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Things to do in Wilkes-Barre Township

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
“Popular local arena. Home to the Wilkes-Barre Scranton penguins AAA hockey team. Also host events such as Harlem Globetrotters, Wide variety of music concerts, Tran-Siberian Orchestra, Hot tub Expo, Disney on Ice, Monster Jam, comedy shows.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“A 20 minute drive - but worth it! Beer flights are cheap, food is great, vibe is craft beer! Check it out!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Located in the center of town, it brings quality arts and entertainment to the area. ”
  • 3 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 Centre
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
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“Good food. Also has a bar scene. Walking distance. First pic is not of the actual place. 🤷🏼‍♀️”
  • 3 locals recommend
Department Store
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  • 1 local recommends
Car Rental
  • 1 local recommends
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
Lodging
“Stunning mansion from the Victorian era! Contact them for tour times and events.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 2 locals recommend
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
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
Sushi Restaurant
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“The best traditional sushi I have eaten in the US imo. Try the Tuna tetaki appetizer with avocado and ponzu sauce. It's life changing! wonderful shrimp gyoza and many traditional Japanese dishes. Sushi chefs are true traditional Japanese chefs. This is a hometown gem.”
  • 1 local recommends
University
“Our vacation home will be a great space to feel at home while visiting your son or daughter at the university ”
  • 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!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Good food. Also has a bar scene. Walking distance. First pic is not of the actual place. 🤷🏼‍♀️”
  • 3 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
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
Sushi Restaurant
“The best traditional sushi I have eaten in the US imo. Try the Tuna tetaki appetizer with avocado and ponzu sauce. It's life changing! wonderful shrimp gyoza and many traditional Japanese dishes. Sushi chefs are true traditional Japanese chefs. This is a hometown gem.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“slightly better / less sketchy wine & spirits store than the one on South Main Street in Wilkes-Barre; open Sundays”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend

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