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Scranton is located in northeastern Pennsylvania and is the county seat for Lackawanna County. As of the 2010 census, the population was 76,089. The city of Scranton is the cultural center of the Lackawanna River Valley Area. It's also home to five colleges: Lackawanna College, Marywood University, The University of Scranton, Johnson College and The Commonwealth Medical College. Scranton was founded as an iron and coal producing city and the city has several attractions that celebrate this heritage. Attractions include the Steamtown National Historic Site, the Electric City Trolley Museum, the Everhart Natural History Museum, the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour at McDade Park and the Houdini Museum. The later is housed in the historic Terence Powderly house, which is just one of the city's historic landmark buildings. Tripp House is another, which was built by the Tripp family in 1771 and is the oldest building in the city. Each Labor Day, the city of Scranton hosts the 3-day festival, La Festa Italiana on the courthouse square. Scranton also has a large Irish population and a lively St. Patrick's Day Parade that's been a tradition since 1862. For outdoor recreation, Scranton is near Sno Mountain Ski Resort, and home to several parks, including Nay Aug Park, which was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, who also designed Central Park in Manhattan.

Surrounding areas: Big Bass Lake, Pennsylvania (13.9 mi), Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania (14.8 mi), Gouldsboro, Pennsylvania (15.6 mi), Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania (16.0 mi), Bear Creek Lake, Pennsylvania (16.1 mi), Thornhurst, Pennsylvania (16.5 mi), Angels, Pennsylvania (17.8 mi)

Scranton Vacation Rentals

Scranton Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Clarion Hotel300 Meadow AveScranton, PA (570) 344-9811
Comfort Suites44 Montage Mtn RdScranton, PA (570) 347-1551
Hampton Inn At Montage22 Montage Mountain RdScranton, PA (570) 342-7002
Hilton Scranton & Conference Center100 Adams AveScranton, PA (570) 343-3000
Howard Johnson Inn320 Franklin AveScranton, PA (877) 872-7061
Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel700 Lackawanna AveScranton, PA (570) 342-8300
Sleep Inn & Suites Dunmore102 Monahan AveDunmore, PA2.7 mi.(570) 961-1116
Econo Lodge1027 O'neill HwyDunmore, PA3.1 mi.(570) 348-8782
Economy Lodge1035 O'neill HwyDunmore, PA3.1 mi.(717) 346-6511
Holiday Inn200 Tigue StDunmore, PA3.2 mi.(717) 343-4771
Courtyard By Marriott16 Glenmaura National BlvdMoosic, PA3.2 mi.(570) 969-2100
Fairfield Inn-scranton949 Viewmont DrDickson City, PA3.4 mi.(570) 346-3222
Scranton Residence Inn By Marriott947 Viewmont DrDickson City, PA3.4 mi.(570) 343-5121
Rodeway Inn4130 Birney AveMoosic, PA3.9 mi.(570) 457-6713
Ramada Plaza Hotel820 Northern BlvdClarks Summit, PA5.2 mi.(570) 586-2730
Hampton Inn890 Northern BlvdClarks Summit, PA5.3 mi.(570) 586-1515
Inn At Nichols Village1101 Northern BlvdClarks Summit, PA5.6 mi.(570) 587-1135
Holiday Inn Express30 Concorde DrPittston, PA8.8 mi.(570) 654-3300
Super 8 Motel - Pittston307 Hwy 315Pittston, PA8.8 mi.(570) 654-3301
Best Western East Mountain Inn2400 E End BlvdWilkes-Barre, PA14.3 mi.(570) 822-1011
Host Inn & Residential Suites860 Kidder StWilkes-Barre, PA14.4 mi.(570) 270-4678
Holiday Inn Wilkes-barre880 Kidder StWilkes-barre, PA14.4 mi.(570) 824-8901
Travelodge497 Kidder StWiles Barre, PA14.7 mi.(570) 823-8881
Comfort Inn117 Twin Rocks RdLake Ariel, PA14.8 mi.(570) 689-4148
Hilton Garden Inn242 Highland Park BlvdWilkes-Barre, PA15.6 mi.(570) 820-8595
Ramada Hotel On The Square20 Public SqWilkes Barre, PA16.0 mi.(570) 824-7100
Hampton Inn Wilkes-Barre1063 Hwy 315Wilkes-Barre, PA16.0 mi.(570) 825-3838
Comfort Inn1067 Wilkes-barre TWP BlvdWilkes-barre, PA16.0 mi.(570) 823-0500
Fox Ridge Inn1145 Rt 315Wilkes-barre, PA16.0 mi.(570) 825-3477
Econo Lodge1075 Wilkes Barre TWP BlvdWilkes Barre, PA16.2 mi.(800) 809-0247
Extended Stay Deluxe1067 Hwy 315Wilkes Barre, PA16.2 mi.(570) 970-2500
Red Roof Inn Wilkes Barre1035 Hwy 315Wilkes Barre, PA16.2 mi.(570) 829-6422
The Woodlands Inn & Resort1073 Hwy 315Wilkes Barre, PA16.2 mi.(570) 824-9831
Shadowbrook ResortRt 6 ETunkhannock, PA17.2 mi.(570) 836-5417
Lopsided InnRt 196Tobyhanna, PA20.4 mi.(570) 839-8421
Best Western Inn At Bleakeslee-PoconoRt 115Blakeslee, PA22.2 mi.(570) 646-6000
Toby Valley LodgeRt 940Blakeslee, PA22.2 mi.(717) 646-4893
Stone Bridge Inn & RestaurantRR 3 Box 3112Union Dale, PA23.0 mi.(570) 679-9200
Fife & Drum Motor Inn100 Ter StHonesdale, PA23.9 mi.(570) 253-1392
Econo Lodge Inn & SuitesRt 940 Box 35White Haven, PA24.8 mi.(570) 443-0391

