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Planning your trip to the Christmas City?

Here’s some important and helpful tidbits to make your trip even better.

Bethlehem is split down the middle by the Lehigh River, which means we have TWO unique downtown experiences.

Moravian Historic District (Click to expand/collapse)

Explore the rich history of Historic Moravian Bethlehem, our newly designated National Historic Landmark District, one of only eight in Pennsylvania and one of only about 200 in the entire United States!  Main Street is home to the Moravian Bookshop, the oldest book store in America, as well as countless shops, boutiques, restaurants and galleries.

Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center

505 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018
The Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center is the place to start your visit to Bethlehem and order tour tickets, gather information, and shop in the museum store.

Hour of operation:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Sunday: 10am – 5pm

Parking Garages

North Street Garage
75 W. North Street

Walnut Street Garage
33 W. Walnut Street

Metered Parking

Metered parking is also available on streets and lots around the city. The meters accept credit cards and coins. Metered parking is enforced from 8:00 am – 9:00 pm Monday through Saturday.

MobileNOW!

Download the MobileNOW! app to easily pay for parking throughout the city. https://mobile-now.us/

SouthSide Arts District (Click to expand/collapse)

The SouthSide Arts District is home to many artists, arts and educational institutions, restaurants, shops and creative industries, not to mention SteelStacks, the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, and the South Bethlehem Greenway which runs through the district. Dining options range from Malaysian to Irish, tacos to charcuterie and fine dining to awesome pizza. The district is a great place to explore on foot.

Parking Garages

Lehigh Riverport Garage
11 W. 2nd Street

South New Street Garage
On New, between 3rd and 4th Streets

Metered Parking

Metered parking is also available on streets and lots around the city. The meters accept credit cards and coins. Metered parking is enforced from 8:00 am – 9:00 pm Monday through Saturday.

MobileNOW!

Download the MobileNOW! app to easily pay for parking throughout the city. https://mobile-now.us/

SteelStacks (Click to expand/collapse)

Located in the heart of the city’s SouthSide, SteelStacks is a ten-acre campus dedicated to arts, culture, family events, community celebrations, education and fun. Once the home plant of Bethlehem Steel, the second largest steel manufacturer in the nation, the site has been reborn through music and art, offering more than 1,000 concerts and eight different festivals annually.  Visit the Musikfest Café for a show, walk the Hoover Mason Trestle at the base of the iconic Bethlehem Steel Blast Furnaces, and stop by the Visitor’s Center for information on tours.

Visitor Center at SteelStacks

711 E. First Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018
Housed in the beautifully restored 1863 Stock House, the oldest building on the site, the Visitor Center at SteelStacks presented by St. Luke’s University Health Network offers a wealth of information on SteelStacks, Bethlehem, and the Lehigh Valley’s events and attractions. Helpful staff are also on hand to assist you in planning your visit to SteelStacks and the region.

Hours of Operation
Sunday – Wednesday: 10am – 4pm
Thursday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm

Free parking is available at SteelStacks on a first come, first serve basis. Additional metered parking is a short walk away.

Where to Dine? (Click to expand/collapse)
Sands Bethlehem

77 Sands Boulevard, Bethlehem, PA 18015
877-726-3777

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When it comes to dining, Sands Bethlehem always brings so much to the table. Like our outstanding variety, from gourmet to classic comfort foods – you’ll find a place for every taste. Not to mention our exemplary service and attention to details.

Emeril’s Chop House
Experience the essence of fine dining and indulge in a variety of irresistible dishes featuring tender steak cuts, mouth-watering prime rib and so much more.
877-726-3777

Buddy V’s Ristorante
Twists on Italian-American favorites, as well as Valastro family favorites like Sunday Gravy, Steak Pizzaioli and Linguine and Clams with Lobster.
877-726-3777

Emeril’s Fish House
Chef Emeril Lagasse brings his love of fresh seafood and signature “New, New Orleans” style of cooking – a twist on Louisiana’s classic Creole dishes — to the new and improved Emeril’s Fish House. On the menu, you’ll find Chef Emeril’s kicked-up versions of market fresh fish and shellfish creations alongside flavorful steaks and inspired pork and chicken dishes.
877-726-3777

Burgers And More by Emeril
Enjoy prime and grass-fed beef burgers, seafood, turkey and veggie selections and much more.
877-726-3777

The Steel Pub

320 E 1st St., Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 625-5005

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The Brick

1 W Broad St, Ste 101, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018
(610) 419-1141

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1741 on the Terrace
Historic Hotel Bethlehem

437 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

Tap Room
Historic Hotel Bethlehem

437 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar
534 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018
(610) 861-7631

Molly’s Irish Grille and Sports Pub
4 E. 4th St., Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 868-1313

Social Still
530 E 3rd St., Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 625-4585

Crossroads Hotel
1443 Main St., Hellertown, PA 18055
(610) 838-8278

Where to Stay? (Click to expand/collapse)
Sands Bethlehem

77 Sands Boulevard, Bethlehem, PA 18015
877-726-3777

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Less than a mile away from SteelStacks, you can make a night of it at the award-winning, AAA 4 Diamond Sands Hotel! The Sands Hotel features 282 recently renovated rooms complete with all of the latest in modern amenities. We offer free wireless high speed internet access, in-room dining, plush pillow top beds, 42” flat-screen LCD HDTVs, media hubs and more! Culinary offerings include Buddy Valastro’s Buddy V’s Ristorante, Carlo’s Bakery from the hit TLC series Cake Boss™, and three signature restaurants from celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse – Emeril’s Chop House, Burgers And More by Emeril and Emeril’s Fish House.

Historic Hotel Bethlehem

437 Main Street, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018
(610) 625-5000

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Experience world-class service, charming guest accommodations, elegantly appointed lobby and common areas, beautiful yet efficient banquet and meeting facilities, and Award winning cuisine. We proudly continue the tradition of Bethlehem hospitality.

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites features 80 rooms that include King or Double Queens, complimentary Wi-Fi, deluxe breakfast and a shuttle service. Book today!

The Comfort Suites University is a smoke-free and pet-friendly hotel located close enough to Lehigh University for you to enjoy a healthy walk.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Bethlehem Airport – Allentown Area

3375 High Point Boulevard, Bethlehem, PA 18017
(610) 882-2255

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Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel and Conference Center
300 Gateway Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18017
(610) 954-5007

Courtyard Allentown Bethlehem/Lehigh Valley Airport
2160 Motel Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18018

Courtyard by Marriott
2220 Emrick Blvd., Bethlehem, PA
(610) 625-9500

Residence Inn Allentown Bethlehem/Lehigh Valley Airport
(Pet friendly)
2180 Motel Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18018

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