Affordable “Stay & Play” packages combine golf, lodging, breakfast to simplify planning

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa. (Monday, April 5, 2010) – As the temperature rises, thousands of New Yorkers are itching to plan a golfing getaway. It’s searching for courses, booking a hotel and trying desperately to secure advance tee times that often get in the way. Luckily, help has arrived – city dwellers can plan their golf getaway to Lehigh Valley, Pa., and find outstanding packages at www.GolfLehighValley.com.

Lehigh Valley, less than two hours from New York City, is home to nearly two dozen beautiful public and private golf courses, many ranked among the best in the mid-Atlantic region. To assist travelers, Lehigh Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau has put together custom “Stay & Play” packages to help golf enthusiasts save money and time by planning their entire trip at once.

“Stay & Play” Lehigh Valley golf travel packages include all of the necessary components for a great getaway: overnight accommodations, breakfast and 18 holes of golf (with greens fee, cart and taxes) at one of 11 participating public and private courses. And here’s the best part: “Stay & Play” packages include access to advance tee times during prime timeslots.

Upon leaving the clubhouse, Lehigh Valley has plenty to offer overnight travelers. Whether it’s living it up at Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem (www.pasands.com), catching a Triple-A baseball game at Coca-Cola Park (www.ironpigsbaseball.com), taking the family to Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom (www.dorneypark.com), visiting one of the region’s many unique tax-free shopping locations or choosing from hundreds of dining options, Lehigh Valley has a bevy of attractions to entertain golfers (or occupy their families) in between rounds.

New York City residents can plan their custom “Stay & Play” Lehigh Valley golf package online by visiting www.GolfLehighValley.com.

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

About Lehigh Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau

Lehigh Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau 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. For more information on LVCVB and its activities or to request a Lehigh Valley Map & Guide, call (800) 747-0561 or visit the official tourism Web site of Lehigh Valley at www.DiscoverLehighValley.com.