Why Choose Our Destination?
Lehigh Valley is rich in arts, culture, and industrial history and offers distinctive venues to choose from with a combination of historic charm and modern luxury sure to inspire meetings. Set amid gentle hills and charming countrysides, Lehigh Valley, Pa. is home to Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, as well as dozens of small towns and picturesque boroughs. Located just 90 minutes west of New York City and 60 minutes north of Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley is big enough (third largest metro region in the state) to hold everyone’s interests, yet small enough to get around easily. A few premier attractions and venues include: 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 restaurants by Emeril Lagasse and one by Buddy Valastro. You can even pick up dessert at Carlo's Bakery located in the Outlets at Sands. 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. Tours are given on a regular basis by Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites. Just steps away you'll want to take in the sites at the National Museum of Industrial History. 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. with an attached Renaissance Hotel with additional meeting space. 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, 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 with the oldest, continuous open-air farmers’ market in the United States dating back to 1752. 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. In addition, Easton celebrates some of the finest restaurants in the region along with attractions like the Crayola Experience™ and The State Theatre Center for the Arts. The region also has some exciting attractions like the legendary C. F. Martin & Co. Museum and Factory Tour, Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, Lehigh Valley Zoo, Mack Truck Museum, Blue Mountain Resort and Bear Creek Mountain Resort, Coca-Cola Park home of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Triple-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies), and several wineries, breweries, and distilleries. 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. Visit 800MeetHere.com, or just give us a call today, and discover why Lehigh Valley is the perfect destination for your next meeting. Start planning your Lehigh Valley event.
Lehigh Valley's location makes it a convenient gateway to Eastern Pennsylvania. Located 90 minutes west of New York City and 60 minutes north of Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley is only a very pleasant drive away. Domestic non-stop flights to Lehigh Valley International Airport hail from Chicago, Atlanta, Charlotte, and Detroit. Airlines include Allegiant Air, American, Delta, and United. Bieber Tourways offers bus tours and charters to Lehigh Valley from Lancaster and New York. Trans-Bridge Lines also offers bus tours and charters from Lower Manhattan, Wall Street, and Jersey City.
Distance from Airport
- Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE)
0 km from City Center
Lehigh Valley Phantoms and PPL Center
C.F. Martin & Co. Factory Tour and Museum
Historic Moravian Bethlehem “A National Historic Landmark District”
ArtsQuest™ Center at SteelStacks™
Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom
As the official destination marketing organization (DMO) for Lehigh Valley, Pa. (Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton) Discover Lehigh Valley's staff is here to help you in every facet of your meeting planning including site inspections, dine-a-rounds, team-building activities, meeting planner, welcome bags, spousal activities, and so much more. Just give us a call at 1-800-Meet-Here or visit us online at 800MeetHere.com.