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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George Taylor House

35 S. Front St., Catasauqua

Becky’s Drive-In

4548 Lehigh Dr., Walnutport

Totts Gap Arts Institute

1484 Totts Gap Rd., Bangor

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom

Dorney Park Rd, Allentown

Civic Theatre of Allentown

527 N. 19th St., Allentown

Allentown KOA Campground

6750 KOA Dr., New Tripoli

Blue Mountain Vineyard & Cellars

7627 Grape Vine Dr., New Tripoli

Museum of Indian Culture

2825 Fish Hatchery Rd., Allentown

Trexler Nature Preserve

5150 Game Preserve Rd., Schnecksville

Great Allentown Fair, The

Allentown Fairgrounds, 302 N 17th St , Allentown

Barn Swallow Country Store

2895 Township Line Rd., Orefield

Lehigh Valley IronPigs

1050 Iron Pigs Way, Allentown

Hamilton District Main Street

840 Hamilton St. Ste 205, Allentown

Baum School of Art, The

510 Linden St., Allentown

BounceU Lehigh Valley

9th & Linden Sts., Bethlehem

Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley / PA Youth Ballet

556 Main St., Bethlehem

The Grid Code

1801 Union Blvd., Allentown

Iron Lakes Country Club

3625 Shankweiler Rd., Allentown

Josh Early Candies – Allentown

4640 W. Tilghman St., Allentown

Lehigh Valley Grand Prix

649 S. 10th St., Allentown

 
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Staybridge Suites Allentown Bethlehem Airport

1787 A Airport Rd., Allentown

Wingate by Wyndham Allentown

4325 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown

Days Hotel Allentown Airport

3400 Airport Rd., Allentown

Hilton Garden Inn Allentown West

230 Sycamore Rd., Breinigsville

Lehigh Valley Vacation Rentals, Inc.

New Tripoli

Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Lehigh Valley Airport

3375 High Point Blvd., Bethlehem

Bear Creek Mountain Resort

101 Doe Mountain Ln., Macungie

Allentown Comfort Suites

3712 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown

Homewood Suites by Hilton – Allentown/Bethlehem Airport

2031 Avenue C, Bethlehem

Homewood Suites by Hilton – Allentown West

7686 Industrial Blvd./Rte. 100, Fogelsville

Allentown Hampton Inn

7471 Keebler Way, Allentown

Red Roof Inn

1846 Catasauqua Rd., Allentown

Staybridge Suites Allentown West

327 Star Rd., Allentown

Comfort Inn – Lehigh Valley West

7625 Imperial Way, Allentown

Glasbern Inn

2141 Packhouse Rd., Fogelsville

Rustic Dreams Bed and Breakfast

4129 Wilson Ave., Bethlehem

Scottish Inns & Suites Allentown Airport

1701 Catasauqua Rd., Allentown

Best Western Plus Allentown Inn and Suites & Business Center

5630 W. Tilghman St., Allentown

Hilton Garden Inn Allentown Bethlehem Airport

1787-B Airport Rd., Allentown

The Historic Benner Mansion

25 S. 15th St., Allentown

 
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Rodizio Grill

2805 Lehigh St., Allentown

Dunderbak’s

121 Lehigh Valley Mall, Whitehall

Rascal’s Food and Fun

6616 Ruppsville Rd, Allentown

Friendly’s Ice Cream

1836 Catasaqua Rd., Allentown

Taste of Italy Ristorante

1860 Catasauqua Rd., Allentown

Jessica’s Tea Room at the Historic Weaversville Inn

6916 Weaversville Rd., Northampton

Red Robin – Broadway, Allentown

4688 Broadway, Allentown

Strawberry Acres

1767 Clearview Rd., Coplay

Yocco’s “The Hot Dog King” – Hamilton St., Allentown

2128 Hamilton St., Allentown

Ichiban Japanese Steak House

1914 Catasauqua Rd., Allentown

Starlite Diner and Lounge

233 North Rt. 100, Allentown

Billy’s Downtown Diner Allentown

840 Hamilton St., Allentown

The Colony Meadery

905 Harrison St. Suite 115, Allentown

Sam Adams Brewhouse

7736 Adrienne Drive, Breinigsville

Fegley’s Allentown Brew Works

812 W. Hamilton St., Allentown

Buca di Beppo

714 Grape Street, Whitehall

Bay Leaf

935 W. Hamilton St., Allentown

Burger King

7712 Adrienne Dr., Breinigsville

Yocco’s “The Hot Dog King” – Fogelsville

225 Route 100 & I-78, Fogelsville

Fratzola’s Pizzeria Cafe

2910 Easton Ave., Bethlehem

 
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Rodizio Grill

Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley

Best Western Plus Allentown Inn and Suites & Business Center

Miller Symphony Hall

Becky’s Drive-In

Sam Adams Brewhouse

America On Wheels Museum

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery of Lehigh Valley

Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley / PA Youth Ballet

Yocco’s “The Hot Dog King” – Trexlertown

Hilton Garden Inn Allentown Bethlehem Airport

Yocco’s “The Hot Dog King” – Liberty St., Allentown

Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen

Merchants Square Mall

Yocco’s “The Hot Dog King” – Catasaqua Rd., Allentown

Fegley’s Allentown Brew Works

Yocco’s “The Hot Dog King” – Fogelsville

Lehigh Valley Zoo

Gingerbread House Gift Shop & Antiques

Yocco’s “The Hot Dog King” – Hamilton St., Allentown

 
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The Morning Call

N. 6th St., Allentown

Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce

840 Hamilton St., Ste. 205 , Allentown

Hamilton District Main Street

840 Hamilton St. Ste 205, Allentown

Cedar Crest College

100 College Dr., Allentown

Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce

P O Box 225, Whitehall

Rainmakers Lehigh Valley

420 Mckeever Lane , Northampton

Coca-Cola Park, Home of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs

1050 IronPigs Way, Allentown

Catasauqua Main Street

118 Bridge St., Catasauqua

Barbara Bottitta, Keller Williams Real Estate

40 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown

Countess Communications

6168 Putter Dr., Wescosville

Shalom Lehigh Valley

702 N. 22nd St., Allentown

Nacci Printing, Inc.

1327 N. 18th St., Allentown

LANta (Lehigh & Northampton Transportation Authority)

1060 Lehigh St., Allentown

Coldwell Banker Heritage Real Estate

4095 W. Tilghman Street, Allentown

Lehigh Valley International Airport

3311 Airport Rd., Allentown

Muhlenberg College

2400 Chew St, Allentown

WFMZ – TV Channel 69

300 E. Rock Rd., Allentown

Palace Center, The

623 Hanover Ave., Allentown

Lehigh Carbon Community College

4525 Education Park Dr., Schnecksville

Kriegman & Smith Property Management

2020 Fairmont St., Allentown

 
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