This Gorgeous Poconos Hotel Serves as the Current Set for 'Jersey Shore: Family Vacation'


Jul. 1 2021, Published 5:56 p.m. ET

Due to the current state of world affairs, reality shows have been forced to slow down production in order to follow social distancing protocols and other health guidelines. But thankfully, most of them have figured out a way to get audiences the content they need without sacrificing the quality of the show.

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Jersey Shore: Family Vacation is taking a different approach this season by having the whole cast and crew create their own quarantine bubble and take over resorts in Las Vegas and Pennsylvania. So, what hotels are the Jersey Shore family vacationing in? Keep scrolling.

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What hotel is 'Jersey Shore: Family Vacation' filmed in? The first half of the season was in Las Vegas.

For the first time in the show’s history, the cast and crew of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation took over the entire Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort to safely shoot the first half of the fourth season of the show. The property, which is located 30 minutes away from the Las Vegas strip, served as the luxurious backdrop for the beloved cast as they got into their usual shenanigans, minus the clubbing.

As Angelina Pivarnick explained to People, “Usually [on] a family vacation we'd go out clubbing and stuff, but here we were just hanging out. It was more like a chill environment and a chill vacation this time.” 

Angelina also gave viewers a tour of the resort, which included a gym and suites for every castmate, including linen closets that were transformed into individual confessional rooms.

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Pauly D is arguably the reason the cast had such gorgeous accommodations. When the COVID-19 pandemic caused worldwide lockdowns, he and the rest of the cast knew that things would need to be a little different for Season 4. 

So Pauly pulled some strings to make sure the family felt at home and hooked the crew up with the entire hotel.

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“For real, I was the plug out here,” he explains in an appearance during Angelina’s video tour of the hotel. “I got everybody everything they could possibly need out here. Rented the whole place, made sure everybody's fed, made sure everybody was getting along.” 

The cast certainly did seem to have everything they needed at the Hilton Lake Las Vegas, which boasts three dining areas, including an open-air lounge, a bistro, and a pool bar and grill. Speaking of pools, the hotel not only has a gorgeous pool that the cast had to themselves, but there is also a lagoon area with a waterfall “just steps away.”

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Additionally, the hotel also has a full-range spa and salon service with whirlpools, steam rooms, and saunas for the cast to relax in. But if sitting around in a sweltering room wasn't everybody’s vibe, the Hilton Lake also has access to two Jack Nicklaus-designed golf courses. 

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Where was the second half of Season 4 filmed? They shot at a resort in the Poconos.

Although fans might think that the Hilton Lake would be the perfect place to remain all season, the second half of Season 4 was actually shot a little closer to the Jersey Shore cast's homes. In late winter and early spring, Season 4B was filmed at Woodloch Resort in Hawley, Pa., nestled in the Poconos.

But the cast certainly didn't sacrifice any luxury by making the switch. The Woodloch was pretty perfect for Family Vacation since that's the resort's specialty. Not only does the sprawling property contain 160 guest rooms and 70 vacation rental homes, but it also runs 30 different activities to choose from each day. At the time of year they filmed, the cast got access to skiing, a skating rink, and even go-karts.

Plus, each night introduced different kinds of family-friendly shows, including shows that were just for the kiddos. Sounds like a perfect resort for the moms and dads of the cast to bring their little ones to.

Catch new episodes of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation on Thursdays at 8 p.m. EST on MTV.

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