If you're seeking a vacation that combines opportunities to reconnect with nature and enjoy all the action associated with a college town, Scranton vacations have the answer in the shadows of the majestic Pocono Mountains.
Known as The Electric City, Scranton was the site of the country's first electric-powered streetcars. Situated in the heart of the Lackawanna River Valley, Scranton was built around anthracite coal mining and the railroad. Anyone who vacations in Scranton must visit the Electric City Trolley Station and Museum, Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum, and Steamtown National Historic Site to learn about local history. Another magical must-see Scranton gem is the Houdini Museum.
Nature abounds around every bend in these parts. Look into Scranton car rentals so you can explore Nay Aug Park's tree houses, gorges, and waterfalls, as well as Montage Mountain, Scranton Lake, and the Lakawanna River Heritage Trail.
In Scranton, everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day! Scranton goes green every March when the city hosts the fourth-largest St. Patrick's Day parade and celebration in the country. Want to go back in time? Visit Scranton in June and attend the Arts on Fire Industrial Arts Festival and Iron Pour. This weekend festival features blacksmithing, iron pouring, glass blowing, and pottery making at the historic Iron Furnaces site. Labor Day weekend, mangia at La Festa Italiana in Courthouse Square. Northeastern Pennsylvania's largest Italian festival is a celebration of all things Italian, from culture to cuisine. In December, Santa makes an appearance on the brightly lit Holiday Train at Steamtown to kick off the holiday season Scranton style!
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