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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Outlet Mall
“Great shopping outlet... best place for deals in the Poconos on latest fashion and trends..”
  • 131 locals recommend
Casino
“Surrounded by forests, this refined casino hotel is 5 miles from I-80, 2 miles from the Casino Theatre and 8 miles from the Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark. Polished rooms offer free Internet access, flat-screens and minibars, plus coffeemakers. Suites add separate living areas. The casino features table games and slot machines. There are also 3 restaurants (1 buffet-style), a Japanese eatery, a nightclub and bars, plus a spa and a fitness center. Other amenities include an 18-hole golf course, an indoor/outdoor pool and a hot tub, as well as meetings and event space. Breakfast and parking are available.”
  • 95 locals recommend
Ski Lodge
“Nice ski resort for families and excellent snowmaking. Strong learn to ski program. Arrive really early to avoid long lines on weekends and holidays. pre-register your rentals on line and buy multi day rentals so you can keep them overnight. Look for the TRIPLE TICKET products if you plan to ski 3 days. Some include free lessons and rentals.”
  • 114 locals recommend
Trail
“ Bushkill Falls, "The Niagara of Pennsylvania," is pet friendly. Many visitors take their furry friends on the trails with them ... . Be sure to take along water—for you and your pet. Dogs are required to be leashed at all times. Bushkill Falls is open daily from April through October/November weather permitting. Free parking and picnic ... ”
  • 69 locals recommend
Racetrack
“Pocono Raceway (formerly Pocono International Raceway) also known The Tricky Triangle, is a superspeedway located in the Pocono Mountains in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. It is the site of two annual Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races held several weeks apart in early June and late July, one NASCAR Xfinity Series event in early June, one NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series event in late July, and two ARCA Racing Series events, one in early June and the other in late July. From 1971 to 1989, and from 2013 to 2019, the track has also hosted an Indy Car race, currently sanctioned by the IndyCar Series and that was run in August.”
  • 35 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Local casual restaurant very popular with the locals for breakfast, lunch and dinner”
  • 65 locals recommend
Water Park
“One of the best water parks, and attached to Zip Lines and Outdoor adventure park”
  • 46 locals recommend
Ski Area
“Our favorite ski area! The trails are very nice and conducive to awesome skiing for all levels of skill. The layout is wonderful, and the staff really work hard to make sure you have the best time possible. The prices are good, and the onsite services and food is great. Very highly recommended!”
  • 50 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Because not every trip you will be staying in Bethlehem, but if your willing to drive 50 minutes towards the Ski-Resort Camelback this is a must stop. The food unbelievable and the beer is mouth-watering good. It's also close to our Lake House we are renovating, and coming soon to AirBnb!”
  • 54 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Kalahari is the biggest indoor water park in the country. Just 5 mins by car. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Park
“Park with a 100-ft. waterfall plus trails, fishing, boating & other family-friendly activities.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Campground
“Hawk Falls waterfall and several hiking trails are 7 miles away, and offer both easy, flat hikes as well as more challenging ones! Boulder Field is a must see geological wonder, with a swimming lake nearby.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Ski Area
“Famous mountain for skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing. Lots for the family and friends to do in the area! Big Boulder was rated Top 5 for Terrain Parks in the East (so lots of jumps, rails, etc.), however, it's not exclusively devoted to that.”
  • 48 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great views on Big Boulder Lake. Family friendly, specials, live entertainment.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Ski Area
“Jack Frost has a variety of terrain and skill levels for skiing/snowboarding and is the bigger mountain between Big Boulder and Split Rock.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Water Park
“We're talking America's Largest Indoor Waterpark at 220,000 square feet ... . Rides, slides and splash pools galore! No matter what the weather is outside, you'll be able to play all day long At Kalahari Resorts ... ), a plethora of world-class dining experiences, retail shops and much more all under one roof. ”
  • 36 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Casino
“Surrounded by forests, this refined casino hotel is 5 miles from I-80, 2 miles from the Casino Theatre and 8 miles from the Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark. Polished rooms offer free Internet access, flat-screens and minibars, plus coffeemakers. Suites add separate living areas. The casino features table games and slot machines. There are also 3 restaurants (1 buffet-style), a Japanese eatery, a nightclub and bars, plus a spa and a fitness center. Other amenities include an 18-hole golf course, an indoor/outdoor pool and a hot tub, as well as meetings and event space. Breakfast and parking are available.”
  • 95 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Local casual restaurant very popular with the locals for breakfast, lunch and dinner”
  • 65 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Because not every trip you will be staying in Bethlehem, but if your willing to drive 50 minutes towards the Ski-Resort Camelback this is a must stop. The food unbelievable and the beer is mouth-watering good. It's also close to our Lake House we are renovating, and coming soon to AirBnb!”
  • 54 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Great views on Big Boulder Lake. Family friendly, specials, live entertainment.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Locally owned great views, indoor/outdoor seating, food service, bar, family friendly. Live entertainment summers outside weather permitting. Friendly staff, locals, specials. Beautiful sunsets from outside docks.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
“Desaki Restaurant is the most family-friendly dining experience in the Pocono Mountains. Celebrating family, food, fire and fun, our talented Hibachi chefs prepare all your favorites including filet mignon, lobster, scallops, salmon, chicken, NY Strip and jumbo shrimp right before your eyes to ensure it’s cooked just the way you like it. Desaki’s ultra-fresh sushi menu includes traditional items as well as Chef AJ’s own unique creations. Desaki Restaurant is an entertainment experience perfect for large groups to enjoy delicious, family-friendly dining. desaki Restaurant offers complimentary transportation to and from local area resorts and hotels so you can enjoy your desaki experience without the stress and inconvenience of driving. Our amenities include activities for children of all ages to enjoy like our our XBox gaming station and free rides in our authentic Rickshaw”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bar
“Locally owned. Friendly staff, weekday specials, karaoke, dancing with dj (Saturdays). ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Winery
“This Winery is absolutely amazing and is good for a romantic day with the significant other or a fun day with a large group!”
  • 8 locals recommend

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