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Scranton, PA: The Office

Updated: Apr 8, 2020

Who else loves The Office??

I have watched all nine seasons at least three times at this point...

Living in New York City means I'm only 2 hours from Scranton, Pennsylvania. So I planned the most epic day trip to visit the sites I know and love.

While on the trip I wore a dress from McCall's pattern #M6308 view A. This knit dress pattern features a waistband in the front, crossover bodice, and gathering at the shoulders.

The fabric was purchased from SR Harris fabrics in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. This jersey fabric has a great simplistic floral design with fuchsia and white flowers on a black background.

This dress was perfect for a road trip, the fabric was stretchy and the pattern allowed for lots of room in the skirt and a breathable waist.

After visiting Scranton I've narrowed down the best photo-ops. Keep scrolling to see more:

Steamtown Mall:

At the Steamtown Mall (a.k.a. The Marketplace at Steamtown) offers the most photo opportunities.

First of all, the Scranton welcome sign is located on the second floor next.

On your way to take a picture in front of the most iconic memorabilia, you will find an abundance of murals. And not to mention, a great prop at the aquarium.

Cooper's Seafood:

In season 5 Episode 7, Michael takes Holly to Cooper's Seafood to discuss Meredith's future at the company. Cooper's still stands as one of Scranton's most popular family-friendly restaurants.

They have great food and an even better Office -themed gift shop. Save your money for this stop! They offer the best quality and abundance of gifts. Cooper's has a Dundee personalized for everyone in your family - including the Whitest Sneakers, Cutest Redhead, and Doobie Doobie Pothead Stoner of the Year.

Poor Richards Pub:

Mentioned multiple times as the go-to spot for happy hour drinks; Poor Richard's is located in a bowling alley in actuality. This bar was chosen by Mindy Kaling when googling bars in the area because of the name.

This low-key pub offers The Office themed drinks including That's What She Said. Served to you in a custom-printed cup with the quote "Ain't No Party Like a Scranton Party Cause a Scranton Party Don't Stop". Be sure to get one for $2! As well as a custom pint glass or Poor Richards shirt.

Other Landmarks:

Pennsylvania Paper Tower -

Located on the corner of Vine and Penn Ave, this is an iconic location featured in the opening sequence of every episode.

Scranton: The Electric City -

Known as the Electric City, this Scranton sign, illuminates the city's motto. Although more impressive at night, this sign is not one to miss! Located on the Lackawanna County Courthouse on the corner of North Washington Avenue and Linden Street.

Steamtown National Historic Site -

Although not mentioned in The Office, Scranton offers an outstanding working museum on the history of the Lackawanna county steam-town engine. The exhibits are 100% free! For $5 you can take a 45 minute train ride on an early 1900s coal-powered train.


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