What's Open in Lehigh Valley?
Last updated on November 24, 2020
Lehigh Valley is open and ready for visitors! Our region continues to monitor and adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the latest information on Coronavirus in Pennsylvania, please review state guidelines, including this information for travelers. Social distancing and face coverings are required. As of Friday, November 20, anyone who visits from another state needs to have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to entering the commonwealth. If someone cannot get a test or chooses not to, they must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Pennsylvania. In addition, as Pennsylvania sees an increase in cases, the Commonwealth is strengthening gathering restrictions. All large events and gatherings are now reduced until further notice; plan to pre-purchase timed tickets for many of our events.
Explore what’s open and start planning your experience. For events in Lehigh Valley, both in-person and virtual, check out our Calendar. To stay up to date on all things Lehigh Valley, sign up for our newsletter or follow us on social media @LehighValleyPA #LVMadePossible.
Events & Festivals
While some events have been cancelled, many organizers have adapted the format of their festivals and events to continue in this unprecedented year. Events like Christkindlmarkt, Koziar's Christmas Village, and PEEPSFEST will be happening, but with many safety measures in places. Check out our calendar of events for more.
Lehigh Valley’s restaurants are open! Safety measures as per Governor Wolf are in order so restaurants are permitted to operate with outdoor dining. Indoor dining is permitted with occupancy restrictions (currently 50%) and food must be served with alcohol. Be aware that some establishments may have time restrictions on tables. A mask is required.
Distilleries, Wineries, and Breweries
Most of Lehigh Valley’s distilleries, wineries, and breweries are open, with appropriate measures in places. Due to state regulations, be aware that you'll need to order food during your visit. A mask is required until you and your party are seated, and must be worn when moving about the properties.
Museums and Tours
Whether you’re the artsy type, a history buff, or a car aficionado, many museums in Lehigh Valley have reopened with restrictions in place. Pack your mask and check out:
- Allentown Art Museum
- America on Wheels
- Covered Bridges
- Historic Bethlehem Museum & Sites
- National Canal Museum
- National Museum of Industrial History
- Sigal Museum
Check out the tours and attractions that are open in Lehigh Valley, and yes, the casino is one of them! Please check with each establishment, as there are stipulations and reservations required in most cases. As always, you’ll need to wear your mask. These are subject to change:
Find more attractions open to the public.
The great outdoors are open, and in Lehigh Valley that means hundreds of miles of trails, paths, and rivers to explore.
- Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor
- The LINK Trail Network
- Golf courses
- Pocono Whitewater
- Horseback Riding
The best way to catalog adventure – and the surefire way to happiness – is to go out and seek it. Find more outdoor recreation ideas.
Farmers Markets and Pick-Your-Own
Harvest season is upon us, and Lehigh Valley’s farmers markets are second to none. Plus, with all our beautiful farmland, we’ve got plenty of places to go when you want to pick-your-own direct from the source:
- Grim's Orchard and Family Farm
- Seiple Farms
- Easton Farmers Market
- Allentown Fairgrounds Farmers Market
Hotel occupancy is strong in Lehigh Valley and visitors are booking rooms to recharge, reconnect, disconnect, and celebrate. Lehigh Valley has also celebrated the recent grand opening of two new hotels, the Home2 Suites by Hilton and Tru by Hilton. We are excited to welcome them to our community and hotel portfolio.
Find a place to stay.
Meetings & Events
Lehigh Valley has transitioned into the “Green Phase” of Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 response plan. What does this mean for the meetings and events industry? Based on a venue’s established occupancy limit as defined by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Life Safety Code, venues apply the appropriate percent of occupancy to determine how many attendees are permitted to attend an event or gathering. Read more about site visits and event guidelines.