Duration: Two days and two nights
Located 60 minutes north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes west of New York City, Lehigh Valley is known for its small town charm and its historic cities; Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton. From the Moravian Book Shop, the oldest continuously running bookstore in the world, to Bethlehem’s iconic glass stars, this road trip is sure to get any shopper in the holiday spirit!
Cosmopolitan boasts six floors of breathtaking architecture that pay tribute to Allentown’s rich history. Features include two dining rooms, a two-story ballroom seating 175, Wave – a two-level rooftop bar with one of the best views Allentown has to offer, and valet parking. Upon entry, Cosmopolitan greets guests with a waterfall, a sheik bar with a starry backdrop, and a grand view of the original Hess’s chandelier. For more information, please click here: http://www.ourcosmopolitan.com/.Read More >
After a full day of discovery, make a pit stop at the Allentown Brew Works to relax and rejuvenate. Established in 2007, the Allentown Brew Works is a full service brewpub and restaurant housed inside the historic Harold’s Furniture Building. Its 400-seat establishment features a variety of flagship brews on tap, which include Hop Explosion, Always Sunny Pale Ale, Knuckleball, and the award-winning Hop’solutely. For more information, please click here: http://www.thebrewworks.com/allentown-brewworks/.Read More >
Located just minutes from Allentown and Easton, Lehigh University, Moravian College, Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem and a 10 minute drive from the Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE), Hotel Bethlehem is conveniently located in the heart of the historic district. Experience world-class service, charming guest accommodations, elegantly appointed lobby and common areas, beautiful yet efficient banquet and meeting facilities, and award winning cuisine.Read More >
If you’re in the mood for fine dining, Emeril’s Chop House is the place to go. Located at Sands Bethlehem, Emeril's elegant and comfortable chop house evokes the feel of the classic American steakhouse, updated with modern finishes and a creative menu that goes beyond the usual steakhouse standards. Bronze metal and earth tone leather contrast with mirrored and glass reflective surfaces and crystal pendant light fixtures. Two curved glass front wine cellars separate the restaurant's private dining areas from the main dining room, housing 2,500 carefully chosen bottles on custom polished steel wine racks. For more information please click here: http://www.emerilsrestaurants.com/emerils-chop-house.Read More >
No trip is complete without a visit to the SteelStacks campus and ArtsQuest’s Christkindlmarkt. Over the past two decades, Christkindlmarkt has delighted almost one million guests from near and far with its mix of unique gift ideas, old-world charm and holiday cheer. This year the festival will celebrate 20 years of holiday magic with a six-week run that features more than 125 vendors each week, more than ever before, in an open-air market recognized by Travel and Leisure magazine as one of the top holiday markets in the world.
Explore the largest selection of Crayola products and discover one-of-a-kind Crayola souvenirs not found anywhere else in the world. This is the only place you’ll find a genuine two pound crayon that you can customize with your very own name. You can also turn your creative masterpieces into wearable works of art (i.e. t-shirts) and puzzles, and you can even pick your very own color collection of Crayola crayons and markers.
The State Theatre Center for the Arts
Take in a performance in this historic 1,500 seat hall that opened back in 1926. The theater features performers that entertain those of all ages. Be certain to check their web site for the most up-to-date list of events going on regularly at the “State.” Be certain to explore Easton’s downtown to satisfy your appetite. Home to such restaurants as Mesa (Mexican), Maxim’s 22 (French), Valenca (Mediterranean), Porters’ Pub (Gastro Pub), Sette Luna (Italian), and many more - you are sure to find one to cater to even the pickiest eater.