Things to Do
Things to See and Do in Northeastern Pennsylvania
Plan to visit Luzerne County in scenic Northeast Pennsylvania when looking to take a short getaway or just get out and do something. Whether you plan to visit Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton or points- in-between there is always something going on. Outdoor recreation is bountiful and offers various scenery and activities for different skill levels. History is all around Luzerne County from the various monuments to the many living reenactments. Area hotels offer various packages when you want to visit and stay overnight in Luzerne County. Packages typically include overnight accommodations, attractions, activities or events while visiting Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton and various smaller communities. Festivals around the region are occurring year round with an emphasis from Spring to Fall.
Visit Wilkes-Barre, PA, Luzerne’s county seat, continues to revitalize the downtown with restaurants, pubs and a new urban park. The River Common offers 12 miles of trails for bikers, joggers, walkers and roller bladers along the Susquehanna River. It is not uncommon to see kayakers paddling by the city. The River Common is host to many local events including Riverfest in June when 100’s of kayakers adorn the banks of Nesbitt Park.
Visiting Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton in Luzerne County is easy; conveniently located within easy driving distance to many cities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Reach Luzerne County via Interstates 81, 80, 84 , 476 (Pennsylvania Turnpike) and Routes 309 and 115.
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