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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Hand Cut Crystal

452 Main St., Bethlehem

Sands Bethlehem Event Center

77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem

Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Show

124 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem

BounceU Lehigh Valley

9th & Linden Sts., Bethlehem

Seasons Olive Oil & Vinegar Taproom

504 Main St., Bethlehem

Pennsylvania Youth Theatre

Banana Factory
25 W. Third St., Bethlehem

1750/1761 Smithy

425 Main Street , Bethlehem

Totts Gap Arts Institute

1484 Totts Gap Rd., Bangor

National Museum of Industrial History

530 E. Third St., Bethlehem

Dutch Springs

4733 Hanoverville Rd., Bethlehem

Martin Luther & Coretta Scott King Memorial Project of Lehigh Valley

1244 W. Hamilaton St., Suite 105, Allentown

Banana Factory

25 W. Third St., Bethlehem

Bethlehem Marketing Council/Downtown Business Association

561 Main St., Bethlehem

1758 Moravian Sun Inn

564 Main St., Bethlehem

Lehigh Valley Steelhawks

124 Goodman Dr., Bethlehem

Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival

532 Main Street, Bethlehem

Tolino Vineyards

280 Mt Pleasant Rd., Bangor

Healing Hands Massage Therapy Center

518 Main St., Bethlehem

Accessories Boutique

459 Main St., Bethlehem

Borough of Hellertown

685 Main St., Hellertown

 
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Residence Inn by Marriott

2180 Motel Dr., Bethlehem

Staybridge Suites Allentown Bethlehem Airport

1787 A Airport Rd., Allentown

Sayre Mansion Inn

250 Wyandotte St., Bethlehem

Rustic Dreams Bed and Breakfast

4129 Wilson Ave., Bethlehem

Best Western Plus Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center

300 Gateway Dr., Bethlehem

Hyatt Place Bethlehem

45 W. North St., Bethlehem

Historic Hotel Bethlehem

437 Main St., Bethlehem

Morningstar Inn

72 E. Market St., Bethlehem

Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Lehigh Valley Airport

3375 High Point Blvd., Bethlehem

Sands® Bethlehem

77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem

Courtyard by Marriott Allentown Bethlehem

2160 Motel Dr., Bethlehem

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Allentown Bethlehem

2140 Motel Dr., Bethlehem

Hampton Inn & Suites Bethlehem

200 Gateway Dr., Bethlehem

Courtyard by Marriott Bethlehem

2220 Emrick Blvd., Bethlehem

Comfort Suites Bethlehem

120 W. Third St., Bethlehem

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Bethlehem

2201 Cherry Ln., Bethlehem

Homewood Suites by Hilton – Allentown/Bethlehem Airport

2031 Avenue C, Bethlehem

 
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Yianni’s Taverna

3760 Old Philadelphia Pk., Bethlehem

St. James Gate Irish Pub and Carvery

77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem

blue grillhouse

4431 Easton Ave., Bethlehem

Twisted Olive

51 W Broad St., Bethlehem

Braveheart Highland Pub

430 Main St., Hellertown

Tap Room Lounge at Historic Hotel Bethlehem

437 Main St., Bethlehem

Benner Street Restaurant & Bar

1028 Broadway, Bethlehem

Seasons Olive Oil & Vinegar Taproom

504 Main St., Bethlehem

Asia

1102 E. Susquehanna St., Allentown

Edge Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

74 West Broad St., Bethlehem

Nawab Indian Restaurant

13 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem

Broadway Social, The

217 Broadway, Bethlehem

Saucon Valley Farmers Market

Water Street Park, Hellertown

Molinari’s

322 E. 3rd St., Bethlehem

Red Zone Tavern and Sports Bar, The

300 Gateway Dr., Bethlehem

Carnegie Deli

77 Sands Blvd. , Bethlehem

Josh Early Candies – Bethlehem

3620 Nazareth Pike, Bethlehem

Tapas on Main

500 Main St., Bethlehem

Sagra Bistro

620 Main Street , Hellertown

Fratzola’s Pizzeria Cafe

2910 Easton Ave., Bethlehem

 
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Penn State Lehigh Valley

2809 Saucon Valley Rd., Center Valley

YOUniversity of Music and Arts

700 Evans St., Bethlehem

Rauch Fieldhouse at Lehigh University

123 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem

Lehigh University

63 University Dr., Bethlehem

Borough of Hellertown

685 Main St., Hellertown

Raven One to One Marketing

2650 Lehigh St., Whitehall

Just Born, Inc.

1300 Stefko Blvd., Bethlehem

Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.

7201 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown

Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation

2158 Avenue C, Ste. 200, Bethlehem

Performing Artist Learning Center

81 W. Broad St., Bethlehem

Moravian College

1200 Main St., Bethlehem

Spark

1 W. Broad St., Ste. 1000 , Bethlehem

Woodmont Mews

1345 Martin Ct., Bethlehem

Event Center at Blue

4431 Easton Ave., Bethlehem

Bethlehem Marketing Council/Downtown Business Association

561 Main St., Bethlehem

St. Luke’s Hospital & Health Network

801 Ostrum St., Bethlehem

Alvin H. Butz, Inc.

840 W. Hamilton St., Bethlehem

ArtsQuest

25 W. Third Street, Suite 300, Bethlehem

Concannon, Miller & Co.

1525 Valley Center Pkwy., Suite 300, Bethlehem

The Morning Call

N. 6th St., Allentown

 
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