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Wilkes-Barre is an industrial city located in northeastern Pennsylvania in Luzerne County. Founded in 1769 in the center of the Wyoming Valley, Wilkes Barre was incorporated in 1806. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 41,498 residents. Wilkes Barre is considered to be part of the Scranton-Wilkes Barre Metropolitan Statistical Area, which has a total population of over 550,000. The city, county of Luzerne and Wyoming Valley are surrounded by the Pocono Mountains to the east, the Endless Mountains to the west and Lehigh Valley to the south. The Susquehanna River flows through the middle of the valley, making up the northwestern border. The city of Wilkes Barre is known as "one of America's most historical cities." The city was founded during the Revolutionary War (a frontier town at that time) and was burned by the British. Later, the Wyoming Valley Area was claimed by both Pennsylvania and Connecticut, which led to the Yankee-Pennamite War. The U.S. Congress favored Pennsylvanias claim to the region, which led to the town of Wilkes-Barre being burned for the second time in 1784. Today, the City manufactures a variety of products including, clothing, metal products, electronics, perfume, and leather goods. It's conveniently located in the Tri-State Area, with easy access to major freeways, only four hours from New York and Philadelphia. Wilkes-Barre is also just a short drive from the beautiful Pocono Mountains and boasts a number of natural park lands.

Surrounding areas: Bear Creek Lake, Pennsylvania (7.9 mi), White Haven, Pennsylvania (14.0 mi), Lake Agmar, Pennsylvania (14.8 mi), Scranton, Pennsylvania (16.0 mi), Thornhurst, Pennsylvania (16.3 mi), Arrowhead Lake, Pennsylvania (17.4 mi), Blakeslee, Pennsylvania (18.4 mi)

Wilkes Barre Vacation Rentals

Wilkes Barre Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Econo Lodge1075 Wilkes Barre TWP BlvdWilkes Barre, PA (800) 809-0247
Extended Stay Deluxe1067 Hwy 315Wilkes Barre, PA (570) 970-2500
Ramada Hotel On The Square20 Public SqWilkes Barre, PA (570) 824-7100
Red Roof Inn Wilkes Barre1035 Hwy 315Wilkes Barre, PA (570) 829-6422
The Woodlands Inn & Resort1073 Hwy 315Wilkes Barre, PA (570) 824-9831
Hampton Inn Wilkes-Barre1063 Hwy 315Wilkes-Barre, PA (570) 825-3838
Comfort Inn1067 Wilkes-barre TWP BlvdWilkes-barre, PA (570) 823-0500
Fox Ridge Inn1145 Rt 315Wilkes-barre, PA (570) 825-3477
Hilton Garden Inn242 Highland Park BlvdWilkes-Barre, PA1.4 mi.(570) 820-8595
Travelodge497 Kidder StWiles Barre, PA1.5 mi.(570) 823-8881
Host Inn & Residential Suites860 Kidder StWilkes-Barre, PA2.1 mi.(570) 270-4678
Holiday Inn Wilkes-barre880 Kidder StWilkes-barre, PA2.1 mi.(570) 824-8901
Best Western East Mountain Inn2400 E End BlvdWilkes-Barre, PA2.5 mi.(570) 822-1011
Holiday Inn Express30 Concorde DrPittston, PA7.3 mi.(570) 654-3300
Super 8 Motel - Pittston307 Hwy 315Pittston, PA7.3 mi.(570) 654-3301
Rodeway Inn4130 Birney AveMoosic, PA12.1 mi.(570) 457-6713
Courtyard By Marriott16 Glenmaura National BlvdMoosic, PA13.1 mi.(570) 969-2100
Hampton Inn At Montage22 Montage Mountain RdScranton, PA13.4 mi.(570) 342-7002
Econo Lodge Inn & SuitesRt 940 Box 35White Haven, PA14.0 mi.(570) 443-0391
Mountain Laurel Resort EastI-80 And Pa TNPKWhite Haven, PA14.0 mi.(570) 443-8411
Mountain Laurel Resort WestI-80 & Pa TNPKWhite Haven, PA14.0 mi.(570) 443-8411
Clarion Hotel300 Meadow AveScranton, PA15.8 mi.(570) 344-9811
Hilton Scranton & Conference Center100 Adams AveScranton, PA15.8 mi.(570) 343-3000
Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel700 Lackawanna AveScranton, PA15.8 mi.(570) 342-8300
Comfort Suites44 Montage Mtn RdScranton, PA16.0 mi.(570) 347-1551
Howard Johnson Inn320 Franklin AveScranton, PA16.0 mi.(877) 872-7061
Econo LodgeI-80 & Rt 93Drums, PA16.8 mi.(717) 788-5887
Holiday Inn Express1 Corporate DrDrums, PA16.8 mi.(570) 788-8081
Nesco Manor MotelRR 4 Box 4500Drums, PA16.8 mi.(717) 788-2452
Best Western Inn At Bleakeslee-PoconoRt 115Blakeslee, PA18.4 mi.(570) 646-6000
Toby Valley LodgeRt 940Blakeslee, PA18.4 mi.(717) 646-4893
Holiday Inn200 Tigue StDunmore, PA18.6 mi.(717) 343-4771
Sleep Inn & Suites Dunmore102 Monahan AveDunmore, PA18.7 mi.(570) 961-1116
Best Western Genetti Inn & Suites1441 N Church StHazleton, PA18.9 mi.(570) 454-2494
Hampton Inn890 Northern BlvdClarks Summit, PA19.1 mi.(570) 586-1515
Ramada Plaza Hotel820 Northern BlvdClarks Summit, PA19.1 mi.(570) 586-2730
Fairfield Inn-scranton949 Viewmont DrDickson City, PA19.1 mi.(570) 346-3222
Scranton Residence Inn By Marriott947 Viewmont DrDickson City, PA19.1 mi.(570) 343-5121
Econo Lodge1027 O'neill HwyDunmore, PA19.1 mi.(570) 348-8782
Economy Lodge1035 O'neill HwyDunmore, PA19.1 mi.(717) 346-6511

