Summer is here in Lehigh Valley, but we’re still social distancing and practicing pandemic precautions. The last five months have taken their toll on our social calendars, not to mention our mental health and our waistlines. But it’s proven that spending time outdoors can provide a cascade of benefits, so get out for some fresh air! Looking for a new place to explore? Enter THE LINK Trail Network of Lehigh Valley, a resource that combines the great outdoors with the benefits of physical activity.
Discover Lehigh Valley Blog
Boutique & extended-stay hotels to open in the region
Big-brand hotels are opening in Lehigh Valley—Hilton—and strengthening the region’s boutique cred. Together, the two new hotels are unlocking 152 new rooms to meet the anticipated visitor demand, which was steadily increasing before the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S. and has been on the rise for over the past 10 years. Even since the pandemic, the region has seen some of the strongest hotel demand in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania since March 2020.
Looking for a way to beat the heat this summer? You don't have to sit inside in the AC to stay cool. Why not head underground where you'll be able to experience mild temperatures all year round?
Enjoy a night under the stars at the drive in movies!
Lehigh Valley's Drive-Ins are both open! Please check with each venue to learn more about their health & safety practices.
Becky's Drive-In in Walnutport
Open 7 days a week! Gates open at 7 p.m. on Friday, 6 p.m. on Saturday & 7:30 p.m. Sunday–Thursday. Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for children ages 3-12. Admission includes a double feature.
- Through July 30 - Screen 1: “The Karate Kid” (PG) at 8:50 p.m. and “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” (PG-13) at 11:15 p.m.
- Through July 30 - Screen 2: “Twister” (PG-13) 8:55 p.m. and “Gremlins” (PG) at 11:05 p.m.
Shankweiler's in Orefield
Showtimes are approximate, arrive early! Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for Children 12 & under; free for children ages 2 yrs & under. Admission includes a double feature.
- July 28 and July 30: "The Rental" (R) at 8:50 p.m. and "The Big Ugly" (R) at 10:30 p.m.
July 14, 2020 by Discover Lehigh Valley
Rail-trails can help make a community more vibrant and give individuals an opportunity to meet their neighbors and appreciate a greater sense of pride and quality of life... it helps define what's Made Possible in Lehigh Valley. Hiking, biking, walking, rolling, strolling, fishing, floating, dining, wining, shopping, camping, and touring. Welcome to the Lehigh Valley Region of the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, also commonly referred to as the D&L Trail, where two rivers, miles and miles of trails, great parks, preserved farmland, historic boroughs, and access to three vibrant downtowns meet. And, all less than a day’s drive from cities of Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and more.
With so many fantastic locally-owned restaurants here in Lehigh Valley, it’s sometimes hard to decide where to go or what to eat. Throughout the seasons, restaurant groups of Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, and beyond come together to highlight Restaurant Week.
When faced with challenges during the COVID-19 outbreak, organizations across Lehigh Valley have stepped up to lend a hand and give back to the community. We thank these local companies from across the region for the community support in these trying times.
Pork and beef links. Chili sauce. Tangy mustard. Crisp onions and pickles. A perfectly steamed bun.