Catch a game at the PPL center and make it back to your room without ever stepping outside.
They say it's all about location, and in that regard our new Allentown hotel in Eastern Pennsylvania is tough to beat. Connected to the stunning PPL Center by an indoor walkway, you can catch all the excitement of a hockey or indoor football game without taking a step outside! Of course, once you do venture into the fresh air, local Navigator Rachel is your willing guide to the offerings of Pennsylvania's third largest city. And there's plenty to discover. From the 17,000 works on display at the Allentown Art Museum, to the highly regarded craft beers at one of downtown's many independent breweries, this is a small town with something for everyone.
Discover inspired handcrafted pieces fashioned from semi-precious stones and Austrian crystals at this elegant jewelry boutique.
A family-owned store based in Pennsylvania, Sorrelli's has built a reputation for sophisticated jewelry and exclusive accessories since its founding in 1983. Each piece designed by the studio is one-of-a-kind and crafted by hand. Add a sparkle to your ensemble with their polished necklaces, delicately-wrought bracelets and sparkling Swarovski earrings. The store's signature collections change every season, and draw influence from the natural world. Routinely featured in fashion and lifestyle magazines, this local jeweler is the perfect stop for a special gift that can be handed down for generations.
Address:645 Hamilton Street, Suite 104, Allentown, 18101
phone:+1 610 295 5995
Discover a slice of Mexico in the heart of Cooperburg at this lively cantina - the Currasco con Chimichurri is a must try here.
The inviting interiors of this casual restaurant feature warm ochre walls lined with Mexican folk art and stylized bull designs. Share delicious appetizers such as beef-stuffed fried avocado, chicken tamales with beans, and stuffed jalapenos over chilled Dos Equis beer or lime-infused margaritas. Head to Casa Toro's stylish Mojito Bay Lounge for live Latin music and Cuban cuisine in a more upscale setting. An excellent Happy Hour menu makes this the ideal place to unwind after a busy day.
Address:7001 Pennsylvania Route 309, Coopersburg, 18036
phone:+1 610 282 8888
Visit this intimate restaurant for its seasonal menu inspired by French, African, Asian, Mediterranean, and Southwestern cuisines.
Nestled in the historic Seisholtzville Hotel building, Savory Grille is a touchstone for fine dining destinations in Lehigh Valley. Head chef Shawn Doyle, who founded the restaurant with his wife, Dorothy, produces exquisite breads, stocks, sauces, and desserts daily. The seasonal menu is inspired by French, African, Asian, Mediterranean, and Southwestern cuisines, and the variety is evident. Consider dishes like grilled octopus and baby arugula with macadamia nuts, or Maine lobster tail with forbidden black rice and mojo emulsion. Savory Grille feels like a rustic hideaway; those seeking even more intimacy might ask to sit in the arbor room, which features stone accents from the Seisholtzville’s old walls.
Address:2934 Seisholtzville Road, Macungie, 18062
phone:+1 610 845 2010
Explore a variety of world cuisines at this urban deli with a daily-changing menu, home-style cooking and friendly service.
Downtown Allentown's popular daytime eatery, Nana's, has reopened in a whole new avatar. The sleek interiors feature contrasting black-and-white furniture, low-hanging lamps and an open-style deli counter. This chic eatery is managed by owner Nafije Castro, and already has an impressive number of regular customers stopping by for a hearty breakfast or quick lunch. Choose from an extensive array of fresh salads, soups, wraps, sandwiches and desserts. Bestsellers on the menu include the gyro salad, veggie grille sandwich, turkey burger and chicken melt.
Address:515 West Hamilton Street, Allentown, 18101
phone:+1 610 351 3279
Discover fun activities for all ages at this interactive zoo with over 125 species including African penguins, kangaroos and pythons.
Located within the Trexler Nature Preserve, this scenic zoo is just a short drive from Allentown. The 29-acre (11.7-hectare) zoo may be small, but it offers a wide array of educational and engaging activities for the entire family. Hire a pedal boat and explore Lemur Island from a new angle, feed the penguins or head to the petting area for up close and personal interactions with adorable domestic animals. Popular events include the yearly Run Wild, Explore and Snore, Winter Light Spectacular and Boo at the Zoo. Look out for native elk and bison as you ford the stream on your way out of the property. The breathtaking views will have you pausing for a photo session or two.
Address:5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, 18078
phone:+1 610 799 4171
This award-winning winery offers the perfect setting for a romantic afternoon of wine tasting and verdant views of gently rolling hills.
