Travel can be tricky. The destination needs to meet a lot of requirements: exciting entertainment, great food, exceptional meeting spaces, affordable lodging, and conveniently located. Luckily, there’s Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, a place that offers history, culture, dining, nightlife, attractions...
Travel can be tricky. The destination needs to meet a lot of requirements: exciting entertainment, great food, exceptional meeting spaces, affordable lodging, and conveniently located. Luckily, there’s Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, a place that offers history, culture, dining, nightlife, attractions and more.
Located just 90 minutes west of New York City and 60 minutes north of Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley is three major cities (Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton), is big enough (third largest metro region in the state) to hold everyone’s interests, yet small enough to get around easily. The region features charming and historic downtowns in addition to some premier attractions such as;
The industry-inspired Sands® Bethlehem which features live-table games, over 3,000 slot machines, a luxurious hotel that boasts over 15,000 sq. ft. of state-of-the-art meeting space, events center, premium outlet shopping, the Sands® Bethlehem Event Center and plenty of dining – including three Emeril Lagasse restaurants.
About a minute away is ArtsQuest™ Center at SteelStacks™. Located on the former Bethlehem Steel plant property in south Bethlehem, this 65,000 sq. ft., four-floor, multi-use performing arts center features floor-to-ceiling glass windows that offer a spectacular view of the plant’s iconic blast furnaces, which are illuminated nightly.
Hundreds of nationally known performances take place here throughout the year, guaranteeing something for everyone. In addition, the center and adjacent SteelStacks™ campus hosts festivals, including Musikfest, Christkindlmarkt, blues, jazz, Latin, and jam band events, as well as farmers, arts, and antiques markets.
Leading Allentown’s revitalization and growth of the downtown is the PPL Center. The PPL Center is a state-of-the-art multipurpose arena in downtown Allentown, Pa. The arena seats more than 10,000 for concerts and more than 8,500 for Lehigh Valley Phantoms (AHL affiliate of the NHL Philadelphia Flyers) professional hockey games, making it the region’s largest events venue. The amenities-packed PPL Center will host more than 140 events each year, offering something for everyone, including the Phantoms, live concerts, family shows, trade shows, figure skating events, youth sports, high school and collegiate events, Disney on Ice, conferences, graduations, and many more events.
Easton has become known somewhat of a foodie’s haven. Home to some of the finest restaurants in the area along with wonderful attractions like Crayola Experience™ and The State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton truly has something for everyone. Also home to the oldest, continuous open-air farmers’ market in the United States dating back to 1752, this is truly something to see. We would be remiss if we didn’t invite you to visit the exceptional beers of Weyerbacher and Two Rivers Brewing Companies when in the city.
The region is also home to some exciting attractions like the legendary C. F. Martin & Co. museum and factory tour, Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, Coca-Cola Park home of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Triple-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, and many seasonal events and festivals. With such a diverse range of meeting space, entertainment, events, and activities, Lehigh Valley is sure to be a fit for everyone at your next meeting.
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