Camelback Resort—home of Aquatopia voted USA Today’s #1 indoor waterpark in 2018 and 2019—included with stay
Resort at a Glance: Camelback Resort
From its scenic spot in the heart of the Poconos, Camelback Resort can entertain guests with family-friendly activities spanning all four seasons. This deal includes passes for each guest to the award-winning Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark. Named the #1 water park in America in 2018 and 2019 by readers of USA Today, the 125,00 sq. ft. park is known for its thrilling uphill Storm Chaser, which the paper describes as “the longest indoor water coaster in the USA.”
- Stay where you play: Choose among 3 spacious suites: the double-queen, the king bunk, or the family-friendly two-bedroom suite. All offer homey amenities, including microwave and coffeemaker to flat-screen TVs and sleeper sofas.
- Indoor adventures: Experience one-of-a-kind adventures at Arcadia Arcade, with over 100 state-of-the-art video games, high-tech laser tag, a ropes course, and a climbing wall. Plus, check out some of the resort’s newest adventures, like bumper cars, 7D Dark Ride, and 4D VR Chaos Jump.
- Food with a view: The resort offers a variety of restaurants with unique flavor offerings. Check out the new Berrelli’s Family Style Italian that evokes an Italian Sunday dinner Tuesday–Sunday. Other dining options include Hemisphere’s buffet; maritime-themed Neptune’s, overlooking Aquatopia; Trail’s End Pub and Grille, the ski in/ski out mountainside tavern with outdoor fire pits; and Graffiti Pizza, a NYC style pizzeria.
- Relax at Serenity Spa, and get pampered with skin care, massages, and body treatments (additional fees apply).
- Additional perks: This Getaway comes with daily indoor water park passes for each guest.
Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains: Hiking, Trout Fishing, and Historical Towns
The Poconos region of northeastern Pennsylvania accounts for some 2,400 square miles of mountains, lakes, waterfalls, and forests. The area has been a popular vacation destination ever since Pennsylvania Quakers opened a hotel here on the Delaware River in 1829. Today, the Poconos draw more than 25 million annual visitors, thanks to year-round recreational opportunities and stunning natural scenery.
The warmer months are a great time to explore the region’s lakes and wooded hills. For spectacular hikes, check out Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, where you can trek to dramatic waterfalls or follow a 27-mile section of the historic Appalachian Trail. A handful of little towns full of antique shops and galleries nestle in the mountains, too. You’ll find boutique wine galleries and historical mansions tucked away on country roads, including the late 19th-century Asa Packer Mansion, which is open for tours, in the borough of Jim Thorpe.