Discover Lehigh Valley is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and is staying in close contact with our partners and industry leaders including the State of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Travel Association, Destinations International, and both Lehigh and Northampton Counties.

Below, we've created a resource to house closures of attractions, cancellations of events, etc. We'll do our best to keep this list as up-to-date as possible to serve as a resource for those in the region but please note that this list may not be fully inclusive. 

Our team will continue to update this page as information becomes available. If your place of business is altering operating hours or you've cancelled a major event, please feel free to contact Alicia Quinn with details.

Travel advisory: As a temporary safety measure, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) is no longer accepting cash and credit cards; All tolls will be assessed electronically via E-ZPass or the PA Turnpike TOLL BY PLATE program. Read more from the PTC.


Governor Wolf's Phased Reopening Plan for Pennsylvania

Lehigh and Northampton counties remain in the red phase in the Stay at Home order until June 4. All individuals in counties subject to this policy must STAY AT HOME except for certain essential activities and work to provide life-sustaining business and government services. View Governor's Wolf's phased reopening plan for Pennsylvania.


Local Restaurants Offering Curbside / Take-Out and Delivery Options

Restaurants may continue to offer take-out food, but customers must place their orders remotely, either online or over the phone.


Closures
 
  • The following Visitors Centers will be closed until further notice: 
    • SteelStacks Visitors Center in Bethlehem (SouthSide)
    • Historic Bethlehem Visitors Center (Main Street)
    • Sigal Museum in Easton
    • America On Wheels Museum in Allentown
  • The Downtown Allentown Market will be closed until further notice.
  • Bear Creek Mountain Resort is temporarily closed.
  • In downtown Allentown, Bell Hall will be closed until further notice.
  • Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is closed until June 14, 2020. This includes trails, lookouts, programming, and all buildings. 
  • The Hamilton Kitchen in downtown Allentown will be closed until further notice.
  • The Hoover Mason Trestle at SteelStacks will be closed until further notice. 
  • Tapas on Main in Bethlehem is closed and will not be offering takeout or curbside service.

Event Postponements & Cancellations

Frequently Asked Questions
 

Does Discover Lehigh Valley have a message to visitors?
Our team is working diligently to keep up-to-date on the latest news surrounding COVID-19. Visitors to Lehigh Valley — or any destination — are encouraged to always exercise healthy travel habits when traveling and to follow guidance issued by official sources of public health information. We will continue to follow guidelines from regional public health officials and elected officials, as well as with national travel associations, and will actively communicate with our community.

I have a questions about an event that isn't on this list. Who should I contact? 
While we've tried to make this page as inclusive as possible, there are bound to be some things that have slipped through the cracks. If you're unsure about the status of an event or business, we always recommend giving them a call to learn the most up-to-date details. If you know of something that we're missing from our list, please do let us know.

Are there additional resources for tourism industry partners including hotels, restaurants, and attractions?
Yes. We've compiled a page that will house resources from industry leaders including Destinations International, the U.S. Travel Association, the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the National Restaurant Association, and more, along with the State of Pennsylvania, the CDC, and others. We'll continue to update this page as more information becomes available.

I have additional questions. Who can I contact? 
Please feel free to contact Alicia Quinn, VP of Marketing & Strategic Alliances