702 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018, USA
Let's start off in the heart and soul of Bethlehem in Downtown Bethlehem. Here you will find plenty of places to eat, drink and shop. On your left we will be passing Edge Restaurant which has been named Morning Call’s Readers Choice “Best Dining'' four years in a row. Here you can enjoy delicious food with a mix of French and Asian flair. If you’re looking for a spot to grab a drink, Fregley’s Brew works is a homegrown favorite, being family owned and operated here in Bethlehem in 1998. Enjoy Fregley’s flagship brews with a side of bar classics like loaded nachos, hand-pressed perogies and spicy buffalo wings. While you're down here, make sure to stop by the Bethlehem House gallery, set up like an actual house. This exhibit offers us a way to view art the same way we have been viewing everything else this past year, at home. Make sure to take a left at W Lehigh Street.
342 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018, USA
If you enjoy a cold beer and cigar, look not further, The Wooden Match is the place for you. Enjoy live music coupled with an eclectic menu and delicious curated beers. If you come here, I’ve got to recommend the Jamerson Carmel wings, you won’t be disappointed. If you want something more low key? Visit the Artisan Wine and Cheese cellar located in the historic freight house building. Enjoy your favorite glass of prosecco along with an artisan crafted cheese board. You can also enjoy live music everyday 6 to 9pm. Take a right onto the Philip J Fahy Memorial Bridge.
516 Brodhead Ave, Bethlehem, PA 18015, USA
Welcome to the campus of Lehigh University on your left. Lehigh University is a private-university, established in 1865. Lehigh University is tied for the 49th rank among national universities and is considered highly selective with having just a 19% acceptance rate. Lehigh University is known for its strong engineering and business schools as well its deep held traditions including their Rivalry week bonfire. You’ll see the Goodman stadium, this is a very active spot around town, especially during football season. There's a huge football rivalry with nearby Lafayette College in Easton, so if you’re a Lafayette fan you may not want to make it known. Do you hate taking the stairs? Well thank Lehigh Alumnus, Jesse W. Reno who invented the Escalator in 1891! Take a right on a Summit St and continue down Wyandotte St.
3594 PA-378, Bethlehem, PA 18015, USA
Coming up on your left is Hop Hill Brewing, Bethlehem’s own microbrewery. Enjoy a lively, fun atmosphere and relax with one of their homemade brews. They offer a wide range of beers including IPA’s, stouts, lager, blonde ales and ciders. If you get hungry, there is always a food truck outside to help satisfy any cravings. On your right you will pass Black River Farms. This family operated vineyard and winery has been serving Bethlem since 2009 with over 9 acres of delicious grape vines. Aside from a winery, they also have their own distillery, so you can get a wide range of specifically crafted spirits. Take a left up at Colesville Road.
662 PA-412, Hellertown, PA 18055, USA
We are now approaching the borough of Hellertown. This borough was officially incorporated in 1872 but original settlers date back all the way to 1738. As you pass through Hellertown, you’ll see Saucon Creek, which is a tributary of the Lehigh river. This 17 mile creek is considered a great place for fly fishing as the stream is often stocked with wild brown trout. There is also an amazing walking and biking trail that runs along the river! While in Hellertown you have got to visit the Lost River Caverns. These caverns are made of natural limestone and began forming in the last 250,000 years. On your tour, you’ll be able to walk through over 1200 feet of limestone and naturally grown crystals. Did you know that Lost River Caverns once held a chapel between 1949 and 2009? Over 100 ceremonies were performed in the caverns, imagine that ceremony! Continue down Hellertown road.
4th at Lynn EB, Bethlehem, PA 18015, USA
Our final stop on this tour is Windcreek Casino. Wind Creek is Bethelhem’s premiere casino, offering over 150 table games, 3,000 slot machines and its very own poker room. The Windcreek Event Center is a luxury entertainment venue offering everything from Boxing and MMA fights to concerts and tradeshows. This 14,000 sq foot venue space is your place to see unforgettable performances. Right next to the casino is the Wind Creek outlets, this indoor shopping mall was created in 2011 and has been Bethlehem’s leading shopping center. You’ll find plenty of high-end retailers like Coach, Tommy Hilfiger and Michael Kors. Rather enjoy something that doesn't strain your wallet? Relax at the Steel Magnolia spa and salon. Unwind with a deep tissue massage or seaweed wrap or get a touch up like a new gel manicure or on-site spray tan. That concludes our tour of Bethlehem, if something peaked your interest on this tour, don’t hesitate to go back and look around. Bethlehem has plenty to offer! If you would like to see more of the area, make sure to check out Shahla’s other tour of Allentown, Pennsylvania. If this looks like the place you call home, reach out to Shahla at 484-547-8259 or shoot her an email at email@example.com. Thanks again for taking this tour with UCPlaces.