Oenophiles will appreciate the broad selection of wines at Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery's spacious tasting room, set amidst the lush greenery of carefully-tended vineyards. Known for their selection of premium varieties, this vintner is one of Pennsylvania's largest producers. Explore a medley of new and exciting wines such as their flagship blend the Turtle Rock Red, the seasonal Spiced Apple or the fruity Catawba. The knowledgeable staff can elaborate on the finer points of each pour, allowing you to experience the nuances of each to their fullest. This is a must-stop along the Lehigh Valley wine trail.
Address:9850 Newtown Road, Breinigsville, 18031
phone:+1 610 395 2468
Discover the hidden world beneath this lake while scuba diving or zip down a water slide as you burn daylight at this water park fun land.
Located on the side of a lake, Dutch Springs offers a number of aquatic adventures which you can take part in. Adventure sports like scuba diving, wall climbing and rope courses are available here, as well as fun activities like inflatable water slides. It's a top spot in the area for birthday parties thanks to its family-friendly atmosphere.
Address:4733 Hanoverville Road, Bethlehem, 18020
phone:+1 610 759 2270
Try one of the unique pizza rolls. Stuffed with fresh mozzarella and a side of dipping sauce, this specialty creation is delicious.
The menu at Delicioso Pizza & Subs is extensive, featuring pastas, salads, sandwiches, and of course, pizza. This casual eatery features delivery and take-out service for your convenience, so you can enjoy that buffalo chicken pizza, mushroom steak sandwich, or gyro salad from the comfort of your own home. Don't forget the cannoli for dessert!
Address:1032 Hamilton Street, Allentown, 18101
phone:+1 610 433 2559
Visit for the scrumptious Puerto Rican pastries. The Pan Sobao bread and mango cake are to die for.
Luna's Bakery offers an irresistible selection of scrumptious baked goods. Visit in the morning and enjoy something from their breakfast menu - they have a selection of both sweet and savory items to get your morning off to a good start. Their display cases of beautifully decorated cakes will tempt your sweet tooth. Creative custom cakes from Luna's are a great addition to any special event.
Address:1120 West Linden Street, Allentown, 18102
phone:+1 610 432 3255
Step away from your smartphones and spend the day on adrenaline pumping rides and water slides. Your cheeks will hurt from all the smiling.
Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom is a treasured family outing in Allentown, offering you and your kids the chance to ride heart-racing roller coasters, zip down serpentine water slides, and walking among the dinosaurs in a state of the art animatronic display. For the kids, Planet Snoopy lets them pal around with one of their favorite cartoon characters while taking a spin on fifteen kid-friendly coasters and rides they're sure to love.
Address:3830 Dorney Park Road, Allentown, 18104
phone:+1 610 395 3724
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Work your way through a menu of over 50 draft selections, get ready for some karaoke, and catch some sports at Lehigh favorite Keystone Pub.
Keystone Pub is a Lehigh Valley treasure, loved by beer fans in the area for its truly massive selection of craft brews from all across the country. The draft selection alone sports around 50 beers all year round, in addition to a huge number of growlers to take home and bottles and cans of several rare regional specialties. Regular beer tastings will help warm you up to some of the fun karaoke nights the bar offers, as well as frequent discounts on the bar's huge number of brews. Sports fans can even explore the huge menu while watching one of the several TVs throughout the pub.
Address:1410 Grape Street, Whitehall, 18052
phone:+1 610 434 7600
Enjoy expertly mixed cocktails and comfort food with a twist at this hip gastropub.
This American gastropub is a neighborhood favorite. The MINT Gastropub Restaurant, located on West Broad Street in Bethlehem buzzes with activity throughout the week. Bright hues of purple, blue, and green contrast the natural textures of unstained wood and tiled stone accent walls in this funky and modern establishment. The menu consists of classic comfort food that has been deconstructed and turned into whimsical and creative dishes like their Duck Fries, Something Vegan Marsala, Foie Gras Picolit, and the Lobster Madame. The spirits list is just as impressive with wine, beer and a bevvy of inventive cocktails to choose from.
Address:1223 West Broad Street, Bethlehem, 18018
phone:+1 610 419 3810
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Offering dozens of tequilas, this is the spot to get a Margarita in Allentown.
Fiesta Ole is an impressively authentic Mexican restaurant with a massive tequila menu available both for tasting and mixing into some stellar margaritas. With 45 different tequilas on the menu, it'll take a few trips to really try everything. Vertical and horizontal tastings can be ordered for groups if you really want to do a side by side comparison. The menu is sprawling and contains numerous Mexican and Tex-Mex favorites.
