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Great Wolf Lodge a great family winter vacation close to home

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With estimated driving times from New York City of an hour and a half, from Philly, just two hours and, from Fairfield, Conn. two and a half hours; Great Wolf Lodge may be closer than that dreaded airport. For a pleasant scenic drive to the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania, without airport nightmares to deal with, you and your family can be enjoying the amenities of this fun-filled resort.

If the Poconos are not in your wheelhouse, there are twelve locations in the U.S. and Canada to choose from. Each Great Wolf Lodge offers awesome amenities for the entire family. The Pocono location has an indoor water park in the 84-degree temperature-controlled environment with 79,000 square feet of excitement. If you love water parks, this is the place for you.

With suites for the whole family, there is an array of ones that seem just like the bedroom at home or those that are rustic with built-in kid accommodations. Check them out here.

The Great Wolf Lodge also offers deals during the year, including birthday parties, youth group events, reunions, social group events, corporate groups and team building. Check out the January 2014 deal here.

With several places to eat, right inside the resort, there are choices for the pickiest eaters. From the Loose Moose Cottage for sit-down dining, to snacks and even pizza to bring to your suite. Check them out here.

There are several shops for grown-ups and kids alike, a spa/salon for parents to relax and be pampered, and don’t forget the kids who also have a need to be indulged with manicures and pedicures and even facials for tween skin. For those who choose to work out, there is a fitness ce preteen and teenageor those 18 and over. If children younger than 18 want to use the equipment, they must be accompanied by a parent.

Enjoy your summer vacation during the winter without traveling to a tropical paradise, and have a wonderful time with the entire family.

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