There’s nothing quite like finding the perfect weekend getaway for you and your significant other. While different couples have different ideas about what a romantic getaway is, Pennsylvania has plenty of options to offer, from a cabin in the mountains to a luxury hotel in the heart of the city.
To give you a head start as you consider your options, here’s a look at weekend getaways in PA that can cater to almost any budget.
1. Weekend Getaway Ideas in the Poconos
The Pocono Mountains are Pennsylvania’s most recognized natural feature, and they serve as a perfect spot for enjoying nature and sleeping under the stars — or in a tent.
Mountain Vista Campground is a favorite among visitors, in part because of the gem mining opportunities there.
If you’re looking for something slightly more upscale, choose the Mountain Springs Lake Resort for a premium cabin.
If you’re looking to spend just a bit more to relax in a natural setting, Cove Haven is among your best options for romantic getaways in PA. It’s is a couples-only retreat on the beautiful Lake Wallenpaupack. Suites include round king-sized beds, indoor pools, saunas, log-burning fireplaces, entertainment systems and more.
2. The Niagara Falls of PA
Pennsylvania’s Bushkill Falls are also known as the “Niagara Falls of PA,” and they serve as a great backdrop for a romantic getaway in spring, summer or fall. Beautiful and easy to access from most major cities in the region, you can visit Bushkill Falls while you explore a multitude of hiking trails.
Stay at the Fernwood Resort for around $100 a night.
3. French Creek State Park
French Creek State Park covers nearly 8,000 acres of natural beauty, including the largest portion of contiguous forest you’ll find between our nation’s capital and New York City. This retreat is just an hour outside of Philadelphia. Bond with your loved one by taking a hike surrounded by this natural beauty.
Inexpensive “modern” cabins can be rented any time of year. Each includes carpeting, a kitchen and private bath.
4. The Captain’s Watch Inn
Sleep on the banks of the Monongahela River when you choose The Captain’s Watch Inn for your romantic getaway in PA. This bed and breakfast is located in historic Greensboro. Many of the rooms overlook the mighty river, and you may find rates as low as $85 a night, depending on when you want to visit.
In addition to rooms with private baths, you’ll find a library on the first floor as well as two dining areas to enjoy the included breakfast.
5. Pine Creek Gorge
If Bushkill Falls is Pennsylvania’s answer to Niagara Falls, then Pine Creek Gorge is PA’s response to the Grand Canyon. Enjoy incredible views, as well as opportunities to camp, hike and picnic. You can even snowboard and ski when the weather is right for it.
You can find plenty of inexpensive hotels, bed and breakfasts, inns and lodges in the surrounding area if you choose not to camp.
6. Renaissance Pittsburgh
Find history and culture when you choose the Renaissance Pittsburgh from among your romantic weekend getaway options in PA. The hotel first opened in 1906, and it was renovated in 2001 while maintaining historic details.
Enjoy the well-appointed rooms and in-hotel dining, and gain access to Pittsburgh’s Cultural District — just outside the front door.
7. The Rittenhouse
Philadelphia is an international destination, and there’s perhaps no finer place to stay in the city than The Rittenhouse. Not only is The Rittenhouse a Five-Diamond Award property as rated by AAA, but it is also in a prime location for you to access shopping, museums, historical sites and the many other attractions that make Philadelphia such a desirable destination.
Enjoy the in-house spa and world-class dining. The Rittenhouse is the pinnacle of luxury in Pennsylvania’s largest city.
There are also several quaint bed and breakfast inns such as the Cornerstone Bed and Breakfast if you are looking for a less expensive way to stay in the city.
8. Weekend Getaway Ideas in Hershey, PA
Whether you are seeking thrill or a pampering session with your sweetheart, Hershey boasts the best of both worlds. Enjoy the rides at Hersheypark® and check out ZooAmerica®. Then indulge at The Spa at the Hotel Hershey by sipping hot chocolate by the fireplace or exploring their rose garden together.
You don’t have to stay overnight at the Hotel Hershey to enjoy the amenities. When you and your loved one purchase your spa treatments, you get access to the indoor pool, fitness room and classes, hiking trails, and several beautiful waiting rooms to relax in before and after your treatments.
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