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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Courtyard by Marriott Bethlehem Lehigh Valley I-78

2220 Emrick Blvd., Bethlehem, PA 18020

Historic Hotel Bethlehem

437 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

Residence Inn by Marriott Allentown Bethlehem / Lehigh Valley Airport

2180 Motel Dr., Bethlehem, PA 18018

Comfort Suites Bethlehem

120 W. Third St., Bethlehem, PA 18015

Sayre Mansion

250 Wyandotte St., Bethlehem, PA 18015

Hampton Inn & Suites Bethlehem

200 Gateway Dr., Bethlehem, PA 18017

Homewood Suites by Hilton – Allentown / Bethlehem Airport

2031 Avenue C, Bethlehem, PA 18018

Sands® Bethlehem

77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem, PA 18015

Value Place Bethlehem

4016 Christian Spring Rd., Bethlehem, PA

Hyatt Place Bethlehem

45 W. North St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Bethlehem Airport / Allentown Area

3375 High Point Blvd., Bethlehem, PA 18017

Courtyard by Marriott Allentown Bethlehem / Lehigh Valley Airport

2160 Motel Dr., Bethlehem, PA 18018

Morningstar Inn

72 E. Market St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center

300 Gateway Dr., Bethlehem, PA 18017

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Allentown Bethlehem / Lehigh Valley Airport

2140 Motel Dr., Bethlehem, PA 18018

The View Inn & Suites

3191 Highfield Dr., Bethlehem, PA 18020

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Bethlehem

2201 Cherry Ln., Bethlehem, PA 18015

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