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HazletonUnited States of America

Surrounded by rolling countryside, this northeastern Pennsylvania town is known for its outdoor pursuits and excellent attractions for the entire family.

Located in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains, the city of Hazleton is a good spot for a vacation for its range of outdoor recreation opportunities. Visit to ski, hike, snowboard or embark on a driving tour across rugged mountainous terrain.

Start your trip with a gentle walk or bike ride along the Greater Hazleton Rails to Trails. The 4-mile (6-kilometer) route follows the railway corridor that once transported coal. Go fishing in the area’s many lakes and streams. If you want a thrilling adventure, head to the nearby small town of Jim Thorpe for whitewater rafting on the Lehigh River.

During winter, visit the resorts of the Pocono Mountains to ski, sled, snowboard and snowmobile. Enjoy the great hiking here in the warmer weather on trails that traverse mountains and ravines, passing by waterfalls. Other activities in the mountains include four-wheel-drive tours, horseback riding, skydiving and zip-line tours. The mountains are also popular with nature lovers in the fall as the leaves of Norway poplars and other trees turn various shades of yellow.

Drive 30 minutes outside of town for a free tour of the Yuengling Brewery. The company has been producing beer since 1829 and claims to being the oldest brewery in the United States.

For a fun day with the children, drive the 70 miles (113 kilometers) to Hershey, where Hershey chocolates are made. Visit Hershey Park for its rollers coasters, rides and water park. Then pop next door to tour the factory and create your own candy bar at Hershey’s Chocolate World.

One of the liveliest times to be in Hazelton is during the second weekend of September for the annual Funfest. The colorful street festival includes a parade, car show, live music from local bands, kids’ activities, races and eating competitions.

Hazelton is close to two interstate highways and approximately 2 hours by car from New York and Philadelphia.

Come to enjoy nature and outdoor pursuits year-round.

Top Hotels in Hazleton

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Lehighton (Jim Thorpe), PA
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Lehighton (Jim Thorpe), PA
3 out of 5
1619 Interchange Rd, Lehighton, PA
The price is $105 per night from Sep 24 to Sep 25

Situated in Lehighton, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Asa Packer Mansion Museum, Mauch Chunk Opera House, and Mauch Chunk Museum.

4.1/5Very Good! (906 reviews)

"It was clean! They gave a little breakfast bag since the breakfast buffet was closed. I thought that was a nice touch"…"

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Lehighton (Jim Thorpe), PA
Hampton Inn Hazleton
Hampton Inn Hazleton
2.5 out of 5
One Top of the Eighties Road, Hazleton, PA
The price is $114 per night from Sep 21 to Sep 22

Situated in Hazleton, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Laurel Mall and 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Community Park. Eckley Miners' Village is 10.5 mi (16.8 km) ...

4.3/5Excellent! (531 reviews)

"The staff was very helpful. Very quiet..very convinient to diners and stores"…"

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

Hampton Inn Hazleton
Hampton Inn Lehighton - Jim Thorpe
Hampton Inn Lehighton - Jim Thorpe
2.5 out of 5
877 Interchange Rd, Lehighton, PA
The price is $129 per night from Sep 21 to Sep 22

Located in the heart of Lehighton, this hotel is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Dunbars Lehigh River Access and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Beltzville Lake. Asa Packer Mansion ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (799 reviews)

"The staff were friendly and accommodating. I found my room clean and was comforted by the sanitization procedures given the current pandemic. Breakfast was delicious and convenient. I would recommend this establishment to my family and friends!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

Hampton Inn Lehighton - Jim Thorpe

Popular places to visit in Hazleton

Yuengling Brewery and Museum
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Yuengling Brewery and Museum

5/5(21 reviews)

You can study the exhibits at Yuengling Brewery and Museum, a museum with a storied past, during your trip to Pottsville. Stroll along this family-friendly area's lakeside, or simply enjoy its breweries.

Top things to do in Hazleton

City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Pennsylvania
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Pennsylvania

$10
Per adult
Whitewater Rafting in the Poconos
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Whitewater Rafting in the Poconos

$89
Per adult
Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Pennsylvania
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Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Pennsylvania

$20
Per adult
Allentown Scavenger Hunt: The Art of Allentown
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Allentown Scavenger Hunt: The Art of Allentown

$20
Per adult
Wacky Walks Adventure walking tours of Pennsylvania
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Wacky Walks Adventure walking tours of Pennsylvania

$10
Per adult
Weekly Casino Shuttle
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Weekly Casino Shuttle

$32
Per adult

Reviews of Hazleton

3.6

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
39
5 - Excellent 21.195652173913043%
4 - Good
60
4 - Good 32.608695652173914%
3 - Okay
60
3 - Okay 32.608695652173914%
2 - Disappointing
17
2 - Disappointing 9.23913043478261%
1 - Terrible
8
1 - Terrible 4.3478260869565215%

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Feb 25, 2020

This is my home town so of course I love it. It has changed slot over the years. I moved away in 1972 but have been back a few times to visit

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 16, 2020

Hazleton is a nice little. Like most small towns people are friendly and welcoming. Unlike most other small towns it is very diverse. Not a whole lot to do but it is nice to get away from the city.

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

Dec 28, 2019

Looks as if the town hasn’t keeper up with the times lot of empty stores and not new construction

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Dec 16, 2019

Was there for a funeral, didn’t see much of the area.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 27, 2019

Attached restaurant was convenient and had excellent food. I’ve seen better for a continental breakfast. Some foods were not being replenished in the last hour so if you get there Earlier you don’t get the full selection even though you’re due it

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Sep 3, 2019

Love the Dominican food

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