Wilkes Barre 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 2.68 in. -
February 37°F 20°F 2.23 in. -
March 47°F 28°F 2.69 in. -
April 59°F 38°F 3.45 in. -
May 70°F 48°F 3.82 in. -
June 78°F 56°F 4.13 in. -
July 82°F 61°F 4.07 in. -
August 80°F 60°F 3.53 in. -
September 72°F 52°F 4.13 in. -
October 61°F 41°F 3.42 in. -
November 49°F 33°F 3.18 in. -
December 38°F 24°F 2.73 in. -

Wilkes Barre Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Wilkes Barre Scranton International airport (AVP) located about 10 miles northeast of Wilkes Barre in Wilkes - Barre / Scranton, Pennsylvania, the Lehigh Valley International airport (ABE) located approximately 47 miles south of Wilkes Barre in Allentown, Pennsylvania, the Williamsport Regional airport (IPT) located roughly 54 miles west of Wilkes Barre in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Reading Regional Carl A Spaatz Field (RDG) located around 60 miles south of Wilkes Barre in Reading, Pennsylvania, the Sullivan County International airport (MSV) located about 64 miles east of Wilkes Barre in Monticello, New York, and finally Greater Binghamton Edwin A Link Field (BGM) located approximately 66 miles north of Wilkes Barre in Binghamton, New York.

