Two of Eastern Pennsylvania’s most interesting and popular destinations are the cities of Wilkes-Barre and Scranton. Just under 20 miles apart, the cities are a big draw for those coming from Philadelphia, New York City or anywhere else in the region. There are many ways to get to Wilkes-Barre and Scranton, but few can compare to taking a Martz Trailways bus. Forget about parking, dealing with traffic and paying hefty tolls. Instead, sit back, relax and enjoy the view as you let a professional take the wheel. Taking the bus is an environmentally friendly, affordable and convenient way to see new destinations in Pennsylvania! Anyone planning a trip this spring may want to check out some of the best events in the region taking place in May 2018.
Visit the Mohegan Sun Casino (Ongoing)
Just outside of Wilkes-Barre is the Mohegan Sun Casino. This incredible resort is the ultimate playground for adults, and there is so much to see, do and explore. Those who are up for some gaming can hit the poker table, try their luck at the slot machines or watch live horse racing from March through November. Mohegan Sun also boasts nonstop entertainment, plenty of shopping opportunities and unbeatable restaurants. From nightlife to days by the pool, there is something for everyone.
NEPA Spring Wine Festival (May 12th, 2018)
There is perhaps no better way to kick off the spring season than with the NEPA Spring Wine Festival. Celebrating the best of Northeast Pennsylvania, the spring festival takes place at Montage Mountain Resorts just outside of Scranton. Be prepared for a range of unique cuisines and plenty of opportunities for tasting. Also present will be more than a dozen wine vendors, many of them from the region. Visitors can sip local wines, listen to great live music and even shop at some of the retail vendors in attendance. It’s a full day of fun and a marvelous celebration of spring.
A Salute to Sinatra (May 4th, 2018)
The music of Frank Sinatra is truly timeless. Songs like “My Way” and “Fly Me To The Moon” are among some of the best known tunes on the planet. One of the best ways to experience Frank Sinatra’s talent and love of music is to hear it performed live. On May 4th, the Century Club of Scranton will host A Salute to Sinatra. For one night only, both the Arcadia Chorale and the Doug Smith Jazz Trio will bring a wide variety of Sinatra songs to life once again.
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical (May 8th-May 13th, 2018)
Carole King is one of the world’s most beloved and successful singers of all time. Her story is complex and fascinating, and it is brought to life in the show, “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical”. With songs and acting, Carole King’s story unfolds. Guests in the audience will learn about her personal and songwriting relationship with her husband, her famous friends and her rise to stardom. Plenty of iconic songs are performed on stage, creating a truly unforgettable event. This Broadway show is on tour and will be at playing at the Scranton Cultural Center from May 8th to May 13th.
From high-quality Broadway musicals to entertainment and gaming at the Mohegan Sun, the cities of Wilkes-Barre and Scranton have a lot to offer. Thanks to Martz, taking the bus is the ideal way to travel from Philadelphia to popular destinations in Northeast Pennsylvania. Forget the hassles of driving and embrace the convenient and inexpensive way to enjoy a getaway in Northeast Pennsylvania.