Family Fun in the Poconos
Spend less time traveling, and more time having fun and enjoying your family.
The Poconos are a great place to take a relaxing weekend family getaway. With lots of family-friendly resorts and hotels, ski areas and indoor water parks designed just for families with youngsters.
Many families looking for an annual family vacation spot or a place to take the kids over the weekend find the Poconos a great place because of its convenience and affordability.
Options abound for where to stay - resorts, cabins, vacation rentals and a slew of campgrounds for the great fall adventures.
Family Vacation Guide
Poconos Family Vacations Planning Guide
If you're looking for the perfect spot for your family vacation this year, you've come to the right place. The Poconos offer several great resort options as well as a ton of activities and recreational options from which to choose.
Activities and local entertainment are numerous, too: whitewater rafting and canoeing, fun centers, water parks, fishing, horseback riding and a host of indoor activities and recreation can be found here as well.
Travel time and expense are kept to a minimum - especially helpful with budgets being pinched these days.
For families with younger children, you might try one of the resorts that are family oriented. A good choice would be Fernwood or Shawnee. Families with children a bit older might also take a look at some of the resorts listed in this site, notably Skytop. Here's a nice article about our favorite Pocono family resort: Skytop.
For those families on a tight budget, there are alternatives to some of the resorts in the form of cottages and campgrounds - all listed on this site. Please remember while you look around this site, that many of the pages are long - you may have to scroll down a bit to find the information you're looking for.
Skytop Lodge, located on 5,500 pristine mountaintop acres, is the crown jewel of all Pocono resorts. Built in 1928, Skytop has traditionally been geared towards family vacations and getaways. At the same time however, it has built a formidable reputation for world-class service and hospitality excellence. Adults can enjoy a challenging round of golf, enjoy the full-service spa, and brush up on fly fishing at their Orvis School. All the while knowing that their children are being well cared for and enjoying the finest vacation experience of their lives. Separate and together, this is a family vacation experience everyone will enjoy. [more]
Fernwood is a family favorite located in the Delaware River valley, just north of the Water Gap and the Shawnee area.
While it's on a smaller scale and doesn't have as many amenities as some of the other family oriented resorts in the Poconos like Great Wolf Lodge and Skytop, it is more affordable and many families use it as a "jumping off" base for activities in the Delaware Recreational Area and the local attractions surrounding the Shawnee area. We have more information about Fernwood here.
Great Wolf Lodge offers a unique experience for families. With an enormous indoor water park, it provides families fun-filled, water-based excitement 365 days a year - no need to worry about inclement weather or cold, that's for sure.
You can find more information about Great Wolf Lodge - including special offers and discounts - on this site here: Great Wolf Lodge
Scoot on over to our Kids Stuff pages for some ideas about what's available for children's activities and entertainment