Sometimes a short break from your routine and an escape from the city is all you need to achieve the ultimate levels of relaxation. When choosing a weekend getaway from Philadelphia, the Pocono Mountains should be at the top of your list. The short drive from Philadelphia to the Poconos is just under two hours, making it perfect for a road trip! Once you arrive in the Poconos, the fun begins! Use our complimentary Vacation Guide to plan your itinerary and make your weekend trip unforgettable!
Add These Stops to Your Weekend Getaway From Philadelphia
What’s the Best Way to Get from Philadelphia to the Poconos?
If you’re traveling from Philadelphia, consider choosing the Pocono Mountains as the final stop on your road trip. The Poconos is a scenic, mountainside town offering a relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Getting from Philadelphia to the Poconos is quick and easy. The drive is just over two hours without traffic but can take longer depending on which way you go and how many stops you make. To start your trip from Philadelphia, head north along I-476 for the start of a remarkable mountain adventure.
Stop No. 1: An Amazing Historic Site
As you leave the city of love and head towards the Poconos, you’ll quickly find yourself at an iconic location: the site where George Washington crossed the Delaware River in 1776. Washington Crossing Historic Park is nestled in Bucks County, PA, and stretches for more than 500 acres. The park will take you on a journey through history in the 19th-century village of Taylorsville. In this small town, you will find a variety of unique structures and homes from the era, such as the Mahlon K. Taylor House, Durham Boat Barn, and the Frye House and Blacksmith Shop. Once you’ve explored the village and admired the beauty of this historic site, get ready to continue your journey to the Poconos.
Stop No. 2: A Miniature World Like You’ve Never Seen Before
Your next stop will introduce you to a miniature wonderland at the world’s largest model train museum. Northlandz Museum showcases hundreds of model trains, eight miles of track, and many more intricate structures. In addition to an impressive locomotive collection, Northlandz is home to a doll museum that features more than 200 collectible dolls from around the world. Visitors are also encouraged to take a ride on Northlandz’s real, outdoor train. The ride takes you through one-of-a-kind landscapes and a short tunnel. Radiating an unprecedented commitment to art and creativity, the museum has become a favorite destination for people from all over the globe.
Stop No. 3: A Few of the Most Incredible Animals
Immerse yourself in nature with a once-in-a-lifetime experience at the Lakota Wolf Preserve. This rare encounter allows you to see wolves in their natural habitat. The preserve regularly leads wolf watch tours and hosts presentations on the nature of these incredible creatures. Although visitors cannot touch or interact with the animals, the observation area allows you to watch the wolves play and interact with one another. If you're lucky, they may even howl!
Stop No. 4: Top off Your Weekend at the French Manor Inn & Spa
For the perfect end to your weekend escape, add a spa getaway to your stay. Here at The French Manor, we’re all about luxury and relaxation. With our spa specials, you will stay overnight in one of our luxurious suites and have full access to our on-site spa. Some of our most popular spa services include massages, facials, and pedicures, making the French Manor the best choice for any weekend trip.
If you’re ready for the best mountain getaway you’ve ever had, check our availability and book your stay. We look forward to hosting you at our luxurious inn very soon!