Resort at a Glance: Camelback Resort
From its scenic spot in the heart of the Poconos, Camelback Resort can entertain guests with family-friendly activities spanning all four seasons. This deal includes passes for each guest to the award-winning Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark. Named the #1 water park in America in 2018 by readers of USA Today, the 125,00 sq. ft. park is known for its thrilling uphill Storm Chaser, which the paper describes as “the longest indoor water coaster in the USA.”
- Stay where you play: Choose among 3 spacious suites: the double-queen, the king bunk, or the family-friendly two-bedroom suite. All offer homey amenities, including microwave and refrigerator to flat-screen TVs and sleeper sofas.
- Indoor adventures: Experience one-of-a-kind adventures at Arcadia Mega Arcade, with over 100 state-of-the-art video games, high-tech laser tag, a ropes course, and a climbing wall. Plus, check out some of the resort’s newest adventures, like bumper cars, XD Dark Ride (a 7D experience), and the VR Chaos Jump.
- Food with a view: The resort offers a variety of restaurants with unique flavor offerings. Check out the new Berrelli’s Family Style Italian that evokes a family-style Italian Sunday dinner. Other dining options include Hemisphere’s buffet; maritime-themed Neptune’s, overlooking Aquatopia; Trail’s End Pub and Grille, the ski in/ski out mountainside tavern with outdoor fire pits; and Graffiti Pizza, a NYC style pizzeria.
- Relax at Serenity Spa, and get pampered with skin care, massages, and body treatments (additional fees apply).
- Additional perks: This Getaway comes with daily water park passes for each guest and ski or snow tubing tickets for four per stay.
Visit the website for up-to-date ski and mountain conditions; weather conditions may affect ski lift or snow tubing access.
Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains: Downhill Skiing and Historical Towns
The Poconos region of northeastern Pennsylvania accounts for some 2,400 square miles of mountains, lakes, waterfalls, and forests. The area has been a popular vacation destination ever since Pennsylvania Quakers opened a hotel here on the Delaware River in 1829. Today, the Poconos draw more than 25 million annual visitors, thanks to year-round recreational opportunities and spectacular natural scenery.
In winter, locals often make weekend trips from Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York, and DC for one reason: skiing. One ski spot that’s particularly popular is Camelback Mountain Resort, which sits atop one of the region’s tallest mountains and boasts 160 acres of skiable terrain. For an extended run, head to the Nile Mile, which drops 800 feet vertically over the course of a mile-long descent. The resort is also amply lit for night skiing, and is the only place in the Poconos with a halfpipe. After you’re done hitting the slopes, take time to explore the handful of little towns nestled in the mountains. You’ll find boutique wine galleries and historical mansions, including the late 19th-century Asa Packer Mansion.