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Living Lehigh Valley

Ahhhh..... the Lehigh Valley, What's not to love? We have sports, shopping, night life, restaurants, the great outdoors, and so much more. Whether you are thinking about moving to the Valley or already call it home, this starter guide will give you plenty of places to go, things to do, wonders to see, and destinations to explore.


We know for certain that dining out is essential when hitting the town. Looking for a quick meal, we got that. Need a fancy sit-down restaurant? We've got that too. Here are our top 5 place to eat in the Lehigh Valley. (In no particular order)

  1. Three Oak Steakhouse - Need a steak cooked to perfection? This is your place!

  2. Lost Tavern Brewing - Looking for great beer and a great time? Look no further!

  3. Kome - If you're craving hibachi this Japanese restaurant is our top choice!

  4. The Flying Egg - Need some variety and excitement for your tastebuds? Go HERE!

  5. Union & Finch - Casual dining with a twist? Yes please!


Call the babysitter, phone the in-laws, we’re hitting the town! If you can’t find something to do in the Lehigh Valley then you’re just a bump on a log. Here are 5 things to do to get you started.

  1. Musikfest - If you know, you know. If you don’t you need to. The nations largest non-gated free music festival. You NEED to experience this.

  2. Wind Creek Event Center - This place has it all. A-list artist, comedians, boxing, MMA, gambling and music! There is always something happening here.

  3. PPL Center - Home of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms hockey team, this venue is also a great place to catch a concert, or a Monster Truck Jam.

  4. Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays - Want to get in some target practice. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, you are sure to have a blast. (pun intended).

  5. The Da Vinci Science Center - Get your learn on at an interactive and fun science center focusing on STEM subjects! This is a place for the whole family to enjoy.


Got some coin burning a hole in your pocket? Visit the downtown streets and support local small businesses or meander through the Promenade shops.

  1. The Promenade Shops - The Lehigh Valley’s premier shopping experience with your favorite fashion stores, boutiques, movie theater and an eclectic mix of restaurants.

  2. Moravian Book Shop - Since 1745, the oldest bookstore in America has been providing book lovers with a variety of books suitable for everyone!

  3. Allentown Farmers Market - Everything you need in one place. You will find everything your heart could desire from over 50 local merchants.

  4. The Banana Factory - This former banana warehouse is home to 30 studios artists, 3 galleries and multiple classrooms. Learn, grow, and purchase fine art!

  5. Christkindlmarkt - Experience the joy of the season with aisles of handmade works by artisans, live music, ice carving, breakfast with St. Nicholas and more!


Home to two minor league sports teams, fourteen colleges/universities, fifteen golf courses and country clubs, and numerous public parks, you can be a spectator or a participant.

  1. Iron Pigs - Take in a game at Coca-Cola Park and watch the Philadelphia Phillies minor league baseball team battle it out.

  2. Phantoms - Enjoy a night at the PPL Center in Allentown watching the minor league hockey team of the Philadelphia Flyers.

  3. Wedgewood Golf Course - Hit the links at this public golf course located in Coopersburg, PA.

  4. Velodrome - The premiere cycling center in the US is home to professional and amateur track racing!

  5. Pocono Raceway - Spend the day smelling the fumes, hearing the roar of the engines and being mesmerized at the speed of NASCAR.


The great outdoors! Home to fresh air, sunshine, wildlife and adventure. If you’ve been cooped up inside for to long like we have, these 5 destinations in the Lehigh Valley will do just the trick to refresh your spirit and provide some adventure.

  1. Hawk Mountain - Wildlife abounds in this nature preserve. Take the family for a hike and enjoy breathtaking views.

  2. Delaware River Tubing - beat the heat and enjoy scenic views as you float down the Delaware River.

  3. D&L Trail - Explore 165 miles of the multi-use trail from the mountains of the Northeast down through Bucks county.

  4. Bushkill Falls - Known as the “Niagara of Pennsylvania”, these eight waterfalls are just a short drive from the Valley.

  5. Bear Creek & Blue Mountain - Looking for winter and summer fun, look no further than these two resorts.

This is just the tip of the iceberg for the Lehigh Valley. Get out there and explore the Valley!

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