724-329-8591 or www.dcnr.state.pa.us
An hour or so drive from the city, Ohiopyle is a choose-your-own-adventure destination, with something for everyone. Go whitewater rafting, bike the Great Allegheny Passage, hike to Cucumber Falls or swim in the Youghiogheny River. Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater (the second-place winner) is close by and, if you'd like to extend your trip, make a reservation at an area cabin or B&B.
3rd: Lake Erie