Relax with a summer getaway in the Pocono Mountains
Photo by Anthony Sinagoga
Just miles outside of Philly rests a luxurious getaway worth writing home about.
Don’t you hate that moment when you glance up at the wall calendar and realize that the last weeks of summer are already drawing to a close? In some ways, you’re relieved (hey, the hot weather should be ending soon) but in other ways you’re petrified: summer is nearly gone and you haven’t had a single day of vacation time.
There’s no need to panic. Just two hours north of Philadelphia rise the Pocono Mountains, an exhilarating vacation destination that’s also budget friendly. Whether you prefer to play indoors or outdoors there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the remaining weeks of summer.
Heed the call of the great outdoors and explore over 2,400 square miles of natural splendor. Hike the gorge for breathtaking views and a great workout—or skip the workout and opt for horseback riding. The river that chiseled the gorge is accessible from higher grounds, an ideal site for clear-bottom kayaking, canoeing, and rafting the rapids. For adventure at higher altitudes, don’t miss the opportunity to sky dive over some of the most scenic terrain in the state. You can also fulfill your need for speed by zip lining through the tree tops.
Night Owls and Rock Stars
The fun doesn’t stop once the sun sets. Mount Airy Casino invites guests to keep the party going well into the night with chances to win big! Participate in 2,200 cutting-edge slot machines and fast-paced table games. Let the rhythm move you at Gypsies bar , also on site with the casino. In nearby Bartonsville, vacationers escape to The Lounge which serves over 52 types of martinis and plenty of cozy corners for socializing.
On top of it all there are dozens of fine dining restaurants and a myriad of fun, fast food options that will keep your belly happy during your summer excursions. So what are you waiting for? Escape to Pocono Mountains this weekend.