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The Best Vacation Spots for Stargazing


Cherry Springs State Park
Coudersport, Pennsylvania

At Cherry Springs State Park, serious stargazers often stay up all night taking in the 360-degree views of Astronomy Observation Field. Strict no-lights-allowed rules improve conditions and make it ideal for spotting falling stars -- meteor showers can bring as many as 60 an hour! At the Night Sky Viewing area, visitors can revel in views of the Milky Way and identify other constellations with the backlit summer-sky map. A view from the Astronomy Observation Field is $12.

Grab a Bite: Brick House Café & Deli, a mom-and-pop establishment in nearby Galeton (814-435-2444,) offers burgers, wraps and stuffed sandwiches. Try the hot mesquite honey-roasted turkey panini ($7) with homemade chili ($4).

Visit www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks for more info.