Couples Getaway in Pocono Mountains
Pocono Palace Resort is secluded in Pennsylvania’s pine-fringed Pocono Mountains. While here, you can see music and comedy shows nightly and enjoy free breakfast and dinner at an onsite restaurant. You also have access to two nearby sister resorts, where you can try anything from ballroom dancing and billiards to a range of sports. For a full list of activities, click here. Alcohol and taxes are not included with this deal.
During the day, you’re within easy reach of other attractions outside the resort, including casinos and golf courses. Resort guests get discounts at many places in the area, such as outlet malls and areas for biking and paintball—check with the concierge to see what’s available.
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 spectacular 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.