Holidaying at Home in the Pocono Mountains
The Pocono Mountains have a raw and rugged nature that will appeal to any adventurous holiday-maker.
12:07 07 October 2020
Many of us immediately start searching for the cheapest flights as soon as a vacation is mentioned, but one of the best holiday tips for saving money is holidaying at home. This doesn't mean you have to hang out on the couch for a week, but maybe try visiting somewhere that's a little closer to you. In the United States there are hundreds of picturesque locations that make the ideal holiday destination and the Pocono Mountains are one of the most beautiful. Situated in Pennsylvania, these dramatic mountains make way for river beaches, waterfalls, ski runs, walking trails and fishing lakes - everything you could want from an active short break.
Where to Stay
If you're after the true luxury treatment then The Mount Airy Resort is the perfect place to make your base. Fans of online casinos will be in heaven at this resort, as Pennsylvania is famous for poker sites and in real life. The one at Mount Airy shows exactly why. There's nothing so exciting as a spin on the slot machine, or a round of poker, especially in such a beautiful location.
Once you've finished exploring everything that the casino has to offer, you can make your way to the pool spa for a relaxing start to your break. The pool is 51,000 square feet and looks out over the spectacular landscape. After you've swum a few lengths, get comfortable in a poolside cabana and order yourself a cocktail from the bar.
Enjoy an Adventure on Horseback
Caption: Cowboy or beginner, a trail ride through the mountains is the perfect way to spend a fall afternoon.
There are so many things to do in the Pocono Mountains that it's hard to pick the best of the bunch. However, watching the fall foliage turning from the back of a horse is a memory that will last a lifetime. There are several companies that will take you on a trail ride around some of the most spectacular scenery, all from the comfort of a Western saddle. The horses are immaculately behaved and used to all the sights and sounds of the trail, so this is an activity that's suitable for total beginners, as well as experienced cowboys!
Get Your Heart Racing
If a horseback ride and a morning at the spa seems a little too relaxed for you then there are plenty of options for bona fide adrenaline junkies. One of the most exciting can be found at the Sky's The Limit Skydiving Center. Here you're able to free fall from more than 13,000 feet above the Pocono Mountains. On your way down (if you're brave enough to open your eyes!) you'll be able to enjoy unparalleled views of the Manhattan skyline.
Those after a happy medium between spa and skydive can try one of the many treetop trails that zig zag across the mountains. Zip lines, rope bridges and bungee trampolines are available to try out for any keen adventurer. Whilst they may not be the most practical way to get from A to B, they're certainly the most fun. Comfortable clothes and walking shoes are a must if you want to get the most out of this treetop adventure. Other than that, all you need is a can-do attitude!