Wilkes Barre Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Pocono Play ParkBartonsvillePA34.6 mi.
KnoebelsElysburgPA43.8 mi.
Dorney ParkAllentownPA48.5 mi.
Bushkill ParkEastonPA51.7 mi.
Land Of Make BelieveHopeNJ52.9 mi.
HersheyparkHersheyPA77.6 mi.
Dutch WonderlandLancasterPA86.4 mi.
Bowcraft Amusement ParkScotch PlainsNJ87.9 mi.
Sesame PlaceLanghornePA89.5 mi.
Water Parks
Alpine Slide at CamelbackTannersvillePA33.1 mi.
Carousel Water & Fun ParkBeach LakePA45.2 mi.
Dorney Park & Whitewater KingdomAllentownPA48.5 mi.
Water WorldPhoenixvillePA79.4 mi.
Sesame PlaceLanghornePA89.5 mi.
Mountain CreekVernonNJ103.3 mi.
Splash Down ParkFishkillNY104.7 mi.
Song Mountain Alpine SlideTullyNY107.9 mi.
Zoom Flume Water ParkDurhamNY118.7 mi.
Golf Courses
Four Seasons Golf ClubExeterPA6.3 mi.
Lehman Golf ClubDallasPA7.1 mi.
Applewood Golf CourseHardingPA8.7 mi.
Twin Oaks Golf CourseOrangePA10.8 mi.
Pine Hills Country ClubTaylorPA13.4 mi.
Shade Mountain Golf ClubMiddleburgPA13.5 mi.
Farleys Sweet Valley Golf CourseSweet ValleyPA13.6 mi.
Mountain Laurel Golf ClubWhite HavenPA14.1 mi.
Emanon Country ClubFallsPA14.9 mi.
Jeans Run Golf CourseHunlock CreekPA14.9 mi.
Thornhurst Country ClubThornhurstPA16.5 mi.
Edgewood in the PinesDrumsPA17.3 mi.
Sand Springs Golf CourseDrumsPA17.3 mi.
Summit Hills Golf ClubClarks SummitPA18.7 mi.
Marjon Golf CourseMoscowPA21.0 mi.
Arnolds Golf CourseNescopeckPA22.2 mi.
Willow Run Inn & Golf CourseBerwickPA22.6 mi.
Scottish Glen Golf CourseCrystal LakePA23.9 mi.
Lakeland Golf ClubFleetvillePA25.4 mi.
Newfoundland Golf CourseSouth SterlingPA28.1 mi.
Mount Pocono Public Golf CourseMount PoconoPA28.5 mi.
Walnut Creek Golf ClubJamestownPA29.4 mi.
Jerry Parker Scranton Municipal Golf CourseLake ArielPA29.6 mi.
Skyline Public Golf CourseCarbondalePA29.9 mi.
Ski Areas
CamelbackTannersvillePA33.1 mi.
Alpine MountainAnalominkPA36.9 mi.
TanglewoodTaftonPA37.8 mi.
Elk MountainUnion DalePA38.3 mi.
Mount ToneLake ComoPA50.3 mi.
Shawnee MountainDelawarePA50.9 mi.
Doe MountainMacungiePA53.2 mi.
Holiday MountainMonticelloNY67.9 mi.
CraigmeurNewfoundlandNJ76.5 mi.
Ski SawmillMorrisPA77.0 mi.
Mount PeterWarwickNY79.0 mi.
Hidden Valley SkiHidden ValleyPA83.0 mi.
Belleayre MoutainHighmountNY94.9 mi.
Ski PlattekillRoxburyNY98.7 mi.
Hidden ValleyVernonNJ103.3 mi.
Vernon Valley Great GorgeVernonNJ103.3 mi.
Scotch ValleyStamfordNY103.4 mi.
Hunter MountainHunterNY108.7 mi.
Ski WindhamWindhamNY111.5 mi.
Ski DentonCoudersportPA116.6 mi.
State Parks
Frances Slocum State ParkPA6.5 mi. 
Hickory Run State ParkPA18.2 mi. 
Ricketts Glen State ParkPA20.8 mi. 
Lehigh Gorge State ParkPA21.7 mi. 
Gouldsboro State ParkPA22.6 mi. 
Archbald Pothole State ParkPA25.2 mi. 
Tobyhanna State ParkPA26.6 mi. 
Beltzville State ParkPA30.4 mi. 
Big Pocono State ParkPA31.6 mi. 
Tuscarora State ParkPA31.6 mi. 
Locust Lake State ParkPA34.9 mi. 
Promised Land State ParkPA36.2 mi. 
Prompton State ParkPA37.6 mi. 
Worlds End State ParkPA38.5 mi. 
Houdini MuseumScrantonPA16.0 mi.(History)
Pocono Indian MuseumBushkillPA46.9 mi.(History)
Roberson Museum and Science CenterBinghamtonNY59.0 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Roberson Museum & Science CenterBinghamtonNY59.0 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Clyde Peeling's Reptiland Ltd.AllenwoodPA53.8 mi.
Ross Park ZooBinghamtonNY59.0 mi.
ZOOAMERICA North American Wildlife ParkHersheyPA77.6 mi.
Bergen County Zoological ParkParamusNJ96.3 mi.
Philadelphia Zoological GardenPhiladelphiaPA97.0 mi.
New Jersey State Aquarium at CamdenCamdenNJ99.6 mi.
Staten Island ZooStaten IslandNY102.5 mi.
Central Park Wildlife CenterNew YorkNY104.5 mi.
Brandywine ZooWilmingtonDE105.1 mi.
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation ParkBronxNY108.5 mi.
New York AquariumBrooklynNY108.5 mi.
Prospect Park Wildlife CenterBrooklynNY108.5 mi.
Queens Wildlife CenterFlushingNY112.6 mi.
Trevor ZooMillbrookNY119.1 mi.

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