Destination guide

Head to the historical city of Scranton

Come and experience Scranton and its history, live music and theatre scene. This city's museums, restaurants and art draw many visitors. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in Scranton

Are you looking for attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that Scranton has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Montage Mountain Ski Resort (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
  • Lahey Family Fun Park (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Montage Mountain Waterpark (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Wood Winery (11.3 mi / 18.2 km)
  • Homestead Golf Course (14.6 mi / 23.5 km)
  • Shadowbrook Golf Course (16.3 mi / 26.3 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Scranton

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Scranton is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Nay Aug Park (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Merli-Sarnoski Park (14.2 mi / 22.9 km)
  • Lazy Brook Park (15.7 mi / 25.3 km)
  • Tobyhanna State Park (17.9 mi / 28.8 km)
  • Lake Wallenpaupack (21.9 mi / 35.3 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Scranton

The nearest airport is in Wilkes-Barre, PA (AVP-Scranton Intl.), located 6 mi (9.6 km) from the city centre.

Where to stay near Scranton?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,947 holiday rentals near Scranton. From 1,258 Houses to 178 Cabins, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Scranton for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Scranton?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Scranton. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • The Mall at Steamtown: 453 holiday rentals
  • Steamtown National Historic Site: 447 holiday rentals
  • University of Scranton: 466 holiday rentals
  • Marywood University: 382 holiday rentals
  • Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour: 277 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Scranton listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Scranton?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,258 Houses in Scranton. Our other popular types of Scranton holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 178 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 178 holiday houses
  • Chalets: 218 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Scranton?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,140 holiday homes with pool available in Scranton. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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