By: Emily Whalen
The Pocono Mountains region has been a trusted and safe destination for generations of visitors, and while families and groups find lots to enjoy in the area, our inspiring natural landscapes and welcoming small town communities are also ideal for solo travel for women and men.
When you travel alone, you have the opportunity to move at your own pace, call all the shots on your itinerary, and really connect with the destination. So if you’ve been wanting to get out of the house and explore someplace new, why wait? Find some inspiration for solo vacations to the Poconos with the ideas below.
- Experience Nature’s Grandeur
- Explore Local Communities
- Discover Fresh Flavors
- Refresh Your Mind & Spirit
- Bring Your Four-Legged Best Friend
Experience Nature’s Grandeur
There’s nothing like a little alone time out in nature to clear your mind and cure any stress. Throughout all four seasons, the Pocono Mountains offers great destinations for solo travel and abundant opportunities for getting out and enjoying the fresh air. Whether you’re looking to go backpacking solo or just take a stroll in a beautiful park, our hiking trails offer something for everyone, from peaceful wildlife viewing to conquering the mountain for an incredible panoramic view.
Rent a bike and take a spin on a wide variety of great biking trails, or even book a multi-day tour with outfitters like Pocono Biking . Canter over paths that are lush and green in the summer and covered in frost and snow in the winter: horseback riding is a great way to explore the fields and forests of the Poconos. Area stables offer guided rides for beginners to experienced equestrians.
Explore Local Communities
Filled with small town charm, historic sites, picturesque architecture and one-of-a-kind shops and dining, the quaint downtown districts of Pocono Mountains towns are well worth a visit. Visit the Saturday Monroe Farmers Market in Stroudsburg, immerse yourself in the old world feel of Jim Thorpe with a ride on the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway, hunt for antiques and treasures in Honesdale and Hawley, or discover the stately museums and cultural heritage of Milford along the Delaware River. The long tradition of hospitality in the region means you’ll meet with warm welcomes from unique small businesses wherever you go.
Discover Fresh Flavors
What’s one benefit of single travel? You get to pick where to eat! In the Poconos, you’re spoiled for choice. Spend the morning journaling or reading to your heart’s content in a cozy corner table at a coffee shop or cafe. Treat yourself to a deluxe burger at local brew pubs, or venture onto the Pocono Beverage Trail to take a sip of hand-crafted spirits and grab a bite of home-cooked food.
Refresh Your Mind & Spirit
When’s the last time you had a facial or a massage? Reconnect with yourself, focus on wellness and find refreshment for body, mind and soul in the Poconos. Book a day treatment or overnight stay at one of our renowned, AAA Four Diamond spa facilities to discover your ultimate relaxation retreat or check out unique local healing and yoga offerings.