Planning to Visit Plains, PA? Here’s a Complete Guide You’ll Ever Need

Plains Township in Pennsylvania sets a standard above the rest. It is one of the most beautiful, safe, and quiet places to spend your long or short vacations. Plains have so much to offer when it comes to recreational activities and nature with elements of modernity.


Plains is a Township in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. The township was established near the Susquehanna River in the late 17th century. The township covers close to 14.7 square miles and is located between Wilkes-Barre and Pittson. The modern-day Plains were once owned and occupied by Wanami tribes of the Delaware Native Americans. Farming was the way of life until the early 1800’s when large deposits of anthracite coal were discovered throughout the region, replacing farmland with collieries, breakers, and railroads.

How to get to Plains from New York City

There are four ways to get to Plains from New York City. You can reach Plains via bus, flight, train, or drive. The bus journey usually takes close to 4hrs and 15 minutes, the flight would take 2hrs and 44 minutes, the train around 2hrs 24 minutes, and if driving to the Plains then it will take 2hrs and 19 minutes.

The cheapest and fastest way to reach Plains is by car and would cost around $26-$30 on average.


The fastest route to reach Plains from NYC is to take:-

Church St and I-78 W to NJ-139 W in Jersey City

Follow I-280 W and I-80 to PA-115 N in Blakeslee. Take exit 284 from I-80 W

Continue to Plains Township>> Continue on PA-309 N to S River St.

Take exit 3 from PA-309 N.

Take Maffett St. to E Carey St.


In Plains, it is partly cloudy year round with temperatures typically varying from 21°F to 83°F.

On average, there are 176 sunny days, and precipitation for around 128 days. 

July is the hottest month with an average high temperature of 83.8° F and a low of 64°F. January has the coldest month of the year with an average low of 22°F and a high of 35°F.

June, August, and September are considered the most pleasant time of the year.

Places to visit in Plains

Plains is a beautiful vacation destination with plenty of places to explore and learn. Don’t forget to check out the below places on your next visit to the Plains.

  • Mohegan Sun Poconos
  • Valley Aviation
  • Music Box Dinner Playhouse
  • Luzerne County Museum
  • Plains Antiques and Home Furnishings
  • Rustic Bar Kitchen Bistro & Bar
  • Strange and Unusual
  • Ashley Trail Park

Things to do in Plains

Plains in Pennsylvania is a great place to have some quality time with family and friends and offers a number of things to do with your loved ones. The Plains offers plenty of recreational activities to engage and refresh the mind.

  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Arcade Games
  • Shopping
  • Watersports
  • Historic Museums
  • Ski 
  • Swimming


Whether you are a local, a visitor, or just passing through, you will always find events that attract millions of people to this beautiful place. Here are some of the annual events to get yourself invented into unlimited fun and entertainment. 

  • Northeastern Pennsylvania Bridal Show Event
  • African Batik Textile Workshop
  • Nepa Youth Shether
  • Electric City Music Conference
  • ST. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl

Best Restaurants

Restaurants play an important part in vacation destinations as they enhance and satisfy the overall experience of guests. We have listed out some of the best restaurants in the Plains wherein you can have a satisfying and hearty meal.

  • Leoni’s Pizzeria
  • Plain’s Pub
  • Bistro on Hudson
  • Cork Bar & Restaurant
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House
  • TGI Friday
  • Parsons Friends and Family Restaurant
  • Michael’s Family Restaurant and Catering

Places to Stay 

Accommodation is one of the top most important factors of a trip. Accommodation can make or break your vacation trip. There are many accommodations available in the Plains, but we have selected some of the best which can complement your vacation experience and these are:-

  • Villa
  • Rustic Cabin
  • Mansion
  • Lakefront cottages
  • Farmhouse

Whether you are traveling with your family, friends, as a couple, or with your pet, the Plains is a perfect location to spend time away from the city life and to experience a more than perfect vacation don’t forget to book your stay at HolidayKeepers, wherein we provide the most elegant amenities, a world-class accommodation, and a perfect place to create beautiful memories.

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