WELCOME TO LEHIGH VALLEY
Discover a place with the vibrancy of your favorite Crayola® colors, the soundtrack of your favorite Martin® guitar riff, and the romance of historic covered bridges. Steeped in precolonial, early American, and industrial history, Lehigh Valley is bursting with nationally-recognized events, exciting nightlife, adventurous outdoor activities, and modern and contemporary arts—not what you’d expect from a place that is also home to rolling hills and calming countrysides.
When you’re planning your visit to Lehigh Valley, take advantage of a wide variety of accommodations ready to suit your needs. Choose from nationally-recognized brands in easily accessible locations, full-service resorts, or quaint bed-and-breakfasts offering a relaxing escape.
Move here, live here, work here, play here. If there was ever a place to put down some roots or lift your spirits in the most unexpected ways, this is it.
CHEER FOR THE HOME TEAM.
Lehigh Valley marks the path for athletes looking to hit the major leagues. Catch the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, Triple-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, in action at Coca-Cola Park (and be sure to enjoy some bacon-centric treats). Coca-Cola Park has been recognized as one of the top three ballparks in all of Minor League Baseball per Baseball America (2018). The IronPigs are Minor League Baseball’s per-game attendance leader since the team’s inception in 2008, averaging more than 9,000 fans per game.
Watch Olympic hopefuls speed around the banked track at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center, one of the top destinations in the world for track cycling. The Velodrome, or T-Town, is known around the world for its high-caliber bike racing and has been the training ground for 140 national champions, seven world champions, and three Olympic medalists.
During the winter months, head indoors to the PPL Center in downtown Allentown for a Lehigh Valley Phantoms game, AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers.
TASTE THE LOCAL FLAVORS.
From fresh produce at area farmers markets to James Beard Award nominated restaurants, the food scene in Lehigh Valley is flourishing. Wander the main streets of Lehigh Valley’s downtowns and you’ll spot restaurants showcasing cuisines of all types. These local flavors extend beyond foodie favorite restaurants with a booming craft beverage scene of nearly 50 makers of wine, beer, and distilled spirits.
Treat your taste buds to a culinary experience you won’t forget.
Musikfest™, the nation’s largest non-gated, free music festival, was voted as the
BEST MUSIC FESTIVAL IN NORTH AMERICA by USA Today’s 10Best.
BREATHE IN FRESH AIR.
Whether you’re looking to explore on foot, by bike, or via the water, Lehigh Valley offers an unparalleled outdoor recreation scene. Don’t miss the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Trail which spans 165 total miles of rail trails, 48 of them passing through Lehigh Valley.
Explore the outdoors.
WOW YOUR FAMILY.
Kids of all ages will find things to see & do in Lehigh Valley, and parents won’t have to worry about breaking the bank! Race down rollercoasters at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom. Create your next piece of artwork at the Crayola Experience™. Uncover the science of how things work at the Da Vinci Science Center.
IMMERSE YOURSELF IN CULTURE & HISTORY.
Lehigh Valley’s historic Moravian Bethlehem, a National Historic Landmark District featured on the U.S. Tentative List for World Heritage Designation, provides a unique, historically rich and culturally significant way of life for over 300 years.
EXPERIENCE UNFORGETTABLE FESTIVALS.
From the magic of the holiday season to food-centric celebrations, Lehigh Valley has a fes
From the magic of the holiday season to food-centric celebrations, Lehigh Valley has a festival to fit all tastes. Mark your calendars for annual favorites including Musikfest (August), the Great Allentown Fair (Labor Day weekend), PA Bacon Fest (November), and more.
The Easton Farmers’ Market is the oldest continuously operating open-air market in the country. On Saturdays through the warmer months, you can shop from 30+ vendors in the city’s Centre Square.
Historic Moravian Bethlehem is a designated National Historic Landmark District and has been short-listed for nomination to the World Heritage List.
Lehigh Valley is home to some of America’s favorite brands including Crayola, C.F. Martin Guitar, Mack Trucks, and Just Born, Inc. (makers of Mike & Ikes, Hot Tamales, and PEEPS).
The City of Allentown features more parkland per capita than any other city its size in the United States.
*2,100 acres of parkland for Allentown’s 120,000 residents