AAA Four Diamond Resort with Sprawling Casino and Five Restaurants
Mount Airy Casino Resort is set in the heart of the Pocono Mountains, a picturesque region located in Pennsylvania’s northeast corner. Guests here are within a short distance of several lakes and hiking trails, as well as a challenging golf course inspired by Sports Illustrated’s list of the best 18 holes in America. In addition to hosting shows, the AAA Four Diamond resort features a 65,000-square-foot gaming floor and a stylish nightclub. There’s also an onsite spa and salon, with services that range from massages to facials.
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, which is only open on Fridays and Saturdays, house DJs spin records late into the night.
You may use your resort credit at any of five onsite restaurants, including Le Sorelle Cucina, an Italian restaurant that serves sicilian baked oysters and chicken parmesan. For an old-fashioned milk shake and a 1950s-style atmosphere, sidle up to the counter at Betty's Diner. The credit may also be used toward room service, golf, or spa treatments.
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.
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