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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.
Situated near the airport, this spa resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of SteelStacks and National Museum of Industrial History. Lehigh University and Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Situated on the Strip, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Northampton Community College and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Dutch Springs Aqua Park. Bethlehem Golf Club and Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Bethlehem Golf Club and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Dutch Springs Aqua Park. Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center and Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Located in the heart of Allentown, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Da Vinci Science Center, Cedar Crest College, and Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom. Cedar Creek Park and Muhlenberg College are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 3.1 mi (5 km) from Bethlehem Golf Club and within 6 mi (10 km) of Coca-Cola Park and America on Wheels Museum. Allentown Art Museum and Miller Symphony Hall are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Situated in Allentown, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Da Vinci Science Center, Philip and Muriel Berman Sculpture Park, and Cedar Crest College. Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom and Cedar Creek Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Situated in Allentown, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Coca-Cola Park, Bethlehem Golf Club, and America on Wheels Museum. Colonial Industrial Quarter and Trout Hall are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Situated in Bethlehem, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, and Colonial Industrial Quarter. Moravian Museum of Bethlehem and National Museum of Industrial History are also within 2 mi (3 km).