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A city built on coal mining and railroads, Scranton boasts a particularly riveting industrial heritage. A slew of attractions provide a glimpse back at the city’s laurels, from the operational Steamtown National Historic Site to the Scranton Iron Furnaces. Known more recently as the setting for television’s ‘The Office’, Scranton draws in visitors with sports, culture, and recreation. With mountains, rivers, lakes, and sprawling natural parks, the Lackawanna landscape and surrounding areas lend themselves to endless outdoor activities, including sailing, hiking, and skiing.

Things to see

Set within 40 acres of the city’s former railroad yard, Steamtown National Historic Site takes visitors back to the early days of Pennsylvania’s railway - with every sight, sound, and smell. An exhibit packed museum, restored buildings, vintage steam engines, old freight, and passenger cars, all bring history to life. If you’re not ready to rejoin the present, check out Everhart Museum too. Among its vast and eclectic collection the museum features zoological exhibits, regional artworks, international decorative arts, and ethnological artefacts. The home rink of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza is a must-visit for fans. Along with hockey games the arena regularly hosts other events, including ice-skating shows and an annual orchestral concert. If baseball is more your sport, make a home run for the PNC Field, home of the Scraton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. Along with professional minor league games, the stadium also features amateur baseball competitions too.

Hotels in Scranton

Whether you want classical marble clad opulence or simplicity and modernity, the hotels in Scranton come in all shapes and sizes. Most however come as familiar chain name digs, offering both en-suite rooms or suites kitted out with living areas and kitchens. The larger options boast a variety of amenities, ranging from indoor and outdoor swimming pools, to fitness facilities and business centers. Most rooms feature WiFi, along with cable channel equipped televisions as standard. Those looking for a thrifty stay will find a handful of cheap hotels in Scranton. Many offer similar amenities, but less in the way of style.

Where to stay

With a multitude of dining and shopping options, historical sites, sports, and recreation, a hotel in Scranton gives you a bite of everything. Much of what the city has to offer can be found in the pedestrian friendly downtown district. Approximately 20 miles south, the small city of Wilkes-Barre also provides a suitable base for exploring everything the region has to offer. Dating back to 1770, the riverside hub offers such draws as live harness racing at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, art galleries, and the historic Lion Brewery. Both cities sit within reach of many ski areas, including nearby Montage Mountain and Eagle Rock Resort.

How to get to Scranton

Situated just 20 minutes south of the city, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport is the nearest gateway for those flying in. It provides connections to a number of major US cities, including Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, and Philadelphia. Once you’ve landed a taxi or shuttle service can whisk you to your hotel. Scranton is also reachable with the Greyhound bus service, which makes a stop near the city center. For those driving in, the city is well linked to interstate highways, with Interstate 476 and 380 providing access from the south, and Interstate 81 providing access from the north and south.

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