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Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania, United States of America

How much does it cost to travel to Pocono Mountains?

You should plan to spend around $174 per day on your vacation in Pocono Mountains. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $53 on meals
  • $49 on local transportation
  • $178 on hotels

A one week trip to Pocono Mountains for two people costs, on average, $2,437. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Pocono Mountains cost?

A one week trip to Pocono Mountains usually costs around $1,218 for one person and $2,437 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Pocono Mountains on average costs around $2,437 for one person and $4,873 for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Pocono Mountains will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Pocono Mountains on average costs around $5,221 for one person and $10,442 for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Pocono Mountains has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Pocono Mountains expensive to visit?

Prices in Pocono Mountains are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within North America, which is known to be an expensive region, Pocono Mountains is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Myrtle Beach or Milwaukee.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Pocono Mountains Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Pocono Mountains?

The average Pocono Mountains trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Pocono Mountains travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $178
Local Transportation 1 $49
Food 2 $53
Entertainment 1 $30
Alcohol 2 $7 - 20
Accommodation Budget in Pocono Mountains
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Pocono Mountains is $89. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Pocono Mountains is $178. This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Pocono Mountains

Looking for a hotel in Pocono Mountains? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Pocono Mountains based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $172. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Pocono Mountains
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Pocono Mountains is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $49 per person, per day, on local transportation in Pocono Mountains.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Pocono Mountains
How much does it cost to go to Pocono Mountains? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.

Rental Cars in Pocono Mountains
The price of renting a car in Pocono Mountains will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Pocono Mountains
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Pocono Mountains can vary, the average cost of food in Pocono Mountains is $53 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Pocono Mountains should cost around $21 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Pocono Mountains is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Pocono Mountains
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Pocono Mountains typically cost an average of $30 per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Pocono Mountains
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $13 on alcoholic beverages in Pocono Mountains per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Pocono Mountains On a Budget
Pocono Mountains The Poconos, Pennsylvania
The Poconos are a region of mountains, small towns, and natural areas in Eastern Pennsylvania. Located just a few hours from both New York City and Philadelphia, this region of 4 counties (Wayne, Pike, Monroe, & Carbon) consists of plenty of mountain scenery, gorgeous lakes, historic small towns, ski resorts, state parks, water parks, and more.

Overall, the area is generally not too expensive, as plenty of activities and places to stay are reasonably priced. The smaller towns, resorts, and wilderness areas are all fairly affordable destinations for typical family vacations, road trips, and couples getaways.
Plenty of places to visit fill this beautiful and scenic region. A variety of small towns, combined with mountain and wilderness experiences, mixed in with adventure sports and water parks all make the Poconos a very appealing destination for many visitors.

Historic Towns
Much of the four counties that make up the Poconos region were settled early in America's history. And now, many of these small towns have revitalized historic town centers filled with bars, restaurants, museums, art galleries, antique shops, wineries and breweries, and historic homes. Some of these towns include Stroudsburg, Millford, Jim Thorpe, Hawley, and Bushkill, among others.

Over 150 lakes can be found in the Poconos. While some are large enough for boating and watersports, others are smaller tranquil destinations for swimming or canoeing. All of them are great summer getaway spots for anyone looking for a serene, outdoor experience. Lake Wallenpaupack is the largest, and other popular lakes include Lake Naomi and Stillwater Lake in Pocono Pines, and Beltzville Lake near the towns of Jim Thorpe and Lehighton.

State Parks and Conservation Areas
If you want to get out into nature, plenty of park land is available for hiking, mountain biking, camping, swimming, kayaking, and fishing. Nearly all of the towns have some sort of park area nearby. Some of the most popular park areas are along the Delaware River, such as the Delaware Water Gap NRA.

The Poconos are popular all year long, as every season offers fun activities. In fact, several indoor water parks can be found in the region that are open all-year (Aquatopia at Camelback, Kalahari Resort, Great Wolf Lodge).

In the winter, skiing and snowboarding is popular at several ski resort areas. Camelback Mountain is one of the most popular, as is Blue Mountain Resort, Jack Frost Big Boulder, Big Bear, and Shawnee Mountain.

In the summer, hiking, swimming, camping, mountain biking, golf, and other outdoor activities are very popular. Camelback Mountain becomes Camelbeach in the summer, which is a large outdoor water park on the mountain. Wildlife viewing, boating, and fishing on the many lakes are also favorites of the recurring visitors year after year.

In the autumn, the changing of the leaves is very popular. Visitors often come to experience the outdoors by staying in cabins, hiking, biking, camping, or just visiting the small towns.

The Poconos are also known to be a romantic destination for couples, honeymooners, or even for weddings. A variety of romance themed adults-only resorts can be found in the region, such as Cove Haven, Paradise Stream, and Pocono Palace Resort. Naturally, a large number of smaller Inns and Bed & Breakfasts cater to couples, too.
Food and Dining
As the Poconos are a popular tourist destination, visitors can find plenty of great food at restaurants, breweries, wineries, and cafes. Most of the small town areas have locally run restaurants that are terrific. While many are casual, it's also easy to find a restaurant that is more high-end if you're having a special occasion. Fast food options are also ubiquitous, and grocery stores are very common if you stay somewhere with a kitchen and plan to cook.

Most towns in the Poconos are within a 2 to 3 hour's drive from New York City and Philadelphia. From New York, take I-80 west, and from Philly, take I-476 north. While your individual driving times may vary based on your destination, it's quite easy to make a weekend trip from either of these two metropolitan areas. Some of the roads have tolls.

Generally, you'll need a car in the Poconos, as public transportation is very limited or non-existent.

Martz Trailways runs buses from NYC and Philly to some of the larger towns such as Stroudsburg, Mt. Pocono, Camelback Mountain, and Scranton. This could be a good option if you plan to stay in only one location. Many of the small towns are walkable, as are the ski resort areas if you stay somewhere close to the slopes.

We've been gathering travel cost data from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of destinations around the world.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.

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