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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.

Major Attractions

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.

Recurring Festivals and Special Events

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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Frequently asked questions

How much are vacation packages to Scranton?
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How long should my Scranton vacation be?
Typically, 2 nights is what most tourists book for their Scranton vacation. That’s a handy guide, but there’s loads more to explore if you give yourself a couple of extra days.
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Will I save money on my Scranton car rental if I bundle it with a hotel or flight?
Sure can — bundle your hotel, flight and car into a Scranton vacation package and you’ll save tons. With so many things to do in and around Scranton, that rental vehicle will make exploring easy. Once you’re behind the wheel, put the stereo on and make tracks to Times Square, a must-see sight around 99 mi from Scranton.
What is the best time of year to go to Scranton?
If you’re eager to wander wisely, January is an ideal time to do it. That’s when you’ll find hotel rates tumble. In contrast, prices are at their highest in August. July, August, June are the most popular times to stay in Scranton, so expect snaking queues for major tourist sites. Rather travel outside high season? You’ll find fewer crowds in October, December, November.
Which airport is best for Scranton?
Allentown, PA (ABE-Lehigh Valley Intl.), around 53 mi south of central Scranton, is probably where you’ll touch down. Your other choices are Wilkes-Barre, PA (AVP-Scranton Intl.) (6 mi away from central Scranton) and Binghamton, NY (BGM-Greater Binghamton) (59 mi away from central Scranton).
What is there to do in Scranton?
Mohegan Sun Arena is just one of the amazing sights that make Scranton such a popular destination. But leave some extra time to discover the city’s lesser-known attractions too. This is sometimes where the best vacation memories are made.
Where should I stay when visiting Scranton?
You’ll hear tourists recommending Wilkes-Barre. If you’re planning to kick off your Scranton adventures here, check out the rates at the Red Roof Inn Wilkes - Barre Arena (2.0 stars) and the Holiday Inn Wilkes Barre - East Mountain (3.0 stars). Another terrific area to base yourself in is Moosic. Top-rated hotels here include the Comfort Suites Scranton near Montage Mountain (2.5 stars) and the Hampton Inn Scranton at Montage Mountain (2.5 stars).

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