Discover Lehigh Valley® Shares Family-Friendly Winter Activities Just a Drive Away.
LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., January 20, 2022 – Is the chill of winter bringing you down? Shake off those winter blues with a visit to Lehigh Valley, Pa. and plenty of “cool” family-friendly activities to fill your calendars during the winter season. From adventurous indoor racing to educational museums or even beautiful nature trails which look breathtaking when gilded in snow, you’ll find something you love in the Lehigh Valley. Discover Lehigh Valley®, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and driving tourism to Lehigh and Northampton counties, shares tips to enjoy the best winter offerings.
“People are always looking for activities to keep the fun alive and escape cabin fever,” said Alicia Quinn, vice president of marketing and strategic alliances for Discover Lehigh Valley. “Memorable adventures and entertainment are closer than you think with a visit to Lehigh Valley. People of all ages and interests can choose from a wide variety of activities and are guaranteed to leave with a sunnier outlook on winter."
Highlights of our favorite winter activities in Lehigh Valley include:
Museum Moments: America on Wheels shows families our country’s history with transportation and features the “coolest” cars, trucks, and bicycles on display. The National Museum of Industrial History provides a guide through the area’s rise as an industrial powerhouse and includes a hands-on demo on how a hot air balloon works. The Da Vinci Science Center offers interactive exhibits that make science fun, interesting, and exciting for kids.
Colorful Crayons: Let your imagination run wild at Crayola Experience. There are dozens of creative activities to explore art, technology, and innovation. Visitors can create and name their own Crayola crayon, play in the Adventure Lab, take in an animated show and leave with colorful souvenirs from the Crayola Store.
Jumping for Joy: Both Sky Zone and FreeFall are indoor trampoline parks where children can “snow with the flow” and enjoy a day full of “fun fitness.” The fun doesn’t stop there, families can battle it out at Lehigh Valley Laser Tag or race to the finish line with indoor go-karts at Lehigh Valley Grand Prix.
Wintery Wonderland: Take a stroll in Historic Bethlehem. With docent-lead and self-guided tours, you’ll learn all about this amazing place of history. Its historical and cultural importance is why it’s in the running for the prestigious World Heritage List!
Feel at Home in Your Hotel: Complete your trip with a stay at one of Lehigh Valley’s amazing hotels and bed & breakfasts. From Historic Hotel Bethlehem to Renaissance Allentown to the Glasbern Inn, visitors will discover the unmatched luxurious comfort and beauty of what Lehigh Valley has to offer.
About Discover Lehigh Valley
Established in 1984, Discover Lehigh Valley® makes Lehigh and Northampton counties a premier destination through marketing and image building that increases the number of visitors, the number of nights they stay and the number of things they do in the region.
Discover Lehigh Valley’s official visitor website, DiscoverLehighValley.com, keeps locals and visitors abreast of all things happening in the region. Visitors can explore things to do, upcoming events, themed itineraries and hotel packages. Compelling photography and videos, brochures and detailed visitor information make the sites effective trip-planning tools. Along with Discover Lehigh Valley’s social media channels, the online platforms communicate directly with consumers. Travelers can also call and stop into one of the many visitor centers for additional information.
About Lehigh Valley, Pa.
Set amid gentle hills and charming country sides, Lehigh Valley, Pa. is home to Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton, as well as dozens of small towns and picturesque boroughs.
The region is steeped in pre-Colonial, Early American and industrial history. Lehigh Valley has an impressive range of tourist attractions including nationally-recognized events like Musikfest®, wineries and breweries, the Lehigh Valley Zoo, outdoor activities, world-class sporting events, 10 colleges and universities, and is home to America’s favorite brands such as Crayola®, PEEPS®, Mike & Ike®, Martin Guitars, and Mack Trucks. The region offers a diverse array of memorable things to do and plenty of dining options to fit every budget and taste.
And, it’s easy to get to and around. Lehigh Valley is located approximately 60 minutes north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes west of New York City by car.