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Altoona Tourism and Sightseeing
This corridor between Pittsburgh and harrisburg winds through a myriad of historical rural communities once part of the historic Main Line Canal. Today, these communities remain connected by Route 22, hiking, biking, and water trails, and a rich cultural legacy. Visitors can paddle the rivers that were the first transportation corridor from Harrisburg to Pittsburgh; hike or bike the trails that follow the route of the historic Pennsylvania Main Line Canal; visit the canal towns that preserve the heritage of a by-gone era.  Skip to Best Places to Stay. Best Time to Visit. View Map.


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A Quaint Corner Children's Museum And Discovery Center
A Quaint Corner Children's Museum And Discovery Center things to do on a rainy day in Altoona, PA
Childrens Museum in Altoona, PA USA

4 floors of fun for families, in a Victorian mansion! Large indoor sand box, new pirate ship, science room, drama room with costumes, craft room, transportation room, grocery store, vet hospital. We provide an environment for families to explore together.


Earth Day Ceramics Painting
Earth Day Ceramics Painting things to do on a rainy day in Altoona, PA
Recreation in Altoona, PA USA

Paint an Earth with Fired Up Ceramics. Bring your children to paint a ceramics piece and explore the Museum before/after! Pay $10 all-inclusive ($6 for members). About a week later, the finished pieces will be ready to pick up at Fired up Ceramics Co. or at Quaint Corner.

Allegheny Ridge Heritage Area
Allegheny Ridge Heritage Area
Tourism in Altoona, PA USA

Part of the statewide Heritage Parks Program Heritage areas contain a multitude of cultural, historic, recreational, natural, and scenic resources of state and national significance that collectively exemplify the industrial heritage of Pennsylvania.

Allegheny Mountains Convention & Visitors Bureau
Allegheny Mountains Convention & Visitors Bureau
Visitor Bureau in Altoona, PA USA


Altoona Grand Hotel
Altoona Grand Hotel
Hotel in Duncansville, PA USA
Currently as low as $73.00/night!

Featuring an indoor pool Altoona Grand Hotel is set in Altoona 6 km from Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark. There is a bowling alley on site and guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant and bar. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property. Free Internet, Indoor Pool, Non Smoking Rooms.


Cedar Grove Motel
Cedar Grove Motel
Motel in Altoona, PA USA
Currently as low as $55.00/night!

Cedar Grove Motel is conveniently located in Greenwood Altoona near the I-99 highway exit 39. It offers free Wi-Fi and free parking. Sheetz Restaurant and Store located right next to the property is open 24/7. There are more dining options within walking distance. Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.

Children's Museum Open Memorial Day
Children's Museum Open Memorial Day things to do on a rainy day in Altoona, PA
Childrens Museum in Altoona, PA USA

Explore hands-on exhibits. Come after the parade or cookout to play and make a patriotic craft. Have fun playing animal hospital, grocery store, train table, science, dress-up, and giant sand box.

Comfort Inn Duncansville - Altoona
Comfort Inn Duncansville - Altoona
Hotel in Duncansville, PA USA
Currently as low as $72.00/night!

A 24-hour gym free Wi-Fi complimentary breakfast and indoor pool steal the show off I-99 at the Comfort Inn Duncansville - Altoona. All 78 rooms at the three-story Comfort Inn are furnished with microwaves mini-fridges coffeemakers LCD HDTVs and free Wi-Fi. Free Internet, Indoor Pool, Restaurant, Non Smoking Rooms.

Comfort Suites Altoona
Comfort Suites Altoona
Hotel in Altoona, PA USA
Currently as low as $75.65/night!

An indoor pool and extras like free wireless internet and breakfast buffets combine to make the non-smoking Comfort Suites Altoona a solid choice in the area. Built in 2010 the three-story Comfort Suites gets high marks from our guests. Free Internet, Indoor Pool, Non Smoking Rooms.


Courtyard By Marriott Altoona
Courtyard By Marriott Altoona
Hotel in Altoona, PA USA
Currently as low as $90.67/night!

Rooms with the latest amenities a pretty indoor swimming pool and freebies like Wi-Fi access make the non-smoking Courtyard by Marriott Altoona hard to resist. Free Internet, Swimming Pool, Indoor Pool, Restaurant, Non Smoking Rooms.

Days Inn & Suites By Wyndham Altoona
Days Inn & Suites By Wyndham Altoona
Hotel in Altoona, PA USA
Currently as low as $71.20/night!

Opened in 2014 offering free Wi-Fi and free breakfast the non-smoking pet-friendly Days Inn & Suites Altoona has well-equipped rooms as well as fitness and business centers. Free Breakfast, Pets Allowed, Non Smoking Rooms.

