Take A Much Needed Girl’s Getaway! Here’s How To Do It Right

things to do in the poconos

Everyone needs a break from reality to get away and do some self-pampering, bringing some friends along makes it even better. Life get’s hectic especially when you throw in kids, work, school, or even all three! Take a break, de-stress from your busy schedule and get out with some of your girls for a trip to the Pocono’s!

1) Find the perfect spot to settle into:

The Pocono’s and the surrounding areas have many different accommodations for places to stay. Depending on what you are looking for we have anything from resorts with waterparks to something a little more calm and quiet.

Top local recommendations for places to stay:

The Inn at Pocono Manor

Paradise Stream Resort


2) Spend some time at the Spa:

Top spas in the area:

The Spa at Pocono Manor

Serenity Spa


3) Go to Callie’s Candy Kitchen and Callie’s Pretzel Factory and treat yourselves to something sweet and savory:

Callie’s Candy Kitchen and Pretzel Factory are the area’s go-to places for a treat! If you’re craving something sweet head over to the Candy Kitchen and see all the varieties they have to offer! If you find something you’re especially fond of you can even order it from their website once you’ve headed back home!


4) Visit the best shops and local restaurants:

A nice thing about the Pocono’s is we have a little bit of everything, including some neat shops and restaurants. Being a some-what small town area some of these local spots are not the easiest to find without someone pointing them out.

Top 3 local shops:

Planet Earth Gallery

Mountain Home Candle Shop

Frolic on the Mountain

Favorite Places to Eat:

Breakfast: Billy’s Pocono Diner

Lunch: Mountainhome Deli

Dinner: Stone Bar Inn


5) Horseback Riding:

A great activity for any season is visiting the horseback riding stables, get your friends together and experience the adventure of riding a horse on trails through the Pocono’s. We have something for all experience levels and with 3 locations we have something to offer near to almost everything in the surrounding area.

Mountain Creek Riding Stable

Mountain Creek Riding Stable is located in Cresco (very close to Callie’s and other Mountainhome sites), here we offer a beginner paced ride consisting of walking and some trotting. The ride takes 45-50 minutes and crosses though a creek onto a 3 mile wooded trail, you are accompanied by our experienced trail guides. We will take children as young as 7 and 50 inches tall, for anyone too young or that isn’t up to riding yet we also offer horse drawn wagon rides on Sundays.

The Ranch at Pocono Manor

The Ranch at Pocono Manor is located in Mount Pocono (nearby Kalahari Resort), here we offer a little bit of everything. We have beginner rides which are an hour and consist of a walking and trotting pace, children have to be 10 years old. This trail is wooded and great for anyone who has never ridden or has only gone a few times. We also offer our “Waterfall Ride” which is for those who have some experience and are looking for something a little more advanced than the beginner trail. This ride, based on the guides’ judgment of the riders’ ability is a walk/trot/canter pace. Lasting about 90 minutes the guide takes you through the wooded trail and down to a small waterfall site, children must be at least 12 to go on this ride.

Grab your favorite ladies and get this girl’s getaway started!

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