Allentown

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.

Where to stay in Allentown

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
The price is Rs5,951 per night from 8 Feb to 9 Feb
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of St Lukes Hospital, Lehigh Valley Health Network Muhlenberg and Coca-Cola Park. Historic Hotel ...
2.9/5 (1,115 reviews)
"all was well from beginning till the end."

Reviewed on 9 Jan 2022

Days Hotel by Wyndham Allentown Airport / Lehigh Valley
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Allentown West, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Allentown West, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
5630 Tilghman Street, Allentown, PA
The price is Rs8,784 per night from 6 Feb to 7 Feb
Set in Allentown, this family-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Cedar Crest College, Muhlenberg College and Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom. Allentown ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (962 reviews)
"Breakfast was excellent. Rooms are outdated and climate control is bad. Parking can be a long walk to front entrance. Location on highway makes access and noise a little irritating. Friendly staff. Nice shower."

Reviewed on 11 Jan 2022

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Allentown West, an IHG Hotel
Hilton Garden Inn Allentown Bethlehem Airport
Hilton Garden Inn Allentown Bethlehem Airport
3 out of 5
1787-B Airport Road, Allentown, PA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs8,725 per night from 3 Feb to 4 Feb
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Coca-Cola Park, St Lukes Hospital and Lehigh Valley Health Network Muhlenberg. Jordan Creek ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (850 reviews)
"Wasn’t exactly what I expected but no complaints a little disappointed on having to pay for breakfast. Thought that should be complementary with my stay but that’s ok."

Reviewed on 17 Jan 2022

Hilton Garden Inn Allentown Bethlehem Airport
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.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Allentown-West/Fogelsville, PA
Homewood Suites by Hilton Allentown-West/Fogelsville, PA
3 out of 5
7686 Industrial Blvd, Allentown, PA
The price is Rs9,469 per night from 6 Feb to 7 Feb
Situated in Allentown, this aparthotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Little Lehigh Creek and 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Valley Preferred Cycling Center. Macungie Memorial ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (729 reviews)
"Great property and close to my daughter. We always stay here when visiting her. The room is large and comfortable. A warm breakfast is included."

Reviewed on 21 Jan 2022

Homewood Suites by Hilton Allentown-West/Fogelsville, PA
Homewood Suites by Hilton Allentown Bethlehem Center Valley
Homewood Suites by Hilton Allentown Bethlehem Center Valley
3 out of 5
3350 Center Valley Parkway, Center Valley, PA
The price is Rs11,335 per night from 3 Feb to 4 Feb
Situated in Center Valley, this aparthotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley and within 6 miles (10 km) of Lehigh University and Historic ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (376 reviews)
"Great Stay, would recommend to anyone, comfortable beds, spacious showers! Will definitely use in the future."

Reviewed on 17 Jan 2022

Homewood Suites by Hilton Allentown Bethlehem Center Valley
Home2 Suites by Hilton Easton
Home2 Suites by Hilton Easton
3 out of 5
3882 Eastgate Boulevard Bldg 2, Easton, PA
The price is Rs10,544 per night from 2 Feb to 3 Feb
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Martin Museum and Visitors Center, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Northampton Community College ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (88 reviews)
"Nicely stocked kitchen, full slice fridge, microwave, enjoyable breakfast area."

Reviewed on 10 Dec 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Easton
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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