Cruise in to Lehigh Valley for some guys-only adventures.
Hey, guys! Looking for a weekend of fun? Lehigh Valley, Pa.’s the place to find it, with everything from gambling, golf, go karts, laser tag, and paintball, to great food and, of course, really great beer. So, hit the road for all kinds of adventures with just you and the boys. After a long, cold winter of shoveling snow and chipping ice, you owe it to yourselves.
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Sands® Bethlehem. We bet you’ll have a great time in Lehigh Valley. For starters, there’s Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem. Built on the site of the historic Bethlehem Steel plant, it offers over 3,000 state-of the-art slot machines and 200 table games, including a 30 table poker room, as well as a 302-room hotel and over 12,000 sq. ft. of meeting space.
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Dine at three signature restaurants from celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse: Emeril’s Chop House, Burgers and More by Emeril, and Emeril’s Italian Table. Hungry for more? The casino also features the Carnegie Deli, St. James Gate Irish Pub and Carvery, Steelworks Buffet and Grill, Croissanterie, Chopstick, Joli Bakery and Café, and The Market Gourmet Express. Sands Bethlehem is also home to the Coil bar, Infusion lounge and Molten lounge, which features live entertainment seven nights a week. And don’t miss Lehigh Valley’s hottest nightclub, Vision Bar, located inside the Sands Bethlehem Event Center.
Lehigh Valley Grand Prix. Get your heart racing with go-karts that attain speeds nearing 45mph on an indoor quarter mile road course style track with more than 10 turns! Whether you’re an experienced racer or a first-time driver, LVGP is the place to go for indoor racing excitement guaranteed to give you and the guys an adrenaline rush. After your turn on the course, settle down refuel at Octane, the bar located inside.
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Lehigh Valley Laser Tag. You’ll have a blast at the premier laser tag arena in Lehigh Valley. LVLT has the area’s only multi level, state of the art arena. Its billowing fog, glowing barriers, arches, and pathways, ultra modern black lighting and exciting sounds combine to create a mesmerizing event you and the guys will never forget.
Skirmish Paintball. Welcome in spring with a round of paintball! Play in castles or in the woods, with a team or as an individual, and test your strategies, aim, and tactics to find out if you’ve got what it takes to win. Enlist with Skirmish for the day, forget everything else, and immerse yourself into the game of survival—be the hunter, not the hunted! After 27 years of building their own playground and sharing it with you, Skirmish has become the most exciting and fun paintball fields in the world.
Lehigh Valley Ale Trail. If craft beers are your thing, check out the Lehigh Valley Ale Trail. The Ale Trail bars and pubs have upwards of 60% of their taps consistently dedicated to craft brew. Just please, don’t visit all these places at once!
What’s a beautiful spring weekend without a round of golf—or two? If hitting the links is part of the plan, Lehigh Valley has you covered, with seven spectacular courses to choose from.
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The Architects Golf Club. Owners Dennis and Larry Turco partnered with golf course architect Stephen Kay and Golf Digest Architectural Editor, Ron Whitten, to create New Jersey's only legacy course. The Architects embodies 70 years of great design styles and is the only course of offer a history lesson in golf course architecture as you play through your round—each hole is named after an architectural great and highlights their signature designs. The course is a Par 71 with yardage of 6,863, a rating of 72.5 and slope of 131 (if going off the black tees).
The Club at Morgan Hill. The Club at Morgan Hill is one of Lehigh Valley’s most talked about golf courses! The scenic layout has quickly garnered high praise from local and regional golfers along with many golf publications. Its unique design features include six split fairways, four bunkerless holes, four holes with seven or more bunkers, over 300 feet of elevation changes, and panoramic views of everything from farmlands and neighboring towns to the Pocono Mountains and the Delaware Water Gap.
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Iron Lakes Country Club. Constructed in the late 50s and early 60s, Iron Lakes Golf Club is a mature Lehigh Valley course located on the grounds of an old iron ore mine. Iron Lakes has been recognized as one of the Top Public Courses in the area. It’s home to the Top Instructor in the Valley, as well as the Best Par Three Water Holes and holds the distinct honor of the toughest hole in the Valley.
Olde Homestead Golf Club. Olde Homestead's 18-Hole golf course features a restored 1910 farmhouse (now the Clubhouse), a 1700s summer kitchen with a bake oven, a one-room schoolhouse, and drive-through corn cribs. You’ll feel right at home on this four-star daily-fee course nestled in the foothills of the Blue Mountains, where history and tradition are part of everyday life. Olde Homestead is also one of the first courses in Lehigh Valley to offer state-of-the-art GPS capabilities. Not up for 18 holes? Work on your short game at the nine-hole Executive Par 3 Course, swing over to the driving range with four target greens and three hazards, or practice at the USGA spec putting green.
Riverview Country Club. Riverview is set along the scenic Delaware River Corridor and offers an upscale 18 hole championship golf course that has quickly established itself as one of the areas premier public golf facilities. Designed by local golf course architect Jim Blaukovitch, Riverview offers a variety of different challenges, including 76 bunkers and 5 ponds, including an island green complex on the par 4, 17th hole. Also unique to Riverview are its eye-pleasing primary bent grass fairways surrounded by a secondary bluegrass fairway. With four sets of tees ranging from 5,170 to 6,505 yards, Riverview invites golfers of every skill level to enjoy this beautifully manicured course.
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Southmoore Golf Course. Golf Digest gives a 4 star rating to Southmoore for “Best Places to Play”, and it’s easy to see why. Southmoore has established itself as the premier public golf course in Lehigh Valley and Eastern Pennsylvania, offering a country club experience at public club prices. It features 6,183 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. The course rating is 71.2 and has a slope rating of 126.
Wedgewood Golf Course. Wedgewood offers you 27 holes in the heart of Lehigh Valley. Located in Center Valley, it’s easily accessible from Reading, New Jersey the Poconos, and Philadelphia. An expansive 40-acre driving range with all-grass hitting areas and target flags will get your game ready for the challenges of this gem of a public course.