Located on the Lehigh River, Allentown is Pennsylvania's third-largest city in population and has been recently praised for its downtown redevelopment and transformation by the Urban Land Institute.
If you love amusement parks, don't miss Dorney Park, which is definitely one of the best family-friendly activities in Allentown. This beautiful park offers a variety of entertainment options, including live music, sports, and more. The park houses the water park known as the White Water Kingdom, as well as a variety of other attractions.
The Museum of Indian Culture also offers a variety of events throughout the year and features artwork by Native Americans. Visit the National Museum of Industrial History, the Crayola Experience, take a stroll through the Hoover-Mason Trestle, and visit some of the other attractions of the Allentown Public Library, including the John Haring Museum and the Frank Lloyd Wright Library.
Located north of Allentown, the Lehigh Valley Zoo is a great destination for animal lovers. Founded in 1906, the zoo covers an area of 29 acres and is home to herds of elk and bison, which can be seen from several trails, and is also the site of a covered bridge over the Susquehanna River, a popular tourist attraction.
If you're looking for outdoor activities in Allentown, don't miss the easy hike to Bake Oven Knob. Whether hiking, cycling or camping — here you will find exactly what you were looking for.
The Lehigh Valley IronPigs are the Philadelphia Phillies' Triple-A affiliate and play their games at Coca-Cola Park on the outskirts of Allentown. Consider a stay in nearby Bethlehem, PA, for a picturesque bed and breakfast known for its excellent hospitality and breakfast character. Allentown also has a number of great restaurants, bars, and shops.
The Allentown Art Museum is the city's premier fine arts institution, while the Baum School of the Arts offers art classes for the locals. Besides the museum, it operates dozens of historic buildings throughout the county, many of which have regular opening hours during the summer months.