A college town that celebrates both its urban amenities and its natural beauty, a trip to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, will showcase the best of both. Stay in one of the Wilkes-Barre hotels and enjoy the relaxed vibe as you investigate the town's history and, perhaps, its handcrafted beer.
Are you interested in finding out what the city was like in the early 1800s? If so, your first stop should be the Swetland Homestead. The original structure was built in 1803, but the property expanded into an impressive estate. Tours are allowed through decorated rooms, featuring an early summer kitchen and an ornate Victorian parlor. If stretching your legs in the great outdoors is more your thing, you can hike through the Seven Tubs Natural Area during the summer months and enjoy the cooling splashes from the waterfall. For a more urban walk, take a stroll through the historic downtown close to hotels in Wilkes-Barre, and cross the Market Street Bridge. It crosses the Susquehanna River, the dividing line between Wilkes-Barre and neighboring Kingston. The masonry is eye-catching and brings a sense of grandeur to the area. Your gambling and shopping pleasures can be met at the Mohegan Sun Pocono gaming complex, which features racing, slots, dining, and more. If you're staying downtown, cheap hotels in Wilkes-Barre make it easy to visit the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, and enjoy everything from major comedy tours to the philharmonic.
Hand-crafted beers are all the rage throughout Wilkes-Barre, both in historic brew houses and more modern facilities downtown. Seasonal ingredients and farm-to-table eating is greatly supported here, whether you are trying Italian classics or prime cuts at the steakhouse. Travelocity can bring these tastes to life for you when you book one of their Wilkes-Barre vacation packages. When looking at flights to Wilkes-Barre, remember the Travelocity price guarantee: if you find a lower price, we will match it and refund the difference.