Property at a Glance: The Woodlands, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
The Woodlands lies on a quiet wooded property in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains. Though the atmosphere is peaceful, you won’t get bored: the hotel has dining and entertainment venues, and is close to Mohegan Sun Pocono casino and racetrack. All options include a $10 dining credit (appetizer much be purchased to use credit), valid at Crescenzo’s.
- Two restaurants: Dine on wood-fired brick-oven pizza or Japanese fare.
- Nightlife: The hotel has three bars and one nightclub.
- Traveling with Fido? Pet-friendly rooms are available.
- Break a sweat at the onsite fitness center with a hot tub.
Scranton, Pennsylvania: Hiking Trails and Steam Trains in Town Best Known from “The Office”
Scranton grew in the public consciousness thanks to the success of the TV comedy, The Office, which was set in the Pennsylvania community. Today, Scranton flies Dunder Mifflin flags outside of the mayor’s office (a nod to the company portrayed on the show), and restaurants downtown advertise with signs that read “Eat where The Office eats.” The attention has helped bring visitors to the area, who discover there’s more to northeastern Pennsylvania than the opening credits of the sitcom suggest.
Close to the major recreation area of Montage Mountain and several state parks, the area attracts outdoor lovers year-round with its hiking, biking, and skiing trails. If you’re looking for gaming action, head to Mohegan Sun Pocono casino, where you can play more than 2,000 slot machines and 84 table games, as well as bet on horseraces.