Philadelphia is the largest city in the Keystone State; known for its rich history and vibrant culture. Morning, noon, and night, the city is booming. Some people thrive amid the hustle and bustle of the big city. Even if you’re one of those people, sometimes, you simply need a break. Don’t want to plan for months, take an airplane, or request time off of work? Check out why Easton, PA, is one of the best weekend getaways from Philadelphia. Nestled about 75 miles north of the big city, Easton has everything you need for a quiet getaway from the stresses of everyday life. See why we love this road trip option so much below. Then, flesh out the rest of your weekend getaway with the help of our Vacation Guide!
Here’s Why Easton, PA, is One of the Most Exciting Weekend Getaways From Philadelphia
It’s a Leisurely East Coast Road Trip
In terms of travel, Philadelphia to Easton, PA, is an easy road trip. Simply hop on Interstate 476 and head north for the better part of 75 miles! Then, hang a right and soon arrive at your destination. Fuel up on gas and grab a hot cup of coffee before you hit the road and you won’t even need to stop. This 1.5-hour drive gives you just enough time to catch up on your favorite podcast or listen to your favorite artist’s most recent album.
There’s so Much to Do in Easton, PA
Easton, PA, is home to Lafayette College. This small, privately-held liberal arts college has just under 3,000 undergraduate students. The energy of the youth keeps our area lively, but not rowdy! Experience the best hot-spots for outdoor recreation, dining, and more during your visit. Who wouldn’t like to go back to college for the weekend?
Delaware Canal State Park
Discover the best of what Pennsylvania’s outdoors has to offer with a trip to Delaware Canal State Park. This state park spans across 830 acres and offers a variety of activities like hiking, wildlife viewing, fishing, biking, and even cross country skiing during the winter months!
Treat Your Tastebuds to Farm-to-Table Cuisine
Whether you’re in the mood for a prime cut of steak or a locally-crafted beer, Easton has a variety of amazing restaurants and breweries near Lehigh Valley. From casual to fine dining, many of the nearby Easton, PA, restaurants use farm-to-table ingredients wherever possible. If you’ve just spent the day hiking, biking, or cross country skiing, we recommend carb-loading at Sette Luna. Enjoy hearty, Italian-fare in a traditional trattoria setting.
You Can Take a Day Trip to the Pocono Mountains
One of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the Keystone State is the Pocono Mountains. Located just an hour’s drive from our Easton, PA, hotel, there’s no reason to not visit them during your weekend getaway. The Pocono Mountains offer unique experiences during each season. For example, visit in the winter and embark on an unforgettable dog sled tour!
The Lafayette Inn Is the Best Hotel in Easton, PA
Experience only the best Easton, PA, has to offer on your weekend getaway from Philadelphia when you stay at The Lafayette Inn. Each of Lafayette Inn’s 18 guest rooms is dressed with antique furnishing and modern amenities. Our rooms are private and cozy, making them the perfect option for a romantic getaway.
Spend your weekend in Easton, PA, in Room No. 1. This beautifully-decorated accommodation features a king-size bed, full kitchen, private bathroom with a heated floor, and private outdoor access. Make yourself at home for the weekend in this room. Book your favorite room today!