Lehigh Valley

The Lehigh Valley is a region in eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey, considered part of the larger Philadelphia Region in the United States. It is 60 miles north of Philadelphia, the nation's fifth largest city, and 90 miles west of New York City, the nation's largest city.

31 things to do

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A favorite local holiday tradition, recognized in 2007 as one of the top holiday markets in the world by Travel and Leisure Magazine, Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem showcases aisles of exquisite handmade works by the nation’s finest artisans, the heart-warming sounds of live Christmas music, delicious food and more. Christkindlmarkt’s outdoor courtyard is a festive area showcasing entertaining ice carving demonstrations and the beautiful, 26-foot-tall Christkindlmarkt tree.

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Held in August, Musikfest is the nation’s largest free, non-gated music festival and showcases more than 450 performances on 14 stages, 11 of which require no admission charge. Forty-five different vendors serve up a wealth of mouthwatering foods and decadent desserts, while 50 of the nation’s finest artisans are on hand showcasing gorgeous jewelry, handmade crafts and unique home décor items. The event is 10 days long and is a Valley favorite.

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Volpe's Sports Bar

Emmaus. Recently renovated sports bar with over 10 large screen plasma televisions, including all out of town games. Broad food and beer selections. Several large rooms, including the bar area. Formerly known as the Broad Street Saloon, the upper floors are apartments. Under new management, and still among the top places to go in the Valley for affordable drinks and televised sports.

DRINK   —  +1 610 965-0311 —  501 Broad St

George Taylor House

George Taylor, signer of the Declaration Of Independence built this Georgian Style House in 1768. It is one of the last remaining homes of the original signers. The Taylor House was restored under the direction of John K. Heyl in 1966-1968 and is now open to visitors as an historic house exhibit.

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Emeril's Chop House

Bethlehem. Located at Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, this is Emeril Lagasse’s first restaurant in the Northeast.Enjoy Emeril’s distinctive culinary creations in our sophisticated dining room. Savor wines from our extensive wine list. Emeril’s Chop House is an unmatched fine dining experience.

EAT   —  77 Sands Blvd

Allentown Brew Works

Allentown. Taps include seven flagships beers, which are offered year round with an additional 5-7 seasonal taps that have beers ranging from pale ales and wheats to Belgian lambics and bocks. Free brewery tours and sampling sessions are offered every Saturday at noon.

EAT   —  812 W. Hamilton St

Mayfair Festival of the Arts

With six performance stages, over a hundred artists and crafts people, entertainers and more than two dozen vendors offering regional foods, Mayfair in Allentown, Lehigh Valley, Pa. is truly a feast of sights, sounds and smells. The festival is held in early May.

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Christmas City

Discover the city’s rich history on an “Old Bethlehem Walking Tour;” experience the annual Christmas concert of the Bach Choir of Bethlehem, the oldest Bach Choir in America; or see the city’s sights and lights on the popular “Bethlehem by Night Bus Tour.”

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Super 8 Allentown West/Kutztown

Kutztown. Super 8 is brand new hotel located easy on/off on I-78 exit 45. Amenities include an in-room micro-fridge, hi-speed internet, hair dryer, free breakfast. It is a short drive from New York City, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Reading and Trexlertown.

SLEEP   —  2160 Golden Key Rd

Bear Creek Mountain Resort

Macungie. Guests can plan an event in the spacious banquet and meeting facilities, dine at The Grille at Bear Creek or the Trail’s End Cafe, relax at The Spa at Bear Creek or vacation at our on site hotel, with indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs.

SLEEP   —  101 Doe Mountain Ln

Historic Hotel Bethlehem

Bethlehem. We offer state-of-the art hotel meeting facilities, elegant well-appointed accommodations, award winning dining and a convenient location. At every turn, you’ll find uniformly friendly and professional service from staff at every level.

SLEEP   —  437 Main St

Zoellner Arts Center

Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University provides an environment where artists and students of the arts develop and learn; to educate, captivate and inspire performers and audiences by presenting a variety of high-quality performing arts events.

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Burnside Plantation

This historic farm-in-the-city opens doors to early American agricultural life. The property includes a restored 1748/1818 farmhouse, two 1840s bank barns, a high horse-power wheel, large kitchen garden and orchard, a corn crib and wagon shed.

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Hampton Inn Easton

Easton. Whether you’re planning a corporate meeting or need accommodations for a family reunion or your child’s sporting group, we’re delighted to offer you easy planning and booking tools to make the process quick and organized.

State Theater

A non-profit, member supported center for the arts, complete with an historic 1500 seat performance hall. This theater is the host to musical performers that range from rock to country, along with many shows and musicals.

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The Great Allentown Fair

The Great Allentown Fair offers a fun and educational experience starting on the Tuesday before Labor Day weekend and ending on the Monday holiday. The fair is known for its food, shopping, animal expos, and concerts.

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The Lehigh Valley Mall

Is located north of Allentown in Whitehall just off US-22. Anchored by JCPenney, Macy's and Boscov's and includes over 140 stores. Indoor and outdoor shopping. The mall hosts numerous events throughout the year.

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Lehigh Valley IronPigs

The AAA-level minor league team of the 2008 World Series champion Philadelphia Phillies plays their home games at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown from early April through early October. Tickets: (610) 841-PIGS.

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Civic Theater of Allentown

It is the stage where professionally-produced theatre with a community feel is born. Civic Theatre is also the Valley’s only year-round home for foreign, independent and arthouse cinema.

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Discover Lehigh Valley

Discover Lehigh Valley, is the official destination marketing organization for Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton, Pa and has a comprehensive list of places to stay in Lehigh Valley.

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The Crossing Premium Outlets

Located in Tannersville, near the Poconos, this shopping center is one you do not want to miss. Featuring over 100 stores, the center is known for great discounts on designer wear.

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Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom

In South Whitehall Township in Allentown is one of the premiere amusement and water parks in the nation, known especially for its elaborate rollercoasters and large waterpark.

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Courtyard by Marriott Allentown Bethlehem

Bethlehem. When your travels needs require an Allentown, Bethlehem, or Lehigh Valley hotel, our friendly Courtyard hotel staff is here to take care of you.

SLEEP   —  2160 Motel Dr

The Promenade Shoppes at Saucon Valley

Is located between Allentown and Bethlehem in Center Valley just off U.S. PA-309. Open-air, outlet-style shopping with approximately 82 stores.

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Brass Rail

Allentown. Good food and fast, courteous service have been provided at a reasonable price for over 75 years, popular for cheesesteaks.

EAT   —  3015 Lehigh St

The South Mall

Located between Allentown and Emmaus in Salisbury Township, is anchored by The BonTon, and includes approximately 30 other stores.

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Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

Pennsylvania's largest casino built on the old site of Bethlehem Steel, in Bethlehem opened in 2009.

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Lehigh Valley Zoo

Small, yet affordable attraction. This zoo is very welcoming with many creatures.

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Sam Adams Brew Pub

Daily Specials. DJ Every Saturday Night. Pub Menu Available

Pines Dinner Theater

Enjoy dinner and entertainment at the Valley's new theater.

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The Crayola Factory

Where crayons are manufactured, in Easton.

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