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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Hockey Arena
“Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, formerly Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza, is home to the Wilkes-Barre - Scranton Penguins hockey team. Check ticket master or the website for calendar of events ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Located in the center of town, it brings quality arts and entertainment to the area. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“A 20 minute drive - but worth it! Beer flights are cheap, food is great, vibe is craft beer! Check it out!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“Kirby Park: nice trails, track for running, sports fields, nice quiet place to sit relax along the Susquehanna River. Just a short walk from downtown and over the Market Street Bridge, the grounds have expansive green space, picnic areas, playgrounds, a fitness trail, pond, walking paths, running track, softball fields, parking lot, volleyball courts, tennis courts, and pavilions. The family of Fred Morgan Kirby, a five-and-dime-merchant who opened his first store in Wilkes-Barre in 1887, gifted the city with the 52 acres known today as Kirby Park. The park hosts special festivals, like the city’s Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration and the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in April. In the winter, the dike and rolling hills are perfect for sleigh riding and snow tubing. In the summer, locals can be seen laying out blankets to soak up some sun and watch the park come alive with children, couples, and pets.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
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“Nice place for evening drinks. Some places on Public Square close the kitchen before 8pm early in the week.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
“There's always something happening every weekend on the Square. Parades, festivals, farmers market (seasonal), car shows, etc. Be sure to support City Market Deli while you're there for great food...hot/cold, breakfast/lunch/dinner. Plus, they have the most amazing murals inside of historic Wilkes-Barre, then and now.”
  • 1 local recommends
Sports Bar
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“Great selction of drinks and local tap beer. Nice open-air feeling with their clear glass roll up garage door that opens up the the Public Square. Cool setting to have a drink, feel the breeze, and watch people passing by.”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“All the major stores for what you need...Target, Wal-Mart, Dick's Sporting Goods, Staples, Chipotle, Five Guys Burgers, Macys, Starbucks, The Cracker Barrel, Longhorn Steakhouse, Buffalo Wild Wings, etc. Check it out!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Department Store
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  • 1 local recommends
Meal Takeaway
Restaurant
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“Chilis, Cosenza's Pizzeria, Custard Stand, Old Forge Pizza, Pasquale's Italian Restaurant, Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Parlor. The Bear Creek Inn Restaurant, The Bear Creek Cafe.”
  • 1 local recommends
Library
“Formerly a church, it has a beautiful architecture. You won't be able to check-out materials if you are not a member, but it has a nice reading room in the back where you can enjoy reading or using your laptop. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Gym
“I love our local YMCA, which is only a couple doors away; the architecture of the original building is beautiful, most of the instructors are great and there's a pool for swimming laps”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“A 20 minute drive - but worth it! Beer flights are cheap, food is great, vibe is craft beer! Check it out!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Nice place for evening drinks. Some places on Public Square close the kitchen before 8pm early in the week.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Sports Bar
“Great selction of drinks and local tap beer. Nice open-air feeling with their clear glass roll up garage door that opens up the the Public Square. Cool setting to have a drink, feel the breeze, and watch people passing by.”
  • 1 local recommends
Meal Takeaway
Restaurant
“Chilis, Cosenza's Pizzeria, Custard Stand, Old Forge Pizza, Pasquale's Italian Restaurant, Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Parlor. The Bear Creek Inn Restaurant, The Bear Creek Cafe.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Very scenic resturant with a bar overlooking the river. Karaoke Nights, check resturant website for event schedule. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Great appetizers and beverages...opens after 4pm daily and they just added a very nice Sunday Brunch :-)”
  • 2 locals recommend

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