Allentown Bethlehem Vacation Packages & Travel Deals
Allentown is a city in the Lehigh Valley region and county seat of Lehigh County in Pennsylvania. It is known for the stellar rise of its downtown through redevelopment and transformation, an honor so exclusive that it conferred on only one of six communities in the US. You can see a clear derivative of the same in the city’s extensive trail and park systems.
Bethlehem is a riverside city and part of the Lehigh Valley metropolitan area in Pennsylvania. Bethlehem was founded on Christmas Eve in 1741 and was named for Jesus' birthplace in Israel. Bethlehem later became a prominent epicenter of steel manufacturing as one of the world’s largest steel companies- Bethlehem Steel and its main manufacturing plant was setup here. During your Allentown Bethlehem vacations, be sure to check out the ‘National Museum of Industrial History.’ It runs half the show in the city because of its comprehensive view of the city’s glorious heritage as a steel manufacturing centre. You are advised to choose your Allentown Bethlehem vacation packages well in advance to make your trip cheaper, affordable and more enjoyable.
The best time to visit Allentown and Bethlehem is the summer season from June to August. It is warm and sunny at about 80 deg F and this provide a perfect setting for you to enjoy wineries and breweries. Allentown also celebrates Great Allentown Fair in August. This is a 150-year old event is a delightful sum of a county fair, a street carnival, family-owned food stands and national musical acts.
Places of Interest in Allentown Bethlehem
Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom
If you’re looking for a place that you kids would enjoy to the max, this is it. The Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom (opened in 1884) is a famous amusement and water park near Allentown in Pennsylvania. It consists of eight roller coasters and a water park, the most famous of them is the Steel Force. It is the second longest steel roller coaster on the American East Coast and ninth longest in the world.
The Allentown Art Museum
The Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley is a famous art museum in Allentown. It has a world-class collection of over 13000 works of art related to European art, American art, textiles and drawings. This is notwithstanding more than 16000 titles and 40 current periodicals that are found in the museum’s library and archives. A star attraction here is a group of 53 Renaissance and Baroque paintings and sculptures that were gifted to the museum in 1959.
The Burnside Plantation is a late 18th century farm and living history museum in Bethlehem. It was once a part of an old Native American Village and now showcases regional farming practices prevalent during 1750s and 1850s. This is seconded by a display of Moravian farmers’ lifestyle of 18th century and some early American artifacts.