Discover Lehigh Valley® shares romantic date ideas and unique packages for Valentine’s Day

VynecrestWinery16_DiscoverLehighValley_ColinColemanPhotographyLEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., January 19, 2017 – Lovebirds searching for a romantic getaway without the hassle of air travel and cliché date ideas should look no further than Lehigh Valley, Pa. for their Valentine’s Day plans. Discover Lehigh Valley® is sharing an insider’s scoop on some of the area’s special accommodation packages and must-see date night excursions being offered by local restaurants, hotels and attractions in Lehigh and Northampton counties throughout the entire month of love.

Lehigh Valley is a short car ride from Philadelphia and New York City and under three hours from Washington, D.C., making weekend plans or a mid-week stay both convenient and affordable. “The only hard part is deciding what exactly to do. With so many options, couples can truly design their own date night or weekend getaway to compliment their interests,” said Alicia Quinn, strategic brand manager for Discover Lehigh Valley. “Whether it’s a trip along our Lehigh Valley Wine Trail and cozy accommodations at a rustic B&B, or exploring our many downtowns paired with a luxurious stay at a historic hotel, dining at a celebrity restaurant or sampling grain-to-glass spirits at our distilleries, we have it all.”

To make this Valentine’s Day a memorable one, Discover Lehigh Valley recommends one of these romantic retreats or excursions:

Bed & Breakfasts, Hotels and Spas

  • Glasbern Inn in Fogelsville – Nestled among rolling hills, this 19th century farm is offering a romantic Couples Pampering Package, including a three-course dinner, Swedish massages, champagne and chocolate covered strawberries.
  • Sayre Mansion in Bethlehem – Filled with charm of yesteryear, Sayre Mansion Lehigh Valley Wine Lovers package includes one night’s stay, a complimentary bottle of wine, a free private tour of Franklin Hill Winery, discounts on purchases at the vineyard and a cheese, cracker and fruit platter upon check-in.

Performing Arts and Events

  • Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University – High-quality performances that have wowed Lehigh Valley for years will inspire and captivate couples whether it’s their first date or their 50th Don’t miss the buy one admission, get one free.
  • Sands® Bethlehem – If looking for a faster-paced evening, Sands Bethlehem is home to state of the art table games and slots, and live entertainment seven nights a week.
  • PPL Center in Allentown – A modern and multipurpose arena in downtown Allentown, the PPL Center is home to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, the AHL affiliate of the NHL Philadelphia Flyers, and a variety of year-round entertainment that are perfect for a date night.

Fine Food and Drinks

  • Eight Oaks Farm Distillery in New Tripoli – Eight Oaks Tasting Room provides a relaxed, farmhouse atmosphere where guests can enjoy artisan spirits and hand-crafted cocktails. Its guided tour offers visitors a glimpse into the craft distillation process of vodka, gin, rum and applejack. In partnership with The Center at Holiday Inn, the pairing is offering visitors a getaway with overnight accommodations and a welcome gift of custom chocolates and an Eight Oaks tour and tasting.
  • Restaurants for Every Palette– There are many wonderful area restaurants to wine and dine your special someone. Why not try crab and mango spring rolls and seared diver scallops at Grille 3501 in Allentown, chicken and dumplings and old fashioned apple cake at Roar Social House in Allentown, a salumi board and fantastic pizza with mozzarella di bufala at Molinari in Bethlehem or brick oven pizza and wild boar agnolotti at Sette Luna in Easton? Lehigh Valley is your oyster and plenty of restaurants serve them!
  • Lehigh Valley Wine Trail – Become a wine connoisseur while visiting nine family-owned vineyards and wineries along the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail. Sample a collection of award-winning wines made from a variety of grapes, including Lehigh Valley’s Chambourcin grape.

For more information on romantic getaways in Lehigh Valley visit and follow @LehighValleyPa on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


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 and blog, and keeps locals and visitors abreast of all things happening in 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.