All-inclusive Lehigh Valley, Pa travel guide is the go-to publication for information and discounts on area attractions, eateries and events

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa. (Thursday, February 17, 2011) – Lehigh Valley might be best known for Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, Crayola Factory, Musikfest and IronPigs baseball, but there is a whole lot more to discover in the area – all of which is detailed in the 2011 Lehigh Valley Map & Guide. The 52-page complimentary guide is a comprehensive overview of happenings and attractions in Lehigh Valley and can be requested by calling 1-800-747-0561 or visiting www.DiscoverLehighValley.com.

“Our annual Map & Guide is the ultimate resource for visitors and area residents looking for entertainment in Lehigh Valley,” said Michael Stershic, president of Discover Lehigh Valley, the area’s designated tourist promotion agency. “Thousands of people request or download the Map & Guide each year and its popularity is a direct result of the publication’s attention to detail and quality discount offerings.”

Sections in the Map & Guide list “See & Do” attractions, “Sleep” accommodations, “Shopping & Spa” locations, “Eat & Drink” dining options, a calendar of events and travel support. These listings include addresses, phone numbers, websites, hours of operation, price-points, WiFi accessibility and much more.

The Map & Guide also features a removable fold-out map that details five separate areas in Lehigh Valley: downtown districts for Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton, a view of eastern Pennsylvania and the U.S. Route 22 corridor. A row of coupons attached to the map provides visitors with opportunities to save at select attractions and restaurants.

In addition to detailed listings and a fold-out map, this year’s Map & Guide includes a “Stay & Save” section featuring four affordable, convenient and custom travel packages that combine overnight accommodations at a Lehigh Valley hotel, inn or bed and breakfast with amenities, discounts, meals or other special offers. Stay & Save travel packages featured in the 2011 Lehigh Valley Map & Guide include:

Stay & Play

As winter begins to thaw, Stay & Play golf travel packages have come to the rescue. This travel package features all of the necessary components needed for a great trip on the links: overnight accommodations, breakfast and 18 holes of golf (with greens fee and cart) at one of seven participating Lehigh Valley golf courses. The package even guarantees access to advance tee times at any participating course. For detailed travel package information, visit www.GolfLehighValley.com.

Stay & Ski

Blue Mountain Ski Area, home to Pennsylvania’s highest vertical, and Bear Creek Mountain Resort, the ideal family-friendly winter getaway, give Lehigh Valley two perfect locations to visit for a snowy adventure. Stay & Ski travel packages include tickets for skiing, boarding or tubing at either mountain. Just contact one of the participating hotels to make reservations. For detailed travel package information, visit www.LehighValleySki.com.

Stay & Game

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, Lehigh Valley’s newest entertainment hot spot, boasts over 3,000 slot machines and 89 table games. Stay & Game travel packages at the casino include overnight accommodations, slot credit and more. Besides non-stop gaming action, Sands offers an eclectic mix for any culinary palate, including Emeril’s Chop House, St. James Gate Irish Pub and Carvery, Carnegie Deli and more. Plus, the nightlife scene is alive seven-days-a-week with live bands and DJs at Molten Lounge, Infusion and Coil. For detailed travel package information, visit www.LVStayAndGame.com.

Stay & Scream

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, an amusement and water park that features more than 100 rides and attractions, induces more screams than an epic horror-flick. There is no thrill quite like the sensation of dropping 205 feet at 75 miles-per-hour, or twisting through 704 feet of metal. Stay & Scream travel packages vary according to overnight accommodations, with some packages including ticket discounts to the amusement and water park. For detailed travel package information, visit www.DorneyDeals.com.

To download any of Discover Lehigh Valley’s complimentary PDF brochures and maps, including the 2011 Lehigh Valley Map & Guide, visit http://www.discoverlehighvalley.com/discover/free-brochures.

The Lehigh Valley region of eastern Pennsylvania is located approximately one hour north of Philadelphia and less than two hours west of New York City. It is home to the three cities of Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton.

About Discover Lehigh Valley

Discover Lehigh Valley is the designated tourist promotion agency of Lehigh and Northampton counties. Its mission is to promote and develop Lehigh Valley as a leisure and business travel destination. Created in 1984, Discover Lehigh Valley assists in promoting regional tourism, an industry that generates $1.5 billion in annual revenue and accounts for more than 22,000 jobs in Lehigh Valley. For more information on Discover Lehigh Valley and its activities or to request a Lehigh Valley Map & Guide, call (800) 747-0561, or visit the official tourism website of Lehigh Valley at www.DiscoverLehighValley.com.