Welcome to Allentown

Allentown is situated in Pennsylvania's gorgeous Lehigh Valley region. Founded in 1762 and originally known as Northhampton Town, it is the third largest city in the state. Allentown's location, sixty miles outside of Philadelphia and only ninety miles from New York City, make it a popular spot for vacations and business travel.

Cultural Life
Allentown is home to a variety of exciting museums. Visitors can stop by the Allentown Art Museum to see their large collection of exhibits ranging from paintings, sculpture, and hands-on activities. The museum houses collections in American, European, and non-western fine art, decorative arts, and costumes and textiles.

The culture and experiences of the Native American Lenape tribe are documented at the Museum of Indian culture. Other local museums include the Lehigh Heritage Museum, the Mack Truck Museum, and the Liberty Bell Museum where you can ring a life-size replica of the original Liberty Bell.

The Da Vinci Science Center is a wonderful experience for the entire family. The center's hands-on science activities and rotating exhibits make this museum number one on many visitors' to-do lists in Allentown. The Civic Theatre presents art house movies and foreign films. The theatre also is the place to go for live theatre. Nearby is the Allen Symphony Orchestra.

Outdoor Adventure
Visitors looking for adventure will enjoy Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom. Dorney Park offers five thrilling roller coasters, an outdoor zoo experience, and a host of rides for all ages. Wildwater Kingdom is splash central for anyone who loves water. The park offers water slides, lazy rivers, and a surf pool.

Skiers flock to the Lehigh Valley and the surrounding mountains in the winter. Bear Creek Mountain and Blue Creek Mountain are a short drive from Allentown and feature numerous outdoor activities for all seasons including skiing, hiking, and more.

Allentown is a melting pot of cultures. This diversity is reflected in the many popular restaurants located throughout the city. Visitors can feast on a wide variety of cuisines. Japanese, Lebanese, Mexican, Chinese, Jamaican, and Puerto Rican are just a few of the delicious ethnic cuisines found alongside restaurants offering American and European fare.

Allentown is waiting for you. The Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania is a wonderful destination any time of the year. From enriching museums to wild and wacky fun at Dorney Park, Allentown has everything you need for a vacation to remember. Why not make your reservations now?