5 Romantic Getaways in PA: From the Poconos to Philadelphia

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    From the majestic Pocono Mountains to the urban hub of Philadelphia, we’re covering five of the best romantic getaways in PA. 

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    Read on for a breakdown of five of our favorite romantic PA getaway destinations. 

    1. Hawley & the Poconos: a gorgeous Pennsylvania getaway for adventurous couples

    The Pocono Mountains are a great place for adventurous couples to enjoy the outdoors together all year round. River rafting, hiking, skiing and even leisurely days on the beach are all in the cards here. 

    When you’re not venturing through the mountains, you can enjoy the quaint, small-town vibe of Hawley, which is also home to a variety of romantic PA getaways like The Lodge at Woodloch — a self-contained resort with an indulgent spa and intimate accommodations — as well as Ledges Hotel, which is much closer to the town and provides waterfront views.

    Need to know more? Connect with Fora to plan and book your trip to the Poconos and Hawley, PA.

    Fora Perks at The Lodge at Woodloch:

    • $100 hotel / resort credit.

    • Breakfast daily.

    • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

    2. New Hope: a Pennsylvania Dutch town perfect for relaxed couples getaways

    New Hope is a small Pennsylvania Dutch town just across the Delaware River from New Jersey. It's the perfect spot if you’re looking for a romantic getaway in PA with cute little shops, great restaurants and cozy accommodations like the elegant Inn at Bowman’s Hill. The charming atmosphere offers a great escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life.

    Fora Advisor Daniel Goldstein says, "it should also be noted that there's also a relatively sizeable LGBTQ+ community, so New Hope may be the ideal getaway for LGBTQ+ couples."

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    3. Hershey: home to one of the most romantic getaways in PA

    The town of Hershey is best known as the birthplace of Hershey’s Chocolate (and perhaps to a lesser degree, Hersheypark), but it’s also home to The Hotel Hershey, a historic resort that’s perfect for couples seeking a luxurious romantic PA getaway with a full spa, tons of activities and a variety of onsite dining options. The Iberian Lounge, for example, offers a series of signature martinis inspired by Hershey's favorites.

    The best rooms and cottages feature beautiful views of the Hershey Valley and pamper guests with exceptional service and top-tier amenities.

    Fora Perks at The Hotel Hershey:

    • $100 hotel / resort credit.

    • Breakfast daily.

    • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

    4. Downtown Pittsburgh: a fun & trendy urban getaway for couples

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    The Gilded Age city of Pittsburgh may not be your first thought when you think of romantic getaways in Pennsylvania, but this city has much more to offer than industry and smokestacks. Downtown Pittsburgh, in particular, is home to tons of great restaurants, shops and museums, like The Andy Warhol Museum (which is, technically, just across the Allegheny River from Downtown). 

    Want more intel on what makes Downtown Pittsburgh great for a couples getaway? Connect with Fora.

    (P.S.: wondering what to do while you and your partner are there? Check out our guide to things to do in Pittsburgh.)

    Fora Perks at Fairmont Pittsburgh:

    • Breakfast daily.

    • Welcome amenity.

    • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

    5. Philadelphia: a cool city with some of the most luxurious hotels for discerning couples

    Image courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center

    History. Culture. Great food…Philadelphia may be another surprise entry among our favorite romantic getaways in PA, but the city is home to many of the state’s most famous and reputable accommodations. Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center and The Rittenhouse, for example, are just a couple of the most luxurious hotels in Philadelphia. But there are plenty more across Downtown. 

    Philadelphia is much more than historic monuments like the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, too. The city gives Pittsburgh a run for its money in terms of trendy (and upscale) shopping, and hosts the largest variety of eateries and pubs in the state. Philadelphia museums are also renowned.

    (BTW: for sporty couples, both Philly and Pittsburgh are exceptional sports towns, with teams representing all five of the major American leagues.)

    And remember, whether you’re looking for an exciting couples weekend of food and art in Philadelphia or something a bit more relaxed, Fora can help you create a custom itinerary with expert suggestions. (Or, check out the best things to do in Philadelphia and our insider’s guide to Philadelphia if you’re not quite ready.)

    Fora Perks at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center:

    • When you book Four Seasons through Fora, you will enjoy exclusive Four Seasons Preferred Partner benefits. Your advisor will be pleased to give you more details.

    Fora Perks at The Rittenhouse:

    • $100 hotel / resort credit.

    • Breakfast daily.

    • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

    Want more ideas for romantic getaways in PA? Connect with Fora

    Need more ideas for romantic getaways in PA? Book and plan your trip with Fora for personalized travel recommendations and access to awesome hotel perks, like complimentary meals and spa tickets. 

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    This article has been fact checked by Fora Advisor Daniel Goldstein, an expert on travel to Pennsylvania.

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