Region: Lehigh Valley
If everything you know about Allentown is from the Billy Joel song, you're in for a shock. This bustling city on the Lehigh River, founded in 1762, is vibrant and lively—diverse nightlife, fine dining, golf, and other activities abound. From Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom to the Allentown Art Museum and the Symphony Orchestra, there's plenty to see and do here. Even a stroll through the extensive historic district is enough to fill an afternoon.