Some places exist as testament to our ingenuity and progress, with soaring towers built to dominate city skylines and wildly angled post-modern constructions that herald our tireless advancement into new frontiers. Then there are places that steadfastly embrace tradition, preserving the history and culture that imbues a city. You’ll find an interesting combination of both modern and traditional in the city of Johnstown, PA. Hotels with all the most comfortable amenities sit amid historic sites and monuments that retell the stories of the three massive floods that each changed the composition of the city. Learn new history and create your own stories in Johnstown, surrounded by the beauty of the Allegheny Mountains.
Whether you travel through on foot, bike, or at the wheel of one of our Johnstown rental cars, you’ll find a pretty Midwestern town nestled between rolling green hills. Wander through the streets and picture the city’s transformation from canal port, to railroad center, to steelmaking hub. Johnston has been featured in fictional works, like author K.C. Constantine’s mystery novels and movies like “All the Right Moves.” More than anything else, the community’s stalwart pride in being Flood City will leave an impression on you. The neighborhoods, stores, and hotels in Johnstown, PA all have an indelible quality you’ll experience as a determination to prevail and renew. For many, it’s the best part of your visit here. Steel mines may be what the city’s industry relied on, but the steel spines of the community are what has sustained Johnston for decades.
Away from the city center, feel the spray of whitewater hit your face in Stonycreek Canyon and strain your legs to ascend a mountain top for a panoramic view of beautiful Pennsylvania landscape. With Travelocity’s affordable deals on hotels near Johnstown, PA and hotels in Pittsburgh, it’s easy to find yourself amid the history and industry of Flood City.