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 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.”
- 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 refrigerator to flat-screen TVs and sleeper sofas.
- Outdoor adventures: Experience Pennsylvania’s largest tree tops adventure course and only steel track mountain coaster. Check out the dual alpine slides or soar from the top of Camelback Mountain on the USA’s longest Zip Flyer- 4,000 ft. VIP guest pricing.
- Food with a view: The resort offers a variety of restaurants and scenic choices. The new Kartrite’s Summit House is the highest restaurant in the Poconos. Other dining options include: Hemispheres buffet, maritime-themed Neptune’s overlooking Aquatopia and Trail’s End Pub and Grille, the mountainside tavern with outdoor fire pits as well as the new Graffiti Pizza, a NYC style pizzeria. Plus, you get daily two $25 food and beverage vouchers valid at the onsite restaurants.
- Relax at Serenity Spa, and get pampered with skin care, massages, and body treatments (additional fees apply).
Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains: Downhill Skiing 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 spectacular natural scenery.
In winter, locals often make weekend trips from Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York, and DC for one reason: skiing. One ski spot that’s particularly popular is Camelback Mountain Resort, which sits atop one of the region’s tallest mountains and boasts 160 acres of skiable terrain. For an extended run, head to the Nile Mile, which drops 800 feet vertically over the course of a mile-long descent. The resort is also amply lit for night skiing, and is the only place in the Poconos with a halfpipe. After you’re done hitting the slopes, take time to explore the handful of little towns nestled in the mountains. You’ll find boutique wine galleries and historical mansions, including the late 19th-century Asa Packer Mansion.