Western Lehigh Valley is home to cozy communities that locals and visitors love. Expect warm welcomes as you travel through Emmaus, Macungie, and Trexlertown, and get ready to discover some shining hidden gems in Western Lehigh Valley!

Hidden Gems in Emmaus, PA

Emmaus Theatre

19 S Fourth St, Emmaus, PA 18049

The Emmaus Theatre has been providing entertainment to the borough for over 100 years! Grab your popcorn and take a step back in time when you attend movie screenings, comedy shows, and live music events at this historic theater. 

Emmaus Theatre, Lehigh Valley, PA

The Trapp Door GastroPub

4226 Chestnut St, Emmaus, PA 18049

Make a reservation at The Trapp Door GastroPub for an innovative meal you are sure to remember. This unassuming tavern offers an extensive beer list and rotating drafts, unique dishes, and frequent live entertainment.

House and Barn

1449 Chestnut St, Emmaus, PA 18049

The historic farm property at House and Barn was beautifully transformed for visitors to unwind and dine. You can order a burger and chill around the firepit at The House, pair live music and comfort food at The Barn restaurant, or relax with a cigar or drink at The Shed.

Dorothy Rider Pool Wildlife Sanctuary

3701 Orchid Pl, Emmaus, PA 18049

The Dorothy Rider Pool Wildlife Sanctuary has 7 unique trails that are perfect for enjoying a beautiful day. Bring a friend or clear your mind as you appreciate the natural beauty conserved in Emmaus, PA.

Hidden Gems in Macungie, PA

Kalmbach Memorial Park

200 Cotton Street Macungie, PA 18062

Frederick Kalmbach Sr. left his twenty-acre, scenic homestead in a living trust with the hope of establishing community, promoting healthy lifestyles, and supporting the wonders of nature for generations to come. Visit the gardens, stroll the nature paths, observe the bees, and complete the nature themed scavenger hunt at Kalmbach Memorial Park.

Domain Pterion Vineyard and Winery

6501 Saint Peters Road, Macungie, PA 18062

Sip on a glass of European wine as the sun sets over Domain Pterion Vineyard and Winery. Schedule a tour of the grounds to see how each bottle of wine is created or attend a wine tasting event on the patio!

Piece 'a Cake

165 E Main St Macungie, PA 18062

Finding delicious goodies in Macungie is a Piece ‘a Cake. Stop in for a cupcake and warm cup of coffee at this sweet oasis, and keep an eye out for the Piece ‘a Cake refrigerated truck out on a delivery.

Out of Our Minds Art Studio

65 Lea Street Macungie, PA 18062

Get creative at Out of Our Minds Art Studio. This art studio provides paint classes and artistic activities for children and adults, including paint and sip events and even a mommy and me painting class. 


Mad Dogs Hot Dogs & Sugar Shack

17 Poplar St, Macungie, PA 18062

A meal at MadDog’s Grill is like an awesome summer cookout with new friends. Savory sandwiches, creamy milkshakes, and more. Try the weekly hot dog special inspired by Lehigh Valley local businesses or customize your dream dog!


Rising River Brewing

1955 Willow Lane Macungie, PA 18062

Looking for a relaxed night of fun? Play games, eat, chill, and grab a refreshing beer at Rising River Brewing. Whether you’re listening to live music in The Rumpus Room, hanging out by the Tiki Bar on The Big Sky Deck, or enjoying food truck snacks on the riverside lawn, this one of a kind brewery brings the party.

Hidden Gems in Trexlertown, PA

Movie Tavern Cinema

6150 Hamilton Blvd, Allentown, PA 18106

Dinner and a movie are taken to a new level at the Movie Tavern Cinema in Trexlertown. Get comfortable in your reclining lounge chair, order food, snacks, and drinks directly to your seat, and be immersed in another world through the silver screen.


Urban Air Adventure Park

6900 Hamilton Blvd. Suite 150 Trexlertown, Pennsylvania 18087

Get your energy out at Urban Air Adventure Park. All ages can explore thrilling attractions like indoor go-karts, climbing walls, an arcade, trampoline park, a tube playground, and more!

Notch Modern Kitchen & Bar

5036 Hamilton Blvd, Allentown, PA 18106

Relish in tasteful dishes and uniquely crafted cocktails at Notch Modern Kitchen & Bar. This exquisite dining experience includes an impressive menu that takes a modern twist on American cuisine with Asian influences.

Fiorentina Grill & Brick Oven Pizza

1106 Trexlertown Rd, Breinigsville, PA 18031

Share a special moment around the dinner table at Fiorentina Grill. This family owned restaurant brings classic Italian flavor to the Lehigh Valley with fresh, homemade pasta, brick-oven fired pizzas, and more. Don’t forget to try their gelato imported from Italy for dessert!

These hidden gems in Western Lehigh Valley encourage visitors to connect with loved ones and embrace the present moment. Whether you plan an action packed itinerary that lets you stroll through city streets or prefer a more laid back trip sprinkled with unique experiences, the Lehigh Valley has something for everyone. Check out more hidden gems in Lehigh Valley!