Destination guide

The lively area of Wilkes-Barre awaits your stay

The area's live music and architecture are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Wilkes-Barre. This city's casino gaming, shopping and riverfront draw many visitors. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in and around Wilkes-Barre

Are you hoping to find attractions to see during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that Wilkes-Barre has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Montage Mountain Waterpark (13.3 mi / 21.5 km)
  • Montage Mountain Ski Resort (13.5 mi / 21.7 km)
  • Jack Frost Big Boulder (15.3 mi / 24.6 km)
  • Lahey Family Fun Park (18 mi / 28.9 km)
  • Big Boulder Ski Area (19.9 mi / 32 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Wilkes-Barre

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Wilkes-Barre is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Nay Aug Park (16.5 mi / 26.6 km)
  • Hickory Run State Park (17.8 mi / 28.7 km)
  • Boulder Field (18.2 mi / 29.4 km)
  • Ricketts Glen State Park (21.1 mi / 33.9 km)

Transportation to and around Wilkes-Barre

Fly into Wilkes-Barre, PA (AVP-Scranton Intl.), the closest airport, located 10.1 mi (16.3 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Wilkes-Barre?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 541 holiday lettings near Wilkes-Barre. From 67 Cabins to 67 Cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Wilkes-Barre is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Wilkes-Barre?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Wilkes-Barre:

  • Pocono Manor: 92 holiday homes
  • Locust Lake Village: 236 holiday homes
  • Mount Pocahontas: 23 holiday homes
  • Lake Harmony Estates: 207 holiday homes
  • Riverside Estates: 45 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Wilkes-Barre?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Wilkes-Barre. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Ricketts Glen State Park: 113 holiday lettings
  • University of Scranton: 457 holiday lettings
  • Mohegan Sun Arena: 690 holiday lettings
  • Pocono Raceway: 1,517 holiday lettings
  • Jack Frost Ski Resort: 1,011 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Wilkes-Barre listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Wilkes-Barre?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 67 Cabins in Wilkes-Barre. Our other popular types of Wilkes-Barre holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 67 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 346 self catering accommodations
  • Chalets: 83 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Wilkes-Barre?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 246 holiday homes with pool available in Wilkes-Barre. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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