Address:1808 MacArthur Road, Whitehall, 18052
phone:+1 484 664 7109
Allentown Brew Works offers exactly what you'd expect from a brewery: lots of beer! Their menu includes over 100 different brews.
Allentown Brew Works is a local brewery, bar, and restaurant that serves handcrafted brews and food. Aside from crafting their rotating selection of beers on tap, Allentown Brew Works also sources their meats and produce locally, to ensure that each meal is sustainable, high-quality, and delicious. The menu is large and diverse, including everything from burgers and pizza to pierogies and tacos, so even the pickiest of eaters can find something to enjoy.
Address:812 West Hamilton Street, Allentown, 18101
phone:+1 610 433 7777
The menu at the Broadway Social has everything from Korean sticky ribs to tacos and steak. Try something exotic or stick to an old favorite.
The Broadway Social is the perfect place for anyone looking for an upscale drinking and dining experience in a happening atmosphere. Trendy, but without any pretense, Broadway Social serves handcrafted, modern American food and specialty cocktails alongside a huge list of beers on tap. If you want to keep the party going after your meal, Broadway Social turns into a nightclub later in the evening, and hosts live music and other special events.
Address:217 Broadway Street, Bethlehem, 18015
phone:+1 610 868 2555
One of the first chefs at The Bayou brought authenticity to the restaurant, via his years spent cooking for Emeril Lagasse in NOLA.
Opened by two friends, The Bayou will make you feel right at home. This restaurant prides itself on its casual, home-like ambiance. Sip on Southern-themed cocktails like the Apple Barrel, Voodoo Juice, or Blue Bayou. There's nothing like jazz music to go with an authentic Cajun meal, so you're in for a treat if you're dining while a band is playing. Authentic New Orleans-inspired dishes are featured on the menu, including hush puppies, fried catfish, and a fried oyster po boy. The atmosphere inside is buzzing, so expect an energetic evening out when you visit.
Address:702 Hawthorne Road, Bethlehem, 18018
phone:+1 610 419 6669
Volpe's offers a rotating selection of beers priced for only $2.50 every day of the week, and specially priced pitchers on Sundays.
Watch the game in good company at Volpe's Sports Bar. This popular sports bar has plenty of huge TVs on the walls so you won't miss a minute of the action. If you get hungry, order a cheese steak from their menu of bar snacks. The festive, welcoming atmosphere makes Volpe's Sports Bar a great spot to hang out any day of the week.
Address:1926 Tilghman Street, Allentown, 18104
phone:+1 610 435 0311
Crawl, hike, kayak or boat through these monstrous limestone caverns that were once used by bootleggers. Take your pick on the type of tour.
Take a tour of Lost River Caverns, which date back 250,000 years but weren't explored until 1886. A guided tour will take you safely through the caverns and illuminate some of the caverns' fascinating history. Since its discovery, it has been used to host ballroom dances, hide bootleggers' wares during prohibition, and more. The museum onsite displays gemstones and artifacts found in the caverns over the years. After your tour, head to the nearby Picnic Grove for lunch and some time in the sun - make sure to bring a blanket!
Address:726 Durham Street, Hellertown, 18055
phone:+1 610 838 8767
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Jazz, modern dance, to opera, a night at the Miller Symphony Hall is as special and outstanding as the acts on stage.
This charming hall was the first facility for performing arts in Allentown. There are ongoing musical and theatrical performances throughout the year at this venue. Some noteworthy spectacles that have been shown here include performances by Carol Channing, Phyllis Curtin, John Barrymore, Gracie Alan and the Marx Brothers. From jazz to symphony orchestras and from theater productions to puppet shows, Miller Symphony Hall is one of the city's top venues for the arts.
Address:23 North 6th Street, Allentown, 18101
phone:+1 610 432 6715
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Create your world with crayons while you doodle in the dark, learn a new art trick and even feature in your own coloring at this fun museum.
Discover the fascinating world of color at the Crayola Experience. Located in downtown Easton, this interactive museum is the original home of the Crayola crayon brand. It features an array of fun and family-friendly exhibits that combine both art and technology. Create your own crayon, give a digital spin to your drawings, learn how crayons are made, and befriend animated mascots Scarlet and Turk, among 20 attractions.
Address:30 Centre Square, Easton, 18042
phone:+1 610 515 8000
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The Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum has over six galleries and more than 13,000 square feet of exhibition space for visitors to enjoy.
The Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum features permanent and rotating displays and exhibits that help to illustrate the history of the region. Stop by for an educational afternoon at the museum, or duck your head into the onsite library where you can look up family genealogies and much more about local history.
