Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Hotels and Travel Guide
Located in Pennsylvania’s Wyoming Valley, Wilkes-Barre sits between the Pocono Mountains and the Endless Mountains. If you’re looking for Wilkes-Barre hotels, Extended Stay Hotels has a great place to stay at a great price.
Wilkes University packs a lot into its 27-acre campus. In addition to academic buildings and residence halls, the university boasts the Sordoni Art Gallery, Burns Alumni Bell Tower and Carillon, and the Allan P. Kirby Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.
A short drive down the Susquehanna River from Wilkes University is Kings College, a private college founded in 1946 by the Congregation of Holy Cross from the University of Notre Dame. The College prides itself on its compact campus, small class size and high graduation rates.
Thanks to its location near the Pocono Mountains and on the Susquehanna River, Wilkes-Barre offers numerous outdoor activities. Visitors can hike, bike or horseback ride along vast trails, and take in several waterfalls. Be sure to ask directions to Bear Creek Falls or Hawk Falls.
Beer and wine enthusiasts will enjoy a trip to the state’s second largest beer maker, Lion Brewery , creator of award-winning brews. The brewery offers limited free tours of its facility. More award-winning beverages await at Bartolai Winery in nearby Harding. Guests can tour, taste, and purchase wine-making accessories, wine, and olive oil. If you arrive on a Sunday, take some time to enjoy a morning Italian coffee in the Tuscan Room.
If your idea of excitement is harness racing and games of chance, plan a visit to Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Casino and the Pocono Downs Race Track . From April through November, Pocono Downs features live harness racing. This form of racing is among the most exciting and is sure to please first time visitors or seasoned racing veterans.
Wilkes-Barre is a small town with big-city entertainment. Be sure to check out what is playing at the FM Kirby Center for the Arts . This fabulous venue has featured world-famous performers like Bill Cosby, Billy Joel and many others.
The Wilkes-Barre Golf Club is sure to provide hours of great fun for visiting golfers. This well-established course has some wide-open holes and just enough water to make for a challenging day on the green.
Travelers in need of a Wilkes-Barre hotel offering comfort and convenience at an exceptional value need look no further the Extended Stay Deluxe Wilkes-Barre – Hwy. 315.