Scranton Weather & Climate

Northeast Pennsylvania lies within the humid continental climate zone and has four distinctly marked seasons. Summers are hot and muggy, fall and spring are generally mild, and winters are cold with snow. Snowfall is variable year to year, with some winters bringing only light snow and others bringing several major snowstorms and accumulation. Precipitation is generally spread throughout the year, with thunderstorms possible in spring and summer. Fall is the driest season of the year and has the lowest humidity. Severe weather is possible, although rare, in northeast Pennsylvania, in the form of blizzards in the wintertime and tornadoes in spring and early summer.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 34°F 18°F 2.46 in. -
February 37°F 20°F 2.08 in. -
March 47°F 28°F 2.69 in. -
April 59°F 38°F 3.28 in. -
May 70°F 48°F 3.69 in. -
June 78°F 56°F 3.97 in. -
July 82°F 61°F 3.74 in. -
August 80°F 60°F 3.10 in. -
September 72°F 52°F 3.86 in. -
October 61°F 41°F 3.02 in. -
November 49°F 33°F 3.12 in. -
December 38°F 24°F 2.55 in. -

Scranton Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Wilkes Barre Scranton International airport (AVP) located about 5 miles southwest of Scranton, the Sullivan County International airport (MSV) located approximately 49 miles east of Scranton in Monticello, New York, the Lehigh Valley International airport (ABE) located roughly 53 miles south of Scranton in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Greater Binghamton Edwin A Link Field (BGM) located around 57 miles northwest of Scranton in Binghamton, New York, the Williamsport Regional airport (IPT) located about 66 miles west of Scranton in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and finally Reading Regional Carl A Spaatz Field (RDG) located approximately 72 miles south of Scranton in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Scranton Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Pocono Play ParkBartonsvillePA33.4 mi.
Land Of Make BelieveHopeNJ49.9 mi.
Bushkill ParkEastonPA54.9 mi.
Dorney ParkAllentownPA56.0 mi.
KnoebelsElysburgPA59.7 mi.
Bowcraft Amusement ParkScotch PlainsNJ84.3 mi.
JeepersWest NyackNY89.6 mi.
Water Parks
Carousel Water & Fun ParkBeach LakePA29.6 mi.
Alpine Slide at CamelbackTannersvillePA31.5 mi.
Dorney Park & Whitewater KingdomAllentownPA56.0 mi.
Water WorldPhoenixvillePA88.7 mi.
Splash Down ParkFishkillNY91.7 mi.
Sesame PlaceLanghornePA93.7 mi.
Song Mountain Alpine SlideTullyNY98.7 mi.
Zoom Flume Water ParkDurhamNY102.7 mi.
Mountain CreekVernonNJ109.6 mi.
Golf Courses
Pine Hills Country ClubTaylorPA3.0 mi.
Summit Hills Golf ClubClarks SummitPA5.3 mi.
Marjon Golf CourseMoscowPA7.5 mi.
Applewood Golf CourseHardingPA8.4 mi.
Four Seasons Golf ClubExeterPA9.8 mi.
Emanon Country ClubFallsPA9.9 mi.
Lakeland Golf ClubFleetvillePA12.8 mi.
Twin Oaks Golf CourseOrangePA13.2 mi.
