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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Steel Street Tours


Tolino Vineyards

280 Mt Pleasant Rd., Bangor

Borough of Hellertown

685 Main St., Hellertown

Lehigh Valley Health Network Via Marathon


Hellertown Historical Society

150 W. Walnut St., Hellertown

YOUniversity of Music and Arts

700 Evans St., Bethlehem

1758 Moravian Sun Inn

564 Main St., Bethlehem

Burnside Plantation

1461 Schoenersville Rd., Bethlehem

Hair by Eskandalo!

12 W. 4th St., Bethlehem

Moravian Museum of Bethlehem

66 W. Church St., Bethlehem

Edgeboro Moravian Church

645 Hamilton Ave., Bethlehem

Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University

420 E. Packer Ave., Bethlehem

Saucon Valley Farmers Market

Water Street Park, Hellertown

Hand Cut Crystal

452 Main St., Bethlehem

BounceU Lehigh Valley

9th & Linden Sts., Bethlehem

Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center

505 Main St., Bethlehem

Lehigh Valley Steelhawks

124 Goodman Dr., Bethlehem

Bethlehem Marketing Council/Downtown Business Association

1 East Broad St. Suite 560, Bethlehem

Godfrey Daniels Music Listening Room

7 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem

Si Lewen Art Museum at the IIRP

531 Main St., Bethlehem

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Sayre Mansion Inn

250 Wyandotte St., Bethlehem

Residence Inn by Marriott

2180 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

Staybridge Suites Allentown Bethlehem Airport

1787 A Airport Rd., Allentown

Comfort Suites Bethlehem

120 W. Third St., Bethlehem

Hyatt Place Bethlehem

45 W. North St., Bethlehem

Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center

300 Gateway Dr., Bethlehem

Courtyard by Marriott Allentown Bethlehem

2160 Motel Dr., Bethlehem

Homewood Suites by Hilton – Allentown/Bethlehem Airport

2031 Avenue C, Bethlehem

Sands® Bethlehem

77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem

Historic Hotel Bethlehem

437 Main St., Bethlehem

Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Lehigh Valley Airport

3375 High Point Blvd., Bethlehem

Morningstar Inn

72 E. Market St., Bethlehem

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Bethlehem

2201 Cherry Ln., Bethlehem

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Fegley’s Bethlehem Brew Works

569 Main St., Bethlehem

The Red Zone Tavern and Sports Bar

300 Gateway Dr., Bethlehem

1741 on the Terrace

437 Main St., Bethlehem

Emeril’s Italian Table

77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem

Melting Pot

1 East Broad Street
Suite 100, Bethlehem

Black Forest Deli

745 Union Blvd. & 7th Ave., Bethlehem

McCarthy’s Tea Room & Celtic Restaurant

534 Main St., Bethlehem

Apollo Grill

85 W. Broad St., Bethlehem

Nawab Indian Restaurant

13 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem

Braveheart Highland Pub

430 Main St., Hellertown

PJ Whelihan’s Pub

3395 High Point Blvd., Bethlehem

Burgers And More By Emeril

77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem

Thai Thai II

509 Main St., Bethlehem

Aladdin Restaurant

651 Union Blvd., Allentown

Tolino Vineyards

280 Mt Pleasant Rd., Bangor

Edge Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

74 West Broad St., Bethlehem

Carnegie Deli

77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem

CORKED Wine Bar | Steakhouse

515 Main St., Bethlehem


1102 E. Susquehanna St., Allentown

Tap Room Lounge at Historic Hotel Bethlehem

437 Main St., Bethlehem

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The Morning Call

N. 6th St., Allentown

National Penn Bank

645 Hamilton Street, Suite 1000, Allentown

Shalom Lehigh Valley

702 N. 22nd St., Allentown

Rauch Fieldhouse at Lehigh University

123 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem

North Star Team Development

4733 Hanoverville Rd., Bethlehem

Raven One to One Marketing

2650 Lehigh St., Whitehall

Just Born, Inc.

1300 Stefko Blvd., Bethlehem


2124 Avenue C, Bethlehem

Bethlehem Marketing Council/Downtown Business Association

1 East Broad St. Suite 560, Bethlehem

Anthony Limousine

206 N. 10th St., Allentown

Summit Ridge Apartments

333 River Dr. Suite 102, Allentown

LTE Group Tour Planning

Moravian College

1200 Main St., Bethlehem

Lehigh University

63 University Dr., Bethlehem

St. Luke’s Hospital & Health Network

801 Ostrum St., Bethlehem

WDIY 88.1 FM

301 Broadway, Bethlehem

Borough of Hellertown

685 Main St., Hellertown

Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.

7201 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown

Stabler Arena

124 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem

Trans-Bridge Lines

2012 Industrial Dr., Bethlehem

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