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, where you can try anything from ballroom dancing and billiards to a range of sports. There’s also an onsite nine-hole golf course and a private lake, where you can go fishing or boating. For a full list of activities, click here. Alcohol and taxes are not included with this deal.
After a long day out, you can relax in a guest suite that features a whirlpool tub (it’s shaped like a champagne glass in the Champagne Tower suite). Each suite’s amenities vary.
During the day, you’re within easy reach of other attractions outside the resort, including casinos and golf courses. Guests with the all-inclusive package get discounts at many places in the area, such as areas for biking and paintball—check with the concierge to see what’s available.
Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains: Downhill Skiing 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.
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 at 2,133 feet 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.
There are diversions outside of the slopes, 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.