My hometown state. Pennsylvania is many things - for me the best one is convenient. Boston to Charlotte are all long weekend getaways and the diversity across this section of the country is greater than anywhere else. Pennsylvania itself has it's share attractions as well starting with the two "bookend" cities of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. The five hour distance between these two cities makes it seem like they may as well be in separate states. As a Philadelphia area resident Pittsburgh may as well be Ohio and I assume Pittsburghers equate Philly with NYC and New Jersey. In between the two major cities is a rural area that some describe as the equivalent of Alabama, however, I think that's a bit condescending as really there's not too many places as low on the scale as Alabama.