Resort at a Glance: Camelback Resort Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark
From its scenic spot in the heart of the Poconos, Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark welcomes guests with family-friendly activities spanning all four seasons. You’ll have your choice of two sumptuously appointed suites: the spacious double-queen or the royal king bunk, which pairs a king-sized bed with two sets of twin bunk beds. No matter which suite you choose, you can expect comfortable homey amenities, which range from a microwave and refrigerator to flat-screen TVs and sleeper sofas.
- Fuel up for the day full of fun and adventure with free breakfast, included in this deal (daily, for two people).
- Aquatopia: This deal includes daily passes for four guests to the award-winning Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark, named the #1 water park in America in 2015 by readers of USA Today, the 125,00 sq. ft. park is known for its thrilling Storm Chaser, which the paper describes as “the longest indoor water coaster in the USA.”
- Mountain Coaster: This deal includes two tickets for a coaster ride at the Mountain Adventure Park, resort’s adventure complex.
- *Eat well at the resort’s nine on-site restaurants and bars; options include the buffet-style Hemispheres, the maritime-themed Neptune’s, and Trail’s End Pub and Grille, the mountainside tavern where beers and burgers await.
- Relax at Serenity Spa, where technicians pamper guests with skincare, massages, and body treatments; there’s even a separate Men’s Retreat Cave, as well as the Kids Oasis Spa, where young ones get pint-sized versions of facials and manicures (additional fees apply).
See Camelback Resort’s spa deal here.
Pocono Mountains: Hiking, Trout Fishing, and Quaint, 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 nearly 24 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. Throughout the region are dozens of lakes and streams filled with bass and trout. Lake Wallenpaupack, located 30 miles east of Scranton, is one of the best fishing spots in the state.
There are diversions outside of hiking and fishing, too. A handful of quaint little towns full of antique shops and galleries nestle in the mountains. 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.