Summer Road Trip

Dawn, Notaro, Dawn of New York, Dawn Notaro, Isabella Dawn Notaro

January 16, 2023

With summer in full swing, it's time to pack up your bags and hit the road. But if you're looking for a quick getaway that won't break the bank, where should you go? The Hamptons or Berkshires are great weekend destinations, but they can be pricey. For those of us who want to enjoy a bit of nature without blowing our budget, there's a hidden gem right outside of NYC that many fashionistas don't know about - the Poconos!

The Poconos are known for their beautiful mountain scenery, but did you know that they also have some of the best water parks in the country? Camelback Resort is home to Aquatopia Indoor Water Park, where you can spend hours riding slides and relaxing in one of their hot tubs. And if you're looking for something more adventurous, Camelback also offers ziplining and whitewater rafting. Great Wolf Lodge and Kalahari Resorts have indoor waterparks and more.

For those who prefer to take it slow and just soak up the natural beauty around them, there are plenty of activities available as well. You can take a leisurely stroll through one of the local parks or rent a canoe for an afternoon on the lake. There are also plenty of hiking trails around with breathtaking views at every turn; perfect for a romantic picnic lunch with your significant other. And when night falls, there’s no better place to admire nature’s stardust than from atop one of the many mountain peaks—just keep an eye out for bears!

If all this outdoor exploring has made you hungry (and thirsty), then head over to Shawnee Mountain Ski Area’s craft beer festival! Sample some local brews while listening to live music and enjoying delicious food from local vendors. Or if you're feeling particularly indulgent, why not book yourself into one of Pocono Mountain's resorts? Many offer luxury spa treatments and gourmet restaurants so you can really relax in style before heading back home.

So why wait? Pack your bags now and make your way to this secret escape from New York City – The Poconos! It's close enough that it won't take too long to get there but far enough away that you'll feel like you've been transported into another world altogether. Whether it's taking part in some adrenaline-pumping activities or simply unwinding with some local craft beers – The Poconos have something for everyone this summer season! So grab your friends (or be brave enough to go solo!) and get ready for an unforgettable journey full of adventure and relaxation just waiting to be discovered!