The Poconos resorts in the Pocono Mountains are some of the world's most popular honeymoon locales. This is due in part to its proximity to several major population centers of the Northeastern United States, but the people of those major population centers wouldn't visit unless the Poconos offered something other than proximity.
Over the past 50 years, many resorts have started to cater specifically to couples. They realized that the proximity to the major population centers, combined with breathtaking natural surroundings offering an abundance of activities year-round, and an existing infrastructure for catering to guests already in place would make for an unrivaled couples retreat, with something for all types of people.
Today, couples have their pick of any kind of accommodation they could want. Poconos resorts range from simple to world-class luxury, all-inclusive, or cater to specific activities. There are hotels, bed and breakfasts of all types, country inns, dude ranches, house rentals and camping. Many of the resorts are adults only and cater to couples. These resorts boast the ultimate in privacy and luxury, and are in large part, all-inclusive.
Should couples venture from their resorts, fine dining restaurants, world-class spas and plentiful nightlife can be found in some of the quaint, idyllic downtown areas. But that's just the tip of the iceberg. The Pocono Mountains have something for everyone. Whether you're a couple simply getting away from it all to enjoy each other for a weekend, or you're a couple who want to hit the ground running, there's something for you.
The Pocono Mountains consist of 2,400 square miles in northeast Pennsylvania. There are roughly 170 miles of river offering rafting, boating and fishing, breathtaking waterfalls, 261 miles of designated hiking and biking trails, over 35 golf courses, and over 163 ski trails for wintertime activity. There's even a NASCAR track for racing fans.
The Pocono Mountains aren't just for honeymooners either. The various resorts and lodges have wedding ceremonies down to a science. They will take care of the details for you, from food, decor, even officiators, they will let you know what you need to do and bring, and then take care of the rest while you and your guests can relax, have fun, and get ready for the big day. It's a destination wedding as it should be, with minimal travel, the details taken care of for you, and one of the most beautiful backdrops you could ask for during any season. In fact, the Pocono Mountains are known for their fall foliage. The color change in the leaves has to be seen to be believed, and will burn an indelible image into your brain and heart. You would be hard pressed to find a more memorable backdrop for your big day.
Although the Pocono Mountains offer plenty to do for families with children, the true magic of them manifests itself when experienced with that special someone. The natural surroundings alone are enough to keep the fire burning, but the amenities and establishments that exist purely to pamper and spoilage what truly make the experience unforgettable.