A spot that reflects its past but seamlessly blends the hip with the historic, Lehigh Valley has developed a rich, sustained arts and entertainment scene, especially when it comes to live music. Famous names pack historic theaters and outdoor pavilions for legendary rockstars, blues artists, country singers, and internationally acclaimed musicians who bridge genres from Afrobeat to Zydeco, all while visitors can tour the factory where Martin Guitars are handcrafted.
Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy the same sites from a different perspective, kayaking the Lehigh or Delaware Rivers, hiking miles of trails like the Appalachian or D&L, or pedaling miles of bike trails and quiet country roads.
Residents and visitors alike love the farmers markets nearby, especially during harvest times throughout the year to wrap their fingers around strawberries and apples, pumpkins and vegetables. At the same time, those passionate for another fruit– the grape –enjoy tours and tastings at more than 12 wineries – including the state's first kosher winery – and hop-lovers taste still another side of the area's award-winning, small-batch breweries that make up the Lehigh Valley Ale Trail.
where season passes are very affordable for residents and kids 5 and under are free with a Pre-K Pass. Get up and atom at Allentown’s Da Vinci Science Center, where families can make T-Rexroth, the center’s robotic dinosaur, move with a joystick, experience a Category 1 hurricane with wind forces up to 78 mph and crawl through Tunnel Vision, a 72-foot maze-like tunnel that shows how you can adapt when you cannot see. Colorful memories are made at Easton’s Crayola Experience™, where the newest multi-sensory exhibit, Rockin’ Paper, turns your pulpous creature into a mini performance with lights and music. In the summer, you can take in a Lehigh Valley IronPigs baseball game – including at the annual Jewish Heritage Night. Lehigh Valley Phantoms hockey games make a great winter activity, or you can hit the slopes at nearby Bear Creek and Blue Mountain.
Check out The Banana Factory in Bethlehem, one of the many places to experience local art.
Life is serene out on the water.
Wet your appetite by checking out some of our local breweries.
Lift your spirits at one of the Lehigh Valley's many family attractions like the Crayola Experience.