Escape to the Northeast's favorite mountain getaway and spend New Year's Eve in the Poconos! Family-friendly, accessible, with ample entertainment for all, Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains are the perfect place to kick off the new year.

The Poconos have so much to offer every member of the family, and vacation planning is easy and affordable when you book your stay at one of the region's many rental cabins, condos or houses. From skiing, snowboarding, sledding, and tubing at one of the popular ski resorts and cozy restaurants and cafes to satisfy any palate to shopping, museums, and other indoor attractions, your stay in the Poconos will be as active or relaxing as you want to make it.

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Adventure Awaits in the Poconos

Explore the outdoors and enjoy the winter landscape! Take in the vista from atop Jack Frost, Big Boulder, or Camelback ski areas by day, and relish solitude and tranquility of a mountain vacation rental by night. Kids and adults alike will enjoy spending New Year's Eve in the Poconos.

Get off the beaten path, and check out the great network of cross-country ski and snowshoe trails—some might be right out your back door! Snowmobiling is also very popular in the Poconos, allowing visitors to cover some ground and take in the beauty of the mountains under a fresh dusting of snow. Rent ice skates for the whole family, and spend the afternoon gliding around a frozen lake.

The extra-adventurous can mush a dogsled team across the ice or try out ice-fishing for a true arctic experience.

Relax and Rejuvenate in a Mountain Refuge

While you may choose to curl up with a good book next to the fireplace, there is no shortage of ways to de-stress and unwind in the Poconos. Enjoy a massage and facial at a day spa, retail therapy in the many shops lining quaint downtown streets, or find your zen at a yoga class in a local studio.

A healthy dose of nature is always good for the soul. Take in the scenery and fresh air with a stroll in the woods, then warm up with a hot drink or a bowl of soup in a charming bistro or cafe.

Entertainment for All Ages

In addition to all of the outdoor recreation, the Poconos also offer a variety of educational and cultural experiences for everyone in the family. The region boasts several museums, theaters, musical performance venues, and even a culinary institute offering specialty classes for the foodie in your group.

Kids will enjoy exploring one of the many one-room schoolhouses in the Poconos, or trying their hands at twisting a pretzel, candy-making, or pottery throwing at a demonstration at any one of the region's specialty shops. Petting zoos and general stores are also fun for kids, and many are open year-round.

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Fun and Frugal New Year's Festivities

Plan an unforgettable New Year's celebration that will also be easy on the pocketbook. Cabin rentals in the Poconos not only saves you money, but affords the luxury of privacy and all the comforts of home. Throw a party and prepare a special feast, and ring in New Year's Eve in the Poconos with your closest friends and family. Play favorite board and card games to help stay awake until midnight. Take a moonlight walk, gaze at the stars while setting resolutions for the coming year.

From a cozy cabin to a luxury five-bedroom house or condo, a vacation rental can accommodate groups of all sizes—cutting the cost of your vacation, and boosting the quality of your stay.

 

Book a stay in the Poconos, and explore this idyllic winter wonderland—you might never want to leave! But remember, whether or not you spend New Year's Eve in the Poconos, there are plenty other destinations and deals on the site that go well with the holiday.