The national capital Washington is situated 170 miles (274 kilometers) south of Wilkes-Barre, while Harrisburg - Hershey is 85 miles (137 kilometers) to the southwest.
Be sure to see the sights while you are in Wilkes-Barre. Start with a visit to the the Mohegan Sun Arena.
Northeastern Pennsylvania is a firm fixture on the tourist trail, which means getting around is simple. Be sure leave yourself enough time to tour the many attractions the region has to share. Clarks Summit and Dickson City are two more places worth visiting while you're in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
When you are ready to venture further afield why not visit the nearest regional city. Scranton is 16 miles (26 kilometers) away and is home to sights like Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour, University of Scranton and Everhart Museum. Marywood University, Steamtown National Historic Site and Elk Mountain Ski Area are just a few of the many other attractions on offer here.
Take some time to relax upon the region's waters and enjoy popular watersports such as tubing or rafting. Don't leave here without getting a view from the sky. There are a few great options for sky diving.
Even the best vacation can't go on forever, so when it's time return home, you'll find the nearest major airport in Wilkes-Barre, 10 miles (16 kilometers) away.