AAA Four Diamond Resort with Sprawling Casino and Five Restaurants
The Mount Airy Casino Resort is set in the heart of the Pocono Mountains, a picturesque region located in Pennsylvania’s northeast corner. As such, its guests are within close range of several lakes, hiking trails, and ski trails. And inside the AAA-Four Diamond resort, which hosts acts such as Joan Rivers, you’ll find a 65,000-square-foot gaming floor and a stylish nightclub. There’s also an on-site spa, with services that range from massages to Moroccan oil hair treatments.
The casino has 72 table games and more than 2,000 slot machines, and it hosts buy-in poker tournaments on Fridays. Nearby, at Gypsies Lounge & Nightclub, which is only open on Fridays and Saturdays, house DJs spin records over a thumping sound system late into the night.
You may also use your resort credit at any of five onsite restaurants, including Le Sorelle Cucina, a cozy Italian restaurant that serves Sicilian baked oysters and chicken parmesan. For an old-fashioned milk shake, sidle up to the counter at Betty's Diner. The credit may also be used towards room service, golf, or at the spa.
Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania: Scenic Hiking Trails and Quaint Historic Towns
The Poconos has been a popular vacation destination since its first hotel opened along the Delaware River in 1829. Today, the area draws nearly 24 million annual visitors thanks to its stunning natural beauty and year-round recreational opportunities, from skiing and ice-fishing in the winter to golfing and whitewater rafting when it’s warm.
There are many ways to explore the region’s lakes, wooded hills, and valleys. At Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, located roughly 30 minutes from the hotel, you can hike a 27-mile section of the Appalachian Trail. Dozens of lakes and mountain streams make the area especially popular with fishers, who comb the waters for bass and trout year-round. Lake Wallenpaupack, about an hour drive from the hotel, is one of the best fishing spots in the state.
This area is also home to a handful of quaint little towns filled with antique shops and art galleries. You'll also find boutique wine galleries and historical mansions tucked away on country roads, including the 19th-century Asa Packer Mansion in Jim Thorpe.
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