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!
Allentown’s Merchants Square Mall is 100,000 square feet of specialty shoppes, antiques and collectibles with an in-house auction room, special events showroom and a full service restaurant. The mall has long been known for its diverse and unique items that can't be found anywhere else in the Lehigh Valley. Did we mention it’s home to the 8th Wonder of the World Model Train Exhibit?Read More >
Next stop? Antique hunting! The Lehigh Valley's premiere antique center has more than 150 dealers displaying quality antiques. Enjoy browsing furniture, clocks, jewelry, china, lamps, linens, memorabilia, retro, pottery, books, toys, primitives, vintage clothing, postcards and much more.Read More >
Are you a foodie? With more than 65 merchants you are sure to find the freshest local meats, poultry, seafood and produce in the area. You won’t be able to resist the homemade baked goods and beautiful flowers.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.Read More >
Lehigh Valley culinary legends, the Saylors, transformed a historic building in bustling downtown Allentown into a dining hot spot — Roar Social House. The restaurant focuses on simply-prepared food from locally sourced steak, chop and seafood locations. Roar’s contemporary and traditional menu options will pair perfectly with some libations from their extensive wine list featuring samples from across the globe.Read More >
The Hamilton’s stunning design will take you back in time with its classic urban American feel and innovative menu. Have a light meal of soup and salad or choose from delicious entrÃ©es like pan-seared salmon, chicken pot pie or their signature Hamilton Burger. With unique menus for brunch, lunch and dinner, The Hamilton is ready to satisfy your hunger for any meal.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 >
Rise and shine, it’s Christmas City time! As you step foot into the quaint town of Bethlehem, start at the Welcome Center. Handmade items, delicious treats, and one-of-a-kind photography and artwork by local artisans fill the room with local favorites including mixed soaps, hand-crafted pottery, beeswax candles, t-shirts and don’t forget the glass stars. The Moravian glass stars come in every shape and size, from a 30 point masterpiece to a flat ornament perfect for the window or tree,... Read More >
What’s a trip to Bethlehem without visiting the oldest continuously running bookstore in the world? Established in 1745 on the South Side of the Lehigh River, the Moravian Book Shop resided in several locations before moving to its current site in the heart of historic downtown Bethlehem in 1871. Situated on Main Street, across from the Hotel Bethlehem and just a few doors from Central Moravian Church, the Moravian Book Shop is more than just a book store. In addition to a wide variety of... Read More >
Next up, savings pass! Take a break from the local shops and head to the Outlets at Sands Bethlehem. Featuring 27 stores from specialty retailers and designers, you can find everything from clothing, to jewelry and gifts. The Sands Outlets offers your favorite brands such as Talbots©, Coach©, Kay Jewelers©, Lenox© and charming charlie©.Read More >
If you’re in the mood for fine dining, Emeril’s Chop House is the place to go. Located at Sands Bethlehem Resort, 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.Read More >
The Apollo Grill is a sophisticated bistro located in the heart of historic downtown Bethlehem. Start with something from the Apollo’s extensive appetizer menu full of 30 different selections, but make sure to save room for a delicious entrÃ©e. Come back every three months to see the updated artwork from local artists and sample some food from the Best Bethlehem Restaurant 15 years in a row!Read More >
One night’s stay in the Hotel Bethlehem wasn’t enough? Come back for second night stay in elegance only steps away from Historic Moravian Bethelhem.Read More >
The AAA 4 Diamond Award-winning Sands Hotel will have you realing in luxury. It may be hard to leave your guest room with the free wireless high speed internet access and 42" flat-screen LCD HDTVs, but there is so much more to explore around the resort. Test your luck in the casino at the slots, table games or poker room or take time to unwind at the Steel Magnolia Spa & Salon with a massage, manicure or facial.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. The Christmas City crafts its own holiday magic with a six-week festival that features more than 125 vendors each week. The open-air market was even recognized by Travel + 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. Crayola Experience features 26 hands-on attractions, perfect for a day of family fun. Explore four floors of colorful fun and see how colors, chemistry, and technology can create an exciting adventure for you and your family.