As mitigation measures are lifted and older generations of Americans are now fully vaccinated, it's time to reunite and celebrate! Spend time with loved ones during a summer vacation with grandparents and plan a getaway to the Poconos Mountains to enjoy the fresh air and open spaces. From all-inclusive family resorts to campgrounds and RV parks, from local gems to incredible events, find ideas for a trip all ages will love.

Located just two hours from New York City and Philadelphia, the Pocono Mountains is an ideal destination for a summer road trip. Businesses throughout our region remain committed to the Pocono Promise, adhering to CDC guidelines and prioritizing the health and safety of visitors, employees and the local community. With 70,000 acres of outdoor adventure, there's plenty of space to spread out. It's time to get out of the house and get the family back together; keep reading to jump start your summer plans!


All-Inclusive, No-Stress Resorts

If planning a trip feels like a chore, then all-inclusive resorts or room packages are the way to go. Many properties provide everything you need for an amazing getaway all in one comprehensive package, from accommodations to dining to daily activities and nightly entertainment.

Woodloch Resort has been providing a lakeside retreat for families for over 60 years, with abundant activities and amenities. Choose from a variety of different meal plans and room types, including suites and vacation rentals. They even have championship golf course and one of the world’s best destination spas. At majestic Skytop Lodge, guests can stay in the historic and grand main building or in deluxe cottages, with a 5,500-acre playground to explore just outside which includes private hiking trails leading past lakes, streams and waterfalls. Depending on which offer you book, you can take advantage of daily breakfast, golf or even a treetop course at the Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge.

The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort has package deals that include delicious dining at on-site restaurants as well as golf and excursions on the river with Shawnee River Trips. Looking for extra savings? Plan a midweek escape to take advantage of special offers.


Classic Great Outdoors Getaways

When it comes to summer vacations, you can't go wrong with a classic. Camping trips are a perennial favorite; if your grand kids have never been, now is the time to take them! Add a peaceful afternoon fishing, beautiful hiking trails to explore and s'mores around the fire in the evening, and you've got all the ingredients you need for a restful escape from reality and memories that last.

Soak in the serenity of 60 wooded acres at Cranberry Run Campground or enjoy the stocked fishing lake, recreation hall, mini golf and more at centrally-located Scotrun RV Resort and Campground. Have your own RV or plan to rent one? Campgrounds like Timothy Lake North RV offer spacious 50-amp, three-point hookup sites.


Hidden Gems in the Poconos

The four counties of our region are full of one-of-a-kind shops, restaurants and local businesses to explore. A visit to Penny Lane Candies & Candles in Hawley is a trip down memory lane, with over 500 varieties of candies that different generations will recognize. You can also shop a large selection of hot sauces as well as candles, collectibles, gifts and more. Discover treasures at antique shops and galleries like Pieces of the Past near Lake Wallenpaupack.

Ready to eat? Apple Valley Restaurant has been serving up hearty dishes for decades. When you're finished your meal, take a stroll around the seven specialty shops and Koi ponds on eight park-like acres.


Can't-Miss Summer Events

The Poconos summer calendar is packed with exciting events! Time your trip to catch the NASCAR Doubleheader Weekend June 25-27 at the Pocono Raceway or plan a visit in August to experience our many county fairs. Art lovers won't want to miss the popular Audubon Arts & Craft Festival in July, featuring artisan exhibits, activities for kids and wildlife shows, or the premier Pocono State Craft Festival in August hosted by Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm.

Every July, our hills are alive with the sound of music, with a wide variety of festivals highlighting local musicians. The Wildflower Music Festival has been held on the lush grounds of the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary for almost 40 years. The sidewalks in Milford are filled with melodies for the borough-wide Milford Music Festival.


With so many amazing events, things to do and beautiful places to stay, a trip to the Pocono Mountains is the perfect way to kick off your post-quarantine family adventures. Browse our special offers to lock in vacation savings, and be sure to come hungry! Local restaurants offer options for indoor and outdoor dining as well as take-out.

See you this summer in the Poconos!

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