of forest, including trails, picnicking, and fishing.

Berks County Parks
http://www.co.berks.pa.us/parks 610-374-8839
Berks County Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Rd., Reading PA 19605
Explore the Berks County system of parks. Stop by the Berks County Heritage Center for program guides, brochures, tour info, and special events.

Crystal Cave Park
http://www.crystalcavepa.com/ 610-683-6765
963 Crystal Cave Rd, Kutztown, PA 19530
Discovered in 1871, this cave is named for the calcium crystal that line the caves.
Sports

Reading Fightin Phils http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t522 610-370-2255
1900 Centre Avenue, Reading, Pennsylvania 19601
Minor League affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies.

Reading Royals
http://royalshockey.com/ 610-898-7825
700 Penn Street, Reading, PA 19602
Professional ice hockey team.

Reading Rockets
https://www.facebook.com/rocketslax  
700 Penn Street, Reading, PA 19602
Professional indoor lacrosse.

Reading United A.C.
http://www.readingunitedac.com/ 610-376-2100 Ext. 228
201 East 37th Street, Reading, Pennsylvania 19606
American soccer team in the PDL league.
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Shopping

VF Outlet Center http://www.vfoutletcenter.com/ 800-772-8336
801 Hill Avenue, Reading, PA 19610
Over 50 brand-name outlets
Restaurants

Judy's On Cherry http://judysoncherry.com/ 610-374-8511
332 Cherry St, Reading, PA 19602
Outdoor dining, wandering opera singers, light, fresh food

Aladdin Restaurant

http://www.dineindie.com/aladdin 610-685-6677
401 Penn Ave, West Reading, PA 19611-1131
Authentic Mediterranean Cuisine

Bistro 61

http://www.bistro614.com/ 610-375-9900
614 Penn Ave, Ste 1, West Reading, PA 19611
Continental food Cajun influences

The Ugly Oyster

http://theuglyoyster.com/ 610-373-6791
21 South Fifth Street, Reading, PA
Oldest pub in Berks County, serving steaks, burgers, seafood with full bar
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