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Celebrate Love in the Cultural Heart of NEPA with Scranton Tomorrow

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Open Your Heart to the Electric City this February


This month, we’re all about hearts – the romantic sort, the one that keeps you ticking and the one at the center of it all in NEPA.

Scranton has been long-celebrated as the economic and cultural hub of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Coincidentally, it also just happened to be incorporated on February 14, 1856 (initially, as a borough in Luzerne County). In honor of The Electric City’s role as the vibrant, beating heart of the region, join Scranton Tomorrow as we get out there and show our city a little love.



For your healthy heart…

You can support your actual physical heart by getting outside and active this month, despite the cold.

First, bundle up and head downtown to the Second Annual Scranton Ice Festival from Feb. 4-6. This year’s festival celebrates the opening of the 2022 Winter Olympics. Enjoy dedicated themes and activities. And check out more than 50 ice sculptures located throughout the downtown business district. As always, there will be plenty of live music, food, family-friendly activities, and more.



Of course, you never need a special invitation to enjoy a brisk winter walk on the quiet Lackawanna River Heritage Trail. Scranton alone hosts 6 miles of trail along the Lackawanna River. And you can hop on at any one of 10 convenient trailheads from the south to north side of the city.

And you can just as easily enjoy a stroll through the bright lights of downtown. If you enjoy cityscapes, Scranton offers a magnificent assortment of architecture. Many downtown buildings are even listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Let Scranton Tomorrow help you design your own historical city tour. You’ll also fall in love with Scranton’s history, culture, diversity, and creativity through the city’s vibrant public art installations. Visit our Mural Arts page to learn more.



February in The Electric City also means romantic dining.

There’s so much to love about downtown Scranton dining that it’s hard to know where to start. Dining local is easier than ever in the Downtown Scranton Business District. The city features more than 60 restaurants, cafes and pubs, offering indoor, curbside, takeout and delivery options. Restaurants have suffered greatly as a result of COVID-19, perhaps more than any other kind of establishment. Why not love and support these vital small businesses while you wine and dine your sweetheart? Scranton Tomorrow’s handy Downtown Dining Guide lists restaurants that serve everything from Italian to Japanese to pub fare.

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