The best vacations are about reuniting with loved ones and making unforgettable memories across the generations. Grab your grandkids 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 hidden 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. With 2,400 square miles of outdoor adventure, there's plenty of space to spread out and a great variety of activities to try. 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

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, unlimited golf or even a treetop course climb 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.

Woodloch Resort

  • 731 Welcome Lake Road
  • (570) 685-8000

Voted the #1 Family Resort in America! An award-winning lakeside resort in the Pocono…

Skytop Lodge

  • One Skytop Lodge Road
  • (855) 345-7759

The AAA Four Diamond-rated Skytop Lodge has been a premier northeastern resort for over 90…

Classic Great Outdoors Getaways

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 grandkids have never been, now is the time to introduce them to this timeless vacation tradition! 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 and memories that last.

Soak in the serenity of 50 wooded acres at Peaceful Woodlands Family Campground, which offers a midweek cabin discount and hosts the Robin & Beth Music Festival in August. Chestnut Lake Campground has no limit on RV size and is home to a private lake for swimming and boating, a recreation hall, playground, basketball court, and more. Set up camp in the midst of scenic laurel blooms at Jim Thorpe Camping Resort and enjoy convenient proximity to Lehigh Gorge State Park and the historic small town of Jim Thorpe.

Hidden Gems in the Poconos

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 peruse a large selection of hot sauces as well as candles, collectibles, gifts and more. Discover treasures at antique shops and galleries and flea and farmers markets like Blue Ridge Flea Market. With nearly 300 vendors displaying their wares every Saturday and Sunday, April through October, you never know what you'll find.

Ready to eat? There are plenty of one-of-a-kind family restaurants throughout the area. Sit indoors or outdoors at the Sycamore Grill in the heart of charming Delaware Water Gap, where the menu has lots of options to satisfy all tastes and dietary needs, including a gluten-free menu. Stop by Jubilee Restaurant in Pocono Pines before 2 p.m. to try the delicious morning offerings at the "Breakfast King of the Poconos." Lunch and dinner are also delicious, with award-winning wings served up every Thursday and Sunday.

Sycamore Grille

  • 92 Main Street
  • (570) 426-1200

Serving everything from wings and burgers to steaks and fresh seafood, the Sycamore Grille…

Jubilee Restaurant

  • 2067 Route 940
  • (570) 646-2377

A Pocono Mountains tradition since 1968. Known as the “Breakfast King of the Poconos.”…

One of the best ways to discover the best-kept secrets in the Poconos is to watch Pocono Television Network! You can access the 24/7 broadcast stream on our website, select cable channels or on platforms like Roku and Amazon Five TV. Local hosts share insider tips and area stories, plus there are regular weather forecasts and live camera shots. Don't miss the monthly show, Pocono Mountains Magazine, which debuts a new episode on the first Sunday of each month at 8 p.m. Eastern.


Can't-Miss Summer Events

Can't-Miss Summer Events

The Poconos summer calendar is packed with exciting events! Our hills come alive with the sound of live music, with happenings like the popular Roots and Rhythm Music & Arts Festival in Honesdale and the free and family-friendly Shawnee Riverfest on the shores of the Delaware River. Time your trip to catch the NASCAR Cup Series Race Weekend July 12-14, 2024 at Pocono Raceway or plan a visit in August to experience our four county fairs. Art lovers won't want to miss the Arts and Crafts Fair in Bingham Park in Hawley in June or the Pocono State Craft Festival in August hosted by Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm.

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 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!