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Allentown, PA
Travel Guide

Allentown

Ride some of the tallest roller coasters in the country, marvel at images of space and see where the Liberty Bell was hidden at this Pennsylvania city.

You may recognize Allentown as the subject of Billy Joel’s eponymous song, an ode to the working class. While Allentown has changed considerably since Joel released the song in 1982, it still has strong links to the blue-collar industries that helped carve its identity.

For a historic perspective on the city, take a walking tour through Old Allentown to view restored Victorian-style homes. Visit Zion’s Reformed Church of Christ to see where American rebels hid the Liberty Bell from the British Army during the Revolutionary War.

Allentown has museums ranging in focus from art to science and many things in between. From hunter-gatherers to the Pennsylvania Dutch, trace the settlers of the area at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum. The Allentown Art Museum displays thousands of pieces of art and frequently hosts events and special exhibits.

Bring the family to the interactive Da Vinci Science Center. One of the most notable exhibits is View Space, which displays NASA’s breathtaking space images. As its name suggests, the new America on Wheels museum provides information about the history of wheeled transportation, from bicycles to race cars.

Enjoy Allentown’s thriving arts scene with a Broadway-style show or independent film at the Civic Theatre. The historic Symphony Hall stages concert series such as Jazz Cabaret and Symphony Hall Pops as well as dance performances and plays.

Find some excitement at Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom with some of the tallest and longest roller coasters on the East coast. Afterward, cool off in the attached water park with dozens of slides and pools. For even more thrills, go to Lehigh Valley Grand Prix for go-kart racing that looks and feels like you are driving grand prix race cars.

As Pennsylvania’s third-largest city, Allentown has plenty of attractions to entertain any visitor. It is centrally located just 60 miles (97 kilometers) north of Philadelphia and 90 miles (145 kilometers) west of New York City. Visit during the snowy winter season or the heat of summer for a variety of delightful experiences.

Days Hotel by Wyndham Allentown Airport / Lehigh Valley
Days Hotel by Wyndham Allentown Airport / Lehigh Valley
3 out of 5
3400 Airport Road, Road No. 4, Allentown, PA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $75 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 4
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of St Lukes Hospital, Lehigh Valley Health Network Muhlenberg, and Coca-Cola Park. PPL Center and ...
3/5 (1,098 reviews)
"No towels in the swimming pool area, rooms not very clean,"

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2021

Days Hotel by Wyndham Allentown Airport / Lehigh Valley
Wind Creek Bethlehem
Wind Creek Bethlehem
4 out of 5
77 Sands Blvd, Bethlehem, PA
The price is $149 per night from Jun 28 to Jun 28
This family-friendly Bethlehem resort is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of Lehigh River and SteelStacks. Lehigh University is 1.7 mi (2.7 ...
4.4/5Excellent! (1,238 reviews)
"Everything was as advertised. It was a wonderful stay"

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

Wind Creek Bethlehem
Sonesta Select Allentown Bethlehem
Sonesta Select Allentown Bethlehem
3 out of 5
2160 Motel Dr, Bethlehem, PA
The price is $101 per night from Jun 29 to Jun 29
Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Lehigh Valley Health Network Muhlenberg, Coca-Cola Park, and Bethlehem Golf Club. St Lukes ...
4.3/5Excellent! (528 reviews)
"I absolutely loved my room with the balcony. The bed was very comfortable and it was a great experience."

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

Sonesta Select Allentown Bethlehem
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Tentrr Signature Site - Sycamore Hill Farm Creekside
Tentrr Signature Site - Sycamore Hill Farm Creekside
Bethlehem, PA
The price is $144 per night from Jun 23 to Jun 23
Situated in Bethlehem, this campground is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Stabler Arena and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Lehigh University. Lost River Caverns and Lehigh River ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Beautiful Camp Site
"We had a lovely time at this campsite. Everything is exactly as we pictured it!"

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Tentrr Signature Site - Sycamore Hill Farm Creekside
Allentown's Historic Hidden Gem
Allentown's Historic Hidden Gem
Allentown, PA
The price is $300 per night from Jun 22 to Jun 22
Situated in Allentown, this vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Little Lehigh Creek and PPL Center. Allentown Fairgrounds is 1 mi (1.6 km) away.
4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
Spacious w/ Historic Art!!!!
"What a wonderful cute place to stay!!! Lovey home with great size and a perfect area to have a nice dinner with family and friends. The art throughout the home was really unique and was a perfect touch. The location was also perfect, not far from anything in the town. Overall, we enjoyed our stay ..."

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

Allentown's Historic Hidden Gem
Modern Farmhouse Charm in the Heart of Bethlehem
Modern Farmhouse Charm in the Heart of Bethlehem
Bethlehem, PA
Situated in Bethlehem, this vacation home is 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Lehigh Valley Health Network Muhlenberg and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Lehigh University. Historic ...
5/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Great accommodations for a big group
"Great space for our family. We will look to use it again when we are back in the area. Newly updated, big rooms. Kitchen was not stocked well for our group (8) with dishes, etc, but we did ok. Neighborhood is nice, safe. Was able to get in some morning runs. Would definitely recommend staying here. ..."

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2021

Modern Farmhouse Charm in the Heart of Bethlehem
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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