Address:432 West Walnut Street, Allentown, 18102
phone:+1 610 435 1074
The pool at Cedar Beach Park often hosts water safety classes, so kids and adults alike can learn how to stay safe in and around the water.
Offering several acres of lush, green Pennsylvania terrain in which to run, jump, skate, bike and more, Cedar Beach park is a lovely escape right in Allentown. Several amenities are scattered around the park, ranging from picnic pavilions to grills. Perfect for a relaxing outdoor day with the family, Cedar Beach Park is a little slice of natural regional splendor.
Address:2600 Parkway Boulevard, Allentown, 18104
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This vibrant Mexican eatery offers the classics like tacos and enchiladas in a contemporary atmosphere.
Mesa Modern Mexican is the place to go if you want to explore Mexican cuisine with a twist. Inventive dishes like the Mexican Ravioli - pan-seared chicken served over black bean and Monterey Jack cheese-filled raviolis - pepper a menu of more traditional fare like roast pork tacos, carne asada quesadillas, and their famous guacamole. The ambiance is casual but vibrant, perfect for group outings.
Address:42 South 3rd Street, Easton, 18042
phone:+1 610 829 2101
Spicy Tex-Mex is even better with a margarita made with spirits from the three-story tequila tower that dominates this restaurant.
Located in the sprawling Center Valley Parkway Plaza, Torre is a contemporary Mexican restaurant with dazzling decor and a tasty menu of both authentic Mexican and Tex-Mex favorites. Cheesy appetizers like queso fundido and nachos precede numerous guacamole and salsa samplers before moving on to larger plates of fresh seafood and chicken, as well as fajitas, tacos, enchiladas and more. A large menu of draft beers, sangria, margaritas and tequilas are an apropos accompaniment to your tasty Tex-Mex selections.
Address:2960 Center Valley Parkway, Center Valley, 18034
phone:+1 610 841 9399
Indulge in an inventive array of chocolates from crunchy peanut butter cups to chocolate dipped bacon at Bethlehem favorite Chocolate Lab.
Specializing in chocolate of all shapes and sizes, Chocolate Lab is a wonderful destination for handmade chocolates crafted with care. Grab the family and head down to the shop to peruse an incredibly inventive selection including chocolate dipped bacon, chocolate and nut covered potato chips, crunchy peanut butter cups and more. Operated by Arlene Brockel, a dedicated chocolatier with boundless passion for all things coco, keeps dreaming up the latest and greatest in immaculate confections.
Address:446 Main Street, Bethlehem, 18018
phone:+1 610 865 5781
Step inside an 18th Century farmhouse to peruse unique jewelry pieces that make a statement at Versant Fine Jewelry Boutique.
Offering a wide range of couture jewelry from some of the top brand names in the industry, Versant Fine Jewelry Boutique is one of Bethlehem's most impressive shops of its kind. Curating accessories that are just as much conversation pieces as they are jewelry, the shop stocks unique, interesting items sporting unusual angles, vivid colors, or just a little something different. The store is located in a restored 18th Century stone farmhouse, adding equal parts mystique and coziness while perusing a collection of organic, interesting jewelry.
Address:3452 PA-2020, Bethlehem, 18020
phone:+1 610 691 2270
Find your next piece for a big night on the town or dress to impress at the office with Sophistikate's upscale collection for men and women.
Upscale men's and women's clothing sets Sophistikate apart from other Bethlehem shops, offering elegant looks for just about everyone. Whether you're dressing up for a big night out or just on the hunt for some business casual to change up your day to day, Sophistikate's diverse inventory of great brand names has you covered. The staff is incredibly approachable about recommendations regarding fit, durability, or price, letting you find just the right thing every time.
Address:574 Main Street Suite 100, Bethlehem, 18018
phone:+1 610 865 2235
Find your next timelessly elegant piece or commission a custom item at family-owned Susan Bella Jewelry.
The latest installment in two generations of family-owned jewelry stores, Susan Bella Jewelry offers a personal touch in addition to elegant pieces to last a lifetime. Namesake owner Susan is on site often to offer advice on fit, maintenance and selection for their wide variety of top-notch accessories. While many major brands are represented on the shelves, the shop also designs their own gorgeous custom jewelry and will even work with you to produce just what you want.
Address:1746 West Allen Street, Allentown, 18104
phone:+1 610 434 8001
Choose from a colorful selection of beautiful gowns for your next formal event.
