Allentown: Discover a City Without Limits

The third largest city in Pennsylvania and the largest of Lehigh Valley, Allentown is a city rich in culture, tradition and history.

Founded in 1762 by William Allen, a successful businessman and the former mayor of Philadelphia, and named for him in 1838, Allentown transformed from a small community of Pennsylvania Dutch farmers into a marketing center for local farmers in the 1920s. The tradition still stands today at the Allentown Fairgrounds Farmers Market where farmers and merchants sell everything from produce to baked goods to candy every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Allentown was once a thriving center of the manufacturing industry but shifted its focus with the rise of the service industry. Now, the city is teeming with cultural attractions; its many museums, historic sites and arts organizations contribute to its renewal. The event scene in Allentown has flourished as well; annually, big events like the Mayfair Festival for the Arts which takes place over Memorial Day weekend every May, The Great Allentown Fair and Lights in the Parkway draw crowds from all over the region.

Allentown is well-known for its extensive award-winning parks system, which boasts the highest acreage of any American city its size. It is home to The Allentown Band, the oldest civilian concert band in the country. And,  from 1777 to 1778,  the Liberty Bell was hidden from the British underneath a church in what is now downtown Allentown.

Allentown is home to the amusement and water park Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Triple-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies),  Cedar Crest College and Muhlenberg College.

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Quality Inn Allentown

1715 Plaza Ln., Allentown, PA 18104

The Historic Benner Mansion

25 S. 15th St., Allentown, PA 18102

Scottish Inns & Suites Allentown Airport

1701 Catasauqua Rd., Allentown, PA 18109

Glasbern Inn

2141 Packhouse Rd., Fogelsville, PA 18051

Staybridge Suites Allentown West

327 Star Rd., Allentown, PA

Hawthorn Suites Ltd. – Allentown

7720 Main St., Fogelsville, PA 18051

Americas Best Value Inn

2650 Moravian Ave., Allentown, PA 18103

Howard Johnson Inn & Suites

3220 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown, PA 18103

Ramada Allentown/Whitehall

1500 MacArthur Rd., Whitehall, PA 18052

Staybridge Suites Allentown Bethlehem Airport

1787 A Airport Rd., Allentown, PA 18109

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Allentown West

5630 W. Tilghman St., Allentown, PA 18104

Renaissance® Allentown Hotel

12 N. 7th St., Allentown, PA 18101

Comfort Inn – Lehigh Valley West

7625 Imperial Way, Allentown, PA 18106

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Allentown/Dorneyville

3620 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown, PA 18103

Allentown Comfort Suites

3712 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown, PA 18103

Motel 6 Allentown

681 Blue Barn Rd., Allentown, PA 18104

Days Hotel Allentown Airport

3400 Airport Rd., Allentown, PA 18109

Homewood Suites by Hilton – Allentown West

7686 Industrial Blvd./Rte. 100, Fogelsville, PA 18106

Allentown Hampton Inn

7471 Keebler Way, Allentown, PA 18106

The Center at Holiday Inn

7736 Adrienne Dr., Breinigsville, PA 18031

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