Duration: 2 days, 1 night
Buckle up–things are about to get exciting in Upstate PA! Hit the road and visit some of northern Pennsylvania’s top speed racing tracks. Fuel your love of competition as you spend the weekend watching racecars whiz by at the speed of light. From the famous “Tricky Triangle” to the dirt tracks in the heart of the Pocono Mountains, you won’t be able to get enough of this adrenaline rush.
Pocono International Raceway is one of NASCAR’s premier racing tracks, and is one of the most exhilarating raceways Pennsylvania has to offer. The raceway underwent a major reconstruction in the 1990s, and stands today as one of the commonwealth’s most popular tourist destinations. Visit the Pocono Raceway for annual races and events, topped off with entertainment including clowns, jugglers, acrobats and more.... Read More >
The Broadway Grille & Pub at the historic Inn at Jim Thorpe is one of the town’s most popular restaurants, combining historic charm with a hip downtown ambience. Enjoy a meal next to an old fashioned gas fireplace or in the original Victorian bar, and dine on flame-grilled specialties on the hickory wood grill. In addition to dinner, you’ll find an amazing breakfast menu to start your day on the right foot.
The restaurants of the Blakeslee Inn are located just minutes from Pocono Raceway. Choose between the Inn’s classic fine dining, authentic Italian and gourmet pub fare options. Ranging from exceptional fine dining to authentic homemade dishes derived from traditional family recipes, the Blakeslee Inn is sure to please all palates.
The new Hotel at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is home to 238 guest rooms comprised of 218 standard rooms and 20 suites. The seven-story hotel is also home to a spa and salon, indoor pool and fitness center, offering a luxurious overnight stay. Best of all, you will never be far from the thrills of the gaming floor and the restaurants waiting to wine and dine you.Read More >
After an action-packed day, you’ll love your stay in picturesque Jim Thorpe. Recently rated the fourth most beautiful town in the country by Travel Channel, this small historic town offers plenty of history and activity. Built in 1849 and situated in the heart of Jim Thorpe’s National Register Historic District, the Inn at Jim Thorpe combines old world charm with modern conveniences surrounded by a wealth of outdoor recreation.Read More >
You will love to end your day at Fernwood Resort with its friendly service, comfortable accommodations, and a long list of amenities and area attractions. You’ll experience that special at-home feeling while also enjoying leisure activities like an aerial ropes adventures course, zip lines, all season tubing, live entertainment including family movie nights, canoeing and rafting on the Delaware River, hiking at nearby Bushkill Falls the Niagara of Pennsylvania, mini golf, and more.Read More >
On the second day of your journey, head to Mahoning Valley Speedway, known as “the fastest circle in racing,” just outside of Jim Thorpe. Visit every Saturday from April through October to see races, culminating in the annual “Octoberfast” tournament at the end of October. After a day of spectating, grab a delicious meal or enjoy a worthy detour before heading home.Read More >
Just an hour’s drive south from Jim Thorpe, Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem offers more than 3,000 slot machines and 200 table games including a 36-table poker room. In addition, enjoy the resort’s 10 restaurants, including three by world renowned chef Emeril Lagasse, and three bars and lounges. Visitors will also enjoy luxury outlet shopping at The Outlets at Sands Bethlehem and live entertainment at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center.
If you haven’t had enough excitement, head to the Selinsgrove Speedway along routes 11 and 15 for another action-packed experience! Don’t miss the track’s exciting races each year, including the annual Late Model National Open in August.