Bethlehem:  Discover a City That Shines Brighter Than Most

Founded by members of the Moravian community in 1741, Bethlehem is situated between Allentown and Easton. By 1758, 35 industries were located in Bethlehem, along with the original businesses set up by the Moravians; this area is now known as the Colonial Industrial Quarter and features the original water works, tannery and grain mill structures.

In 1899, with the organization of Bethlehem Steel Corp., the city became the center for heavy industry and trade; Bethlehem Steel most famously produced the steel for the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge. Since the decline of the manufacturing industry in the 1970s and 1980s, this Lehigh Valley city has been transformed into a hub of fashionable and exciting dining, shopping and nightlife.

In the last decade, Bethlehem or “Christmas City” has experienced its own renaissance. The historic district, originally an area rich with the cultural traditions and religions of its many immigrants, is now home to the affectionately named “Restaurant Row” as well as art galleries and shops. The First Friday of every month shows off the best of the Southside district with music, entertainment and food at each of the eclectic shops and galleries participating in the First Friday Celebration.

Moravian College and Lehigh University are both in Bethlehem. Just Born makes its famous marshmallow Peeps® and Mike & Ike® candies here too.

Today, Bethlehem is known for its many annual events including Musikfest in August, Celtic Classic in September and Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem in November and December.

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Stabler Arena

124 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem

Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center

505 Main St., Bethlehem

Hellertown Historical Society

150 W. Walnut St., Hellertown

Lehigh Valley Health Network Via Marathon


The One You Fitness Center

420 Allentown Dr., Allentown

Rauch Fieldhouse at Lehigh University

123 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem

Fegley’s Bethlehem Brew Works

569 Main St., Bethlehem

Steel Street Tours


Lost River Caverns

726 Durham St., Hellertown

Bethlehem Golf Club

400 Illicks Mill Road, Bethlehem

Touchstone Theatre

321 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem

Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem

First St. & Founders Way, Bethlehem

Sands Bethlehem Event Center

77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem

Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts

427 N. New St. , Bethlehem

Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University

420 E. Packer Ave., Bethlehem

Hand Cut Crystal

452 Main St., Bethlehem

Borough of Hellertown

685 Main St., Hellertown

YOUniversity of Music and Arts

700 Evans St., Bethlehem

SouthSide Film Institute & Film Festival

23 E. Third St., Bethlehem

Josh Early Candies – Bethlehem

3620 Nazareth Pike, Bethlehem

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Morningstar Inn

72 E. Market St., Bethlehem

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Allentown Bethlehem

2140 Motel Dr., Bethlehem

Sands® Bethlehem

77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem

Hyatt Place Bethlehem

45 W. North St., Bethlehem

Residence Inn by Marriott

2180 Motel Dr., Bethlehem

Sayre Mansion Inn

250 Wyandotte St., Bethlehem

Hampton Inn & Suites Bethlehem

200 Gateway Dr., Bethlehem

Courtyard by Marriott Allentown Bethlehem

2160 Motel Dr., Bethlehem

Homewood Suites by Hilton – Allentown/Bethlehem Airport

2031 Avenue C, Bethlehem

Best Western Plus Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center

300 Gateway Dr., Bethlehem

Staybridge Suites Allentown Bethlehem Airport

1787 A Airport Rd., Allentown

Courtyard by Marriott Bethlehem

2220 Emrick Blvd., Bethlehem

Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Lehigh Valley Airport

3375 High Point Blvd., Bethlehem

Comfort Suites Bethlehem

120 W. Third St., Bethlehem

Rustic Dreams Bed and Breakfast

4129 Wilson Ave., Bethlehem

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Bethlehem

2201 Cherry Ln., Bethlehem

Historic Hotel Bethlehem

437 Main St., Bethlehem

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Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar

2109 Motel Dr., Bethlehem

Bethlehem Dairy Store

1430 Linden St., Bethlehem

CORKED Wine Bar | Steakhouse

515 Main St., Bethlehem

Copperhead Grille – Bethlehem

5737 Rt 378, Bethlehem

Tap Room Lounge at Historic Hotel Bethlehem

437 Main St., Bethlehem

Sunday Musical Brunch at Hotel Bethlehem

437 Main St., Bethlehem

Prime Steak House

325 Stoke Park Rd., Bethlehem

The Wooden Match Cigar Bar / Artisan Wine and Cheese Cellars

61 West Lehigh St., Bethlehem

Twisted Olive

51 W Broad St., Bethlehem

Burgers And More By Emeril

77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem

Fegley’s Bethlehem Brew Works

569 Main St., Bethlehem

Melting Pot

1 East Broad Street
Suite 100, Bethlehem

PJ Whelihan’s Pub

3395 High Point Blvd., Bethlehem

Sagra Bistro

620 Main Street , Hellertown

Nawab Indian Restaurant

13 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem

Fratzola’s Pizzeria Cafe

2910 Easton Ave., Bethlehem

Emeril’s Italian Table

77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem

Mayflower Lunch

622 West Broad St., Bethlehem

The Broadway Social

217 Broadway, Bethlehem

Josh Early Candies – Bethlehem

3620 Nazareth Pike, Bethlehem

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2124 Avenue C, Bethlehem

Lehigh University

63 University Dr., Bethlehem

Penn State Lehigh Valley

2809 Saucon Valley Rd., Center Valley

PBS 39

839 Sesame St., Bethlehem

YOUniversity of Music and Arts

700 Evans St., Bethlehem

Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation

2158 Avenue C, Ste. 200, Bethlehem

Christmas City Printing

861 14th Ave., Bethlehem

Anthony Limousine

206 N. 10th St., Allentown

Just Born, Inc.

1300 Stefko Blvd., Bethlehem

National Penn Bank

645 Hamilton Street, Suite 1000, Allentown

Stabler Arena

124 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem

Raven One to One Marketing

2650 Lehigh St., Whitehall

Bethlehem Marketing Council/Downtown Business Association

1 East Broad St. Suite 560, Bethlehem

Lehigh Valley Health Network

Lehigh Valley Hospital –
Cedar Crest
1200 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown

North Star Team Development

4733 Hanoverville Rd., Bethlehem

LTE Group Tour Planning

Summit Ridge Apartments

401 River Dr., Allentown

Trans-Bridge Lines

2012 Industrial Dr., Bethlehem

WDIY 88.1 FM

301 Broadway, Bethlehem

Alvin H. Butz, Inc.

840 W. Hamilton St., Bethlehem

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