#7 Pocono Mountains, Family Vacation #travelblogger

We’ve been visiting the Poconos for years.  We’ve gone during every season, for every and any reason, as both a couples’ getaway and family getaway.  At one point years ago, we even considered buying property in the Pocono Mountains.  What a beautiful place to be, and it is not far at all from Metro NY!

The big thing in the Poconos these days are indoor water parks.  We’ve been to a few, but there are others we plan to visit and review over the next few months. We’ll be posting about all of the indoor waterparks within 2-3 hours of our area soon!  Here are the parks in the Poconos:

In addition to indoor water parks, there are SO many other great things to do.  This time of year, the Poconos are the local destination for skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing.  There are things to do all year round in the Poconos!

There are some beautiful family resorts in the area with so many activities, beautiful accommodations and a variety of options for everyone at any age in the Poconos.  Here are some of the more popular resorts:

THE INN AT POCONO MANOR: 3,000-acre resort. Many of their rates and packages include a generous breakfast buffet and four-course dinner, and the numerous leisure activities feature golf, horseback riding, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, state-of-the-art spa, and Manor Sports Lodge offers fishing, clay shooting, cross country skiing, and more.

SKYTOP LODGE, a Poconos Mountain resort for families, couples, groups, corporate retreats and weddings. Enjoy dining, golfing, hiking, skiing, health spa, canoeing, fishing and more.

WOODLOCH RESORT: an all-inclusive family resort offering world-renown family, group and corporate retreats, getaways and vacations.

SHAWNEE INN: At this Poconos mountain golf resort you will find the perfect place in the Shawnee on the Delaware PA area. We offer luxurious accommodations and amenities.

 


COUPLES GETAWAYS  

And of course, since we are a family with four children, us parents need some time for ourselves every now and then.  We visit the Poconos at least once a year for a couples only weekend with friends.

COVE HAVEN RESORTS: This one we’ve gone to so many times before, and you can see details of one of our trips here.  There are three resorts across the Pocono Mountains, they are adults’ only all-inclusive resorts and have plenty of daytime and nighttime activities in the “land of love”.

MOUNT AIRY CASINO RESORT:  Remember the commercials as a kid “Beautiful Mount Airy Lodge”?  Well, it is no longer a couples’ retreat, but now it is a casino.  And while I wouldn’t focus on it as a family getaway per se, my husband and I have on quite a few occasions visited there during a couples getaway, and have even gotten a sitter when with our children to visit for a few hours.  What a beautiful resort, great restaurants, an AMAZING spa (the besties and I have done quite a few massages there!) and a wonderful atmosphere!

MOHEGAN SUN POCONO: is your Pennsylvania destination for casino excitement and top entertainment, dining, shopping, luxury hotel, spa, pool and live harness racing.

THE WOODLANDS: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Hotel, Meetings, Weddings, Dining, Entertainment, and More!

 

 

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