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 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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Shankweiler’s Drive-In

4540 Shankweiler Rd., Orefield, PA 18069

Allentown Municipal Golf Course

3400 Tilghman St., Allentown, PA 18104

Lehigh Valley Arts Council

840 W. Hamilton St., Ste. 201, Allentown, PA 18101

Lehigh Valley Zoo

5150 Game Preserve Rd., Schnecksville, PA 18078

The Great Allentown Fair

Allentown Fairgrounds, 302 N 17th St, Allentown, PA 18104

Valley Preferred Cycling Center

1151 Mosser Rd., Breiningsville, PA 18031

Imagi Nation

Dorneyville Shopping Center, 3313 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown, PA 18103

L.L.Bean

3301 Center Valley Pkwy, Center Valley, PA 18034

Roasting Ears of Corn Festival

2825 Fish Hatchery Rd., Allentown, PA 18103

Allentown Fairgrounds Farmers Market

1825 Chew St., Allentown, PA 18104

WK&S Railroad

42 Community Center Dr., Kempton, PA 19529

Woodstone Country Club

3777 Dogwood Rd., Danielsville, PA 18038

Greater Lehigh Valley Music Association (GLVMA)

Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery

9850 Newtown Rd., Breinigsville, PA 18031

Marlin and Regina Miller Gallery at Kutztown University

Kutztown, PA 19530

The Shoppes of Premise Maid

10860 Hamilton Blvd., Breinigsville, PA 18031

Warner Art Glass Center

603 8th St., Whitehall, PA 18052

Strawberry Acres

1767 Clearview Rd., Coplay, PA 18037

Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays

2750 Limestone St., Coplay, PA 18037

Becky’s Drive-In

4548 Lehigh Dr., Walnutport, PA 18088

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Renaissance® Allentown Hotel

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

Americas Best Value Inn

2650 Moravian Ave., Allentown, PA 18103

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Allentown / Dorneyville

3620 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown, PA 18103

Ramada Allentown – Whitehall

1500 MacArthur Rd., Whitehall, PA 18052

Howard Johnson Inn & Suites – Allentown / Dorneyville

3220 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown, PA 18103

Homewood Suites by Hilton – Allentown – West / Fogelsville

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

Wingate by Wyndham Allentown

4325 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown, PA 18103

Allentown / Fogelsville Sleep Inn

327 Star Rd., Allentown, PA 18106

Staybridge Suites Allentown Bethlehem Airport

1787 A Airport Rd., Allentown, PA 18109

Red Roof Inn – Allentown Airport

1846 Catasauqua Rd., Allentown, PA 18109

Quality Inn Allentown

1715 Plaza Ln., Allentown, PA 18104

Hawthorn Suites Ltd. – Allentown

7720 Main St., Fogelsville, PA 18051

Hilton Garden Inn Allentown West

230 Sycamore Rd., Breinigsville, PA 18031

Holiday Inn Center City Allentown

904 W. Hamilton St., Allentown, PA 18101

Scottish Inns & Suites Allentown Airport

1701 Catasauqua Rd., Allentown, PA 18109

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Allentown West

5630 W. Tilghman St., Allentown, PA 18104

Allentown Hampton Inn

7471 Keebler Way, Allentown, PA 18106

Motel 6 Allentown

681 Blue Barn Rd., Allentown, PA 18104

Glasbern Inn

2141 Packhouse Rd., Fogelsville, PA 18051

Comfort Inn – Lehigh Valley West

7625 Imperial Way, Allentown, PA 18106

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