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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Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts

427 N. New St. , Bethlehem

Sands Bethlehem Event Center

77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem

PEEPS® Fest

25 W. Third St., Bethlehem

Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites

459 Old York Road , Bethlehem

Totts Gap Arts Institute

1484 Totts Gap Rd., Bangor

Josh Early Candies – Bethlehem

3620 Nazareth Pike, Bethlehem

Pennsylvania Youth Theatre

Banana Factory
25 W. Third St., Bethlehem

Lost River Caverns

726 Durham St., Hellertown

Bethlehem Marketing Council/Downtown Business Association

561 Main St., Bethlehem

1750/1761 Smithy

425 Main Street , Bethlehem

Seasons Olive Oil & Vinegar Taproom

504 Main St., Bethlehem

Bethlehem Golf Club

400 Illicks Mill Road, Bethlehem

The Grid Code

1801 Union Blvd., Allentown

Steel Ice Center

320 E. First St., Bethlehem

Hellertown Historical Society

150 W. Walnut St., Hellertown

Saucon Valley Farmers Market

Water Street Park, Hellertown

La Petite Provence

519 Main St., Bethlehem

Performing Artist Learning Center

81 W. Broad St., Bethlehem

Foo Foo Shoppe, The

460 Main St., Bethlehem

Bookstore Speak Easy, The

336 Adams St., Bethlehem

 
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Hyatt Place Bethlehem

45 W. North St., Bethlehem

Sands® Bethlehem

77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem

Staybridge Suites Allentown Bethlehem Airport

1787 A Airport Rd., Allentown

Morningstar Inn

72 E. Market St., Bethlehem

Comfort Suites Bethlehem

120 W. Third St., Bethlehem

Rustic Dreams Bed and Breakfast

4129 Wilson Ave., Bethlehem

Sayre Mansion Inn

250 Wyandotte St., Bethlehem

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Bethlehem

2201 Cherry Ln., Bethlehem

Best Western Plus Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center

300 Gateway Dr., Bethlehem

Homewood Suites by Hilton – Allentown/Bethlehem Airport

2031 Avenue C, Bethlehem

Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Lehigh Valley Airport

3375 High Point Blvd., Bethlehem

Hampton Inn & Suites Bethlehem

200 Gateway Dr., Bethlehem

Residence Inn by Marriott

2180 Motel Dr., Bethlehem

Courtyard by Marriott Allentown Bethlehem

2160 Motel Dr., Bethlehem

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Allentown Bethlehem

2140 Motel Dr., Bethlehem

Historic Hotel Bethlehem

437 Main St., Bethlehem

Courtyard by Marriott Bethlehem

2220 Emrick Blvd., Bethlehem

 
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Carnegie Deli

77 Sands Blvd. , Bethlehem

Red Zone Tavern and Sports Bar, The

300 Gateway Dr., Bethlehem

Fegley’s Bethlehem Brew Works

569 Main St., Bethlehem

Saucon Valley Farmers Market

Water Street Park, Hellertown

Fratzola’s Pizzeria Cafe

2910 Easton Ave., Bethlehem

Tolino Vineyards

280 Mt Pleasant Rd., Bangor

blue grillhouse

4431 Easton Ave., Bethlehem

PJ Whelihan’s Pub

3395 High Point Blvd., Bethlehem

The Wooden Match Cigar Bar / Artisan Wine and Cheese Cellars

61 West Lehigh St., Bethlehem

Emeril’s Chop House

77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem

Bookstore Speak Easy, The

336 Adams St., Bethlehem

Sagra Bistro

620 Main Street , Hellertown

Nawab Indian Restaurant

13 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem

Seasons Olive Oil & Vinegar Taproom

504 Main St., Bethlehem

Yianni’s Taverna

3760 Old Philadelphia Pk., Bethlehem

Edge Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

74 West Broad St., Bethlehem

Asia

1102 E. Susquehanna St., Allentown

Melting Pot

1 East Broad Street
Suite 100, Bethlehem

1741 on the Terrace

437 Main St., Bethlehem

CORKED Wine Bar | Steakhouse

515 Main St., Bethlehem

 
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LANta (Lehigh & Northampton Transportation Authority)

1060 Lehigh St., Allentown

The Morning Call

N. 6th St., Allentown

Shalom Lehigh Valley

702 N. 22nd St., Allentown

Christmas City Printing

861 14th Ave., Bethlehem

Concannon, Miller & Co.

1525 Valley Center Pkwy., Suite 300, Bethlehem

St. Luke’s Hospital & Health Network

801 Ostrum St., Bethlehem

Stabler Arena

124 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem

Borough of Hellertown

685 Main St., Hellertown

Trans-Bridge Lines

2012 Industrial Dr., Bethlehem

WDIY 88.1 FM

301 Broadway, Bethlehem

RCN

2124 Avenue C, Bethlehem

The One You Fitness Center

420 Allentown Dr., Allentown

PBS 39

839 Sesame St., Bethlehem

Performing Artist Learning Center

81 W. Broad St., Bethlehem

Rauch Fieldhouse at Lehigh University

123 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem

Alvin H. Butz, Inc.

840 W. Hamilton St., Bethlehem

Bethlehem Marketing Council/Downtown Business Association

561 Main St., Bethlehem

Lehigh University

63 University Dr., Bethlehem

YOUniversity of Music and Arts

700 Evans St., Bethlehem

National Penn Bank

645 Hamilton Street, Suite 1000, Allentown

 
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