This is great for the Scranton single, whether visiting or moving in. Things also cost less in Scranton than in the big cities of New York and Philadelphia, making Scranton a more economical vacation alternative. Although Scranton has a decent bus system, it is recommended to get around by car. There are many rent-a-car places in the Scranton area.
Although Scranton works hard, it also loves to play. There are lots of choices for fun dates for the Scranton single. Nearby is a ski resort, ice skating rink, many parks, museums, historic homes, shopping, restaurants, movie theatres, bars and clubs. Scranton also has its own minor league baseball team, the Red Barons. There are also many events and parades that happen in Scranton, but you’d best check the Scranton papers or websites for the latest information. The University of Scranton often has fun events for a Scranton single.
The bars and clubs often have live music or dancing. Probably the most recommended would be Tink’s, but currently there is also Whistle’s Pub and Cooper’s Seafood House and Pub. All three are in Scranton.
If you’re not into partying, and want a safer daytime date with a Scranton female or male, there are many unique and fun alternatives. You could go down the mines in a coal cart and marvel at the coal miners’ courage at the Lackawanna Coal Mine. Or you could take a ride on a steam train at Steamtown National Historic Site. Check out the Electric Trolley Station and Museum. If you like history, an American Revolution-era house is still kept as a mini-museum at the Tripp House. And, for literal magic, have a date at the Houdini Museum, run by professional magicians.
In good weather, you and your date can see the beautiful countryside sill left in Scranton’s many parks. You can hike, picnic, kayak, and go horseback riding or fishing. The Nay Aug Park (yes, that’s the name) even has a wildlife center. Check what’s available at the time of year you wish to visit. You can talk to your favorite travel agent for help, or with the Scranton tourist board.
Scranton is always busy, but not as expensive as big cities. It’s a growing city that is in the crossroads of New York and Philadelphia. That is something for the Scranton single that is budget-conscious to keep in mind. It might take a little homework, but good times (and cheap beer) can be found.