Destination guide

The lively area of Wilkes-Barre awaits your stay

The area's live music and architecture are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Wilkes-Barre. This city's casino gaming, shopping and riverfront draw many visitors. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Wilkes-Barre

Are you hoping to find attractions to see during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that Wilkes-Barre has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Montage Mountain Waterpark (13.3 mi / 21.5 km)
  • Montage Mountain Ski Resort (13.5 mi / 21.7 km)
  • Jack Frost Big Boulder (15.3 mi / 24.6 km)
  • Lahey Family Fun Park (18 mi / 28.9 km)
  • Big Boulder Ski Area (19.9 mi / 32 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Wilkes-Barre

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Wilkes-Barre is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Nay Aug Park (16.5 mi / 26.6 km)
  • Hickory Run State Park (17.8 mi / 28.7 km)
  • Boulder Field (18.2 mi / 29.4 km)
  • Ricketts Glen State Park (21.1 mi / 33.9 km)
Transport

Transportation to and around Wilkes-Barre

Fly into Wilkes-Barre, PA (AVP-Scranton Intl.), the closest airport, located 10.1 mi (16.3 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Wilkes-Barre?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 498 vacation rentals near Wilkes-Barre. From 322 Houses to 60 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Wilkes-Barre for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Wilkes-Barre?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Wilkes-Barre:

  • Lake Harmony Estates: 199 vacation rentals
  • Locust Lake Village: 222 vacation rentals
  • Big Boulder Ski Area: 227 vacation rentals
  • Pocono Manor: 95 vacation rentals
  • Ridgewood Country Estates: 139 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I rent Houses in Wilkes-Barre?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 322 Houses in Wilkes-Barre. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Wilkes-Barre include:

  • Cabins: 60 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 3 rentals available
  • Cottages: 60 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Wilkes-Barre?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 229 vacation rentals with pool available in Wilkes-Barre. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.