Where to stay in Scranton: Best areas for travelers
- Wilkes-Barre: Party lovers, listen up! This is the spot to be if you love heading out after sundown. Enjoy an evening at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs or make your way to F. M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts. When you're ready to hit the hay, get comfortable at the Best Western Plus Genetti Hotel & Conference Center, the Wilkes Barre Lodge or the Hilton Garden Inn Wilkes Barre.
- Moosic: PNC Field is one sight to put on your sightseeing list here. Find out what it's all about and then unwind in the peace and comfort of your nearby hotel. The SpringHill Suites by Marriott Scranton Wilkes-Barre, the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Scranton Montage Mountain and the Courtyard by Marriott Scranton Wilkes-Barre are fabulous options.
- Clarks Summit: With great family-friendly attractions like Lahey Family Fun Park located here, this neighborhood is perfect for travelers of all ages. If you want to stay in this part of town, the Nichols Village Hotel, the Hampton Inn Clarks Summit-Scranton and the Econo Lodge Summit - Scranton are some places to look up.
- Dunmore: Whether you're here for one night or longer, the Holiday Inn Scranton East - Dunmore is a good base from which to discover this popular neighborhood. The Sleep Inn & Suites Scranton Dunmore is another comfy option in the area.
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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.
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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