Wilkes-Barre Wilkes-Barre riverfront view Living in Wilkes-Barre “Housing options in Wilkes-Barre are diverse, including historic corridors, new developments and single family homes. For example, the city’s Pine Ridge Estates is an expanding development of modern middle-income homes ready to welcome newcomers to Wilkes-Barre.” – Wilkes-Barre – Official Site Weather? We have it! We experience the splendor of all four seasons in Wilkes-Barre. Winters are generally cold and snowfall can be expected. Fall brings more temperate weather, and the beauty of fall foliage. Spring offers pleasant temps, along with some rain. Summer is warm, with occasional thunderstorms. Looking for housing information? Check our Student Housing page. Top 5 Things to Do History! Learn about history and heritage of the area at the Luzerne County Historical Society Entertainment! See a concert at Pavilion At Montage Mountain, a show at M. Kirby Center For The Performing Arts, or an event at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. Spend some time at the local casino – Mohegan Sun Pocono. Arts, Culture, and Fresh Food! Third Friday Wilkes-Barre provides original artwork and music in a casual, family friendly atmosphere at participating galleries and businesses each month. The Fine Arts Fiesta is held annually during the month of May and features an adult and student juried art show, live performances, strolling performers, a robust artists’ market and a selection of ethnic foods. Support local vendors from our community at the Wilkes-Barre Farmers’ Market from June to November. Sports! Catch some Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders baseball or Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Get yourself moving by taking a walk or run along the Susquehanna Riverfront. You can even rent a bike from Wilkes-Barre BikeShare. Montage Mountain features some of the best skiing in the area during the winter season and a family friendly waterpark from Memorial Day-Labor Day. Day Trips! Wilkes-Barre is close to both Philadelphia, PA and New York City, NY. Take a bus from Martz Trailways in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Useful Links Wilkes-Barre – Official Site Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce Luzerne County – Official Site Happenings Magazine – Happenings is a showcase for things to do, where to go and everything residents and visitors need to know about Northeast PA!