Destination guide

Delight in the majestic landscape of Altoona

Enjoy the museums and other features of Altoona. This city's sporting events, shopping and restaurants draw many visitors. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Sightseeing in and around Altoona

Do you want to find things to do while you're in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that Altoona has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lakemont Park and the Island Waterpark (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Woody Lodge Winery (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • DelGrosso's Amusement Park (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)
  • Rock Run Recreation Park (17.1 mi / 27.6 km)
  • Lincoln Caverns and Whisper Rocks (17.3 mi / 27.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Altoona

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Altoona is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Peoples Natural Gas Field (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Canoe Creek State Park (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Cresson Area Heritage Park (10.5 mi / 16.9 km)
  • Arch Spring (12.1 mi / 19.4 km)
  • Prince Gallitzin State Park (14 mi / 22.5 km)
  • Rock Run Recreation Park (17.1 mi / 27.6 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Altoona

Fly into Altoona, PA (AOO-Blair County), the closest airport, located 15.8 mi (25.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Johnstown, PA (JST-John Murtha Johnstown - Cambria County), which is 26.6 mi (42.7 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, the main station serving the city is Altoona Transportation Center.

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