Northeast Pennsylvania boasts a myriad of interesting attractions and sites, as well as some of the region’s most spectacular natural beauty. Visitors to this area delight in its history, culture, and unique recreational opportunities.
Here are a few highlights of things that you do not want to miss when visiting the area.
Explore The Poconos
The serene beauty of the Poconos is a sight that you have to see to believe. From the majesty of the Bushkill Falls to Promised Land State Park to Camelback Mountain, the area offers an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities.
Visitors will delight in the opportunity to hike, bike, take a whitewater rafting adventure, kayak, boat, and more in some of the country’s most untouched land.
Mohegan Sun Pocono
If you are looking for a little more action, look no further than Mohegan Sun Pocono. This sprawling resort offers a variety of entertainment and gambling choices designed to appeal to every personal preference. It is considered one of the best hotels in Wilkes-Barre.
A vibrant nightlife scene will keep you busy into the wee hours of the morning while the Spa Sapphire will relax all of your senses. Nearly 20 distinct dining options satisfy any craving and budget, from upscale dining to casual quick-service offerings.
Cooper’s Seafood House
Conveniently located in Scranton, Cooper’s Seafood House has been serving some of the area’s finest food for over 70 years. This iconic establishment specializes in delivering a host of fresh seafood choices to all of its diners in a casual yet upscale setting.
In addition to its wide selection of fresh lobster, shrimp, and fish, Cooper’s appeals to those wanting steak or chicken with a variety of nonseafood entrees. Cooper’s also prides itself on its vast beer selection on tap so don’t forget to bring your growler.
Rickett’s Glen State Park
If camping is your game, then Rickett’s State Park will have all of your outdoor needs covered. Home to Glens Natural Area, this park boasts a bevy of amenities including a boat launch, deluxe camping cottages, restrooms, convenient parking, cabins, and more.
Guests will find plenty to do with the vast network of hiking trails, swimming beach, fishing opportunities, horseback riding, and more. Rickett’s Glen State Park provides an ideal chance to connect with Mother Nature with its stunning waterfalls, peaceful woods, and sweeping views.
Knoebels Amusement Park
Offering a little slice of Americana, this quaint amusement park is a great place to spend the day. Knoebel’s prides itself on its free admission policy. Guests can enjoy many of the park’s amenities and entertainment options at no charge, although rides do come with a nominal cost.
With over 20 choices, guests will appreciate the wide variety of rides such as thrilling roller coasters and tamer kiddie rides. A play area and mining museum give kids the chance to burn off energy while they learn about the region’s history at the same time.
In addition to the many rides, Knoebel’s also features laser tag, miniature golf, arcade games, and a large zero-depth entry pool with slides and a kiddie play area.
Whatever your family’s fancy, a trip to Northeast Pennsylvania will please people of all ages and interests. The laid-back family-friendly vibe combined with the plethora of activities and entertainment options make this an ideal getaway any time of the year.
Jake is an editor at 570MENU – a digital travel guide that focuses on local restaurants, attractions and events for Northeast Pennsylvania.