While the French Manor Inn feels peaceful and remote, some of the best day trips in PA are actually very nearby! You and your special someone can spend time together at a variety of restaurants, galleries, wineries, museums, parks, and more. Check out the following list of places to go in PA. Just a short drive from The French Manor Inn & Spa, these quick excursions will help you create memories that will last a lifetime!
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6 Incredible Day Trips in PA
Endless opportunities abound for day trips in PA! Here are some of our favorite places to explore.
1. Bushkill Falls
Bushkill Falls, named for its eight spectacular waterfalls, offers a mecca for outdoor recreation in the heart of the Pocono Mountains. Often referred to as the Niagara of Pennsylvania, it remains a top scenic destination for hiking, fishing, paddleboats, and other activities. One of the most popular day trips in PA for couples, singles, and groups, you can’t go wrong with a trip to Bushkill.
2. Grey Towers National Historic Site
The Grey Towers National Historic Site is chock-full of history. The 1886 mansion served as the primary home of Gifford Pinchot, founder of the USDA Forest Service. Today, the 102-acre site educates the public about the importance of conservation through interpretive tours of the mansion and grounds, school programs, and events.
3. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm is surrounded by 114 acres of beautiful pastures, woodlands, peaceful streams, and a wide variety of animals typical for a 19th Century farm. Historic buildings dot the landscape: an 1850s barn, original farmhouse, cabin, and more.
4. Poconos Waterfalls
With so many beautiful Poconos waterfalls, this list could be infinite. Our lush, mountainous region provides a perfect topography for all kinds of waterfalls. Exploring them is one of the top things to do in PA for couples. Whether romantic views are your aim, or the sound of rushing water helps you wash your troubles away, you’ll want to visit these beauties on one of your day trips in PA! We recommend Bushkill Falls, Raymondskill Falls, Dingmans Falls, and Shohola Falls.
5. The Mohegan Sun
The 400-acre Mohegan Sun in Plains, PA, offers visitors a one-stop-shop for all their entertainment needs! Here you’ll find two concert venues, three casinos, shopping, dining, golf, spas, conference centers, and comedy clubs. Many of the concerts are free as well!
6. The Roebling Bridge
History buffs will love the Roebling Bridge in PA, a one-lane historic suspension bridge. John Roebling, the bridge’s engineer, would later become famous for his design and construction of the Brooklyn Bridge. The Roebling Bridge in PA is the oldest of Roebling’s work that is still in existence today. It is also the oldest wire suspension bridge in the nation.
Come Home to The French Manor Inn & Spa!
No matter which of these day trips in PA suits you best, be sure to book your stay at our luxurious bed and breakfast! Situated in the heart of the Pocono Mountains, our stone chateau has a close proximity to the best area attractions and activities. Relax in one of our beautiful rooms or suites for the evening. In the morning, join us for a delicious gourmet breakfast. And remember, you don’t have to travel at all to enjoy our many amenities, like our incredible spa, indoor saltwater pool, hot tub, and sauna.
For more information on wonderful Pennsylvania day trips and tips for touring the state,
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