Couples Getaway in Pocono Mountains
Pocono Palace Resort is secluded in Pennsylvania’s pine-fringed Pocono Mountains. Choose one of this Getaway’s all-inclusive options to see music and comedy shows nightly and enjoy free breakfast and dinner at an onsite restaurant. All-inclusive privileges also give you access to two nearby sister resorts, Paradise Stream Resort and Cove Haven Resort, where you can try anything from billiards to water tubing to miniature golf. A private lake serves as a nice spot for fishing, speed boat rides, banana boats, paddle boats or row boats. You can also enjoy the Lakeside Beach at Echo Lake for a relaxing afternoon of sun bathing, relaxation and feeling the sand beneath your feet. Alcohol and taxes are not included with this deal.
After a long day out, you can relax in a guest suite that features a two-person whirlpool tub. Each suite’s amenities vary.
During the day, you’re within easy reach of other attractions outside the resort, including casinos. Guests with the all-inclusive package get discounts at many places in the area, such as businesses offering bicycles and paintball—check with the concierge to see what’s available.
New this summer is the Pocono Palace Outdoor Adventure Zone, which features paintball (nominal fee), laser tag (nominal fee), frisbee golf, outdoor movie nights, croquet, cornhole, horseshoes, lawn bowling, bocce ball, badminton, biking, jogging, and walking.
Pennsylvania’s 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.