Skip to Main Content Jump to Main Content
Hero Background Dots
Plan a NEPA Staycation image
August 14, 2023
Plan a NEPA Staycation
Lightbox Image

There’s Still Time to Squeeze in a Summer Getaway

Forget the long drives, frustration at the airports and endless planning. Treat yourself to a staycation, a trip that combines the fun of a vacation with the convenience of being close to home.

Go ahead, use those vacation days and soak up the precious remaining weeks of summer. NEPA’s resorts and attractions are the perfect places to recharge, whether you’re planning a long weekend or just a day trip. Even if you’re a local, it can be fun to slow down and explore the places you normally overlook in the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Check out these staycation plans for all ages and interests, from romantic retreats to family fun centers. Chill out by the lake or pitch your tent at a campsite. You don’t have to travel far to make summer memories that will last a lifetime.

NEPA’s Resorts Have Everything Under One Roof



Ah, lazy days lounging by the pool and playing yard games…

Resort life is pretty sweet. They’ll take care of all the planning while you kick back.

The Pocono Mountains are known for their incredible all-inclusive resorts. These elegant accommodations have everything on site, from gourmet food to live entertainment to family activities. Some resorts even offer spas and golf courses.

Sleep Under the Stars


And don’t forget the marshmallows.

Summer is made for nights making s’mores around the campfire and listening to the crickets chirping as you fall asleep. It’s the prime time to get out there and embrace the great outdoors.

Time moves a little slower on the campground. Spend a quiet afternoon on the lake or take a walk through the forest. These serene and secluded spots will help you unplug from your hectic schedule and reconnect with nature, your family and yourself.

NEPA has tons of campgrounds, from traditional tent sites to luxury camping resorts.

Coasters, Carousels and Cotton Candy!


The fun is endless at NEPA’s family attractions.

NEPA’s amusement parks and family fun centers are the perfect solution when the kids start getting restless. The best part is, you won’t have to fight through crowds or break the bank to have a blast. Hop in a go kart or practice your putting with mini golf. We’re even home to Knoebels Amusement Resort, America’s largest free-admission amusement park with over 60 rides.

Theme parks are just the beginning of the family fun! Shake things up this summer with a trip to the zoo or cool down at the waterpark.

Plan a Romantic Escape


Explore NEPA with the person you love most.

Take off work. Send the kids to grandma and grandpa’s house. Clear your schedule and just make time for the two of you.

From award-winning bed and breakfasts to luxury hotels, NEPA has tons of places to spend quality time together. Stay in a historic home or enjoy fun activities and entertainment at a couples’ resort. Whether you’re seeking a weekend of adventure or just some quiet time together, there are plenty of options.

Article Updated from its Original Version Published on 7/19/19.