Scranton is the sixth-largest city in Pennsylvania, and is most famous for its history as a center of American industry and manufacturing. There's a lot more to Scranton, however, with skiing, green spaces, and nature trails for outdoors types, as well as a thriving arts scene. In the center of town, lodging is mainly in purpose-built modern blocks. Larger house rentals are available on the edges of town, and are perhaps a better choice for groups of friends or family vacations.
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You will have a large selection of accommodations to compare and choose from if you are looking for a vacation rental including a pool in Scranton. In addition, properties with pools in Scranton have an average price of $187 per night. Most of the listed properties with pools are hotel room. In Scranton, nearly all of the accommodations providing a pool are close to the water.
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Food for all preferences in Scranton
Scranton has some great dining options around town, to suit all tastes and budgets. Italian food is hugely popular, with upscale restaurants like La Casa Bella serving traditional dishes with a modern twist, and no-nonsense pizza joints like A Little Pizza Heaven dishing up crowd-pleaser favorites. Scranton's best fine-dining Italian option is AV, where the menu changes regularly according to what's in season.
If you've decided to go the self-catering route on your break to Scranton, PA, there's no shortage of farmers' markets and groceries selling a great range of local produce. Pick up some vegetables, cheese, and crackers for a simple lunch, or choose some oven-ready meals for those days when you're so worn out with exploring Scranton that you don't want to cook. For other casual fare, one thing you really should try in Scranton is the famous cheesesteak. Invented in Philadelphia, it's the state's most famous food, and is a delicious combination of hoagie roll, shredded steak, and melted cheese.
Outdoor fun and a bit of education for the kids in Scranton
One of Scranton's hidden gems is Nay Aug park, perfect for a day out with active kids who need to burn off some steam. Pick up a trail map to help you navigate the extensive web of trails throughout the park, leading you past rose gardens, waterfalls, and mature forest. Children will love the tree house play area, accessed by ladders and aerial wooden walkways. During the summer months, take a dip in one of the two Olympic-sized swimming pools, one of which has water slides, too.
Electric City Aquarium in downtown Scranton takes the family on a voyage under the waves. Educational shows are included in the price of admission and offer the opportunity for kids to learn about turtles, alligators, or snakes in a fun way. Touch the starfish or smaller crabs in the tank, then head across to Lizard Lair to find out more about the lives of amphibians and reptiles.
Take a trip through Scranton's industrial past
There's no escaping Scranton's past as a center of American manufacturing and industry; the signs are everywhere you look. One of the city's best-known attractions is Steamtown National Historic Site, which will delight anyone with even a passing interest in railroads, trains, and engines. One of the best ways to see the park is to take one of the regular walking tours which leave from the Visitor Center, led by expert guides. Climb into the locomotives, take a ride on a steam train in the summer months, and see the gigantic turntable used the switch the direction of the engines on the track.
The railroad industry was built on coal, so take a trip underground to find out about the past lives of miners and their families. The Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum, and the Lackawanna Coal Mine next door, give visitors the chance to descend into the darkness to experience life at the coal face and see the houses where immigrant coal miners once lived.
Winter and summer events in northeastern Pennsylvania
It gets cold in this part of Pennsylvania in winter, and the Scranton area embraces the chill with the annual Clarks Summit Festival of Ice. See ice sculptures and take part in scavenger hunts and other ice-related activities on offer. While you're making the most of cool temperatures, why not plan a day out at Montage Mountain Resort, not far from Scranton lodging? Head off on one of the 26 different ski trails or try your skills at tubing or snowboarding.
In summer months, the main event on the calendar is the Lackawanna County Heritage Fair, which takes place at the end of May. There are fairground rides, a water park, craft demonstrations, entertainment, food trucks, and much more. It's a great day out for the whole family. Later in the summer, over Labor Day Weekend, is La Festa Italiana, a celebration of everything Italian, from culture and art to food and music. Don't miss the spectacular Sunday night fireworks, or the fresh, authentic pizza.
Information about vacation rentals in Scranton
|🏡 Vacation rentals||124 properties|
|💳 Possible discounts||up to 62%|
|🌙 Nightly prices starting at||$73|
|⭐ Popular amenities||Air conditioning, Internet and TV|
|🐾 Pet friendly accommodations||20 properties|
|🏊 Vacation rentals with pools||69 properties|
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the average price per night for a vacation home in Scranton?
The nightly price of accommodations in Scranton starts at $73. If you would like to stay in a house rental, the average price is $439 per night. A apartment rental Scranton will cost $249 per night on average.
How many vacation homes are available to book in Scranton?
Currently there are 124 vacation homes to choose from for your vacation.
What amenities are most popular for vacation homes in Scranton?
Usually travelers look for Air conditioning, Internet, and TV when booking a vacation rental in Scranton.
How many vacation homes with a pool are in Scranton?
There are 69 vacation rentals across 5 providers in Scranton.
Are dogs allowed in vacation rentals in Scranton?
If you are traveling with a pet in Scranton - 14% of vacation homes are pet-friendly.
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