The inspiring natural landscapes and welcoming small town communities of the Pocono Mountains are ideal for solo travel for women and men. When you travel alone, you have the opportunity to move at your own pace, call all the shots on your itinerary, immerse yourself in the landscape, and really connect with the destination. So if you've been wanting to get out of the house and explore someplace new, why wait? Find some inspiration for solo vacations to the Poconos with the ideas below.
Experience Nature's Grandeur
There's nothing like a little alone time out in nature to clear your mind and destress. Throughout all four seasons, the Pocono Mountains offers great destinations for solo travel and abundant opportunities for getting out and enjoying the fresh air. Whether you're looking to go backpacking solo or just take a stroll in a beautiful park, our hiking trails offer something for everyone, from peaceful wildlife viewing to conquering the mountain for an incredible panoramic view. Rent a bike and take a spin on a wide variety of great biking trails, or book a multi-day tour with outfitters like Pocono Biking.
Canter over paths that are lush and green in the summer and covered in frost and snow in the winter: horseback riding is a great way to explore the fields and forests of the Poconos. Area stables offer guided rides for beginners as well as experienced equestrians. For a truly out-of-the-box opportunity to make a new four-legged friend, pay a visit to the friendly lamoids at Pohopocono Creek Alpacas.
Explore Local Communities
Filled with small town charm, historic sites, picturesque architecture and one-of-a-kind shops and dining, the quaint downtown districts of Pocono Mountains towns are well worth a visit. Visit the Saturday Monroe Farmers Market in Stroudsburg, immerse yourself in the old world feel of Jim Thorpe with a ride on the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway, hunt for antiques and treasures in Honesdale and Hawley, or discover the stately museums and cultural heritage of Milford along the Delaware River. The long tradition of hospitality in the region means you'll meet with warm welcomes from unique small businesses wherever you go.
Indulge your creative side by strolling through local art galleries like The Art Factory at White Mills, Poe and Raven Gallery or The Stabin Museum. Get swept up in stories from the past at area museums, from the beautiful mansion and gardens at Grey Towers National Historic Monument to the rich railroading history at Wayne County Historical Society & Museum.
Discover Fresh Flavors
What's one benefit of single travel? You get to pick where to eat! In the Poconos, you're spoiled for choice. Spend the morning journaling or reading to your heart's content in a cozy corner table at a coffee shop or cafe. Treat yourself to a deluxe burger at local brew pubs, or venture onto the Pocono Beverage Trail to take a sip of hand-crafted spirits and grab a bite of home-cooked food.
For a true foodie experience, go behind the scenes to see how your favorite foods are made. Discover how small-batch, ethically-sourced coffee and chocolates are created at Moka Origins Roastery Cafe and Chocolate Factory, or learn about the grapes, vines and production process during a weekend tour at Mountain View Vineyard Winery. At Pocono Organics, you can take a guided tour of one of the largest Regenerative Organic Certified farms in North America or even sign up for a cooking class!
Refresh Your Mind & Spirit
When's the last time you had a facial or a massage? Center, reconnect with yourself, focus on wellness and find refreshment for body, mind and soul in the Poconos. Book a day treatment or overnight stay at one of our renowned, AAA Four Diamond spa facilities to discover your ultimate relaxation retreat.
Unique healing and yoga offerings abound throughout the Poconos, from weekly guided meditation sessions with Opals' on Fifth and Within Harmony to salt room therapy at Northern Light Salt Cave and Crystal Garden. The recently-opened Magnolia Inn & Wellness Center offers the latest holistic techniques and treatments like cryotherapy, hydrotherapy, and flotation therapy.
Bring Your Four-Legged Best Friend
Just because you'll be the only human on the trip doesn't mean you have to travel alone! There are lots of pet-friendly things to do and places to stay in the Poconos. Bring your dog along as you traverse the area's pristine parks or take a canoe or kayak ride with outfitters like Adventure Sports or Lander's River Sports. Lodgings like Ledges Hotel roll out the red carpet for your pooch with special pet packages.
You deserve it: treat yourself to that solo vacation! Browse places to stay, check out even more things to do in the area, and take a look at upcoming seasonal events and special offers as you plan your trip. See you in the Poconos!