DiscoverNEPA highlights Northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA) – one of the country’s best places to live to enjoy the outdoors, the arts, culture, food, fun and entertainment. Their active website and widespread social media presence help locals find something to do on a free Tuesday night, or can help users create the perfect weekend itinerary.
DiscoverNEPA’s mission is to “encourage Northeastern Pennsylvania’s best and brightest to stay in the region, to promote local quality of life assets and communities, to recruit talented individuals to the region, and to assist local nonprofits by cultivating awareness and volunteerism; branding the region as one of the nation’s best places to live.”
Robert K. Mericle, founder of DiscoverNEPA and President and CEO of the Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services, created the project as a regional voice and a powerhouse of information in the form of articles, photography and videos saying, “We feature local things to do, deals, contests, and giveaways through partnerships with many generous local businesses and organizations. It is an all-inclusive, easy-to-use resource for anyone looking to discover what Northeastern Pennsylvania has to offer.”
“Through this resource, we will share NEPA’s greatness from arts and culture to the great outdoors. We are the regional guide to finding the best to places to eat, drink and relax. And we will encourage the great people of NEPA to give back to their communities. This is just the first step toward our goal of showing the world the true greatness of Northeastern Pennsylvania.”
DiscoverNEPA also contains a page dedicated to current deals from places to eat, drink, and be merry all around Northeastern Pennsylvania. DiscoverNEPA is your one-stop shop when it comes to saving money on your favorite food or activities. No more scouring local newspapers for the latest bargains. They pull together a variety of coupons to things like the Electric City Aquarium, 10% off a local burger joint, 30% off a winery visit, or free passes to yoga. Before paying full price, search the deals on DiscoverNEPA!
Things to Do
This robust portion of the DiscoverNEPA website features popular attractions in the area from ski resorts to aquariums. Visiting the area and looking for a place to stay? DiscoverNEPA has already done the research – recommending top hotels, cottages, bed and breakfasts and resorts. The most impressive part of this section is “Places to Eat & Drink,” which contains over 1,000 dining destinations, pizza joints and local watering holes. Each business profile provides information on menu highlights, price range and directions. From the well-known local hangouts to the hidden gems, DiscoverNEPA covers them all.
Support a Cause
The Support a Cause section highlights organizations that are giving back to the community and important to DiscoverNEPA.
One organization highlighted, which both Cabot and DiscoverNEPA support, is the CEO Weinberg Food Bank. The CEO Weinberg Food Bank promotes self-sufficiency among low-income and vulnerable populations by confronting the causes and reducing the effects of poverty.
Candy’s Place, Junior Achievement of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Toys for Tots Foundation, Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, and the Wyoming Catholic Youth Center are also recognized.
If you’re interested in giving back to the community or want to learn more about some of the hardworking non-profit organizations operating in NEPA, make sure to check out this page. Major changes are coming to this section of the website in 2019, so check back often to learn more about the good work being done by the non-profits throughout NEPA.
Live in NEPA
Dedicated to helping people learn more about the region that DiscoverNEPA calls “home” is the Live in NEPA section. One of the best areas of the country for arts and culture, drinks and dining, and sports and outdoors, Northeastern Pennsylvania also sustains a low cost of living, offers great health care options and educational institutions. This section of the site discusses cost of living, education, healthcare, healthy living, and housing.
If you dive deeper into each category, you can read about local healthcare providers, neighborhood overviews, universities and colleges, and state parks. There is even a calculator where you can compare the cost of living in NEPA to other areas of the country.
DiscoverNEPA has something for everyone, whether you’re interested in the great outdoors, cozying up with a book at a coffee shop, enjoying delicious food, local ice cream creations or an outdoor concert.
Visit DiscoverNEPA next time you’re looking for a destination, weekend escape or local treasure. Whatever your inclination, DiscoverNEPA does the research, gathers the deals, and does all of the heavy lifting so you don’t have to.