This formal wear boutique offers unique pieces, from understated and timeless, to on-point fashion forward frocks, Le Femme Boutique has it all. Located in the Lehigh Valley neighborhood of Allentown, Le Femme is all about making a statement for your next big event. Prom, weddings, or galas this is the place to shop for a dress that makes you feel like a million bucks.
Address:1931 West Tilghman Street, Allentown, 18104
phone:+1 610 844 4493
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Visit this warehouse to give your living room an antique touch with furniture, lamps, and porcelain from a bygone era.
Weil Antique Center is a must on every antique connoisseur's itinerary in Lehigh Valley. Occupying a converted warehouse, this sprawling establishment is home to over 150 dealers in antiques and collectibles. Explore the stands of vintage clothing, jewelry, furniture, lamps, clocks, porcelain, books, toys, postcards, and memorabilia. Stumble upon interesting pieces for your home decor or as one-of-a-kind gifts.
Address:2200 31st Street Southwest, Allentown, 18103
phone:+1 610 791 7910
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Visit Sage for a unique collection of high-end designer wear that balances comfort and style.
Offering women a wide range of decidedly unique designer wear, Sage is one of most exciting boutique shopping destination in the Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley. Rest assured, there are no generic fashions or run-of-the-mill garments at this trendy little clothing store. From clothing, to accessories to shoes, there's a little something to suit every taste. Whether you're on the hunt for a comfy Free People sweater or a fashionable Vera Bradley handbag, Sage has you covered for next seasons fashions and beyond.
Address:2945 Center Valley Parkway, The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley, Center Valley, 18034
phone:+1 610 798 7900
The spacious outdoor patio and upscale urban vibe draw guests to this trendy restaurant with live music and modern eats.
This vibrant restaurant blends style and substance in contemporary-chic environs. A popular local dining spot, The Hamilton excels at offering a range of dining options from drinks on the patio to sit-down dinners. The menu reflects the restaurant's fresh outlook with seasonal small plates and entrees offset by an excellent beverage program highlighted by craft cocktails and whiskey. Share appetizers like the devilled egg trio, warm Kirchenberg farm cheese curds, and meat and cheese boards, followed by mains like seafood stew and pan-seared duck breast. Live music from Wednesday to Friday keeps the mood buoyant while relaxed al fresco brunches are another draw.
Address:645 West Hamilton Street, City Center, Allentown, 18101
phone:+1 610 433 3535
Pair small plates like the Centro Meatball or stone-fired focaccia with Italian craft beers at this vibrant downtown eatery.
Discover inspired Northern Italian cuisine in the heart of Allentown at this casual restaurant a few minutes from the PPL Center. The bare-brick walls, tan leather seating, and warm lighting create an inviting tableau to linger over a meal. The seasonal menu showcases local produce and a farm-to-table philosophy to craft rustic Italian plates that are meant to be shared. The ambiance is relaxed and convivial, and there are cozy corners to settle into or a gleaming quartz bar to mingle over drinks. Come here for the Bottomless Bellini Brunch menu, a weekend highlight, which comes with complimentary bellinis and unlimited small plates.
Address:30 Hamilton Street, Downtown, Allentown, 18101
phone:+1 610 841 4016
Sister restaurant to local favorite Bayou, the dishes here offer a new twist on comfort food classics that go great with a craft cocktail.
Grain is a great addition to Allentown's vibrant downtown dining scene. Sister restaurant to Bethlehem-based Bayou, this restaurant is also headed by talented chef Tyler Baxter. Its rustic ambiance and historic locale attract an eclectic crowd for pre- or post-show meals or drinks. Shared plates like lamb meatballs with lemon ricotta, charred spaghetti squash, and lobster croquettes are followed by entrees like mustard-glazed salmon and cast iron-seared NY strip. Original cocktails made with house-made infusions and syrups characterize the drinks menu and are ideal for pre-event drinks in the first-floor bar.
Address:536 West Hamilton Street, Downtown, Allentown, 18101
phone:+1 484 221 9465
This restaurant features a locally-inspired and modern take on American cuisine.
The Dime in downtown is named after the iconic Dime Bank. Located on the second level of the PPL Center, it is great for pre or post-event dining. Executive Chef Jason Viscount creates a menu to reflect the region with locally-sourced and seasonal ingredients to create modern American cuisine. Specialties include braised beef pierogies, yuengling braised country pork ribs and oysters paired with Pennsylvanian craft beer, wine and cocktails. The floor-to-ceiling windows and elegant wood and metal accents in its decor create a sophisticated ambiance.
Address:12 North Seventh Street, Allentown, 18101
phone:+1 484 273 4010
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