Hotel at a Glance: Paradise Stream
Paradise Stream is nestled amid the forests, lakes, and peaks of northeastern Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains. The 1960s brought a flood of publicity for the area that resulted in the Poconos being named the “Honeymoon Capital of the World.” Paradise Stream still maintains that romantic feel; it’s an adults-only property, and many guest rooms still have the heart-shaped tubs that made the resort famous.
- Sister resorts: All-inclusive packages come with unlimited access to Cove Haven and Pocono Palace.
- Get physical with numerous activities including hiking, basketball, and tennis.
- Indoor activities: racquetball, swimming, and game room
- Couples massage: Unwind in the spa with relaxing body and facial treatments (extra fees apply).
- Step onto the dance floor at Paradise Stream’s nightclub.
Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains: Hiking, Trout Fishing, 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 stunning natural scenery.
The warmer months are a great time to explore the region’s lakes and wooded hills. For spectacular hikes, check out Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, where you can trek to dramatic waterfalls or follow a 27-mile section of the historic Appalachian Trail. A handful of little towns full of antique shops and galleries nestle in the mountains, too. You’ll find boutique wine galleries and historical mansions tucked away on country roads, including the late 19th-century Asa Packer Mansion, which is open for tours, in the borough of Jim Thorpe.