Pennsylvania Grand Canyon
Distance from Pittsburgh: 200 miles; 3.25-hour drive
Why it made the list: Who said you have to go all the way to Arizona to see the Grand Canyon? Pennsylvania’s Grand Canyon, also known as Pine Creek Gorge, is a lot closer (also a lot smaller, whatever) and it’s still awe-inspiring. The Grand Canyon, located within the Tioga State Forest, charts some depths of more than 1,000ft and widths greater than a mile.
Pro tip: With an elevation of 1,883ft, Leonard Harrison State Park, located along the Grand Canyon, is a good spot to take in the view.