Duration: Two days and two nights
This region - full of mountains, valleys and all the towns in between - nestles nuggets of unusual charm along its curious streets. The famous Pocono Mountains are here, along with loads of the little boroughs that look like they'd be at home in a storybook or a Jimmy Stewart movie. We'll meet at a cozy hamlet The Atlantic magazine calls "the prettiest county seat in America," and go from there, with the Pocono Mountains ushering us through some of your new favorite small towns.
Molly Maguires Pub & Steakhouse in Hotel Switzerland has been bringing joy and delicious food to Jim Thorpe for over 180 years. Enjoy 10 drafts, 16 bottled beers, burgers and more at this pub, which has been owned and operated by the Behan family of Dublin, Ireland for nearly 20 years.Read More >
Sit in a comfortable booth next to the gas fireplace or hang out in the original Victorian bar while enjoying a savory steak or burger flame-grilled on the hickory wood grill. At Broadway Grille & Pub, located in the Inn at Jim Thorpe, you’re guaranteed to get a delicious meal accompanied by refreshing drinks.Read More >
Sleepy travelers have been resting in these cozy rooms since the mid-1800s when Louis Fauchere, known around Milford as "The Crazy Frenchman," first purchased the building. His workers may have thought he was a little eccentric at the time, but when you take a look around, you'll see the results of his obsession with perfection.Read More >
You can have it all at the Inn at Jim Thorpe, tucked away in the heart of Jim Thorpe’s National Register Historic District. This beautiful 1849 inn provides a comfortable and relaxing experience for its guests. Spend some time relaxing in the whirlpool, read a book by the fireplace or enjoy a massage by the inn’s spa therapists. Then rest up for the day ahead in one of the inn’s cozy guest rooms or elegant suites.Read More >
Brew pub meets steel town uses organic produce whenever possible and adds a local vibe to its offerings, like Christmas City Salad and Pig Iron Pulled Pork. Look how a whole section of PA Dutch specialties — like pierogies and pot pie — has worked its way into the menu, then pair them with a pint of the local's favorite Valley Golden. Downstairs don't miss the Steelgaarden Lounge for specialty bottled Belgian beers.Read More >
Lehigh Valley Magazine's Best Breakfast winner three years running, Billy plays jazz and blues on the hi-fi in his Bethlehem diner and cooks every last meal himself. Belly up for a Green Eggs and Ham, open up the Bethlehem newspaper and start the day relaxed and acting like a local. Homemade soups and a great lunch menu are other can't miss parts of the diner.Read More >
Kick up your feet and relax in this hotel just a few steps outside of historic downtown Bethlehem's attractions. The beds are the soft, luxurious kinds that, when you get home, you don't say "it's nice to be in my own bed."Read More >
Banana Factory Cultural Arts and Education Center
Even the most weathered road tripper could use a little culture. That's where Bethlehem's Banana Factory comes in. You don't have to be an art critic to appreciate these awesome shows and exhibitions. Stop by and check out galleries, music and Lehigh Valley's only hot glass studio.
The Crayola Experience
It's the perfect combination of two things kids love the most: creativity and crayons. The Crayola Experience is loaded with interactive, family-friendly games and activities. Plus it's a great opportunity for kids to draw on stuff they're supposed to draw on, instead of walls and car seats.