Lehigh Valley, Pa. is home to Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, as well as dozens of small towns – Emmaus, Nazareth, Hellertown, Bangor, and more – and picturesque boroughs, all peppered with parks, trails, and waterways ready for exploration.
Steeped in pre-Colonial, early American, and industrial history, the region’s storied past became its uplifting present, bestowing visitors anything from Crayola® crayons and craft beer to Martin Guitars and museums, covered bridges, and nationally-recognized events like Musikfest in the summer, PA Bacon Fest in the fall, and Christkindlmarkt, Lights in the Parkway, or Easton Winter Village during the holidays. A stay in Lehigh Valley will lift your spirits, too.
Keep the good times rolling with exciting matchups on the ice or the outfield, great shopping experiences, and savor the flavors of the region, wine included. We’ve rounded up suggestions to put a smile on your face and remind you of why Lehigh Valley is an unbeatable place to visit, work, learn, and live.
To the south, explore the convergence of history and convenient lifestyle centers featuring shopping, dining, nightlife, and more. The communities of Hellertown and Center Valley bridge the gap between small-town feel and urban sprawl.
To the west, small communities thrive. Known to be a prime location for raising a family, the communities of Emmaus, Macungie, and Trexlertown keep their roots with true hometown feel with main streets full of small businesses.
Since its founding in 1762 by William Allen, successful businessman and former mayor of Philadelphia, Allentown transformed from a small community of Pennsylvania Dutch farmers into a marketing center for local farmers in the 1920s. The tradition still stands today at the Allentown Fairgrounds Farmers Market where…
At the base of Bethlehem Steel's iconic blast furnaces - now shuttered for 20-plus years - there is a sculpture, a public artwork that so perfectly symbolizes the city of Bethlehem. Featuring the Steel Stacks, Wind Creek Bethlehem, and Historic Bethlehem.
A vintage box of Crayola crayons contained red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, brown, and black wax sticks. But that's not the only colorful fact you'll learn on a visit to Easton, featuring Crayola Experience, Hangdog Outdoor Adventure, and the National Canal Museum.
To the northern end of Lehigh Valley is the Slate Belt, home to some of the region’s most impressive industrial heritage. The area is dotted with small towns that are big on experiences including Nazareth, Bangor, and more.