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Lackawanna County Visitors Bureau

Lackawanna County Visitors Bureau

Convention & Visitors Bureau

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About Lackawanna County Visitors Bureau

Lackawanna County is the ideal location for sports tournaments and events. Situated in Northeast, Pennsylvania, the county is just two hours from New York City and Philadelphia. There are more than 67,000,000 people within 250 miles of Lackawanna County, offering an enormous group of potential participants and attendees for events. Pricing in Lackawanna County is reasonable, allowing tournaments and events to be more profitable without sacrificing the quality of facilities and accommodations. Best of all, your participants will thank you for hosting here. As travel tournaments become the new family vacation, parents will be thrilled to find that family-friendly, affordable attractions are in abundance in Lackawanna County.

If our location interests you, our facilities will seal the deal. Lackawanna County is home to 40+ baseball and softball fields, 90+ basketball courts, 40+ tennis/pickleball courts, the 10,000 seat home stadium of the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, and numerous venues for unique events that don't fit the standard sports facility. More than $16,000,000 over the past few years has been invested to develop additional amenities, fields and courts, and flexible turf facilities to bolster your tournaments and events. Lackawanna County really is the sweet spot for sports!

Things to do in Lackawanna County Visitors Bureau

There's so much to do! Lackawanna County offers a diverse range of activities for visitors to enjoy throughout all four seasons that are fun for the whole family. Montage Mountain Resorts provides outdoor recreation opportunities year-round, from skiing and snowboarding in the winter to its waterpark and concerts in the summer. Watch tomorrow's New York Yankees play ball in our backyard with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders! History enthusiasts can explore our region's rich heritage at the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour or the Steamtown National Historic Site, learning about the area's coal mining past and the significance of the railroad. Nature lovers can immerse themselves in the beauty of Nay Aug Park, which features waterfalls, hiking trails, and a treehouse platform with panoramic views. For art and culture, the Everhart Museum showcases a collection of natural history, science, and art exhibits. Additionally, the county offers a vibrant food scene, charming downtown areas, and various seasonal festivals, making Lackawanna County a delightful destination for all interests.

Travel details

Traveling to Lackawanna County is simple! Lackawanna County is conveniently located on the I-80/I-81 Corridor and at the end of the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. This makes it an easy ride from anywhere in PA, along with out-of-state locations with 300 miles. If you prefer to arrive via the friendly skies, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVP) is less than a 15 minutes drive from Downtown Scranton. It offers service to Charlotte, Chicago, Newark, and Orlando, meaning you can get here from literally anywhere in the world.

Lackawanna County is accessible from these five major highways: I-80, I-81, I-84, I-380, AND I-476.
We're just a two hour drive from New York City and Philadelphia.

Mileage Chart:
Binghamton, NY: 61 miles
Allentown, PA: 76 miles
Newark, NJ: 111 miles
Trenton, NJ: 116 miles
Jersey City, NJ: 118 miles
New York, NY: 120 miles
Harrisburg, PA: 122 miles
Philadelphia, PA: 125 miles
Wilmington, DE: 142 miles
Bridgeport, CT: 163 miles
Baltimore, MD: 201 miles
Washington D.C.: 239 miles

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At the Lackawanna County Visitors Bureau, we are here to help make this a smooth planning process. We provide RFP distribution to our facilities, hotels, attractions, and restaurants, welcome packages and promotional items, housing services, multimedia promotional items, and communication services. Each event is handled on a case-by-case basis so that the service is fully customizable to what you need to make your event a success.

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