Skyline Public Golf CourseCarbondalePA13.9 mi.
Red Maples Golf CourseSouth CanaanPA14.5 mi.
Jerry Parker Scranton Municipal Golf CourseLake ArielPA14.9 mi.
Scottish Glen Golf CourseCrystal LakePA15.6 mi.
Hollenback Golf ClubWilkes-BarrePA16.3 mi.
Lehman Golf ClubDallasPA16.4 mi.
Thornhurst Country ClubThornhurstPA17.1 mi.
Newfoundland Golf CourseSouth SterlingPA19.6 mi.
Panorama Golf CourseForest CityPA19.7 mi.
Shade Mountain Golf ClubMiddleburgPA24.1 mi.
Mountain Laurel Golf ClubWhite HavenPA24.8 mi.
Cricket Hill Golf ClubHawleyPA25.3 mi.
Mount Pocono Public Golf CourseMount PoconoPA25.4 mi.
Buck Hill Falls Golf ClubBuck Hill FallsPA26.2 mi.
Farleys Sweet Valley Golf CourseSweet ValleyPA26.3 mi.
Jeans Run Golf CourseHunlock CreekPA28.9 mi.
Ski Areas
Elk MountainUnion DalePA23.0 mi.
TanglewoodTaftonPA24.8 mi.
CamelbackTannersvillePA31.5 mi.
Alpine MountainAnalominkPA33.7 mi.
Mount ToneLake ComoPA34.8 mi.
Shawnee MountainDelawarePA42.7 mi.
Holiday MountainMonticelloNY53.1 mi.
Doe MountainMacungiePA62.0 mi.
Mount PeterWarwickNY68.4 mi.
CraigmeurNewfoundlandNJ68.5 mi.
Belleayre MoutainHighmountNY78.9 mi.
Ski PlattekillRoxburyNY82.7 mi.
Ski SawmillMorrisPA85.3 mi.
Scotch ValleyStamfordNY87.5 mi.
Hidden Valley SkiHidden ValleyPA91.2 mi.
Hunter MountainHunterNY92.8 mi.
Ski WindhamWindhamNY95.5 mi.
Big BirchPattersonNY106.7 mi.
Thunder RidgePattersonNY106.7 mi.
Hidden ValleyVernonNJ109.6 mi.
State Parks
Archbald Pothole State ParkPA9.3 mi. 
Frances Slocum State ParkPA12.7 mi. 
Gouldsboro State ParkPA17.6 mi. 
Tobyhanna State ParkPA19.6 mi. 
Prompton State ParkPA21.7 mi. 
Promised Land State ParkPA25.4 mi. 
Hickory Run State ParkPA26.2 mi. 
Big Pocono State ParkPA30.5 mi. 
Lehigh Gorge State ParkPA32.0 mi. 
Ricketts Glen State ParkPA32.1 mi. 
Salt Springs State ParkPA36.1 mi. 
Beltzville State ParkPA38.1 mi. 
Houdini MuseumScrantonPA(History)
Pocono Indian MuseumBushkillPA40.6 mi.(History)
Roberson Museum and Science CenterBinghamtonNY49.5 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Roberson Museum & Science CenterBinghamtonNY49.5 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Ross Park ZooBinghamtonNY49.5 mi.
Clyde Peeling's Reptiland Ltd.AllenwoodPA67.5 mi.
Bergen County Zoological ParkParamusNJ88.5 mi.
ZOOAMERICA North American Wildlife ParkHersheyPA93.2 mi.
Staten Island ZooStaten IslandNY98.6 mi.
Central Park Wildlife CenterNew YorkNY98.7 mi.
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation ParkBronxNY101.1 mi.
New York AquariumBrooklynNY103.1 mi.
Prospect Park Wildlife CenterBrooklynNY103.1 mi.
Philadelphia Zoological GardenPhiladelphiaPA104.0 mi.
Trevor ZooMillbrookNY105.0 mi.
Queens Wildlife CenterFlushingNY105.9 mi.
New Jersey State Aquarium at CamdenCamdenNJ106.4 mi.
Brandywine ZooWilmingtonDE115.1 mi.
Burnet Park ZooSyracuseNY116.0 mi.
Utica ZooUticaNY119.0 mi.

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