Easton (Pennsylvania)

Easton a town in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States of America.

59 things to do

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The Lafayette Inn

The Lafayette Inn, located on historic college near Lafayette College, is a beautiful bed and breakfast. On the pricier side, it provides its guests with a spa, balconies and other special amenities. All of the eighteen custom decorated rooms feature antique furnishings and private baths. A variety of bed sizes is available to suit every need. All of the rooms have a desk, armoire or closet, TV with DVD, alarm clock, hair dryer, and telephone with data port. The Lafayette Inn welcomes families, business guests, visitors to Lafayette College, and anyone wishing to stay or meet in a gracious, comfortable setting. Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway or meeting up with friends and family; they've got a room that will suit your needs.

SLEEP   —  +1 610 253-4500 —  525 W Monroe St

The Crayola Factory

Fun, indoor theme park type place, where kids can enjoy lots of activities and learn how real crayola crayons are made. It's NOT the actual Crayola factory, but you can see how they make Crayola crayons. Very kid friendly. There is a municipal parking garage located behind the facility between Pine St. and Ferry St. for a fee of around $2 per hour. There is also on street meter parking for $1 per hour, with a 2 hour limit.



The State Theatre

Located in the downtown Easton, it is home to many traveling artists, ballet groups, broadway shows, national music and comedy acts, and more. Most famous for the Freddy Awards, an Emmy award-winning awards show put on by local high schools for drama productions during the school year; named for the famous ghost who resides in the State Theater, Freddy, the first owner of the theater.


National Canal Museum

The only museum in the country dedicated to telling the story of America’s historic towpath canals. Features four galleries filled with hands-on exhibits that educate and entertain parents and children alike. Mule-drawn canal boat rides available.



College Hill Tavern

The preferred hangout of Lafayette students, it can change dramatically depending on the night. When college is not in session, this becomes a chilled out spot, but when it is, it can be loud music and a noisy college atmosphere. Non-smoking.

DRINK   —  +1 610 252-9456 —  420 Cattell St.

Easton Farmers' Market

The oldest continuous open-air farmers' market in the country occupies all of Easton's Centre Square, and has over 30 vendors, offering fresh produce, baked goods, meats, cheeses, wine, crafts, sweets, and even pet food.

BUY   —  +1 610-330-9942 —  Centre Square


Palmer Park Mall

It is the premier shopping site for the Easton, Glendon, Palmer, Forks Township and Wilson communities. It features 50+ unique stores and weekly events dedicated to arts and crafts, collectibles, and different artists.


Leaf Cigar Bar and Restaurant

5-star cuisine, prepared from scratch. The finest spirits, wine, and craft beers. Over 2,000 square feet of cigars. Smoke-friendly indoor and outdoor seating. State-of-the-art ventilation.

DRINK   —  +1 610 559-1336 —  90 Mort Drive


Morici's Pizza and Sub Shop

Cozy pizza place with comfortable indoor dining available. The subs and pizza are excellent for takeout, but they offer many Italian pasta dishes as well.


The Club at Morgan Hill

18-hole public golf course. Named 2009's "Best Places to Play in North America" by Golf Digest. Full-service clubhouse.

DO   —  +1 610-923-8480 —  Map

Don Juan Mexican Grill

An independently run fast food burrito and taco joint right next to Lafayette College. Open late on the weekends.


Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor

Outdoor activities, hiking areas, arts events, historical sites all along the Delaware and Lehigh rivers.


Eddie G's

Definitely a dive bar, and can attract an interesting crowd. Friendly service, smoking permitted indoors.


Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites

Located right off of 22, the Holiday Inn Express features continental breakfast and free internet.

SLEEP   —  +1 610 923-9495 —  90 Kunkle Dr.

Black and Blue

Black and Blue offers a cozy atmosphere with a fantastic craft beer selection and a unique menu.

DRINK   —  +1 610 438-3604 —  683 Walnut St.

Drinkys

This is where the youngest crowd heads on the weekends. It can get very loud and crowded.

DRINK   —  +1 610 252-3800 —  5 Centre Square

Pearly Baker's Alehouse

Good selection of beers on tap, with a more sophisticated atmosphere. Excellent food.

DRINK   —  +1 610 253-9499 —  11 Centre Square

Porters Pub

Friendly pub atmosphere, with a great beer selection and frequent live music.


Riverview Country Club

Player-friendly layout, panoramic views. Two miles north of PA-22 on PA-611.

DO   —  +1 610-559-9700 —  Map

Phenom

Tasty, reasonably priced thai cuisine. The lunch special is the best deal.


Sette Luna

Delicious upscale Italian food in a warm atmosphere. Amazing pizza.

EAT   —  +1 610-253-8888 —  219 Ferry St

Moyer Aviation

See Easton and Lehigh Valley from the air on a private plane tour.


C.R. Fanny's

C.R. Fanny's is the Lehigh Valley's newest strip club/sports bar.

DRINK   —  +1 610 559-5170 —  1700 Butler St.

The Crayola Store

Home decor, toys, party products and craft supplies by Crayola.


Ocean

Upscale modern tapas restaurant. Reservations recommended.

EAT   —  +1 610-559-7211 —  235 Ferry St

Gino's Pizza

Good pizza and cheesesteaks, friendly service.


Tic Toc Family Restaurant

A diner that attracts mostly local regulars.


Mothers Bar & Grill

Typical bar scene, with quoits in the back.


Partyology

Cool, eclectic gifts and party supplies.


Milo's Place

Average bar, smoking permitted inside.

DRINK   —  +1 610 258-4390 —  217 Cattell St.

Valenca

Delicious upscale Portuguese cuisine.


Lafayette Bar

Original home of Jazz in Easton.

DRINK   —  +1 610 252-0711 —  15 N 4th St/

About Easton (Pennsylvania)

In 1736, Thomas Penn (William Penn's son) surveyed the area and Easton was officially born in 1752. Prior to that, Easton had been known as "Lechawitauk", meaning "The Place at the Forks." On July 8, 1776 the Declaration of Independence was read in Easton's Centre Square, one of three public readings of the document. Every year, Easton celebrates this historic event with its Heritage Day celebration, held in July.

Easton became a primary commercial location during the canals and railroads era of the 1800s. The Delaware, Morris and Lehigh canals were vital for transportation of goods. The railroads replaced the canals for transportation and five railroads served Easton. The city had a strong German heritage. During Prohibition, it was known for nightlife and had plenty of liquor and a large number of brothels.http://www.citytowninfo.com/places/pennsylvania/easton

The population in Easton continues to diversify. Between the 1990 and 2000 censuses, the Hispanic and Black populations increased significantly. However, the primiary ethnicity in the city remains White/non-Hispanic.


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