Econo Lodge Altoona
Econo Lodge Altoona
Hotel in Altoona, PA USA
Currently as low as $47.99/night!

In addition to an affordable price tag the Econo Lodge Altoona also offers on-the-house continental breakfasts local calling and on-site parking. Bring your furry friends because the two-story Econo Lodge is pet-friendly. Restaurant, Pets Allowed, Non Smoking Rooms.

Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott Altoona
Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott Altoona
Hotel in Altoona, PA USA
Currently as low as $80.00/night!

Freebies like breakfast and Wi-Fi make guests feel welcome at the non-smoking Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Altoona near the highway. Adjacent to its sister hotel TownePlace Suites hotel the non-smoking Fairfield Inn has five floors with 104 rooms. Free Internet, Swimming Pool, Indoor Pool, Non Smoking Rooms.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Altoona
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Altoona
Hotel in Altoona, PA USA
Currently as low as $91.08/night!

Eat breakfast surf Wi-Fi and park for free at the non-smoking Holiday Inn Express & Suites Altoona which also has a pool. This four-story hotel opened in 2016 with 93 rooms and suites all with free Wi-Fi flat-panel TVs microwaves and mini-fridges. Free Internet, Indoor Pool, Free Breakfast, Non Smoking Rooms.

Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Altoona
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Altoona
Hotel in Altoona, PA USA
Currently as low as $67.20/night!

Enjoy breakfast and Wi-Fi on the house at the non-smoking Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Altoona which also has an indoor pool. Indoor Pool, Pets Allowed, Non Smoking Rooms.

Quality Inn & Suites Altoona
Quality Inn & Suites Altoona
Hotel in Altoona, PA USA
Currently as low as $63.20/night!

In addition to a highway-ready location guests are treated to free Wi-Fi free breakfasts and an on-site putting green at the non-smoking Clarion Inn & Suites Altoona. Spread over two floors the non-smoking Clarion Inn has 108 traditionally decorated rooms. Non Smoking Rooms.

Relax Inn Altoona
Relax Inn Altoona
Hotel in Altoona, PA USA
Currently as low as $54.90/night!

Our guests can expect complimentary Wi-Fi and parking plus a convenient location on-site lounge and 24-hour front desk at Relax Inn Altoona. This two-story property has 45 rooms. Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.

Super 8 By Wyndham Altoona
Super 8 By Wyndham Altoona
Hotel in Altoona, PA USA
Currently as low as $59.50/night!

Freebies abound at the budget-friendly Super 8 Altoona including continental breakfasts and on-site parking. The three-story Super 8 has 63 rooms with microwaves mini-fridges coffeemakers and other welcome amenities. Free Internet, Free Breakfast, Pets Allowed.

Towneplace Suites By Marriott Altoona
Towneplace Suites By Marriott Altoona
Hotel in Altoona, PA USA
Currently as low as $104.34/night!

With well-equipped kitchens free Wi-Fi and free breakfasts guests feel encouraged to stay a while at the non-smoking TownePlace Suites by Marriott Altoona. Free Internet, Swimming Pool, Indoor Pool, Pets Allowed, Non Smoking Rooms.

Wingate By Wyndham Altoona
Wingate By Wyndham Altoona
Hotel in Altoona, PA USA
Currently as low as $79.20/night!

Free daily breakfast and Wi-Fi plus in-room mini-fridges entice guests at the non-smoking Wingate by Wyndham Altoona which sits within walking distance of the train station. Free Internet, Swimming Pool, Indoor Pool, Non Smoking Rooms.

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Best Places to Stay in Altoona


Days Inn & Suites By Wyndham Altoona
Guest Score:
From $71 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms, Free Breakfast.
Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott Altoona
Guest Score:
From $80 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Altoona
Guest Score:
From $91 / night.


Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms, Free Breakfast.
Towneplace Suites By Marriott Altoona
Guest Score:
From $104 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Wingate By Wyndham Altoona
Guest Score:
From $79 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.

Best Time to Visit Altoona


The best time to visit Pennsylvania is in the summer and fall. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the upper 60's and highs in the upper 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the upper 50's. Fall temperatures are cold with averages in the upper 40's and highs in the upper 50's. Fall nights are cold with lows in the upper 30's.

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Monthly Temperatures in Altoona


Month Low Avg High
January 18.2 26.5 34.8
February 19.9 29.1 38.2
March 27.5 37.5 47.5
April 37.6 48.9 60.2
May 47.4 59.0 70.6
June 55.9 67.2 78.5
July 60.3 71.1 81.9
August 58.8 69.8 80.7
September 52.5 63.3 74.0
October 40.9 51.9 62.9
November 33.1 42.1 51.0
December 23.6 31.5 39.3

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