Winter Weekend Getaways in Pennsylvania

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Winter Weekend Getaways in Pennsylvania

Need some travel inspiration? We have a few recommendations for weekend getaways that won’t break the bank. Check out our budget-friendly Central Pennsylvania travel guide.

Pocono Mountains

For nature buffs, the Pocono Mountains are beautiful this time of year. Crisp, quiet and reflective, they offer an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

In addition to traditional activities, such as winter hiking, skiing and snowboarding, you can also find romantic sleigh rides and fast-paced tobogganing. Many resorts have spas and pampering packages as well as restaurants, wineries and breweries right on the premises. From luxury resorts to private cabins, there are a variety of lodging options to meet your budget.


Did you know that Lititz was voted the “Coolest Small Town in America” by Budget Travel LLC? Once you wander down the wintry, snow-covered streets, it is easy to see why. Many of the shops and restaurants include charming features, incredible artistry and exceptional culinary talent.

There are so many bed and breakfasts right in the heart of downtown. When it comes to deciding where to stay, the options seem endless. You could easily spend your weekend touring the Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery, visiting the Main Street and Broad Street shops, having dinner at Bulls Head Public House, and grabbing dessert from Sugar Whipped Bakery.

Another excellent reason to visit Lititz is to attend the annual Fire & Ice Festival in February. Incredible ice sculptures fill the streets, restaurants offer food and drink specials, and there are several activities for both adults and children to enjoy.


Home of Milton S. Hershey and known for popular attractions like HersheyPark and Hershey’s Chocolate World, this historic town has much to offer those looking for a fun, budget-friendly weekend getaway. Interested in visiting the Hershey Gardens and Hershey Story Museum? A Hershey Gardens & Hershey Story Combo Pass could help you save money on admission costs for both. Other discounts are also available.

Bundling tickets for activities like Hershey’s Chocolate World, Hershey Trolley Works and Create Your Own Candy Bar can cut your costs by up to $21 per ticket. The Pennsylvania State Police Museum and Hershey Derry Township Historical Society are also fun places to explore and admission is $5 or less.

Lehigh Valley

Lehigh Valley is home to Allentown, Easton, Bethlehem and dozens of other little towns with picturesque boroughs, trails, waterways and parks. The area is steeped in history and offers dozens of historical museums with walking tours through many cities. It is also full of award-winning restaurants.

From boutique hotels on the main streets to cozy Airbnbs that are tucked away, you can find a wonderful place to stay no matter your budget. Romantic date nights, winter sports and historical tours are easy to find, and indoor activities are everywhere. Find coupons at Discover Lehigh Valley.

While it is important to “treat yourself,” it is equally as important to make sure your vacation plans align with your savings goals. We make it easy for our members to plan for all of life’s events – both big and small. Check out our savings accounts to see how we can help you reach your financial goals.

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