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 fun! From all-inclusive family resorts to outdoor adventure, from local hidden gems to incredible events, find Poconos trip ideas that all ages will love.

Located just two hours from New York City and Philadelphia, the Pocono Mountains is an ideal destination for a family meet-up. With 70,000 acres of beautiful scenery, 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 next reunion!

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.

Recently named the #1 Family Resort in the country in the USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards, Woodloch Resort has been providing a year-round lakeside retreat for families for over 60 years, with abundant daily family 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 on property.

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. When the weather is right, enjoy winter fun like ice skating or downhill skiing, snowboarding or snow tubing at the Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge. Depending on which offer you book, you can take advantage of daily breakfast, unlimited golf or even special seasonal decorations in your room.

The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort has package deals that include delicious dining at on-site restaurants. The resort hosts holiday traditions and celebrations including a new Christmas Tram Tour. When the temperatures dip down low throughout the winter season, experience the magic of the frozen Delaware River right outside your door with dog sled rides on the ice, or book a snowshoeing expedition on the grounds with local outfitters like Naturfi.

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

The scenic natural beauty of the Pocono Mountains is a treasure box throughout all four seasons. Introduce your little ones to the magic of winter and bundle up for a horseback ride or sleigh ride through snowy forests and fields! Six Pocono ski areas provide plenty of places to enjoy skiing and snowboarding. For any members of your family who are new to the slopes, this is a great opportunity to learn to ski. Group lessons are available for adults and children! If the simplicity of sledding is more your style, don't miss the many snow tubing hills in the Poconos, including the two largest snow tubing parks in the country.


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 festive treasures and holiday decorations at Jingle Bells Christmas Shoppe, tucked away on scenic Race Street in Jim Thorpe.

Ready to eat? There are plenty of one-of-a-kind family restaurants throughout the area. Pull up a seat 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 options.

Sycamore Grille

  • 92 Main Street
  • (570) 426-1200

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

One of the best ways to discover the best-kept secrets in the Poconos is by tuning into 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 Seasonal Events

Can't-Miss Seasonal Events

The Poconos calendar is packed with exciting events all year round! Start a new December tradition with a family visit to one of our holiday celebrations, including lights displays, Santa train excursions, and opportunities to choose your Christmas tree. Ski season events provide another great way to get together and make the most of the cold weather. Take a look at annual events that return year-after-year to save the date for festivals to check out during a spring, summer or fall trip.

Holiday Events

In the Pocono Mountains, holidays bring bountiful feasts, bright decorations and plenty of…


With so many amazing 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. See you this winter in the Poconos!

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